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Venture Church

Youth Pastor

Los Gatos, CA

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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance:  3,200

Location: Los Gatos, CA

The Role: Youth Pastor

IMG_2397Meet Venture Church:

Venture is a non-denominational church located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are a community of people who come from all parts of the world and from very diverse backgrounds. Our mission is to help people find and follow Jesus. Our passion is to serve our community, meeting people where they are, and encouraging them to take a step in order to discover the Kingdom of God in real life.

6F828BC5-2665-47F2-8E82-C067827461DCAbout the Youth Pastor:

The Youth Pastor oversees the High School Ministry (HSM) at Venture Christian Church, which includes pastoral care and outreach to High School students, parent connection, HSM staff oversight, and coaching and guidance for small group leaders and volunteers.

IMG_2065The Youth Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

  • Partner with the Family Ministry Pastor to develop the direction and initiatives of the High School Ministry.

  • Provide primary leadership in High School Ministry for weekly gatherings including working with the Student Ministry Worship Lead, planning messages, small group discussion questions, and other programming elements.

      • Worship, message, small group 

      • A fun activity

      •  Teaching 

  • Plan and coordinate a yearly calendar of events with the other student pastors, including Hume Lake Summer Camp, a summer boating trip, a winter Disneyland trip, and other events designed to be an outreach for students.

    • Two annual mission trips

      • Ensenada, Mexico

      • Boron, CA 

  • Build a healthy High School Ministry volunteer team that are trained to lead small groups effectively. 

  • Pioneer opportunities for on-campus ministry.

    • Kids

    • Tech

    • Parking

    • Coffee

    • Worship

    • Community Festivals

  • Create an environment where High School students understand their calling and encourage them to serve in the church body and in the community.

  • Partner with the other student pastors to create a cohesive ministry ensuring students are continuing their commitment to the faith through the transition into and out of High School Ministry.

8ABCAAF6-E0BD-4140-BBA0-D2A5621012E4What You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Youth Pastor:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in theological/biblical studies, required

  • MA from seminary, preferred

  • 3 years experience in  a large  student ministry

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Mature

  • Fun

  • Relational

  • Passionate

IMG_5611What it's Like to Live in Los Gatos, CA: 

The Bay Area (and specifically the South Bay) is an incredible place to live.  It is the hub of technological invention and what happens here often is the catalyst for the rest of the world. We have amazing weather (almost always sunny, but not too cold in the winter, and not too hot in the summer), little humidity, and no bugs! Our backyards are extensions of our homes because the mild weather allows us to use them throughout the year.  Our population is extremely ethnically diverse which means it's easy to find places to engage in different cultures, foods, languages, and traditions.  We are half an hour from the beach and 3 hours from beautiful Lake Tahoe with great skiing and summer recreation.


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