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La Croix Church

Pastor of Student Ministries

La Croix Church
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 06/20/2013
Categories: Church Staff - Combo Positions - Other Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

La Croix United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Pastor of Student Ministries to develop, administer and oversee effective ministry for students 5th through 12th grade.


The ideal candidate will have several years experience in leading excellent student ministry; at least a B.S. or B.A. degree in a related field and experience with the age group; masters level theological training preferred. Strong Christian faith and excellent leadership and communications skills are required.


Organization Description

La Croix Church is a young, large (average weekly attendance of 2,000+) United Methodist congregation located in Cape Girardeau, MO. We are actively searching for a Pastor of Student Ministries who will lead our three student ministry areas and their respective staff. The student ministries pastor would be directly responsible for our senior high ministry and lead the staff (Junior High Pastor, Admin assistant, and Middle School intern) to give direction and vision to the whole department. Our student ministries are a part of our larger families ministries structure in which we hope to lead students to be disciples of Jesus and to equip families for discipleship in the home.

They will be responsible for reaching outside of our church to the students in our community not connected to Christ as well as to disciple the students already connected. They will also be responsible for managing operations, resources, budget and recruiting, training and developing Student Ministry volunteers and leaders.

Cape Girardeau is on the cusp of becoming a Metro Statistical Area. As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, our city’s population swells to 100,000 daily. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Together, they serve over one million people from five states.