Qualities of the Youth & Family Minister:
Fundamental to this role is a relationship with Jesus Christ that is evidenced in his personal and family life. He must have a Christ-honoring vision for ministry that grows out of a respect for scripture, a love for the church, and attentiveness to the needs of people.
More specifically, a Youth & Family Minister must have a unique blend of gifts. He must possess relationship skills that allow the youth and families to feel comfortable in his presence. At the same time, he should be mature enough to be an instructor in the faith, role model, and mentor. He must also demonstrate professionalism that establishes his credibility as a resource to parents.
Alongside these characteristics, the Youth & Family Minister should be a team player who pursues the good of the whole congregation, is respectful of the authority of elders, is comrade to other staff members, and is sensitive to congregational history and the dynamics of responsible change.