Youth and Worship Pastor at First Covenant Church
Mason City, IA 50401

Youth and Worship Job Description
First Covenant Church - 411 S. Ohio, Mason City, Iowa, 50401 641.423.6359
Position Summary and Purpose
First Covenant Church is seeking a full-time pastoral position to join its sta? to provide
leadership to our youth and worship ministries. Approximately 70% of the job will be attending to
Youth Ministry (7th-12th grades). 30% of the job will be leading the music ministry in
collaboration with the sta? and church musicians. The goal of this position is to help the church
further its mission to Glorify, Grow and Go.

Qualifcations / Skills/ Character:
• A personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrable spiritual maturity and an
emotionally healthy life
• Commitment to the mission and vision of First Covenant Church
• Possess an understanding of the life stages of middle and high school students and an ability to
connect with them
• Skilled musician that seeks to hold a healthy balance between performance quality and pastoral
• Demonstrate servant leadership and a passion to care for and develop leaders
• Self-motivated, e?cient and able to prioritize tasks
• Positive contributor to a healthy sta? team environment
• Maintains con?dence and exercises discretion
• Flexible, adaptable, and teachable
• Works with authenticity in accordance with the Covenant A?rmations, Constitution and Bylaws of
this congregation, and the ECC’s ministerial ethical guidelines
• Academic training and Biblical/Theological training (minimum of bachelor’s degree; ideally holds
a seminary degree or willing to pursue one)
• Credentialed pastor with the ECC or willing to pursue Covenant credentialing

(1) Youth Ministry Responsibilities
• Lead and organize a Biblically-based youth ministry that draws students into lives of worship,
fellowship, discipleship, evangelism, and service. Speci?c youth programing at FCC may include:
• Youth Group
• Service Projects
• Seasonal Retreats and Camps
• Con?rmation
• Bible Studies
• Provide pastoral care and relational ministry to students
• Create a relevant and engaging atmosphere that will reach students with a goal of helping them
grow into committed followers of Jesus

• Develop a vision and ministry plan and recruit, equip, and develop a Youth Ministry Team that
will help implement it
• Provide regular and proactive communication to the students, their families, and ministry
• Work to provide a safe environment for our students through proper training and educating of

(2) Worship Ministry Responsibilities
• Direct our worship band ministry through prayerful preparation, planning, and execution of
• Recruit, develop, and train worship team members to fully utilize their giftedness, developing a
sense of community and mutual support among the members
• Recruit, equip, and coach other band leaders that can share the leading of the worship team on
Sunday mornings and in rehearsal
• Provide opportunities for children and youth to engage through our worship ministry
• Provide clear and timely communication to all team members and e?ciently mange their scheduling
• Create a diverse array of opportunities for people to encounter Jesus through worship
• Work in collaboration with our Lead Pastor to plan and implement Sunday morning worship services
• Work in collaboration with our Lead Pastor provide guidance and discipleship to our congregation
that leads people to live lives of worship beyond Sunday mornings and beyond music

(3) Other General and Pastoral Responsibilities
• Participate in Area Leaders and Leadership Team meetings as directed by the Lead Pastor
• Plan personal time for spiritual growth
• Develop and manage the Youth Ministry and Worship Area budgets
• Participate in weekly sta? meeting and regular consultation with the Lead Pastor
• Participate in personal/professional development opportunities made available through the
Midwest Conference and the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination
• Provide proactive communication and collaboration with the church o?ce regarding administrative
• Other duties as assigned

The Associate Pastor of Student and Worship Ministry is a salaried position with pay commensurate
to the requirements and experience of the candidate. This is a full-time position with benefits
that include health insurance, retirement plan contributions, paid time off, and reimbursements for
mileage, ministry, and professional development expenses.

How to Apply:
Send a note of interest and resume to Pastor Steve Johnson ([email protected]) To learn
more about First Covenant Church please visit our website ?


First Covenant Church
411 s. ohio ave.
mason city, Iowa 50401


Steve Johnson
[email protected]


Mason City, IA 50401
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$37,500- $42,500/ annually
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Working with Adolescents
Church Ministry