Student Ministry Director
Jesus’ last words to his followers in Matthew 28 included the command to “go and make disciples of all people.” Then, in 1 Timothy 2:2 Paul says to his disciple, Timothy: “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” Here we see that Paul instructed Timothy who was then to teach what he learned to “faithful men” who were then to teach others. Four generations of Jesus’ disciples are mentioned in this one sentence! Paul > Timothy > Faithful Men > Others.
At Trinity Bible Church, our mission has this same generational approach to making disciples. As we become disciples of Jesus, we will then turn around and help others become disciples of Jesus, and then they will go and make disciples themselves. Every single disciple of Jesus can be engaged in this mission through being part of God's church, connecting with other believers, serving, giving, sharing their faith, and helping lead God's people. In short: We make disciples who make disciples.
The Student Ministry Director is a full-time role with a primary focus on leading all facets of the ministry to teens at Trinity Bible Church. We want our students to become disciples who follow Jesus, are being changed by Jesus, and are committed to the mission of Jesus. The Student Ministry Director reports to the Lead Pastor.
- Be involved in the key disciple making vehicles of the church. Look to make disciples not only in Student Ministries, but in other areas of the church as well.
- Meet 1 on 1 with adult leaders who are pouring into students to encourage and challenge them spiritually.
- Meet 1 on 1 with students to encourage and challenge them spiritually, especially focusing on new students and student leaders.
- Visit students and engage their friends at their schools and at their extracurricular events.
- Engage with students on social media.
- Lead and coordinate small groups for teens that bring them into community with each other so that they can challenge each other in their faith.
- Teach or plan a weekly youth group meeting.
- Coordinate or teach at Sunday school classes.
- Plan and organize effective events and retreats for teens that are fun and incorporate spiritual growth.
- Participate with students in the two weeks of summer youth camp held by our district at Cedar Springs Camp. Participate in district leadership for youth camp.
- Plan and lead mission trips for the students.
- Recruit and disciple interns, especially during the summer, delegating to them and raising them up to lead.
- Recruit and disciple a team of adult leaders that can assist in discipling and leading students.
- Train students to lead in the ministry when possible and head up a student leadership team.
- Communicate about events effectively with students and parents. This includes designing materials, sending emails, posting on social media, and holding parent meetings.
- Be responsible for youth ministry property and space. Keep it clean, tidy, and professional-looking.
- Participate in all staff meetings and some district-wide conferences.
- Attend youth leader training events to be fed spiritually, hone skills, and learn new practices.
- Be visible on Sunday Mornings, looking to engage newcomers—especially those with teens.
- Although youth ministry is their primary role, the Student Ministry Director must be willing to take on other church responsibilities as needed. These areas may include: small groups, connections, worship, technology, graphic design, or communication.
Relational: Relates well to teens and parents; builds relationships well; is able to speak into the lives of students.
Organizing and planning: Has clear goals; able to use resources effectively; sets a deadline and meets it; delegates responsibilities effectively; is able to schedule one’s own time; self-evaluates.
Communicating: Skilled at communicating biblical truth; connects well with students.
Creative/Fun: Brings creativity into everything that they do; has a natural curiosity and enjoys trying and experiencing new things; has a winsome personality; able to play and lead games with kids.
Initiative: Does more than expected or required; seeks out and accepts additional responsibilities in the context of the job, has a passion for Christ and for the reaching teens. Has a long-term call to ministry within the local church, and has a vision for their personal development.
Top Priorities (The first 26 hours of your week should look like this):
- Relational Discipleship: meeting with, visiting and connecting with students and leaders– 12 hours
- Preparing for Youth Group night – 8 hours
- Planning and organizing all aspects of youth ministry – 6 hours
- Cover letter
- Resume with 4 references and a picture
- Links to at least 2 teaching samples
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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Trinity Bible Church
Trinity Bible Church is a vibrant multigenerational Wesleyan church located in the heart of Cedar Falls, Iowa. In the last 5 years we have had steady numerical growth primarily because of how easily people feel that they can connect when they come to Trinity. We often hear that we are the friendliest church in town, and that people are welcomed in and feel like they matter. Over half our adults are now in small groups, which is our primary method of adult discipleship outside of Sunday morning. We have a strong emphasis on bible teaching on More...