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Student Ministry Director - 1736

Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 05/16/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Assigned
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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POSITION TITLE: Student Ministry Director***

LOCATION:  Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

DENOMINATION: NonDenominational


MinisterSearch ( is excited to present a great opportunity for a person with youth ministry experience in a church or para-church setting to serve at a healthy, thriving church that is focused on growing strong faith and families for life. Their mission is to live out the work of Jesus in every area that they can.

Located in a prime spot with a population of almost 115,000 in the immediate area and close to both Philadelphia and New York City, this church is welcoming, friendly and values being real—about life, relationships, struggles, and faith. They want to be known for what they are for, not for what they are against.

Their worship is excellent and contemporary, with about 1300 attenders weekly. They now have 3 weekend services, are growing, running out of space, and have recently started a building campaign. Although most of the attenders are college educated, they are becoming more diverse and have a great connection with the community. The Sr. Pastor has created an affirming grace-based atmosphere where they celebrate each other's ministries and cooperate as a team for the big picture.

The right person for this position will lead the Student Ministry and will be responsible for the evangelism and discipleship of students in Grades 7-12. The goal is to offer a ministry for all teenagers that is full of life and draws students into transformational encounters with God.

A stable, family friendly area where people put down roots, there is great potential to minister to the students and families here; and the people are accepting and ready to embrace and support their Student Pastor.


  • Oversee and lead Youth Ministry; serve as a key staff member who provides staff leadership for all youth ministries (7-12th grade)  
  • Pursue the mission and vision of the church as it pertains to Youth Ministry, families, and surrounding community
  • Plan events for service, fellowship, outreach and fun that expands youth participation in the life of the Body of the Church
  • Develop/adopt a purposeful curriculum that is relevant to teenagers
  • Provide opportunities for effective evangelism and ministry to unchurced teenagers in the area
  • Mentor and shepherd individual teens to bring youth to mature service in youth group, church and their schools
  • Connect with the students during the week by attending their school functions and other activities        
  • Recruit, train, and pastor adult volunteer leaders
  • Build and mentor a team of youth volunteers who carry out shepherding discipleship within the ministry
  • Provide additional opportunities for teaching and nurturing youth to become servants
  • Work closely with all other church staff to complement and unite all ministries


  • Preferred: College or University studies
  • Experience in Youth Ministry (para-church or church) that demonstrated an ability to relate to youth and exemplify the love of Christ for teens
  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to serve Him
  • Gospel-centered Bible teaching gifts that engage and connect with teens, using various contemporary media
  • Ability to recruit volunteer leadership to partner with paid staff
  • Team player who understands that good communication, both verbal and written, is a valuable tool in creating unity
  • Ability to communicate with and provide resources to parents that will assist them in discipling, nurturing, and connecting with their teens
  • A servant's heart that is receptive to coaching and training 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

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