Church Size: 1000 – 1200
Job Type: Full-Time
We are a growing church in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and we are looking for a Student Ministries Director who is a committed leader, dynamic teacher and has a passion and ability to connect with students (6th-12th Grade). They also need to be able to build and lead teams, disciple others, communicate well with parents and work with other ministry leaders of the church as we seek to carry out the mission of awakening a diverse community to Jesus.
Lead the church’s efforts to minister with and to students between ages 11 and 18.
Establish a long term vision for how the church engages students both inside and outside the Heartland community.
Establish a weekly gathering opportunity for students (middle and high school)
Recruit, develop and lead student ministry team members (volunteers) in various capacities such as small group leaders, welcome team, events, missions and coordinate with worship leaders.
Develop a teaching calendar for the students that takes into consideration the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental needs of the students.
Plan and lead the students in age appropriate short term missions experiences and retreats throughout the year and especially in the summer.
Develop an annual budget for the student ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget, including doing fundraising when needed.
Work with other ministry leaders of the church to find opportunities and alignment with the church’s overall mission.
Work with the Heartland Kids Director in coordinating a seamless transition for children transitioning from Children’s ministry to Student Ministry.
At Heartland, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We laugh together and admit that none of us have it all together. We do, however, take God and His love seriously. So we spend our time together singing, reflecting, and learning about our God who came to save us, redeem us, and transform us.
We tell anyone who is interested in attending Heartland: you can come as you are. Diversity in all forms is a huge value to us at Heartland. You don’t have to be any particular age, race or culture. It doesn’t matter if you’re a republican or democrat, sure or un-sure, follower of Jesus or skeptical of Him. If you are peace-filled, pain-filled, able bodied or differently-abled- YOU ARE VALUED HERE.
None of us live a perfect life and we don’t pretend that we do. This is a place where God meets people who aren’t perfect, and no matter where people are on their personal spiritual journey, they are absolutely welcome here.
Please send all questions or resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org