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Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

High School Pastor

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
Chandler, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 03/15/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is a large bible-teaching church with two sites, the main location in Chandler, AZ and the multi-site location in San Tan Valley, AZ. Our mission is to Reach the Phoenix area for Christ and produce fully devoted followers of Christ. Our vision is To "do" church in a way that reflects the community and offers real answers to life, while remaining true to God's Word. In 1995, Pastor Linn Winters and his wife Lisa came to Chandler with two other couples to plant a church with three focus areas: Teach God’s Word in a way that is practicable and relevant, Worship authentically -- in a way that supersedes singing in church and becomes how we live our lives and to be a place where kids would want to come to church. Since 1995, the church has grown into 6000 member and attenders each week. With dozens of ministries focusing on specific needs of both the community and the body of believers at Cornerstone, we continue seeking to follow in the footsteps of Christ.



The High School Pastor provides leadership and spiritual shepherding for Cornerstone’s ministry to High School students (grades 9 through 12) and their families. They create an exciting, fun, challenging and growing ministry that engages all high school students. They should develop vision and infrastructure for this area that is in keeping with the churches ministry strategies and philosophy.  They should lead by example, and cultivate a positive spirit throughout the church family.  They should represent Christ and His church well in the community at large.  They should be a team player and follow the biblical model of sacrifice by being willing to put the needs of others in front of their own.  In all of their actions, they should be positive and supportive of the Core Values and the Vision of our church.



Lead Student Ministries Staff

  • Enlist, equip, and empower a team of volunteers to own and lead the High School Ministry and invest in the lives of High School students
  • Manage, invest in, develop, and coach a paid staff team
  • Develop Student Leadership within the High School Ministry in which students are learning to be the church and invest in people around them.
  • Develop strategic initiatives to gain access to and earn the right to be heard on local high school campuses



  • Develop and execute an annual calendar of events for the High School Ministry that works in symmetry with the overall Student & Young Adult Ministry. 
  • Create ongoing large and small group environments, mission trips, retreats, and outreach events.



  • Successfully develop and nurture relationships with local High School Faculty and Staff, students, volunteers and the paid staff of the church.
  • Create an environment that attracts High School Students within Cornerstone as well as outside of the church.



  • Serve as the primary Teaching Pastor for the High School Ministry.
  • Communicate the Gospel and biblical principles in a creative and culturally relevant manner to Students


Role Model in Personal Life

  • Model the qualifications of an elder (1 Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
  • Model biblical community in his relationships (Matt 5:23-24, Matt 18:15-17, Eph 4:25-32).
  • Model biblical family life before the body (Eph 5:22-6:4).
  • Model biblical integrity in all things (1 Tim 6:11-12).


  • Five + years experience in fulltime ministry, at least 2 years in a church larger than 1500 members.
  • Experience leading Jr High or High School Ministry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an area of concentration that has equipped him/her for vocational ministry. Master’s Degree, preferred.
  • Must possess these key spiritual gifts: Leadership, Administration and Teaching.
  • Must align with the vision, values, and doctrinal statement of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.
  • Must be a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship who supports the vision and values. 


Important skills/personal traits

  • Generates new ideas, gives direction and allows others to work the details.
  • Socially poised and confident, able to speak to large and small groups.
  • Takes on multiple challenges assignments and succeeds.
  • Assertive and motivated for successful ministry.