Youth / Family Pastor

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to contactme.pcc@gmail.com

Job Description

Pittsburgh Chinese Church is seeking a qualified and experienced Youth/Family Pastor to shepherd and equip our families, teaching them to walk the path of discipleship as Jesus commanded. We desire a minister who cares deeply for youth, equips them and their families to grow in Christlikeness, and labors in partnership with PCC leadership. Furthermore, he should engage with understanding the unique challenges of a church where various Asian cultures clash with Western culture, helping parents to embrace and fulfill their responsibilities in discipling their children.

Qualifications

  • Must have a genuine love for the Lord and serve out of an overflow of his calling in ministry.

  • Must have a passion for reaching youth with the gospel, be committed to faithfully pray for youth, and have the ability to communicate effectively with youth.

  • Must be comfortable working with Chinese immigrant families, in order to equip parents to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

  • Must be able to build a shepherding relationship with Chinese/Asian youth, who are mostly English speaking.

  • Must joyfully affirm the statement of faith of PCC and follow church doctrine.

  • Must pass the Child Safety and Criminal Background Check required by laws of the State of Pennsylvania.

  • Applicants for the position of Family Pastor should have these further qualifications.

  • Should have an M.Div. or Masters in Biblical Counseling

  • At least three years of experience in pastoral or youth ministry.

Responsibilities

1. Youth Ministry
  • Sound biblical teaching during Friday night youth fellowship and Sunday school.

  • Discipleship of the middle school and high school students, as a role model of growing maturity in Christ, and exhortation and counseling.

  • Leading the youth ministry volunteer team, including development of their leadership skills through training and equipping.

  • Work with church leadership, including the deacon for youth ministry and other co-workers to plan curriculum and organize activities for the youth (grades 6-12).

  • Lead youth in short term missions, outreach opportunities, and special programs.

  • Help the youth understand what being part of church body entails and grow to participate in PCC communities and activities.

2. Family Ministry
  • Bridge the generational and cultural gap between teens and parents.

  • Equip parents through teaching and organizing seminars and workshops to fulfill their responsibility to raise their children in the discipline and instruction in the Lord.

  • Communicate with parents so they understand how the church partners with them, especially in regard to current teaching topics and addressing parental concerns.

  • Aid other pastoral staff in family counseling situations, especially in helping their children come to the Lord for comfort and strength.

3. Administration and Support Responsibilities
  • Be accountable to Elders and to the church Council, as specified by PCC’s constitution.

  • Report to the church council on youth and children’s ministry.

  • Plan and evaluate the children’s ministries (K-5th) program and curriculum.

  • Assist with A/V and technical needs, especially during worship services.

  • Support church staff in administrative needs.

The Church

Pittsburgh Chinese Church (PCC) had its roots in an outreach by Mrs. Lizzie Shaw in 1937 to Chinese children in downtown Pittsburgh. PCC was formed in 1965, and now serves the Lord in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh.  Our church unites a mix of different demographics and cultures, spanning Chinese immigrants from China, Taiwan, and South East Asia, as well as second and third generation ABC’s, college students, youths and children. We have both a Chinese and English worship service. Our youth ministry is a 20+ person ministry consisting of middle and high school students.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to contactme.pcc@gmail.com

Meet the Search Committee

Our search committee covets your prayers as we seek God's servant to lead us in our family and youth ministry. As we search, please pray:

  • that we would honor God through our search and how we seek and discern the right fit for PCC;

  • that God would prepare PCC to be a place of blessing and growth for this servant;

  • that God would prepare his servant to shepherd us with integrity and wisdom; and

  • that God would help this committee to be united by his truth and spirit.

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Kevin Chan
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Ellen He
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Pastor Hans Sun
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Lydia Ott
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Howard Hoi
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Paul Tong