assistant Pastor Job DESCRIPTION

This position reports to the Senior Pastor and the Session.

Details are provided below.

Assistant Pastor

of Youth and Family

Position Overview:

The Assistant Pastor of Youth and Family is called to serve the Lord and the community of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sugar Land by:

  • Maintaining and developing a comprehensive, biblically based ministry to youth and their families
  • Providing oversight and support to the community group ministry
  • Assisting the Senior Pastor as needed in general ministry responsibilities

YOuth and Family Ministry

  • Maintain and Implement effective bi-weekly student ministry activities (e.g., Christian education and fellowship)
  • Meet with the students to mentor and disciple them in their faith
  • Plan, lead, and organize youth missions trips or retreats as needed
  • Meet regularly with our youth core team in praying and planning for the youth activities
  • Recruit teachers and youth workers as well as provide them with continued training and encouragement
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, along with other members of the RSL staff, to coordinate and integrate the student ministry program with the overall plans and activities of the church
  • Coordinate with the senior pastor and the children's ministry director to develop and maintain effective ministries for all ages groups within the congregation

Community Group Ministry

  • Provide pastoral leadership and support for the community groups and the community group leaders
  • Recruit and train new community group leaders
  • Provide support and direction for particular interest groups like the mom's group and men's group
  • Develop and maintain a library of recommended community group resources and bible study guides.  

General ministry

  • Preaching and worship leadership as requested by the Senior Pastor
  • Flock oversight and community group involvement
  • Provide counseling as needed
  • Assist with pastoral visitation in coordination with the Senior Pastor
  • Presbytery and denominational involvement
  • Coordinate with the senior pastor to continue to develop appropriate outreach strategies
  • Under the direction of senior pastor, help teach seminars/classes as needed (i.e., membership class, spiritual formation class, introduction to Christianity, etc.)
  • Assists the senior pastor with the Church Management Software


  • Passion for building community among youth and adults
  • Live out the principles in Gal 5:22-26, 1 Tim 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-5, and Titus 1:6-9
  • Shows a desire to work hard within the church to further its reach and influence in the community
  • Thoughtful of the diversity of culture within Redeemer and the Sugar Land community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with staff and volunteers Good organizational skills and proficient in technology
  • Hospitable to member families and visitors
  • Comfortable recruiting youth and adult volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lead music preferred
  • Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary
  • Ordained or ordain-able within the PCA


Employment classification   Salaried, Exempt

Working schedule

Hours   Tuesday — Friday (any four weekdays, flexible) for a total of a 40 hour work week; Sunday Worship Services; additional meetings and evenings as needed or scheduled

Vacation   Four weeks

Holidays   New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas