Our church has advertised for a 'youth worker'. A very difficult role to recruit to these days.
Here's my advert for it.
First, wrong title. Youth worker/pastor! Who wants that?
Wanted: Youth Ministry Supervisor.
There; a proper job with a great title. Because that's what's needed to be done. Supervise, develop, create, youth ministry/youth-in-ministry. You are not a youth entertainer; you are a builder of disciples and an organiser of ministry effort.
The pay is pretty bad, I think usually about $50k but with a tax free benefit for religious purposes. So it netts out more like $65k.
Still more. We want staff, we want to encourage them.
We will sponsor you to one overseas conference of relevance every 5 years.
And just to keep the sizzle going
We will sponsor you to one local conference or training short course of relevance every two years.
This would be work time, so you would be paid. We'll pay the conference fee and fund raise for the travel and accommodation. Thus, incentive to perform for your direct and indirect 'customers.
Go to it baby!