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Crossroads Grace Community Church

Pastor of Student Ministries

Crossroads Grace Community Church
Manteca, California, United States

Date Posted: 01/16/2014
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Pastor of Student Ministries
Crossroads Grace Community Church
Specific Criteria:
Calling: Passion and interest to follow Jesus in a calling to students.
Giftedness: Proven experience leading, developing, managing others; gifts of teaching & leading.
Experience: Minimally 3-5 years leading a growing youth ministry (large-church experience is preferred).
Education: 4-year college or university Bachelor's or Master's degree (Bible college or Seminary desired).
Chemistry: Agreement with Crossroads’ philosophy of mission, vision, values, and statement of faith.
Local: Preference given to a candidate from the west coast.
Key Qualifications:
Strong walk with God through a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Teachable spirit, with a desire to grow in faith and abilities
Passionate for students and student ministry, and desiring a lengthy role focusing on students
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven role model with a definite sense of being responsibly immature
Team player with effective relational skills with others
Able to mobilize, train, develop and sustain volunteers
Big-picture thinker with an ability to think outside the box
Self-starter with the ability to take a vision to fruitfulness
Biblically sound in doctrine, creative in leadership and vision casting, and compassionate in outreach
Crossroads Grace Community Church is seeking a Pastor of Student Ministries, experienced with a proven
track record of building teams of youth leaders and growing a ministry to students. This person must have
a keen understanding of youth culture, and desire to join our congregation of 2500+. This is a full-time
position for a Pastoral leader, man of God, engaging speaker, able to recruit lay leadership of all ages.
Primary oversight will be High School and Junior High, with some attention given to college (we have a
veteran JH Director on staff, and a volunteer college leader in place). CSM (Crossroads Student Ministry)
focuses on Junior High (7th and 8th grades) and High School (9th - 12th grades), and additionally gives some
oversight to college ministry. Presently both JH and HS meet individually in one of 3 services on Sunday
mornings, and together (in different rooms for the message) on Wednesday evenings. College ministry
meets offsite on Monday evenings.
Job Responsibilities:
• Develop an intentional ministry strategy that aligns with the overall vision of the church and builds
environments that reach students who don’t know Jesus with the Gospel, helps them get connected and
grow in their faith, and develop them to reach their peers.
• Demonstrate an ability to love and relate to a wide diversity of students.
• Build the administrative structures and policies to support a thriving student ministry.
• Build a ministry through recruiting, delegating and empowering leadership student leaders and adult
volunteers in teams.
• Identify and use culture to reach the culture in which students live.
• Develop students in a ministry model which includes a small group priority.
• Oversee the administrative functions of oversight for budget, projecting, handling and reporting of
funds, for events, camps, etc.
• Champion the spiritual needs of students, oversee different networks of volunteers, supervise the JH
Director, report to the Pastor of Outreach (previous CSM pastor for a couple decades), participate in the
weekly Pastor’s meetings, shoulder part of the weight of a growing intentionally evangelistic congregation.
Those interested who meet these criteria, please send a resume, photo, family info, and a DVD sample of
your speaking or YouTube link to Pastor Rick Lackey, Pastor of Operations.