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Sagebrush Community Church

Student Pastor

Sagebrush Community Church
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Date Posted: 01/12/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: over 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

So you’re a youth pastor or you’re interested in possibly being a youth pastor. You’re sitting in an office somewhere reading another job posting and you’re thinking, “Albuquerque? Really, what is in Albuquerque? I mean, can it really compare with sunny Florida or maybe even the mecca of student ministry that Southern California offers?


What we can offer is the opportunity of a lifetime. You could go to a small church where you are ‘the guy’ and you get to do everything. You could be by yourself battling it out and trying to get some momentum going, which is needed in student ministry. Or you could come join us to try to catch up to what God is doing. Instead of working alone, maybe you could come join our student ministry team. We have 13 full and part-time staff members at Sagebrush that are dedicated to the mission of helping students to know Christ and to make Christ known. We are passionate about seeing students enter into a relationship with Christ and then seeing them turn their world upside down as a result.


While we take God very seriously, we don’t take ourselves quite so seriously. We have a lot of fun. We collaborate together to execute a God-focused student ministry and to forward our student environment called Remix.


Equally enticing is that you get to be a part of an amazing church. Sagebrush was started almost 17 years ago on Super Bowl Sunday. Our church was started by a young, energetic youth pastor who took the principles learned in student ministry and used it to reach adults. We have over 12,000 people attending all of our services and we currently have nine multisite campuses. We are seeing tons of adults making first-time decisions to believe in Jesus Christ and then moving into becoming fully devoted followers.


If you are interested in being a part of our team, here is what we have available in our student ministry:


Student Pastor

We are looking to add staff to our student ministry team and are immediately seeking a full-time student pastor. Sagebrush Community Church is committed to establishing a culture of student ministries that helps teens to know Christ and make Christ known. For this reason we have established a team of student pastors, interns, and volunteers who are passionately consumed with reaching out to this lost generation. If the challenge of being a part of a team that works together to reach students for Christ excites you, here is what the job at Sagebrush entails:



  1. Engaging Personality: Relational, energetic, outgoing, and fun-loving.
  2. Ability to Disciple: Able to lead students toward spiritual growth in Christ.
  3. Strong Communication Skills: Able to share effectively with all ages and group sizes.
  4. Teachable Spirit: Willing to receive direction, learn from others, and be humble.
  5. Intuitive Awareness: Quick learner, able to problem-solve and stay adaptable.
  6. Called Shepherd: Must sense a calling to ministry and serve in student ministry.
  7. Creative Innovator: Out-of-the-box where appropriate and able to “lay new track.”
  8. Relational Intelligence: Strong ability to relate to students, parents, and staff.
  9. Three years’ involvement in student ministry, one of those as the ministry point leader.
  10. Solid foundation of theology, ability to navigate scripture, and teaching experience.
  11. Experience with Microsoft Office, Pro Presenter, and current software programs.


  1. Develop an expanding creative Sunday morning experience for HS & MS students.
  2. Collaborate with the other Sagebrush location student pastors to develop a shared message series with the same general content, and work creatively to take the general message each week and personalize it with unique stories and creativity.
  3. Invest in relationships with students and staff at the high schools and middle schools through campus ministry.
  4. Champion the need for and connections to small groups.
  5. Help to oversee a worship experience on Sunday mornings at the campus.
  6. Recruit, equip, and oversee all volunteers at the campus level.
  7. Provide weekly flash reports, emails, and updates for parents, leaders, and staff.
  8. Oversee contact of student visitors and response card decisions made at the campus.
  9. Attend all student ministry and staff meetings as well as Saturday night services.
  10. Participate in tear down and set up of multi-site campus.
  11. Any other duties as assigned by the executive student pastor.

Benefits for full-time employees include group health, dental, and vision group plans, church-paid life and disability insurance, annual sick and vacation, and 403(b) plan. You will receive on-the-job training, ongoing personal development, and tools to get ministry done well.



If you are being called to serve and meet the above-mentioned qualifications, please send your resume and a link to a recent video sermon sample to