The Youth and Family Pastor at Buffalo Covenant Church will partner with parents in the discipleship of the next generation, focusing on families that have students from 6th through 12th grade. He or she will also champion his/her ministry as part of the larger mission of Buffalo Covenant Church:

To glorify God by being disciples, who make disciples of Jesus Christ.

He will create vision and provide direction to all ministries as they build upon BCC’s core values:

  • Know the Word through worship and study.
  • Live the Word at home and in the community.
  • Share the Word through service and mission.

A. Qualifications

  1. Spiritual and emotional maturity, with an intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
  2. Commitment to prayer and sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  3. Interpersonal skills that include a positive attitude, high personal integrity, excellent communication, the ability to gain trust and respect, an ability to mediate differences and work well on a team.
  4. Experience with volunteer management, including recruitment, training and coaching.
  5. Possess training, education and experience to effectively lead.
  6. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to teach.
  7. Demonstrated vocational effectiveness in family ministry (i.e. Faith@Home/D6).
  8. Complete support of Buffalo Covenant Church’s doctrinal statements:
    • Statement of Faith
    • Mission Statement and Core Values
    • Resolution on Sexuality and Marriage
  9. Intentionally uphold and encourage Buffalo Covenant Church’s values:
    • KNOW the Word through worship and Study,
    • LIVE the Word at home and in the community,
    • SHARE the Word, through service and mission.
  10. Strengths and gifts: Leadership, Encouragement, Teaching, Administration,

B. Responsibilities

  1. Challenge, train, equip and encourage the youth to deepen and grow their faith in Jesus Christ.
  2. Partner with parents in the spiritual formation of their teens by providing resources and experiences that equip and encourage parents in their role as primary spiritual caregivers.
  3. Develop, implement and evaluate the church’s ministry to middle school and high school students; in-cluding but not limited to these existing ministries:
    • a. Regularly scheduled large group gatherings for middle school and high school students.
    • b. Discipleship model that incorporates extensive biblical studies including:
      • • New/Old Testament Survey, Worldview, Apologetics, Biblical Customs and Geography
    • c. Leadership training program utilizing high school students to disciple middle school students.
    • d. Off-site overnight camps and retreats
    • e. Mission trips
  4. Recruit and develop adult volunteers to assist in the discipleship of youth.
  5. Develop and implement strategies to encourage and nurture youth from non-Christian homes.
  6. Provide pastoral counseling with the ability to discern and communicate constructive next steps.
  7. Seek new ways to be more effective in reaching and discipling youth and their families.
  8. Create and manage the Youth and Family ministry budget.

C. Relationships

  1. Reports to Executive Director.
  2. Leads Youth and Family ministry staff.
  3. Active member of the Church Council.

D. Buffalo Covenant Church Bio

Buffalo Covenant Church is a welcoming place where multiple generations gather. BCC has a long his- tory of bringing the word of God into the everyday life of people through a multitude of ministries. Lo- cated approximately 30 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minnesota, BCC deeply embraces its long and fruitful 130-year history while continuing to look towards a vibrant future, as it has become the home for many new individuals and families.

The congregation is being challenged to take discipleship seriously, resulting in a very strong core of members committed to living out Christ’s purpose in their lives, their families, their community and be- yond. One of the emerging priorities at BCC is the commitment to equip the Christian family to win and train the next generation of Christ-followers, where the home is seen as the primary place where disci- pleship happens, with parents as the primary disciplers of their own children and grandchildren. It is the vision of BCC to bring families together around the Bible’s blueprint for the family, equip and train believers to live out their faith 24/7 at home, at school, at work and in the community.

Buffalo Covenant Church is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), a rapidly growing multi- ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. More on the ECC can be found at

Buffalo Covenant Church is part the Northwest Conference (NWC) which is a mission region of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). The NWC is comprised of approximately 140 churches in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin whose vision is to support an ever-growing number of healthy missional churches that are helping to establish a vibrant healthy missional church culture within the region. More on the NWC can be found at

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