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Cornerstone Ministries

Middle School Ministries Director

Cornerstone Ministries
Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 12/20/2016
Categories: Church Staff - Missions Pastor - Programming Pastor - Recreational/Sports Ministry - Small Group Pastor - Teaching Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title:             Middle School Ministries Director

Reports To:         Student Ministries Pastor

Supervises:         Volunteers

Category:            Exempt; Full-Time, Salaried


Job Summary:

The Cornerstone Ministries’ - Middle School Ministries Director, under the guidance and in cooperation with the Student Ministries Pastor, is responsible for visioning, planning, administering, coordinating, supervising and evaluating the main components of our 6-12th grade Student Ministries.


Ministerial Responsibilities:

  • Provide servant leadership in helping to support and fulfill the mission, vision, objectives and goals of the church.
  • Commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • Loyal to Cornerstone Ministries, the Pastors and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Christian living, espouse a Christian philosophy of life, and belief in the Christian Church and her teachings in accordance with Cornerstone’s stated policies and beliefs.
  • Assist others to cultivate intimacy with God and growth in Christ-like character through personal and corporate personal disciplines.
  • Assist in conveying Cornerstone’s message and carrying out its mission and leading others toward Christian maturity.


  • Provide leadership in helping to support and fulfill the mission, vision, core values and goals of the church.

Student Ministry Duties:

  • Assist the Pastor of Student Ministries in the implementation of an all-encompassing Student Ministries program that coincides with Cornerstone Ministries’ values, objectives, and culture.
  • Communicate the vision, goals and direction of the student ministry to the students, parents, and volunteers under the direction of the Student Ministries Pastor.
  • Provide care, counseling, and spiritual direction to students.
  • Partner with parents to.
  • Responsible for ministry to students in the church grades 6-12.
  • Help them realize God’s vision for their child.
  • Help them produce students who authentic Disciples of Christ.
  • Help them guide their child to reach others for Christ with the purpose of evangelism and discipleship.
  • Develop age appropriate outreach and discipleship ministries for local area students.
  • Identify and create ministry opportunities for students by develop and promote vital ministry moments through small groups, mid-week gatherings, and weekend services.
  • Ensure an effective discipleship ministry for students.
  • Create, organize, and lead effective evangelistic outreach events targeting local middle and high school students.
  • Assist in scheduling, planning, and coordinating large group services, weekend retreats, mission’s trips, summer camp etc.
  • Evaluate existing ministries to determine their effectiveness.
  • Recommend and implement changes to increase ministry effectiveness.
  • Provide care for 6-12 grade students/families, and volunteer leaders/families as needed.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Recruit, equip, train, support, lead and value volunteer leaders to serve in Cornerstone Student Ministries.
  • Develop systems to equip volunteers according to Cornerstone’s Equipping standards.
  • Continually monitor opportunities to involve volunteers in ministry functions within the Student Ministry.
  • Develop a clear process for welcoming, equipping and utilizing volunteer teams. 
  • Engage volunteers in development opportunities through workshops, seminars, and other churches.


  • Work with the Student Ministries Pastor in the development of the annual ministry budget.
  • Adhere to financial guidelines and approved budget.


Education, Skills, Requirements, and Preferences:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, ministry related preferred.
  • Active member of Cornerstone Ministries within 6 months of hire date.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; prior use of a Church Management database helpful.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for relating to church staff and congregation.
  • Self-motivating attitude. (I.e. First to arrive and last to leave mindset. Choosing effectiveness over activity.)
  • Ability to meet prescribed goals as established by the Student Ministries Pastor and church as a whole.
  • Prompt and efficient.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Graphic design skills preferred, but not required.
  • Video shooting and editing skills preferred, but not required.
  • Cleared Adult through Cornerstone’s Safe Place for Kids! Policy.
  • Model the highest Christian virtues and personal decorum.  (I Timothy 4:12).