We’re seeking a highly effective Student Ministries Pastor for our High School, Middle School, & Elementary age students. Full time or part-time will be considered. We offer a salary with benefits. Leadership and administrative gifts are valued and worship-leading ability is a plus.
Please include a recent photograph with your resume. Access to a ministry plan, video files, or additional media will be helpful.
Austin Bluffs Church is multi-generational and in a great location in Colorado Springs, CO. We are a mid-sized Assemblies of God fellowship with a non-denominational feel. Please email us at email@example.com.
Status: Full-Time, Salaried
Benefits: Health Insurance, Retirement
What you should know about us: We are a faith community committed to reaching people with the message of Jesus Christ in our community and beyond. We believe and teach that the Bible is God’s Word and our authority, able to speak into all matters of life. We seek to extend grace to everyone, recognizing that all are spiritually broken and God’s work-in-progress, We believe we are part of the continuing fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to build His church; not a building but a movement of Christ-followers across all nations. High Pointe church is located approximately one hour south of Seattle in Graham, Wa.
Mission Statement: AIM: AIMing to know Jesus and make Him known. Activate. Impact. Multiply.
Supervision: The Youth Minister reports directly to the Lead Pastor and will work in cooperation with ministry directors.
Lead a youth ministry of 7th-12th graders that accomplishes the following
-Develop relationships with students, and programs in which students are being discipled into followers of Jesus
-Recruit and equip volunteers to connect with and disciple students
-Prepare, plan and execute weekly Youth Group gatherings where students worship and are taught from the Bible
-Prepare, plan and execute mid-week student small groups
-Prepare, plan and execute student camps
-Maintain frequent and clear communication with parents
-Oversee and manage Student Ministry budget
-Support and assist in other church ministry projects or tasks
-Lead and disciple student ministry leaders
-Develop relationships with local schools
-Committed follower of Christ
-Possess a sincere call to youth ministry
-Passionate about helping teens grow spiritually
-Strong communication and relational skills
-Prior experience leading in youth ministry
Please visit www.highpointechurch.org to read more about our beliefs, vision, and to familiarize yourself with our church.
To apply: Fill out the application on this website, or send a cover letter and resume to Jordan@highpointechurch.org
POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NEW CANAAN
Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries
With the arrival of new Senior Pastor Scott Herr, an exciting chapter is beginning at First Pres New Canaan. We are seeking a Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries (“CM”) to help write this new chapter. They should be someone who can connect with and nurture our youth and children, guide them in their spiritual growth and create a special place in the church for them, where they will play an active and vitalizing role.
The Director will be part of a warm, welcoming, tight knit team of senior personnel who are pushing the next stage of the church’s vision and agenda. It will take someone with drive and enthusiasm to build out an enticing program of events covering all age ranges; someone with collaboration skills to encourage participation and engage others to help. This is a fantastic role for someone with experience working in small teams, with a focus on youth and children’s programming and excited by the opportunity to take an important leadership role during a period of significant change.
The initial commitment is for one year as “interim,” to be considered for permanent continuance by mutual agreement.
Seeking a full-time Associate Director of Middle School Ministry for Asbury Students, the youth ministry at Asbury Church. Asbury Church is the largest Methodist Church in North Alabama with over 3000 members and a storied history of 35 years of growth from 300 charter members in a warehouse to multiple services, venues and worship styles, six buildings and two campuses. The main campus is located just adjacent to Huntsville, Alabama in the City of Madison. Madison is known for its nationally recognized schools, educated families and high tech companies.
The Associate Director will serve on a cohesive team that loves the adventures of student ministry and works well together. The student ministry team is blessed to have a unified vision with the church and the support of over 70 adult volunteers who lead small groups of students while experiencing life and the pursuit of Christ together. There are over 300 students who attend the middle and high schools groups each week in addition to special events, mission experiences, and retreats throughout the year. Our church, staff and volunteers work together to make these events meaningful and memorable for the students. Over the years, many former students return to Asbury to serve with the Church and Asbury Students.
Associate Director of Middle School Ministry
Supervised by Director of Student Ministry
The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry serves in a pastoral role to the students at Asbury Church. The student ministry team functions as a whole for all aspects of the ministry, but the Associate Director of Middle School Student Ministry will be the primary advocate, planner and trainer specifically for grades 6 thru 8.
The student ministry staff team is composed of the Director of Student Ministries, Associate Director of High School Ministry, Associate Director of Middle School Ministry, Administrative Coordinator, and one intern.
Goals and Initiatives for The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry
Asbury is a vision and goal-oriented church. We ask each of our staff to create one to three smart goals for their position that will embrace the vision of both the Student Ministry Team and Asbury Church. In addition to these smart goals, we also ask for team members to identify one to two initiatives that they can work towards throughout the year. These initiatives would be unique to their position, yet would effectively impact the quality of the student ministry as a whole. These goals and initiatives run August through May and are reviewed and re-evaluated every summer. This system has been a great tool to help us focus on and improve the things that really matter in the lives of our students.
Education and Experience:
· BS/BA or equivalent experience required
· Two years of full-time paid experience in church student ministry of 70+ students
· Background of Biblical knowledge and teaching preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Works well in a team atmosphere and can champion a vision put before them
● Solid grounding in Scripture; evidence of a vital, mature, and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
● Leadership style that is people-focused, results-oriented, and adaptable to frequent change
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills
● Ability to manage time and schedules well and to meet deadlines consistently
● High capacity for organization and multi-tasking projects
● An anointing of the Holy Spirit to disciple, lead, and mentor students
Regular Full-time (40 hrs/wk), Salaried Position, Plus Benefits
RPC Student Ministry Directors provide direction within the team, and through parent partnerships, to help students become fully devoted followers of Jesus who are excited about God’s word and ready to serve others
• Oversee the assigned area of Student Ministry, providing leadership and acting as the lead teacher, volunteer coordinator, and parent partner
• Assists Student Ministry Pastor with decisions about strategy, planning and procedures
• Create and maintain an environment where students feel accepted, safe and excited to engage with volunteers and with one another.
• Recruit, train and mentor volunteers for all areas of the ministry — check-in, group leaders, programming, lesson prep, follow-up, etc.
• Ensure that the ministry area is set up and ready to receive students
• Develop, design and monitor students service programming, with the aim to reach students in a meaningful way
• Follow up with new visitors, both students and their families, in a timely manner and in keeping with the campus-wide assimilation plan
• Invest relationally in Student Ministry volunteers, in parents and in students by spending time with them outside of services — attend school lunches and functions, sporting events, performances, group hangouts, etc.
• Identify students with talent for leadership. Provide mentorship and opportunities to develop these skills with the ministry from small groups to
• Plan and carry out quarterly events/activities outside of Sunday mornings so that they can connect relationally with ministry volunteers and with one another.
• Oversee seasonal ministry events and programs such as outreach events, mission trips, camps and retreats
• Lead and oversee age/grade transitions through the ministry areas
• Ensure that all technical systems (computers, TVs, tablets, printers) are in place and properly working.
• Learn the RPC database and software systems and use it to oversee attendance, connecting with families who’ve been absent, managing active volunteers, and similar
• Create an annual Student Ministry budget and maintain control of expenditures to stay within the approved budget.
• Maintain all Student Ministry areas and equipment and make sure all repairs, fixes and needed improvements are promptly brought to the attention of departmental leadership and/or the RPC Facilities department.
• Communicate regularly via email, social media and our website —providing resources that help students grow in their faith and promote opportunities for further engagement at RPC.
• Leads in duties specific to and appropriate for the developmental needs of the assigned area (early childhood, Grade-level assignment, campus-wide, or similar).
Demonstrate a commitment to the Statement of Faith of River Pointe Community Church. Respect for the leadership in place.
