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Clarkston Community Church

Student Ministry Pastor

Clarkston Community Church
Clarkston, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 06/18/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Student Ministry Pastor Job Description:

General Purpose:

Clarkston Community Church is seeking a Full Time Student Ministry Pastor to assist the Senior Pastor in applying the Clarkston Community Church vision, mission and strategies to Student Ministry which includes 6th-12th grade students. The Student Ministry Pastor must have a calling to Student Ministry, love students and have a passion to provide opportunities to equip them to be energized participants in God’s kingdom and the Church of Today.


Current Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-     Weekly Programs

-                      Plan and develop curriculum and activities for “Summit”- 1 night each for Middle School, Junior High, and High School

-                      Facilitate an after school program on “Summit” nights as an outreach for unchurched students.

-     Develop and execute lessons in alignment with the Senior Pastors message on Sunday mornings for 6th – 8th graders (Hot Church).

-     Recruit, hire and supervise staff for Student Ministry (Administrative Assistant, Worship Arts Director, Refuge employees and full-time Intern Directors).

-     Work as a group and individually with the Student Ministry Advisory Team (SMAT).

-     Coordinate fundraising activities for Student Ministry

-     Coordinate and attend student trips that include (but not limited to) – Weekend Retreats, Leadership Summits, State Youth Convention, Creation Fest, Church on the Street, Honduras Mission Trip, Hiking Trip.

-     Coordinate 2 youth Sundays for entire congregation per year.



The Student Ministry Pastor must have a clear calling to student ministry and:


  • Have love and passion for students and Student Ministry, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and be gifted and equipped for Youth Ministry. 
  • Be theologically compatible with Clarkston Community Church.
  • Be trained to perform ministerial duties as required such as weddings, sermons, funerals and baptisms. 
  • Preferably have achieved or be in process of achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Student Ministry or Biblical Studies or equivalent experience. 
  • Have experience with after school programs and/or other methods of attracting unchurched students to student ministry programs and events.
  • Demonstrate effective teen level speaking and teaching abilities. 
  • Exemplify 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Galatians 2:22-23, and 1Timothy 3:8-11 characteristics and have a true willingness to support the Senior Pastor’s vision for the church.

In addition, the Student Ministry Pastor should have at least five years of experience as a Student Ministry Director or Student Ministry Pastor, preferably within student ministry of 150+ teens, where he/she has demonstrated the ability to oversee multiple and various staff and volunteers.  


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Qualified candidates may send a resume and cover letter: Clarkston Community Church, 6300 Clarkston Road, Clarkston MI 48346 Attn: Student Pastor Search team. Or to:  Fax 248-625-1388.