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Inland Hills Church

Junior High Director

Inland Hills Church
Chino, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/04/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Junior High Director’s primary responsibility is to lead the Junior High Ministry at Inland Hills Church as you help fulfill our vision “to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ”.  The Junior High Director’s objective is to identify and develop leaders, using the meta-model to accomplish ministry goals while growing in your own personal leadership.

As a leader of leaders, the Junior High Director needs to exemplify the 6Gs of an authentic follower of Christ (grace, growth, groups, gifts, giving, and going) and model a Christ like character of servant leadership. As a division leader (a “D”), the Junior High Director needs to meet the same expectations of the leaders you oversee. Above all, the Junior High Director needs to exhibit his or her love for God with a positive attitude and a servant’s heart.


Key Responsibilities

Support the Community and Mission of the Church

  • Maintain IHC philosophy of ministry.
  • Be a participating member of Inland Hills Church and attend weekly services and a small group.
  • Model what it means to be an authentic follower of Christ.
  • Uphold the church and its leaders in prayer.
  • Affirm and encourage all leaders and volunteers.
  • Support the vision, objectives, and strategies of the senior pastor and the associate director.

Identify and Develop Leaders

  • Be the primary leader and public “face” of the junior high ministry to leaders, students and parents.
  • Use the meta-model for growth and discipleship.
  • Cast ongoing vision to coaches, small group leaders, volunteers, students and parents.
  • Identify, recruit and train leaders and apprentices, challenging them to serve and nurturing a leadership culture.
  • Coach, shepherd, and train all leaders, with regular one-on-ones, team meetings, and huddles (One, one on one with a leader and coach per week).
  • Lead coaches with prayer, encouragement, and problem solving in an atmosphere of supportive and accountable relationships.
  • Ensure that every small group leader and apprentice has an involved and nurturing coach.
  • Develop and implement training tools and events for small group leaders and coaches.

Develop and Oversee Junior High Ministry (Services, Events, Retreats, and Programs)

  • Create and support a growth environment and leadership culture for students.
  • Organize, plan and execute weekly junior high services on the weekends and midweek and run/speak a minimum of 44 weeks.
  • Identify programming objectives and develop supporting activities.
  • Communicate regularly with church staff, parents, leaders, and students.
  • Align activities with the vision and values of student ministries, ensuring cultural relevancy.
  • Lead, build and develop teams of volunteers to oversee program events/activities, small groups, security, parents and outreach to campuses.
  • Attend strategic local junior high games and events (in the Chino Valley School District).

Ensure Good Stewardship of IHC Resources

  • Operate within the established student ministry budget.
  • Promote and affirm the events and group life of the church.
  • Safeguard student facilities, equipment, and other resources.
  • Encourage balanced living and “margin” in self and others.

Specific Mission

Your mission is to glorify God by leading the junior high ministry, focusing your efforts on the following:

  • supporting the community and mission of the church
  • identifying and developing leaders
  • developing and overseeing junior high ministry activities
  • ensuring good stewardship of student ministry resources

Universal Expectations

  • accurate, on-time performance
  • proactive productivity
  • thoughtful initiative
  • clear, effective, and judicious communication
  • project and issue ownership
  • professional and friendly interactions
  • continual growth and improvement

The Junior High Director also assists with other duties as required by the Associate Director and Senior Associate Pastor.


To apply for this position, please send resumes, cover letters, audio files, and/or videos to with Subject line JUNIOR HIGH POSITION.