EDUCATION, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: Minimum 3 years related experience,
Computer Skills: Two+ years’ experience with technology is required including Microsoft Office Products such as Outlook. The ability to quickly learn new software is required.
Hello Potential Student Ministries Pastor,
Newbury Park First Christian Church is seeking to hire a Pastor of Student Ministries who is passionate about reaching students for Christ and discipling them for life long spiritual growth. We are looking for someone who loves Jesus, loves students and loves being part of a team that will help the entire church minster to students and their families. Our desire is to have someone who will help our students grow in faith while having a lot of fun and adventure in the process.
Newbury Park First Christian Church is a non-denominational church family that has its roots in the Restoration Movement. This movement seeks to develop the unity of believers as we focus on Biblical essentials. We strive to live by the statement; “In essentials, unity; in matters of opinion, liberty; and in all things love.” We are a Biblically based, Family focused and Mission minded family of believers that is often described as a place that, “feels like home!”
Newbury Park is a family community that is part of the greater Thousand Oaks area, just 45 miles north of LAX. Our community is close enough to enjoy the amenities of the city while being far enough away to be a peaceful community. With beautiful open spaces, hiking and biking trails, some that take you just 9 miles to the beautiful Pacific coast, Newbury Park is an exceptional place to put down roots and raise a family.
Our ideal Student Pastor is:
· Passionate about their relationship with Jesus.
· Energetic and fun.
· Experienced with a passion for continued personal growth.
· Organized with a strong work ethic.
· A solid communicator.
· A team player and team builder.
· Biblically educated (B.A. or higher).
· Passionate about discipling students and resourcing families.
· Kingdom minded with a passion for outreach both locally and globally.
Interested candidates should send a current resume to Ken LaMont, Lead Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Syverson, Elder (email@example.com). We are prayerfully waiting for your response.
HIGH SCHOOL PASTOR, STUDENT MINISTRIES
Vineyard Cincinnati Church is passionate about loving the people of Cincinnati into a relationship with Jesus, by doing small things with great love. Vineyard Cincinnati Church values generosity, serving, growth, acceptance, being together, and worship. God has given the Vineyard a mission in Cincinnati for the expansion of His Kingdom and the people of the church are excited and eager to fulfill this mission.
The High School Pastor will provide leadership, discipleship, administration, and oversight for all aspects of the ministry for 9th-12th grades and oversight for the entire Student Ministry Staff Team (including the Middle School Pastor) while working in concurrence with the overall mission, vision, values, and strategies of Vineyard Cincinnati Church.
The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about introducing the faith to students and discipling others in leading those students to develop their faith. This person is experienced, a leader, administratively capable, and a vision-caster. This candidate enjoys working on a team and investing in the people around them.
- Act as the 1st contact for students, parents, volunteers, families within your span of care.
- Lead as the primary teaching pastor for this ministry area.
- Work closely with the NextGen staff and volunteers to create safe, excellent, and effective events, experiences, & environments that encourage students to take a next step in their faith.
- Develop and execute effective ministry plans for events, experiences, environments that engage/retain and encourage real-life faith application for high school students.
- Provide direct oversight of scope and sequence for all High School Ministry curriculum. This includes production, worship, and tech pieces needed to support and enhance the curriculum.
- Recruit and develop volunteer teams. Cast a compelling vision, disciple, and create a healthy team culture. Create an emerging leadership culture within the teams you lead.
- Intentionally invest in relationship building with high school students, coaches, and small group leaders through contact work. Train your coaches and small group leaders to do the same.
- Inform and direct to intentional activities that foster adolescent pathways to spiritual growth: serving, baptism classes, small groups, high school experiences, next-step classes, classes for their parents, etc. Actively follow up with students who give their life to Christ and point them to a next step.
- Work closely with the NextGen team to better partner with parents cultivating a positive image and creating events, experiences, and environments that parents will support without reservation.
