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The Shepherd's Staff

Director of Student Ministries (11733)

The Shepherd's Staff
Baltimore Area, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 02/25/2013
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Presented by The Shepherd's Staff (

Position: Director of Student Ministries (11733)
Location: Baltimore Area, MD

Church Size: 700+

Denomination: PCA

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Our client church in the Baltimore area is seeking a Director of Student Ministries to lead its thriving student ministry.

We're sure you've heard that kind of thing before.

But really, the momentum is strong here! It is in a place of healthy transition, completely backed by the leadership. The leadership of the church is very solid. The staff is healthy. The student ministry facilities are unique, functional and a great target for your creativity. This is a fantastic place to grow. Unique challenges, crazy amounts of opportunity...

The church is looking for someone to lead our rapidly growing student ministry. This position focuses on the age group of 5th through 12th grade. The primary responsibility of this person is to cast vision, strategically plan, recruit and equip leaders who will passionately model the Christian life to students to develop in them an uncommon devotion to Christ.

The ideal candidate will bring clear visionary leadership to the position, and should have the proven ability to build and develop leader/volunteer teams.

The church is located in Maryland just north of Baltimore. This suburb of Baltimore is full of families who care deeply about their kids and seek to genuinely partner with us in their spiritual development.


  • In collaboration with Director of Ministries, maintain a clear vision for Student Ministries at the church
  • Develop annual ministry plans and budgets
  • Supervise any Student Ministry staff
  • Identify and equip leaders to support ministry activities
  • Oversee volunteer application and approval process


  • With Jesus: Be a stable, mature, growing disciple of Jesus Christ and seek to continue to personally grow as an aggressive learner/follower.
  • With Parents: Sees position as a partner to what Parents are trying to accomplish with their kids, looks to leverage and optimize what Parents are designed and equipped to do.
  • With Church: Seeks to align Youth Ministry with the direction, Mission, Values and Vision of the church. See’s Student Ministry as essential part of the church and critical to its movement and direction.
  • With Staff: Specifically partners with Children’s Ministry Director to create "Family Ministry" dynamic. Helps create seamless process for children’s and student’s spiritual development alongside church and family.
  • With Leaders: Creates environment of empowerment and equipping so that leaders (hired and volunteer) live out their Spiritual Gifts in ministry to students and each other.
  • With Students: Loves and leads students with passion and care so as to win their trust and with that trust point them back to Christ and their Parents.


  • Has a minimum of BS/ BA degree. MA level in theological training a plus.
  • Has 5+ years of experience leading and developing teams in a mid-sized church setting (preferred 1000+ in worship service attendance).
  • Is in concert with the church’s Mission, Values, Vision, and Statement of Faith.
  • Has a solid track record of success in the areas of growing leaders, managing people, and executing creative, high-value projects.
  • Has experience in thinking strategically and is able to anticipate and initiate change.
  • Willing to serve with a "whatever-it-takes" attitude.

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Presented by The Shepherd's Staff (

Position: Director of Student Ministries (11733)
Location: Baltimore Area, MD

Church Size: 700+

Denomination: PCA

Direct Link to Position