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Faith Church

Student Ministries Pastor

Faith Church
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 06/02/2014
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Faith Church is a God glorifying, Christ centered, Holy Spirit empowered community that exists to proclaim hope, produce disciples, and unleash servants. Founded in 1964, the church is celebrating its 50thanniversary this year.


Faith Church currently sits on a 10-acre property, in a highly visible area, filledwith all kinds of stores and restaurants. In the last four years, FC has doubled in size to average around 2,000 in weekend attendance. The church is in a major growth phase. This spring, we are breaking ground on a $6.5 million expansion on the campus, creating state of the art children’s and student ministry space.


The church is thriving in a great season of lives being changed in the church and throughout the community. There is a strong sense of unity throughout the staff and volunteers. Discipleship, community, and missions are all highly valued at FC. The heart of the leadership is not to attract casual visitors with minimal impact, but rather build disciples who seek to make an impact for Christ for the rest of their lives.


Located in Allentown, PA, three miles west of Dorney Park, Faith Church is close in proximity to both urban cities (90 miles to NYC and 60 miles to Philadelphia) and the great outdoors. From Allentown, you can comfortably drive to the Atlantic Ocean or the mountains. Every outdoor activity and cultural amenity is within your grasp.


Faith Church is led by a dynamic senior pastor named Joe Henseler. Joe is in his mid 30’s and brings a great blend of visionary leadership, sound doctrine, and a commitment to missional expressions of his faith. He leads through relational influence and works hard to make sure Faith stays focused on the daily activity of the Holy Spirit. Jack Wilson is the executive pastor, and brings a great complementary leadership style to the senior leadership of the church. Jack’s wisdom and council help keep the staff and ministry teams moving in the right direction.


Our student ministry is called LINKED and it represents grades 5-12. We have staff people dedicated to LINKED·56 (5thand 6thgrade) and LINKED·78 (7thand 8thgrade) as well as a part time administrative assistant. LINKED will have a state of the art ministry facility completed in the spring of 2015. Currently, we have over 200 students and 40 adult leaders in LINKED ministries.


In your role as Student Ministries Pastor, 20% of your time would be spent providing leadership to the LINKED

ministry and 80% of your time would be spent as high school pastor.






  |  |  610-395-4731  |  6528 HamiltonBlvd.,Allentown,PA18106




We want a pastor that brings a strong degree of theological understanding with a savvy, street smart passion for student ministries. We are looking for the right person to join the leadership team of Faith Church as our Student Ministries Pastor and bring a sense of passion, humor, and leadership to this vital ministry. A sense of creativity and an ability to work well with a diversity of people is critical to the success of this position.




You’re more than capable of cultivating productive relationships. As Student Ministries Pastor, you’ll work closely with students, volunteer leaders, parents, ministry staff, and other diverse personalities; this doesn’t intimidate you, but excites your passion to work with people that influence the growth and depth of a healthy student ministry. You thrive on developing and managing those relationships with intelligence, maturity, and professionalism.


Youhaveaconsistenttrack record.

Your history of successfully serving in a healthy and dynamic student ministry have cultivated your wisdom and creativity for this position.



You have the strategic prowess and social intelligence required to build scalable models that leverage growth for student ministries: relationships, volunteer leaders, missions, worship, and small group leading will be critical to this position.



You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced start-up environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission and have an active interest in coaching others.



You have the unique skill sets to lead and coach others to places they would not be able to get to without your investment in their life.



We are looking for an experienced leader of a growing student ministry who is passionate about Jesus and students.



Please submit the following items:


Cover Letter

3-5 minute video that helps us get to know you and shares your passion for student ministries


Video Teaching sample

All inquiries should be sent to Chris Whalen at items are due by June 30, 2014. Please

feel free to contact Chris with any questions.





The Student Ministries Pastor will direct, maintain, promote, and further develop outreach and discipleship ministries for students. In this role, 80% of the time will be spent as high school pastor, and 20% of the time will be spent providing leadership to the LINKED Ministry staff (grades 5-8). This pastor should understand and have the ability to minister to the unique needs of teenagers and adult leaders.





Must have a mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Must live an exemplary life based on clear biblical principles.

Must meet the requirements of an elder described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9

Must give priority to prayer in ministry.



Must value team unity.

Must be approachable and teachable. Must be self-motivated.

Must be well-ordered in his personal life. Must be personable and empathetic. Must exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit.



Must have a four-year college degree, preferably in Bible and youth ministry. Must have the ability to teach the Scriptures in a relevant and effective manner. Must be aware of current youth culture.

Is a leader and loves building into the leadership team God has placed at Faith Church. Is currently ordained or is willing to be ordained in the Evangelical Free Church.

Has experience in leading a multi-staff student ministry.



The High School Pastor will:

1.    Provide leadership and vision for the High School Ministry that is consistent with the overall vision of Faith Church.

2.    Plan, oversee, and assure execution of all scheduled events.

3.    Develop, train, and direct a volunteer team of leaders.

4.    Be available to counsel both students and parents as needed.

5.    Communicate effectively with parents of LINKED students.

6.    Be available to assist with other Faith Church shepherding responsibilities as directed.

7.    Be able to develop strong relationships with leaders and students.

8.    Align the purpose statement of Faith Church with the ministry priorities of LINKED ministries.

9.    Be a person that can create vision for future ministry and develop strategic goals for the future of the ministry.

10.Seek to keep all students connected in the life of the ministry.

11.Recruit, develop, and unleash adult leaders to be the shepherd for their small group of students.

12.Have a heart for missions and a desire to mobilize students into service both locally and globally.



The Student Ministries Pastor will report to the Young Adults Pastor.

The Student Ministries Pastor will supervise the LINKED·56 and LINKED·78 Ministry Leaders and an Administrative Assistant.