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Slingshot Group

Crossings Community Church - Pastor of Student Ministries

Slingshot Group
Oklahoma City, California, United States

Date Posted: 07/24/2014
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more

information, please email with a copy of your resume,

including link to hosted video/audio of teaching sample.         


NOTE: Please do not contact the church directly.


IMPORTANT: Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website. You will

not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website.





Education – Preferred


Pay – Negotiable


Full Time


Worship Style – Contemporary/Modern


Denomination – Church of God/Non-Denominational


Church Size – 6,000


Contact: Chase Allcott (




Job Description:


Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City is a dynamic, multi-generational church nearing 6,000 in weekly attendance. Crossings has a robust history spanning 55 years. In 1985, Marty Grubbs became the Senior Pastor for a congregation of 100 people. He has now been on staff for over 32 years and the church has a great reputation for meeting needs and proclaiming the gospel.

In 1999, the church relocated to a new site in northwest OKC and attendance ballooned to over 3,100. Over the last 15 years both the attendance and the facility (325,000 sq. ft.) has continued to grow. Crossings Christian School and Crossings Community Center & Clinic are just two of the amazing ways the church is meeting the needs of the Oklahoma City area.


Each Sunday at Crossings, three distinctly different worship styles are offered in three separate venues over five services: Liturgical in an amazingly beautiful Chapel, Traditional Blended in the 2,800-seat Sanctuary (2 services), and a Modern worship gathering in their newest 1100-seat Venue (2 services).


Crossings Community Church is a healthy church with strong, stable leadership and vision. The pastoral team is comprised of nearly 40 pastors, with an almost equal number of men and woman. The facility is very attractive and well designed. The church is financially very healthy. Despite numerous building expansion projects over the last 15 years, the church has never in its history carried any long-term debt.


Every ministry at Crossings is firmly rooted in and committed to its Vision, Mission and Purpose Statement. The purpose of Crossings Community Church is to be a Christ-centered church building Christ-centered people through Worship, Bible Study, Friendship, and Compassion.


To learn more about Crossings’ Statement of Faith, go to 


Crossings Community Church is located in northwest Oklahoma City, near Edmond. The Metro area has a population of approximately 1.2 million, and is home to great restaurants, parks, lakes, a downtown Triple-A baseball stadium, and the NBA’s Thunder. A typical 2500 sq. ft. home costs approximately $250,000.


Crossings is a multi-generational church comprised of middle class and upper middle class families. The current demographic of the church is: 45% – Birth to 40 years old, 30% – 41-64 years old, 25% – 65+ years old.


The main campus is a sprawling 325,000 square foot facility built in phases that began in 1999. The campus includes a 2,800-seat Sanctuary, bookstore, library, coffee shop, educational wings, administrative offices, the Chapel, the Venue and a fitness center and gym. Their K-12 school is also part of the campus. The Community Center & Clinic is located in another part of the city and, while the current facility is rented, construction is underway for a permanent home to open later this year. Like the church’s facility, it will be debt free when completed.


Crossings Student Ministries has reached a crossroads where the leadership of the church has decided to invest in the future of the ministry with this new position. This is a position that has been created to better serve middle and high school students, with the continued growth and vision of the church in mind.


The Student Ministries team consists of four full-time pastors; two for middle school (7th & 8th grades), two for high school (typically one for guys and one for girls in each), plus one full-time and one part-time administrative assistant. The current staff is talented and experienced, but they also have a willingness and openness to learning. Over the past six months, the team has visited several other similarly sized and larger churches to experience and learn about their approach to youth ministry.


One of the unique things about Crossings and their youth ministry is that it is not only strongly supported by the leadership and church as a whole but it is also empowered to grow and cast its own vision as well. This new position will be responsible for casting the vision and leading the team into the future of where Student Ministries can go.


At the present time there is a High School service and Middle School service running concurrently on Sunday mornings during the 9:30am sanctuary service. Both ministries share the same space on the 3rd floor with a common lounge/hang out area. On each side of the Student Ministries lobby are two rooms (theaters) that serve as the meeting rooms for each ministry.


