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Gracespring Bible Church

Pastor to Student Ministries (High School)

Gracespring Bible Church
Richland, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 08/12/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Title:        


Pastor to Student Ministries

(High School)


Full Time:              


Full Time/Salary


Reports To:            


Operational Report:  Bryan Tema, Lead Pastor

General Report:  Blaine Farr, Pastor to familylife ministries


Job Summary:       


This pastoral role will be responsible to plan, implement, supervise and evaluate a team of paid/volunteer staff towards the execution of a relationally-based high school ministry environment where . . .



  • High school students have a safe place to BELONG.
  • The structure reinforces an environment for a high-school student to GROW in their relationship with Jesus through discipleship strategies that encourage biblical training coupled with ministry opportunities both within the Student Ministry and throughout the church.
  • Students are trained and equipped to REACH out to those who do not know Jesus or are un-churched.
  • Provide directorial leadership to all ministry operations affecting high school ministries directly, and middle-school ministries indirectly.
  • Develop strong working relationship with the pastoral leadership team in partnering with gracespring vision execution.
  • Work in tandem with familylife team to execute leadership strategy of teaming with parents to grow up students in the Lord.
  • Oversee operational and budgetary process over Student Ministry, working with the Middle School Director.
  • Recruit and develop strong volunteer leaders to come alongside of high school students.
  • Establish strong relationships with students not only at church, but support them where they go to school and their involvements.
  • Establish strong relationship with parents through clear communication and helpful resources.
  • Develop and implement new ideas to keep ministry to students relevant.
  • Additional duties as needed.


Team Life:

  • Meet occasionally with the Lead Pastor for Ministry Action Plan (MAP) development and evaluation, along with general observations and mentoring.
  • Meet regularly with the familylife team for sharing and strategizing of complimentary vision.
  • Meet regularly with the Pastoral leadership team to provide input into the health of the ministry at large.
  • Represent Student Ministry at church and in the community in a way that honors Christ.
  • Serve the Church Body of gracespring through periodic Pulpit Supply (2-4 times/year).
  • Be open to improvement – personally and for the team.




Since the Pastor to Student Ministry (High School) plays a major role in the faith development of the younger members of the church, both as a leader, and as an example, gracespring seeks a professional leader who has a solid understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a depth of biblical knowledge and a strong desire to grow up students, and adult leaders, to follow Jesus.  We seek a person who generates new ideas and whose team is willing to think ‘outside the box’ in ways that will help accomplish our mission of ‘changed lives . . . changing lives’.  Therefore the following qualifications are desirable:


  • Needs to have a minimum of 5 years of proven Student Ministry leadership experience.
  • Preferred to have a college degree in related field of study, but must have at least a college degree.
  • Proven gift of teaching God’s Word in a relevant way.
  • Demonstration of leading missions initiatives.
  • A reputation for recruiting and training up volunteer leaders who thrive under their leadership.
  • A relational leader with a track record of encouragement both within the ministry and the community.
  • Preferred to have good organizational skills, or the clear ability to delegate well.
  • Affirm gracespring’s statement of faith.
  • A stubborn determination toward excellence.


  • Full-time salary, based on 45 hours/week, reviewed after 90 days.
  • Employee health insurance plan
  • Accrued vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick days                              
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to