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Pathways Community Church

High School Director

Pathways Community Church
Santee, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/21/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Status: Part Time (20-25 hours)

Reports to: Youth Ministry Director

Summary: Will be responsible to give direction to the overall High School Ministry. This will include the strategic planning, developing and working through a great volunteer team, and doing direct ministry with students.



  • Models a faithful walk with Christ
  • In an active discipleship relationship
  • Equips youth and adults for the work of the ministry
  • Develops healthy and active teams
  • Effective at strategic planning
  • Sees the big picture and attends to small details
  • Positive relational skills (leaders, students & parents)
  • Speaks well in small and large groups
  • Facilitates both large and small groups
  • Flexible at a moment’s notice
  • Jumps in and leads at any time


  • 2 years experience: 
  • working with youth
  • working in ministry
  • working in a leadership role
  • Education: Bachelors Degree Preferred
  • Committed to living out the Pathways Church Crucial Heart Attitudes
  • Agree with the Pathways Statement of Faith



  • Faithful, available and teachable (F.A.T.)
  • Integrity – ethically and morally
  • Self Starter
  • Responsibility – diligence, hard working; a get-it-done, follow-through attitude
  • Qualities of an Elder are expected (1 Tim. 3, Titus 1)



Staff Development in all Areas of High School Ministry

  • Recruit High School Adult Team
  • Develop the High School Adult Team
  • Facilitate Staff Meetings


Sunday Morning Youth Group

  • Work with the Team to craft Weekly Youth Group Program (Worship, Greeter, Speaker, Attendance, Ice Breaker/Game…)


Small Groups

  • Run a Small Group
  • Be aware of students’ involvement
  • Help with curriculum selection and development
  • Help leaders establish and maintain healthy individual Small Groups


Relational Student Ministry

  • Contacting – going into the teenage world to initiate new relationships
  • Building Time – spending time with students to build new relationships and grow existing ones
  • Appointments – meeting with kids to focus on their individual needs
  • Core Team – develop and continually build teams of Christian teenagers with the high school staff who together follow Jesus in a way that naturally invites friends to discover Jesus with them


Events / Service Projects

  • Provide monthly events that allow outreach and building time
  • Provide monthly opportunity for students to serve
  • Provide visible leadership at events and service projects
  • Pull together event / service teams for these events and projects (can vary depending on month, skill and activity)


Campus Ministry / Outreach

  • Establish connections between Youth Group, Community, and High School Campus Ministry
  • Connect students in local high schools and community to Pathways’ Youth Group/Church
  • Attend and/or provide staff support for weekly Campus Ministry Clubs (Local High Schools)



Our statement of faith is an adaptation of the Baptist Faith and Message, generally accepted by churches in our denomination.  It is based on the Bible and not tradition.  Christians from a variety of backgrounds will be familiar with these beliefs and feel comfortable with them.

•  In essential beliefs - we have unity.
"There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all..." Eph. 4:4-6
• In non-essential beliefs - we have liberty.
"Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters...Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls...So then each of us will give an account of himself to God...So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God."  Romans 14:1,4,12,22
• In all our beliefs - we need to show charity.
"...I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all." 1 Cor.13:2 (Ph)
 1. About God - God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These therefore are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14

 2. About Jesus Christ  - Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew l:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13.

3. About the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17, Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2-12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.

4. About the Bible - The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

5. About human beings - People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin" This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2.

6. About salvation - Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never makeup for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

7. About eternal security - Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ; the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:28-29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; I Peter 1:3-5

8. About eternity - People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9


No one lives out the life of Christ fully in all relationships at all times. No one is perfect except Christ and those believers who have died and are now with Him. A member of Pathways commits him or herself to work together with the church toward better living out the following “crucial heart attitudes.”


1. Put the success of others above my own within Scriptural limits. (Phil. 2:2-3; John 15:12-13; 2 Thes. 3:10-12)
2. Clear up relationships with others. (Matthew 5:23-24; 18:15-17)
3. Live an honest life before others. (Ephesians 4:25)
4. Receive and give Scriptural correction. (Hebrews 3:13; Proverbs 10:17) 
5. Participate in ministry in the church. (1 Peter 4:10-11)
6. Support the church’s work financially. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
7. Follow spiritual authority within Scriptural limits. (Hebrews 13:17)