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Bethel Church, Kingston, ON

January 27, 2020

Looking for: Youth Pastor (Pastor of Student Leadership Development)

Employment Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Effective Date: Summer 2020 (flexible)
Reports to: Senior Pastor

About Bethel Church:

Bethel Church is a vibrant church located in the heart of Kingston. Our demographic includes approximately 200 students from Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and the Royal Military College of Canada. The other 600 people who would call Bethel their home church represent a wide demographic from children to seniors.

We are passionate about prayer, pursuing radical discipleship and connecting people into deep community. Our ministry focus connects us to the city, channels our resources to the First Nation community of Constance Lake, and moves us to invest in several internationally-targeted ministries. 

We believe in the authority of Scripture, the centrality of Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in equipping the saints to bring the Kingdom of God.

The vision for Bethel Church's youth ministry is found here: Bethel Church Kingston Youth Ministry

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible and accountable for the following areas of ministry:

Youth and Student Leadership

  • Coordinating the development, growth and delivery of all youth and student programs and ministries from grade 6 to grade 12 through the development of effective leadership teams.
  • Ensuring the development and performance of all leadership overseeing the above scope of ministry.
  • Collaborating and developing high school leadership to complement existing ministries with the goal of reaching a non-religious student audience by creating out-reach opportunities.
  • Interacting and networking with other youth ministries in the city to further develop the city-wide focus.
  • Overseeing and developing the junior youth pastor who leads grades 6-8 (part time role will be established as the ministry grows)

Camp IAWAH Partnership

  • Leading within the Youth Development Leadership Programs of IAWAH
  • Connecting camp ministry with the September through June ministry initiatives at Bethel Church
  • Working with the ministry team of IAWAH in the development of the IAWAH Bethel partnership

Pastoral, Ministry Leadership Team

  • Being an active member of the staff team
  • Actively participating in the bi-annual strategic planning activities and weekly meetings

Pastoral Care

  • Participating in the development of Pastoral Care strategies with a focus on students
  • Being responsible for the Pastoral Care of a specific cross section of the congregation


  • With our doctrinal statement
  • With our vision statement for youth (posted)


At minimum, an undergraduate degree is necessary to fill this position. A theological undergraduate degree would be most beneficial but is not essential. The ideal candidate will have some kind of theological training that would prepare them for Church ministry (although a combination of work experience and education will also be considered.)

Strengths and Competencies:

Leadership (Rom. 12:8)

Standing before the people in such a way as to attend to the direction of the body with the care and diligence that motivates others to get involved in the accomplishment of these goals.

Teaching (Rom. 12:7; 1 Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:11)

Instructing others in the Bible in a logical, systematic way to communicate pertinent information for true understanding and growth

Team builder

Attracting people to a common cause, rallying them around an agreed-upon purpose and drawing out of the team the gifts and passions that help the team execute that purpose.

Highly Relational

Recognizing and cultivating the potential in others, spotting the signs of each small improvement and deriving satisfaction from these improvements.


Demonstrating a high level of written and verbal communication and are good conversationalists and presenters.

Organization Planning and Administration (1 Cor. 12:28)

Organizing and scheduling people or tasks to develop realistic action plans while being sensitive to time constraints and resource availability.

  • Ability to work on an administrative team.
  • Ability to define realistic, specific goals and objectives, and to prioritize those objectives.
  • Ability to follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track – to prioritize, and then act.
  • Ability to use given resources to work toward maximum efficiency.
  • Ability to show flexibility in plans to adapt to unanticipated circumstances and situations.


Developing unique and novel solutions to problems; using intuition and a new way of thinking to give birth to new ideas; presenting information in an attention-getting and interesting manner.

To Apply:

Please submit a covering letter, resume and references to hr@bethelkingston.com.  Attention: Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2020.

We invite qualified applicants to apply, however only those considered will be contacted for an interview. Applicants should also complete the Associated Gospel Churches credentialing process found here

This position is only open to those already authorized to work in Canada."