All you need to know about employing a youth minister, from job descriptions and employment agreements to sustainable practices and even how much to pay them.
Good support for youth leaders ensures a safe environment for everyone. It also helps leaders enjoy what they are doing and grow in the process rather than burning out. Here's a checklist of things to put in place to ensure your youth leaders can thrive.
A sample pay scale for youth ministers in parishes/ministry units. Please note that this is not a national scale but the one adopted by the Diocese of Christchurch. It is provided as an example. Now updated with 2016 figures.
Sample Pay Scale for Youth Ministry Staff from 1 May 2016 See more
For so long ‘burn out’ has been synonymous with youth ministry. Ministry is sacrificial, yes. But where we can look after our workers, we must.
The Network of National Youth Ministry Leaders (Aotearoa/NZ) have put together a list of seven practices that will sustain youth workers, youth... See more
Looking for a youth minister? Or trying to find out what positions are available around NZ? Here's where to go and who to contact within the Anglican Church and beyond.
Church vacancies are listed on anglican.org.nz/News/Vacancies under each Diocese.
To contact a Diocese... See more
An easy-to-use template which you can use to create a job description for a youth minister - whether you're looking for a full-time or part-time position.
Sample Job Description (PDF, 43KB)
Sample Job Description (DOC, 94KB)
We've done most of the work for you! View a Sample Employment Agreement here or download the editable version, fill in the blanks, and you're good to go.
Sample Employment Agreement (PDF, 52KB)
Sample Employment Agreement (DOC, 118KB)
For more information, see our guide to Writing an... See more
A guide to writing an Employment Agreement for Youth Ministry Staff, with legal requirements and other considerations.
Writing Employment Agreements.pdf (24KB)
See also: Sample Employment Agreement