The American Church in Paris is seeking a dynamic, passionate, Christ-centered person(s) with missional vision and motivation to join our staff full-time and lead our ministry for youth and young adults. You will work within a community of young people from a diverse multicultural background, to present the gospel and nurture faith in junior and senior high youth (aged 11-18 years), and young adults (aged 18-30 years).

The Pastor for Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Youth Pastor) is responsible for leading the Youth & Young Adult Ministry of the American Church in Paris (ACP) as a full-time member of the Pastoral team. Responsibilities include the administration of the program, the recruitment and development of youth and young adult leaders, and leading the discipleship of the community while building connections and relationships with the youths and young adults. We are looking for dynamic and passionate leaders with a strong sense of calling to serve a diverse and open community culturally, nationally and denominationally, to give pastoral care as needed to both youth and their parents and the young adults of this international congregation, and to provide spiritual growth opportunities.

The successful applicant will work with the Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor and staff in the whole ministry of the church, will serve as the primary pastoral staff resource for Youth and Young Adult ministry teams, and will supervise and work closely with the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Intern. In carrying out these primary tasks, the Youth Pastor will develop and strengthen ministry leadership within the congregation, particularly in three areas of priority: Youth; Young Adults; and Contemporary Worship. Additional responsibilities include: assisting in other worship services and regular preaching.

 

The American Church in Paris

Our congregation is an interdenominational and international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to provide a place of English language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries and services that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris. Around 700 people currently attend our three Sunday services.

Tracing our roots back to 1814, ACP was officially charted in 1857 as the first American church established outside of the United States. Today, it gives spiritual guidance, education, and a strong sense of community and belonging to a diverse population in the heart of Paris.

Faith Statement of the American Church in Paris.

 

Position Description

Position Description document here.

 

How to complete your application

To apply for the position, candidates must submit their application via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the following documents:

1. Résumé
2. Confirmation that you accept, understand and intend to adhere to the Faith Statement of the American Church in Paris
3. Statement of your faith
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Contact information for 3 referees

 

You can also contact us at:
Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Search Committee
American Church in Paris
65, Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris France

 

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 July 2017.

Applications submitted after this date may not be considered.