Youth Minister

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Youth ministers require formal education either through a tertiary institution or through private denomination training institutions. They need to have a basic knowledge of the Bible and experience working with children and be willing to work outside of nine-to-five work hours. Youth ministers often work with youth and young adults who have problems with abuse, drug use, homelessness, and other welfare related issues. Relevant experience can be gained from volunteering within your church or in not-for-profit organisations. Often criminal record checks are required by people wanting to work in this profession.

Youth ministers need to have excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, management and teamwork skills. They need to be committed to their path and exhibit attributes such as empathy, personal flexibility and adaptability to change.