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Crossroads UMC

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Date Posted:
United Methodist
Church Size:
351 to 500
Job Type:
Crossroads UMC
Job Description:

Student Ministries Coordinator


OVERVIEW: Build and nurture a dynamic 21st Century student ministry that helps Middle School and High School students live their everyday lives in the way of Jesus' compassionate love for self and others.


TEAMS • Discernment Team • Formation Team • Student Ministry Teams • All Staff


REPORTS TO Adult/Family Formation Director




HOURS • 20 per week • Hours are not eligible for telecommuting • Requires evening, weekend meetings as well as possible overnight trips (i.e. retreats, lock ins)



• Affirm and align with the Crossroads UMC theological statement and lead others in the way of the Crossroads overall vision with authenticity and integrity.

• Three plus years experience leading successful student ministries. • Ability to connect with people of all ages.

• Ability to create safe places for students to open up and share their life stories.

• Ability to listen well.

• Ability to accept everyone's journey in a non-judgmental way.

• Passion to really get to know the students.

• Ability to communicate with parents and students using all the communication tools applicable to age levels.

• Ability to relate Biblical stories to everyday life in a non-preaching way.

• Ability to organize, coordinate and motivate student and adult leaders with an ongoing positive attitude, grace and humility and a sense of joy.

• Strong team player willing to collaborate with other staff members, teams and the people of the Crossroads community.

• Dependable, responsible, self-motivated individual.

• Passion for service as a key formational pathway to becoming more and more like Jesus in everyday life.

• Ability to help students discover their call or mission for life.

• Ability to help students and adults to explore theology and have the ability to facilitate open theological dialogue.

• The ability to speak publicly in large and small gatherings including worship.



• Understand and able to interpret the Wheel of Human Development by Bill Plotkin.

• Understand and able to interpret The Stages of Faith by James Fowler.

• Understand and able to interpret the Human Centered Design Thinking process.

• Understand and able to interpret Crossroads Imagine.



• Provide spiritual support and leadership within the overall area of Student Ministry.

• Create a Student Ministries Teams made up of students and adult leaders.

• Invite adults to participate in Student Ministries as mentors and sages.

• Engage in ongoing training, equipping and empowering of teams to help lead Student Ministries.

• Continue the work of Crossroads Student Leadership program.

• Create numerous small and large groups for students to participate in.

• Participate in weekly dynamic Sunday morning Student Ministry gatherings.

• Grow Student Ministries both numerically and spiritually.

• Participate in the life and ministry of Crossroads UMC beyond Student Ministries.

• Schedule, organize and staff annual mission trips.

• Schedule, organize and staff annual retreats.

• Schedule, organize annual milestone events (i.e. 5th Grade Crossover, Graduation).


TO APPLY: Visit www.everydaylifewithgod.org/employment and send a resume and cover letter to employment@crossroadsnova.org

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