- Establish and maintain consistent and effective communication with students, parents, volunteers and VCC staff.
- Create and manage all High School Ministry content posted on social media.
- Develop and manage a ministry-area budget, managing expenditures focused on proper stewardship and ensuring a variance of 0% or less except as directed by Executive Pastor
- Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Student Ministry or related
- Required Experience: 5 years minimum in student ministry
The primary responsibility of this position is to help Lakewood UMC students become fully formed disciples of Christ by reaching, connecting, growing, and sending students to make disciples. The following is how this position will practice this primary responsibility in the Student Ministry at Lakewood UMC.
This ministry title is: Student Ministry Assistant Director
This position is Lakewood UMC’s primary: Leader of programming to help students (grades 6-12) know each other and know Jesus.
This ministry’s purpose is to: Build a community of students and adult leaders that provide an environment for students to know Jesus, follow Jesus, and make disciples of Jesus.
Success will be evaluated mainly in the areas of: Developing and maintaining a Sunday school program that helps students know Jesus, developing and maintaining Wednesday night worship and programming that helps connect student to Jesus, organizing, planning and executing a middle school mission opportunity in the summer, helping to plan and execute a high school mission opportunity in the summer, building and maintaining healthy and life-giving relationships with students, parents, and adult leaders that point them to Jesus
The question that this position brings to every planning discussion/decision is: Will this help staff and adult leaders know students, students to know each other, and students to connect with Jesus?
This ministry’s target populations/constituencies include: Students, parents, and adult leaders
The practice of this ministry is usually located in/on: Lakewood UMC campus, selected ministry events, area school district campuses and facilities, out of town locations for trips, online social media platforms, where students are located.
The initial time allocations for this ministry position are (in order): Building relationships with students and families (25%), organizing appropriate environments (30%), communication/social media/website tasks (10%), developing and equipping leaders (15%), teaching/preaching (20%)
Existing teams and programs for which this position is the staff LEADER include: Middle school mission, Wednesday night programming (The Well), Sunday school, The Big Event, Winter Retreat
Existing teams and programs for which this position is the staff MANAGER include: Weekly email communication, registration for middle school and high school mission trips, The Big Event, and Winter Retreat
Existing teams and programs for which this position is the staff CONTACT include: Sunday school, Wednesday evening activities, Pumpkin Patch fundraiser
The primary supervisor is the Director of Student Ministries.
This is a full-time, exempt position that includes health benefits, 401k, and 2 weeks of vacation annually. A bachelor’s degree and some Student Ministry experience preferred. Candidates must be physically capable of some manual labor (lifting, moving objects, etc.) and sleeping on a cot or air mattress during trips and retreats.
Interested applicants should send cover letters, resumes, and contact info for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Point, Indiana, is a hub for young suburban families and teens. Our Student Ministries leader will guide a thriving, comprehensive and expanding ministry with the teens of First CRC and the surrounding community. If you are energized to build relationships, develop student and adult leaders, and connect churched and unchurched teens to Christ, this position will inspire and challenge you. First CRC is a church of 500 with a strong core of families with children and teens. The Position Description is listed below and available, along with the application form, at this link: http://www.cpcrc.org/position-opening!/index.html. Submit your application and resume to email@example.com.
The purpose of this position is to guide a thriving, comprehensive and expanding ministry with the teens of First Christian Reformed Church and in the surrounding community, in line with our vision to be a church where anyone can begin, belong and become disciples of Christ.
