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Mars Hill Bible Church

Grandville, Michigan, United States

Date Posted:
11/03/2015
Categories:
Youth Pastor
Denomination:
Non-Denominational
Church Size:
3001 to 4000
Job Type:
Full-Time
Mars Hill Bible Church
Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE + FUNCTION

The Student Ministries Pastor serves as the pastoral leader of Mars Hill’s Students Ministry, and collaboratively creates, develops, implements and assesses a theologically sound, developmentally appropriate and missionally focused formational vision that unifies the MH Students Team [Fifty6, The.element, and Anthem] and is integrated into the broader Mars Hill Ministry Vision.

The Student Ministries Pastor leads the MH Students Ministry staff, serves adolescents and their families, and informs the broader community of adolescent issues.

QUALIFICATIONS + EXPERIENCE Professional

  • §  Minimumof5yearsofpastoralexperienceinStudentMinistry

  • §  PassionforprovidingcompellingopportunitiesforStudentsandfamiliestofindtheiridentity,belongingand

    mission in God

  • §  Servantleaderwhoiseffectiveandenjoysidentifying,developing,equipping,andencouragingvolunteers

  • §  Passionforexcellence,aswellascontinuousdevelopmentandlearninginallaspectsofstudentsministry

    [students, families, volunteers, leaders, teams, ideas, programming]

  • §  Demonstratedspiritforstrategicexploration,innovation,andchange

  • §  Provenabilitytocreateandsuccessfullyimplementnewprograms

  • §  Highlyrelational,derivingenergyfromanddrawingothersintocommunity

  • §  Abilitytoengagedifficultissuesandindividuals,courageouslyshepherdingpeopletowardwholeness

  • §  Abilitytoequipandencourageparentstospirituallynurturetheirchildren

    Education Requirements

  • §  Bachelor’sdegreeinministry,educationorarelatedfieldrequired.Master’sdegreeinaTheologicalfield preferred [MA, MTS, ThM, MDiv]

  • §  Conversantinfaithformationofstudentswithanemphasisonadolescenceissues[spiritual,theological, sociological, developmental, cultural]

  • §  Knowledgeofandexposuretoadult-relatedpastoralcareministries[topastorallycareforparentsand families]

    Theological/Philosophical

    § Aworldviewthatisalignedwiththevision,mission,Directions,andnarrativetheologyofMarsHill
    § Able to synthesize and think critically about theological, developmental, and sociological issues associated

    with the church and adolescence

    Personal

    § Demonstratesadeepandconsistentruleoflifeforallthingsformational
    § Modelsawayoflife[philosophiesandconduct]thatinspiresotherstofollow § Practicesahealthyandholisticlifestyle

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provide Leadership for MH Student Ministries [5th grade through Emerging Adults].

  • §  EngageandoverseeMHStudentMinistriesStaffinthedevelopmentoftheologicalanddevelopmentally

    sound content [curriculum and programming] and contexts [small groups, large groups, discipleship]

  • §  EnsurealignmentoftheStudentMinistries’visionwiththelargermissionalidentityandformationalvision

    of Mars Hill

  • §  PresentMarsHillStudentsMinistryanditsvisiontostaff,volunteers,studentsandparents.Talkaboutit

    directly and indirectly, formally and informally in every possible situation. Continually invite and challenge

    individuals to be fully invested in the ministry.

  • §  Createandpromoteacultureandmindsetwhichembracesandupholdsthesignificanceofvolunteers

  • §  Leadeffortstorecruit,connect,andshepherdvolunteersservingintheministry

POSITION DESCRIPTION / STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR

Revised 07.2015

  1. Collaboratively Lead, Coach, and Develop the MH Students Ministry Staff

    • §  DeveloptheStudentsMinistryTeam—accuratelyassessskillsandexperienceandplaceindividualsin

      roles and on teams according to abilities and passions

    • §  Investineachstaffmemberindividually.Providevision,direction,standards,andknowledge.

    • §  Regularlyevaluateindividualperformanceininformalconversationandformalperformancereviews,

      provide opportunities for growth, and train/coach individuals in areas where performance improvements are necessary

  2. Lead, Develop and Nurture the MH’s High School + Post High School [HS/PHS] Volunteer Culture

    • §  Fosterandmodelpastoralrelationshipsandleadershipforkids,parents,familiesandvolunteers

    • §  CollaboratewithotherMHHS/PHSandMHStaffindesigninganddeliveringonayearlyvolunteertraining

      arc

    • §  CollaboratewithotherMHHS/PHSStafftocreate,implementandmonitorstrategies,processes,and

      policies for the development for safe relational environments for kids, families and volunteers

  3. Collaboratively Lead MH’s High School + Post High School [HS/PHS] Ministries

    • §  Developcontentthatistheologicallysound,developmentallyappropriateandculturallyrelevant

    • §  CreateteachingarcsandprogrammingthatcultivatesthespiritualformationofHS/PHSstudents

    • §  Develop,identify,selectandprovideresourcesthatassiststudents,parentsandfamilieswiththeir

      spiritual formation

    • §  ProvidepastoralandprogrammaticleadershiptoweeklyHS/PHSMinistryProgramming

  4. Participate as a Member of the Mars Hill Pastoral Team

    • §  Foster,anticipate,andrespondpastorallytotheneeds[careandcrisis]ofthoseinyourcare

    • §  Providepastoralcare,crisismanagement,crisisintervention,andresourceconnection

    • §  Carry out pastoral responsibilities [as needed and available] such as: weddings, funerals, child dedication

      services, baptisms, pastoral appointments, visitations, mentoring, Sunday care, and on-call

      responsibilities

    • §  AvailabilityandpresenceonSundaymorningsifnotpresentintheHS/PHSMinistry,providingproactive

      and responsive care

    • §  Trainotherstaffandvolunteerpastorsinaspecificareaofexpertiseasappropriate

    • §  Providea“pastoralvoice”duringSundaymornings,teaching1or2timesperyear

  5. Participate as a Fully Invested Member of the MH Kids + Students Team and Larger Mars Hill Team

    • §  Participateinministry-wideeventsandactivitiesasnecessary

    • §  Participateandtakepersonalinitiativeinstaffdevelopmentandeducationalopportunities,maintainingan

      excellent understanding of adolescent development and culture

    • §  TeachtheunderlyingvisionandtheologydrivingprogramstrategyinallavailableareasoftheMarsHill

      community

    • §  Attendscheduledteammeetings

    • §  Assistwithtasksandprojectsastheyarise

    • §  Participateincross-functionalministryteams

    • §  Performotherdutiesasassignedorrequired

POSITION DETAILS

Team Leader: FLSA Status: Position Status: Office Hours:

Interim Executive Director
Salaried, Exempt
Full-Time
Sundays, regular office hours, and other times as required [45+ hours weekly]

POSITION DESCRIPTION / STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR

Revised 07.2015 

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