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Junior High Pastor

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Metro DC Area, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 03/10/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Junior High Pastor

Metro DC Area


Do you want to be part of a church team that is making a huge impact for the Kingdom of God through sound, biblical teaching and discipleship?  Do you have a passion to disciple junior high students and their families?  If so, this opportunity may be for you!  We are excited to be adding a Junior High Pastor to work with our student ministry team in pursuing this vision. 


Located just outside of Washington D.C. in Northern Virginia, our church is a fast growing, Bible-based, non-denominational church of over 2,800 people. God’s work in the student ministry has been overwhelmingly evident. Students are connecting with one another in small groups, studying God’s Word for themselves, and sharing the gospel with their friends.  Our Junior High ministry has peaked this year with close to 200 students.  Our next Junior High Pastor will, first and foremost, model a healthy and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.  They will share the vision of the church and be a team player who values engaging students and partnering with parents.   


Position Title:          Junior High Pastor


Reports To:              High School Pastor


Oversees:                Full Time Ministry Assistant


Key Responsibilities:


Be a team player – Have a team-oriented attitude and willingness to work

closely with the student ministry team as well as the other ministries of the church.


Cast the vision – Set the direction for the ministry and lead the efforts in planning and executing the various programs for the junior high students and families.  This includes the mid-week programs, Sunday morning classes, retreats, camps, and mission trips.   


Serve as the main teacher – Prepare and teach biblically-based, culturally relevant, and age-appropriate messages for the students. 


Connect relationally with students – Cultivate deeper relationships with students outside of large groups events by spending time with them.  


Develop and care for volunteers – Train and invest in the incredible group of volunteers who already serve in this ministry, while also recruiting and training new volunteers.


Counsel as needs arise – Care for students and families through biblically based, pastoral counseling. 


Partner with parents – Develop and implement a strategy to work alongside parents as they disciple their kids. 



Job Requirements:


Required - Holds a seminary degree and has proven track record in leading a student ministry.


Preferred - Two years or more of student ministry experience.


Next Steps:


For questions or more information, email


To apply,  send the following to


  • A cover letter on why you feel led to apply for this job
  • A resume with a current photo
  • A link with at least two teaching samples