TRAITS OF THE YOUTH LEADER
The Student Ministry Leader Will:
· Be a believer with a maturing relationship with Christ and be willing to become a member at First CRC
· Have a genuine love for, and strong rapport with, teens
· Demonstrate visionary, strategic and relational leadership, and have a heart to develop leaders
· Be a graduate or fourth year student of a Bible college or Christian liberal arts college, preferably with a degree in Theology, Christian Education, or Student Ministry. A thorough knowledge of Bible is essential
· Have knowledge and skill in the philosophy, psychology and principles of Christian education. Experience preferred in an established successful youth program/para-church organization
· Be sensitive to needs and pressures of teens, with knowledge of possible solutions to help spiritually and offer counsel
· Be able to teach, train, and disciple adult volunteers
· Agree and adhere to the mission, vision, values, and doctrinal statements of the church
· Be in good physical and mental health
· Exercise initiative and judgment as an independent worker
· Possess needed organizational and administration abilities
· Respond proactively to changing needs throughout the daily and weekly schedule
· Oversee and lead the Junior High (7th and 8th grade) and Senior High (9th thru 12th grade) student groups
· Provide relational connections and discipleship for teens within the church
· Develop relationships and connections with teens in the surrounding community, and work to integrate them with teens from the church
· Assist (recruit, train and support) the congregation in fulfilling its baptismal vow to nurture children in the faith and encourage parents in their role as primary disciplers of their teens
· Provide vision and direction to the adult Student Ministry Team
· Develop student leaders by creating responsibilities and opportunities for growth
· Engage student groups in mission activities; plan, organize, and carry out relevant conferences, retreats, mission trips, service projects etc.
· Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested to carry out an effective student ministry
· Maintain proper upkeep of the ‘Soul Hub’ (The Parsonage)
· Have basic graphic arts, technology, Microsoft Office, and social media skills for communication with teens, adults and the community
· Actively orchestrate/aid in the Sunday morning activities of the church (worship, bible study, etc.)
· Have regularly scheduled office hours
· Work together with the rest of the staff in weekly meetings, ministry meetings, etc.
· Maintain a well-planned, carefully balanced program throughout the year, coordinated with the church calendar of events
· With the input and support of the Student Ministry Team, establish and maintain a philosophy of student ministry and annual goals
The Student Ministry Leader will report to the Senior Pastor and communicate regularly with other church staff personnel.
We are praying for a kingdom entrepreneur to relaunch our student ministry: reaching out primarily to middle and high schoolers and remaining connected to college students while they are at school and during breaks at home. Our goal is to apprentice students as lifelong followers of Jesus, in partnership with their families.
Liberty Corner is a mid-size church in the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) denomination. We are seeking a Student Ministry Director who is excited about rebuilding a student ministry from the ground up! Liberty Corner seeks an individual who will recreate an active student ministry with mission trips, service projects, regular gatherings, and meaningful discipleship. The church has recently called on a new, dynamic lead pastor, a lay team to support the student ministry, and a group of active parents, which we believe are the key ingredients for a successful program relaunch. We are praying for the right Director to lead!
Purpose: The Student Ministry Director (SMD) is responsible for the vision, leadership and direction of student ministry at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, to apprentice students as lifelong followers of Jesus, in partnership with their families. Student Ministry encompasses students as they transition from the Children’s program, through middle and high school, and continues through a student’s college years.
Reporting Relationship: The SMD will report to the Family Ministry Director under the guidance of the Lead Pastor and the Session of Elders, and work closely with student ministry volunteer leaders. The SMD will meet monthly with the Family Ministries Director for prayer, support, and accountability with annual goals and objectives, and to complete an annual self-review to discuss their performance in relation to the goals and objectives. The SMD will attend worship services, weekly staff meetings for prayer, encouragement, communication, and planning, and, as time allows, attend other LCPC events.
we are seeking:
A growing apprentice of Jesus Christ
· Actively seeks growth through practices like prayer and Bible study.
· Enthusiastic for God’s Word.
· Honors God in one’s family/personal life.
· As a leader, faithfully pursues 1 Timothy 3 characteristics, living with integrity and avoiding immorality.
· Strives to personally grow and develop through conferences, reading, and exchange of ideas with others.
Gifted as a leader of both students and adult volunteers
· Passionate heart for students and their families, and feels a calling to student ministry.
· Experience in leading, mentoring, and building healthy relationships with students and their families.
