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Job at Abundant Grace International Fellowship
Join Shanghai's largest international church to build a community of youth passionately involved with God and their community.
Who we are: A strong and lively congregation of 800, with four weekend services offering a variety of discipling, ministry, and outreach opportunities in Shanghai and beyond. We sponsor many mission trips every year to more than half a dozen countries. We are led by an elder board and a pastoral team of both men and women from various countries, cultures, and church traditions.
Who you are: An experienced youth pastor who brings passion, energy, and vision to build a thriving community of teens united across their wide variety of interests and backgrounds to better know God and support one another.
As the AGIF Youth Pastor, your objective is to:
GO - Develop meaningful presence in the International Schools in our area.
CONNECT youth to the heart of Christ. Connect the church with the needs of our youth.
GROW AGIF youth ministry through relevant expression of evangelism, discipleship, and modeling of Christ-like character.
BUILD connected communities of youth.
EQUIP volunteer leaders to shepherd them.
Large group teaching
1-on-1 evangelism and discipleship
Leading worship (desired)
Coordination of youth retreats and mission trips.
Training and equipping for youth and adults in the youth ecosystem.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Youth Leader: Direct ministry to youth on their campuses, in homes, church, and other targeted venues. Leadership (whether direct or indirect) of weekly, quarterly, and annual youth activities, and corresponding volunteers.
Youth Volunteer Champion: Grow and equip a group of qualified youth volunteers to invest their lives in youth in our community through casting vIsIon, training, doing ministry together.
Love for God, His Word, and His people.
Demonstrated track record of proven character and success growing youth ministry in a previous youth leadership role for at least 3 years.
Abundant Grace is an international, interdenominational church with people from many countries, cultures and traditions. Empowered by God’s Spirit, we weave the diversity of our congregation into a strong, colorful fabric of unity and joy, believing that Christ unites us to transcend and transform our differences.
On weekends we meet in various celebrations of worship and fellowship—including services for youth and children. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion) monthly in our Sunday afternoon services (3pm & 5pm), and weekly in our Sunday morning (11am) service. We gather daily in homes, offices and coffee shops to pray, reflect on Scripture, and to help each other to pursue wholeness and love in our lives. We encourage everyone to connect into one of our many small groups (Life Groups for adults, Waypoints for youth, other small groups for men, women and Alpha), where we have the opportunity to express in practical ways what it means to be a part of God’s family.