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Rolling Hills Community Church

Student Pastor

Rolling Hills Community Church
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 04/01/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Rolling Hills Community Church

Student Pastor

Team: Family Ministry

Full/Part Time: Full Time with benefits available


General Function

To work under the direct supervision of the Lead Pastor of Family Ministry and in cooperation

with the Family Ministry Team of the church staff in carrying out the five functions of the New

Testament church: worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship and ministry for the church.

Fundamentally, the Student Pastor will lead the team responsible for ministry leadership with

middle and high school students and their parents.


Primary Functions

To cast vision and develop a comprehensive Student Ministry for families of Rolling Hills

Community Church as well as the community around us, and to implement this plan as a

member of the RHCC staff team as one who leads, nurtures, and serves the overall church

body as we endeavor to fulfill the mission and vision statements of the church and Family

Ministry team:

“Rolling Hills Community Church exists to bring glory to God by reaching people for Christ and

nurturing them in the faith through inspired worship, genuine community and passionate ministry

that transforms lives in our neighborhoods and throughout the world.”

“Rolling Hills Community Church…A people of God reaching out, growing up, and giving all.”

“Rolling Hills Family Ministry: Discipling Kids plus equipping parents equals strengthening



Specific Job Descriptions:

•Cast Student Ministry Vision with Family Ministry as a whole in mind.

•Represent Student Ministry vision and values in Family Ministry capacity

•Communicate Student Ministry vision, along with Family Ministry vision, down to your

team and volunteer leadership structure, up to your leaders, and out to parents and the

community surrounding Rolling Hills.

•Develop Opportunities to Expand Team Learning and Equip volunteers

•Develop a team of leaders to teach and nurture students 6th through 12th grade.

•Utilize various books, conferences, and other leaders to maximize growth opportunities.

•Be the lead learner for your team, always motivating everyone toward a highly teachable


•Continue to discover and implement ways to train volunteers to be fully equipped in

ministry well.

•Always look for ways to encourage all volunteers and student ministry staff.

•Create and nurture “community” for your staff and volunteers.

•Partner with Parent to elevate their roles as the Primary Disciple Makers of their


•Connect with parents regularly to assess the way we are ministering to them and their


•Provide ongoing resources that will help a parent disciple their teen.

•Engage parents with resources, events, and ideas related to the important mile markers

of spiritual growth.

•Know and love parents in the RHCC Student Ministry.

•Minister in whatever ways possible to students and their families.

•Create and Assist Well Functioning Ministry System

•Continue to evaluate the process for how your team engages guests.

•Lead your team in developing a follow up system that will engage families at RHCC.

•Lead your team to manage gaps between age transitions from elementary to middle

school, middle school to high school, and high school to college.

•Inform all volunteers of best safety practices and behaviors when leading teens.

•Plan the Budget. Manage the Student Ministry spending and budget allocations to

ensure ministry stewardship, growth, and goal achievements.

•Clarify Wins and Gauge Effectiveness for Student Ministry

•Evaluate and measure success for programs, teams, ministry events.

•Identify areas of growth and blindspots in ministry.

•Identify ways to engage the youth culture and reach the next generation.

•Provide support for teens to reach their schools for Christ.

•Create and monitor ways for students to serve the Body of Christ. This includes

discovering, understanding, and successfully utilizing their individual talents and spiritual


•Involve students in local, state, national, and international missions. This includes

maintaining an intentional pipeline for students to grow in their understanding of and

experiences in missions.

•Implement a comprehensive mission strategy for progressing students in missions from

6th grade through high school.

•Create ways in how to reach non-churched families in the greater Nashville/Franklin


•Coordinate and lead events designed to reach out to new students, disciple maturing

students, and include their families.

•Oversee all content development for Student Ministry

•Lead Student Team to plan/write/ideate midweek sermon series

•Lead in development of outreach and discipleship event themes and content

•Oversee scope and sequence for student ministry small group curriculum.


In addition to responsibilities to specific Student Ministry Leadership, the Student Pastor will

serve on the larger Family Ministry team. As we seek to shepherd the whole family, it will be of

the upmost importance that each person on the Family Ministry team supports the other.



1.The RHCC Student Pastor is expected to live an exemplary life modeling the call, character,

and competencies of a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2.The RHCC Student Pastor is expected to be a servant leader to his or her staff and teams of

volunteers, the families, and the overall church body.

3.The RHCC Student Pastor is expected to reach new families for Jesus Christ.

4.The RHCC Student Pastor is expected to grow personally in their own leadership and

ministerial abilities by reading, attending conferences and having godly and professional

mentors in their life.

5.The RHCC Student Pastor, and his or her family, is expected to be involved in the overall

life of the church body by actively participating in a community group and all other

church-wide events and functions.

6.The RHCC Student Pastor is expected to be an excited and contributing member of the

RHCC staff team.


Responsibility: Responsible to the Lead Pastor of Family Ministry and the church body of

RHCC. Performance review every 6 months with the Lead Pastor of Family Ministry based on

work as related to this job description as well as the effectiveness of reaching families for Christ

and involving them in the life of Rolling Hills Community Church.



1. Education: College-level undergraduate degree; additional education is preferred.

2. Experience: Minimum of three years in church-related ministry or the equivalent experience

in working with children in other venues.

3. Spiritual: Must be a professing Christian with a true calling and passion for ministry and a

member of Rolling Hills Community Church.



This is a full-time position with benefits in line with the overall church budget. This includes

health insurance, vacation time, sick time, raises and all other items specific to employee

benefits. Annual salary review will be given once a year.