Youth Pastor

Tanner Street Church of God

SIkeston, MT USA   MAP

Tanner Street Church of God (Sikeston, MO) – Youth Pastor

The Big Picture
The Tanner Street Church of God ( is seeking a person called to serve in ministry to students (Middle and High School Students) by evangelizing and discipling teenagers with the Biblical message of Christ.

The Church
The Tanner Street Church makes an impact on the community, the wider Church both in the state and the nation, and also reaches out to the world. Founded in 1942, the church remains relevant and vibrant. During the church’s history, senior pastors have had tenures ranging from 12 -17 years of fruitful ministry. The church installed the first youth pastor in the mid-1970’s and has continued including full-time youth pastors on the staff team ever since. This is a congregation that has succeeded in having positive relationships with their pastors and all associate pastors. Here is a place that gives each pastor an opportunity to hone their skills, grow their ministry, develop leadership effectiveness, grow the church, and reach out to the community and beyond. A student ministries pastor will find people ready to serve as volunteers, a winsome facility designed for teenagers, and viable connectivity to the local community and to the Church of God in Missouri and nationally.

The Community
The Sikeston community has so much to offer. We have great shopping, unique restaurants such as the very famous Lamberts Cafe, recreation opportunities, historic downtown district, art galleries, museums, professional rodeo, and much more.

The Candidate
The Youth Pastor will lead and develop all aspects of a program to win teenagers to faith in Christ, to build them into maturing disciples , and to engage teenagers in service and ministry functions. Weekly functions include a Sunday evening youth meeting/gathering (the primary weekly ministry event), a Wednesday evening youth ministry, and Sunday school and worship. The current youth-age ministry does not yet require fulltime work and the full-time Youth Pastor will also include directing the children’s ministry.

The compensation for the Student Ministries Pastor is a livable salary and will compare to the total compensation for a teacher in the local school district, which is dependent on candidate’s level of education and experience. The entry level compensation starts at $44,000 per annum and that includes salary and benefits.
Vacation Benefits: Paid vacation is accrued in arears, and there is some flexibility for the first year. The vacation benefits are as follows:
Less than six month No paid time off
One to Four years Two weeks of vacation
Five to Ten years Three weeks of vacation
Eleven years and over Four weeks of vacation, maximum of three weeks together
Professional development conferences that are approved by the Senior Pastor and the Chairman of the Board are not considered vacation time. Professional ministry engagements, such as serving as camp counselor or conference speaker, must be approved by the Senior Pastor but are not considered vacation time.

Signing Bonus
A signing bonus will be offered upon acceptance of a call to serve the Tanner Street Church and will be payable after six months of quality service.

The Process
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Youth Pastor at Tanner Street?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Youth Pastor at Tanner Street?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Tanner Street?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon or teaching to

Date Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022   (114 days ago)

Point of Contact:

Jason Lancaster

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