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Orchard Church

Director of Student Ministries

Orchard Church
Temecula, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/18/2015
Categories: Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

This position is part-time (25 hours @ $2000/month) with the potential to become full-time with the right man. Check us out at


The Orchard Christian Fellowship is a contemporary, established church and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. Our city of Temecula is an upwardly mobile, family-oriented city in an area of 250,000 people. We have 5 Junior Highs and 3 large high schools, comprising over 15,000 students in our area that need to be impacted with the Gospel.


The three key values that are at the center of all that happens at the Orchard are E3: Engaging with love, Equipping with truth, Empowering with faith. The Orchard is a high-expectation, high-reward church that loves to see Jesus do amazing things when we use our gifts for Him!


Our Lead Pastor is Jim Jackson. His overall goal is to help people know and follow Jesus Christ. He is a gifted leader, teacher, visionary and author, creating the acclaimed project Days With Jesus.


Due to our current explosive growth we are looking for a gifted man with a passion for student ministry. We have a great, growing group of 60+ students every week and the meeting room used on Wednesdays has stage/lights/sound and seats 275. The staff is energetic, student-loving, and ready to do ministry with the right guy. The Student Ministry Pastor reports directly to the Executive Pastor and will work alongside the Lead Pastor in strategizing to reach the area for Jesus.


Core Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute all large group gatherings (worship gatherings and events)
  • Be a part of a student ministry team (primary communicator)
  • Oversight of high school volunteer teams (being a part of recruiting, developing and setting them up for impact)
  • Collaborative role in student ministry small groups
  • Leader of all initiatives and objectives inside of student ministry
  • Pastoral role with students and their families                                                          

Skills Needed:

  • Gifted communicator of God’s word to students
  • Strategic thinker and implementer
  • Self-starter with clear calling to student ministry
  • Ability to plan and execute large events and worship services
  • Strategic developer of students and volunteers
  • Pastoral heart for students, volunteers and families 

You are:

  • An elder-qualified man of integrity (though you don’t need to be an elder right now) according to 1 Tim. 3 (will check ministry references)
  • Financially responsible with your own finances
  • Have degree(s) from accredited colleges/universities in ministry, preferably Theology
  • Have a proven, successful track record of ministering in a medium to large church (500-5000)
  • In agreement with our vision, mission and statement of beliefs

We are:

  • An amazing, loving, growing church mainly made up of young families
  • Financially stable with generosity of our people as a core value
  • Fantastic preschool, children’s, youth and VBS ministry
  • Bible-teaching church that focuses on reaching the lost and discipling the saved

This position will be a dream come true if you:

  • Lay awake at night pondering how the church can be more effective in reaching students for Jesus
  • Are gifted to teach and lead but just need the right support and opportunity
  • Want to be mentored in ministry
  • Are stifled where you are at in ministry right now and want an opportunity to build something new for God’s kingdom in Temecula
  • Love people and have the ability to do biblical counseling with students and families
  • Take Jesus seriously but love to have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously

This position will be a nightmare if you:

  • Are looking for a stepping stone to being a senior pastor
  • Are not called to love students and Jesus
  • Don’t want to work hard
  • Don’t want to stay here long-term

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