Minister, Youth & Music Salary
A Minister, Youth & Music earns an average salary of $38,431 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Job Description for Minister, Youth & Music
A youth and music minister works in a church environment and leads services and activities relating to youth and music performance within the church. They usually lead sermons for youth, as well as Bible studies and other youth activities. The minister prepares material for sermons prior to presenting them, which includes carrying out research such as through reviewing relevant portions of the Bible; it may involve creating visual aids such as PowerPoint presentations as well. Sometimes, youth and music ministers provide one-on-one and group counseling to young people and their families. In terms of music, the minister may prepare music for church services, as well as attend - and possibly lead - church band and choir practices. They may also coordinate special events such as holiday gatherings, retreats and field trips.Read More...
Since this position involves leadership over the music within the church, the minister may be expected to have formal music education or experience. Some churches require that the youth minister has at least a bachelor’s degree in theology as well. Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills are essential in this job, and the youth and music minister must have strong knowledge of the Bible to lead sermons and Bible study, as well as answer any questions from youth and other congregants.
Minister, Youth & Music Tasks
- Preach, lead worship ceremonies and Bible studies, and provide pastoral consultation.
- Assist with planning and leading ministry retreats.
- Facilitate discussions on faith-based topics.
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