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Crossroads Community Church

Student Ministries Pastor

Crossroads Community Church
Ottawa Lake, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 03/10/2014
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ministry Area

Student Ministries (6th – 12th Grade)


Student Ministries Pastor



Primary Roles

  1. Model Christ-likeness.
  2. Passionate about Student Ministries and the spiritual growth of students.
  3. Equip and empower leaders and volunteers.

                - Encourage, inspire and sometimes confront leaders and volunteers.

                - Recruit on a continual basis.

                - Train, deploy, and care for leaders and volunteers.

                - Continually look for ways to empower new leaders.

                - Develop clear ministry descriptions for all leaders and volunteers.

  1. Develop a comprehensive strategic plan for Student Ministries.

                - Create moments through which students can connect with God and encounter Him in                                  powerful ways while emphasizing an evangelistic and discipleship/mentoring philosophy.

                - Create engaging services, events and small groups that challenge students spiritually.

                - Oversee design, feel, and look of Student Ministries.

  1. Communicate well in front of students with enthusiasm and passion.
  2. Ensure excellence in all areas of Student Ministries
  3. Strong Leadership Ability.

                - Cast a Compelling Vision for Student Ministries.

                - Plan 2-3 years in advance.

                - Anticipate the next ministry initiative and proactively tackle it.

  1. Administrate effectively and efficiently.

                - Sustain highly functioning schedule and staffing system.

                - Maintain well organized information, procedures, rooms and storage areas.

                - Keep ample resources available for leaders and volunteers.

  1. Partner with Family Ministries Team and parents to develop students as passionate followers of Jesus.
  2. Generate enthusiasm and excitement with students and families.
  3. Practice Radical Hospitality - Students warmly welcomed and cared for.
  4. Drive Crossroads’ Beliefs, Values, Mission and Vision in Student Ministries.


Secondary Role

  1. Special Assistant to the Senior Associate Pastor
  2. Share in rotation of officiating funerals and weddings.
  3. On occasion this position may allow for teaching and preaching in the adult services.


Spiritual and Ministry Practices

  1. Consistent practice of Spiritual Disciplines
  2. Equip ministry servants and leaders
  3. Lead or participate in a weekly small group
  4. Generosity as evidenced by giving the Lord His tithe through Crossroads
  5. Participating Member of Crossroads
  6. Outreach as evidenced by invitations, servant evangelism and relationships with those who have yet to experience new life in Jesus
  7. Work a Minimum of 45 Hours and a Maximum of 50 Hours Weekly
  8. Follow the Guidelines of the Employee Handbook
  9. Think Long Term



Team Responsibilities

  1. Models Excellence: Does one’s sacrificial best
  2. Models Teamwork: Works together with teammates to fulfill the mission of Crossroads
  3. Models Trust: Dependable on a daily basis and consistently reliable; works to develop authentic relationships
  4. Models Respect: Honors and supports the ideas and gifts of others; relates to others in humility
  5. Models Effective Communication: Articulates ideas in a manner that is clear to the recipient; listens intently to others