· Charismatic communicator of biblical truths.
· Strong interest in our students’ culture and context, combined with a desire to minister in this culture without compromising the teachings of scripture.
· A team builder, working collaboratively with others to motivate, grow, and sustain a team of adult volunteer leaders.
· Engages students where they are physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
· Possesses solid organizational and time management skills.
· Demonstrates commitment to personal and professional development and ongoing continuing education opportunities.
Essentials for integrating into the Liberty Corner Family:
· Embraces the mission, vision, and values of LCPC and our denomination, the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
· Desires to work together with the staff team to move all the ministries of LCPC in the same direction, with the same vision, since every ministry thrives with the success and support of the others.
· Lives by the philosophy that parental involvement is key in training students in spiritual maturity. Be as involved with training parents as with training students.
· Recognizes student ministry is a 9-5 role.
· Desires to build influential relationships with students in their contexts, and with local schools for the purpose of building a bridge from students’ everyday culture to the gospel.
· As a kingdom entrepreneur, the Director will develop and provide opportunities for students to “Gather, Grow and Go” in Christ. This could include worship, weekly gatherings, Bible studies, camps, VBS/Sports Camp, conferences, retreats, discipleship groups, mission trips, outreach events and community service. The goal of the gatherings is to draw students into a lifelong apprenticeship to Jesus.
· Provide personal discipleship, coaching, and encouragement to both students and the adult volunteers in the ministry – treating each person as an individual, uniquely made in God’s image and gifted for God’s kingdom.
· Be involved with the personal lives of the students (directly and through adult volunteers). Again, the expectation is to invest in the lives of students by attending school and extracurricular events as time permits, and minister in crisis situations.
· Oversee curriculum for confirmation, middle and high school.
· Coordinate with the other ministries of LCPC.
· Foster open communication with parents/guardians.
· Host opportunities for college student events/activities when they are home for breaks and the summer, as well as offering support and encouragement throughout the school year.
· Build relationships with the local community.
· Assure proper care of facilities used by student ministry.
· Maintain effective leadership for each program of the ministry. Provide the support, assistance, and resources necessary for each program and empower the adult volunteers to be involved in the day to day work of the ministry.
· Continually build a team of adult volunteers who will build relationships with students and serve as the “frontline” of ministry. Work under an Ephesians 4 model: recruiting, training, and retaining.
· Provide formal (structured) and informal (by example) leadership training for parents, adult volunteers, and student leaders.
· Provide formal and informal forums for frequent communication, encouragement, and evaluation of the ministry. Create a team atmosphere with emphasis on involvement.
· Oversee, with help from adult volunteers, the identification of students with leadership potential and assure opportunities are given for development.
· Evaluate and make recommendations concerning teaching materials and methods used in all student programs in partnership with Student Ministry Team and the Family Ministries Director.
· Counsel, advise, and provide resources to students and parents. Build a referral network for both students and parents.
· With the input and partnership of the Family Ministries Director, establish and maintain a philosophy of student ministry and a clear understanding of annual goals and objectives.
· Maintain well-planned, carefully balanced opportunities throughout the year in coordination with the other ministries and calendared events of LCPC.
· Ensure responsibilities for all events (for example retreats, mission trips, and special events) are delegated and understood by adult volunteers and students.
· Pre-schedule all activities in their entirety, including post-activity plans. Communicate all scheduled programming, events and activities to staff, parents, and students in a timely fashion.
· Ensure background check paperwork is filled out and submitted for all volunteers.
· Lead the development of the Student Ministry budget to provide for ministry needs regarding programming and capital needs.
· Perform other duties as needed.
Benefits: Full time position at 40 hours. Gross salary package will be determined based on education and years of experience in ministry. Specific details and benefits offered as designated in the LCPC Employee Handbook.
Degree required with at least 1 year of student ministry experience.
Interested applicant send resume to: Kellyt@libertycorner.org and Dfgreco920@aol.com