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Pastor of Student and Worship Ministries
Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 09/03/2008
Categories: Other Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time
Evangelical Free Church
Title: Pastor of Student and Worship Ministries
Reports to: Associate Pastor of Equipping Ministries
Date: June 2008
The Pastor of Student and Worship Ministries will carry the dual responsibilities of: a) leading the student community of Cornerstone, challenging and inspiring young people to fully engage with God’s Word and adopt a lifestyle of diligently following Christ, and b) leading the teams of musicians and singers who are charged with leading the congregation into a rich experience of worship in the congregational gatherings.
This man will participate with the pastoral team, under the direct oversight of the Associate Pastor of Equipping Ministries, to shepherd the Cornerstone congregation with particular focus around the following areas:
Providing oversight to student ministry leadership who will create a relevant, Bible-centered environment for teens ages 12-18 to grow
Networking with other student ministries in the area for support and relationships;
Overseeing and participating in Cornerstone Worship Team Leadership, providing direction to musicians and singers, sound and production,
drama, and other key components to grow and enhance worship ministry;
Developing ongoing training workshops for team leaders under his care, including worship and youth;
Contributing to meetings with Pastoral staff and Office managers;
Personally networking with other youth pastors and worship leaders in the Lehigh Valley;
Preparing an annual budget for areas of ministry responsibility for Board review and approval, then managing expenditures within
appropriate budgetary boundaries.
Must meet biblical standards for church eldership
Evidence of God’s calling to vocational pastoral ministry
Established in his Christian walk, exhibited through sound doctrinal comprehension, a teachable spirit and a life-style modeled after Jesus
Has a passion to study and teach God’s Word
Minimum of one year experience in youth ministry, a portion of which has been in a church of 300 or more.
Has an understanding of current youth culture and the struggles that families face;
Minimum of one year experience leading worship in a church of 300 or more;
Able to read music with appropriate technical knowledge of audio and video technologies;
Recognizes the need for Cornerstone to be engaging the community with the love and power of the gospel
Alignment with the core values of Cornerstone, including full confidence in the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.
Alignment with the Evangelical Free Church “Statement of Faith.”
Effective in working in the Cornerstone team environment
Minimum bachelor’s degree in a field related to Christian ministry