Youth Pastor

Darfield Baptist Church, Selwyn, Canterbury

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About this role

Part-time, 30 hours/week

Are you passionate about inspiring and guiding the next generation? Darfield Baptist Church, nestled in the heart of a thriving and rapidly growing town just a short commute from Christchurch, is seeking a vibrant and dedicated individual to fill the role of part-time Youth Pastor. The role is for 30 hours a week, however other youth work within our wider community may be possible dependent on the skills of the applicant.

As our Youth Pastor, you will:

  • Provide visionary leadership for our dynamic Youth Ministry.
  • Develop and grow church youth connections within the local high school.
  • Pave the way for building strong ties with the youth in our expanding community.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Bring valuable experience in youth ministry to the table.
  • Possess theological training and be strong in their Christian faith and character.
  • Showcase great networking skills.
  • Communicate and share their faith with youth and help them growin relationship with Jesus.
  • Embrace a team-player mindset and work well with church leadership.
  • Exhibit a strong desire to grow as a Christian leader.
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for local youth.
  • Be enthusiastic about expanding your ministry skills in alignment with your unique gifts.
  • Currently, reside and be eligible to work in New Zealand (Citizen or Permanent Residency).


If you’re ready to make a lasting impact, grow as a leader, and contribute to a community-focused church, we invite you to apply! Join us in nurturing the faith and potential of our youth as we continue to build a vibrant and inclusive spiritual home.

To apply, submit your CV and a cover letter expressing your passion for youth ministry and your vision for fostering a strong spiritual community. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together!

Contact Helene McCallion, Darfield Baptist treasurer and elder, at [email protected]