Associate/Youth Pastor at Rittman Grace Brethren Church (Rittman, Ohio)


  1. A spiritually mature shepherd, who is passionate about helping people follow Jesus.
  2. Follower of Jesus and has been baptized by triune immersion.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
  5. Able to identify, recruit, train, and motivate leaders.
  6. Proficient in strategic planning and organizational leadership.
  7. Prior experience in youth, children’s, and/or worship ministry a plus.
  8. Willing to serve in a variety of areas.
  9. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred.
  10. Ordained or willing to pursue ordination.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Is recognizably humble
  • Intentionally pursues their own spiritual formation
  • Is committed to working in a team environment
  • Is willing to learn and is teachable
  • Is able to identify, recruit, train, and motivate leaders.
  • Inspires, empowers, and equips student and volunteer leaders on their team
  • Communicates well, both written and verbal (including upfront speaking abilities)
  • Understands the importance of intergenerational relationships for the health of the whole church
  • Understands the unique challenges parents face in today’s changing culture and is committed to walking with them
  • Prioritizes family discipleship as essential to effective youth ministry
  • Recognizes and is capable of engaging with post-Christian culture
  • Is committed to reimagining what youth ministry and the larger church can be in the future
  • Approaches ministry through a highly relational focus.
  • Has previous ministry experience and is hungry to build a “successful” youth ministry beyond the typical numbers game
  • Is a servant leader who is willing to help when they see a need.

Where to Apply:

Please send an email to the Lead Pastor, Clark Genet (, with the subject line “Associate/Youth Pastor Application” with the following attachments: 1. Your resumé; 2. A recent photo of you (and your family if you wish); 3. A statement, no longer than one page, on your philosophy of youth ministry.