Both the Middle School and High School also meet on Wednesday nights with a more discipleship-based approach.

Another impressive element of Student Ministries at Crossings is how many opportunities the students are able to be involved in throughout the summer months. There are events, activities and trips for students nearly every week covering a variety of interests.


Crossings is strongly committed to youth ministry, which is evidenced by being one of the most resourced departments year-to-year, and by the investment in the K-12 school that is located on the campus. The school has continued to grow (currently 1000 students) and they are in the middle of a major building project for a new Middle School.


To learn more about the High School ministry, go to 


To learn more about the Middle School ministry, go to 



Full-time staff position: Pastor of Student Ministries (an at-will employment position)


Capabilities and Characteristics:

  • Deep devotion to God and love for His Word
  • Gifted leadership skills (on and off the platform)
  • Highly relational (caring and personable on an individual level)
  • Articulate (able to communicate well on the platform)
  • Disciplined (works hard and smart)
  • Humble attitude
  • Innovative and creative
  • Quick learner
  • Able to attract others to the ministry
  • Able to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teaching
  • Committed to the Vision, Mission and Values of Crossings Community Church
  • Theologically and doctrinally aligned with Crossings on important matters
  • Exhibits the spiritual gifts of leadership, teaching, creativity and administration
  • Be a proven, effective leader, teacher, innovator and administrator
  • Capable of challenging others in their responsibility
  • College graduate
  • Credentialed minister
  • Five years or more of leadership experience in an effective and growing youth ministry
  • Ability to oversee administration and management of personnel


Reports To:

  • David Gibson, Pastor of Education (member of Leadership Team)


Relates Closely With:

  • Pastoral Staff
  • Educational Ministry Team
  • Worship


Provides Oversight To:

  • Middle School (Junior High) Ministry
  • High School Ministry
  • Middle School (Junior High) Pastors (2)
  • High School Pastors (2)
  • Student Ministries Administrative Assistants and volunteer leaders


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining the highest possible ministry standards and professional ethics in accordance with the goals, Purpose Statement and Core Values of Crossings Community Church.
  • Support the leadership of CCC, contributing to the spirit of unity among the staff and congregation.
  • Bring energy, fun and innovation to our Student Ministries, maintaining a careful balance of outreach, engagement and discipleship/spiritual growth.
  • Give guidance to departmental leaders in the selection of curricula and curricular goals.
  • Provide oversight and encouragement to the staff (paid and volunteer).
  • Create and implement an annual Ministry Plan as well as maintain and update a three-year ministry plan.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the weekly gatherings, and ensure quality of teaching, programming and student trips.
  • Make careful preparations with the High School and Middle School pastors to insure successful, efficient planning meetings to keep ministry current and effective.
  • Provide on-going evaluation of the growth and quality of the Student Ministries.  Develop plans and establish goals for improvement on an annual basis, at a minimum.
  • Develop methods for connecting students and families to the church body.
  • Work closely with Facilities Manager to insure that youth facilities are ready for effectively carrying out all Student Ministries programs and activities.
  • Work closely with the Director of Security and volunteers to provide security measures for all Student Ministries activities.  Also, insure background checks are accomplished for all volunteers in the Student Ministries program.
  • Share general pastoral duties and complete any other tasks related to Student Ministries as requested or assigned.
  • In consultation with appropriate advisory councils and staff members, formulate an annual Student Ministries budget for recommendation to the Finance & Facilities Committee through the Director of Administrative Services.
  • Share general pastoral duties of the church and complete any other tasks as assigned.
  • Represent CCC in civic and ministry-related efforts as approved.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to fulfill the position.


Compensation Package:

  • Total compensation negotiable based on experience and education
  • Entire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary,

housing, retirement, or health insurance)





If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more

information, please email with a copy of your resume,

including link to hosted video/audio of teaching sample.         


Please do not contact the church directly.

IMPORTANT: Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website. You will

not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website.


Career Note: We are working on a number of key Youth Pastor and other Ministry Leadership positions at this time in various locations around the country. Feel free to contact us via to learn more about these potential opportunities.