Gateway Youth Minister Position Opening

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description: Youth Minister

Focus: To partner with the Gateway Church of Christ staff in leading the members at Gateway into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. To work mostly with the 7-12th grade teenagers and their families to always strive to know Christ more and more through mentoring, discipleship, biblical growth, and more. To also work closely in other ministerial areas as part of the collective vision of Gateway.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Train and recruit volunteers for efficient implementation of church programs.
  • Provide counseling to youths and help them realize their individual goals.
  • Administer and plan numerous youth programs like service projects, retreats, mission trips, and Bible study sessions.
  • Coordinate with parents of youth group members regarding their children’s involvement and participation in the church.
  • Assist in writing, organizing and compiling curriculum.
  • Participate and contribute to staff and church meetings.
  • Train youths on how to be future faith-filled leaders and set up programs to facilitate spiritual growth.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with various leaders in the community for purposes of swift outreach programs. 
  • Supervise Student Ministry interns and provide training and guidance as necessary.

Job Requirements: Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years experience.

Organization Information: The Gateway Church of Christ is located in Pensacola, Florida. Membership is about 350 people. It is a highly active church in all facets, including internal spiritual formations and community engagement.

Please Send Resumes to: Kellie Ward

Welcome our Gateway Intern!

We are thrilled to introduce you all to Emily Weaver! Emily is originally from Apopka, FL! She recently just graduated with her B.S. in Business Administration at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL! She also was a student athlete on the volleyball team while attending there. Next semester she will be returning to Embry Riddle as the graduate assistant volleyball coach to get her master’s in business and will be there for the next two years. She is looking forward to spending the summer here at Gateway and she can’t wait to see what God is going to do!

Gateway Major Upcoming Summer Events

We have a lot getting ready to happen! Slowly scroll down and see all the ways we will be spending time together and ways to sign up and what to expect from a few of these events.

Gateway Student Ministry Summer Kickoff
May 22
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

We are SUPER EXCITED to say we are going to launch Summer time with the ENTIRETY of the Gateway Church of Christ children’s and student ministry.

On May 22, the GSK, ROC Kids and GSM will get together for some wild games, obstacle courses, worship, devotionals and food. One of the great marks of a healthy church is a church that doesn’t create “silos” of ministries, where no one is involved with anyone else if they don’t fit into their “ministry”. At Gateway, we strive to make sure those divisions don’t exist. This will be a wonderful time for our teens, their parents, the kids and their parents to spend time together in laughter and in worship, growing in their relationships as a family of Christ. 

The event will be intentional towards connecting the younger kids with the teen kids for various things and also intentional towards worshipping and devotional times together. And of course, parents are welcome as well.

This will also be the official move up date for all of our 6th graders!

We will be touching base with everyone as far as what we will need for this event, so be listening out for details!

Gateway Student Ministry Interview Weekend
May 28-29

We are excited to have our first Youth Ministry Candidate and his family join us for this weekend. Be listening out for specific details. We KNOW we will be having an ALL STUDENT MINISTRY Life Group on Sunday night, May 29th.

Gateway Girls Sleep Over
June 1st at the Key’s House
(In place of Wednesday Bible Class)
6:00 p.m.

Please Click RIGHT HERE if you are planning on attending.

Gateway Summer Retreat
“Upside Down”
June 20-22

This years retreat will be a little different. First off, we are HAVING a summer retreat! Secondly, we will be staying local. The plan is to come to the building on Monday, June 20th for the first evening, enjoying worship, food and hanging out. We will SPEND THE NIGHT at the church building and on June 21st, we will do some focused things together locally as a group. We will come back to the building that evening for more worship, focused devotional and we will spend the night again. We will wake up to breakfast, worship and then will bring the retreat to a close that morning.

More information will be available in the very near future. Your teen will need an air mattress or some sort of sleeping mat for sure. Cost and plans will be sent out very soon.

Gateway Camp
“The World Turned Upside Down”
July 17-22

The main thing we need to begin working on for Camp at this moment is getting our counselor base together. If you are at all interested in counseling camp, please let Seth know ASAP.

GSM Summer 2022

We wanted to give everyone the heads up about our four major Summer activities for the upcoming year. This doesn’t include all activities, including local hang outs, regular meeting times, service and so forth but it does let you formulate your calendars and see the cost for the major events.

GSM Summer 2022

Here are the four major events for the summer with dates and cost, as well as chaperoning/mentoring/counselor needs.

GSM Mystery Road Trip
June 7-13th
Cost: $250

Another cross country extravaganza, full of laughter, memories and exciting new locales. A great way to kick start the summer with tons of moments of relational growth.

After much deliberation, we have decided to take IMPACT off the Calendar. We are looking at doing a Summer Retreat around the same time. The dates have been set and we will get details out soon!

GSM Summer Retreat
Official Dates: June 20-22
Cost: $75 per person

A focused time of spiritual growth, worship and fellowship in the middle of the Summer. We will need Chaperones.

Roatan Honduras Mission Trip
June 30 – July 6
Cost: Determined through Jeremy*

*This trip’s participants should have already contacted Jeremy and will receive communication from him directly going forward.

Gateway Camp
July 17-July 22
Cost: $150

We all know what camp is! We are beyond excited for another amazing year of spiritual growth, fun and amazing food!