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Daniel Island Fellowship

Director of Student Ministries

Daniel Island Fellowship
Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 01/18/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Introduction to Director of Students Opening:

The Daniel Island Fellowship is seeking a dynamic and dedicated leader to spearhead our middle school and high school ministries. Drawing from his or her own faith journey in Christ, this individual must have significant experience building and leading a student ministry, as well as an excellent reputation of serving on a leadership team. Below is a description of our growing church, as well as the student leader opportunity.


Overview of The Daniel Island Fellowship:


The Daniel Island Fellowship is a non-denominational church plant that seeks to create community and culture on mission with Christ for Daniel Island, Charleston and beyond. Beginning with four families in the fall of 2014, The Daniel Island Fellowship officially launched Sunday worship services in the fall of 2015 and currently averages 200 people each Sunday and 350 total people each month. While the primary demographic of The Daniel Island Fellowship is young families, we have a wide range of people of many ages and stages of life in our growing and vibrant community of faith.


Ancient-Future Foundation of The Daniel Island Fellowship:


The Daniel Island Fellowship uniquely blends the Christian faith of old with an intentional and sacrificial focus of living the faith anew. Gleaning from the Anglican and Presbyterian missionary traditions, we embrace the four historic elements of the church: worship, community, formation and mission.


1. Worship – We gather every Sunday for our community worship service. Our goal is to experience God's truth, goodness and beauty through His Word and His Presence.


2. Community – As a means of connecting with God, our neighbors and ourselves, we have a unique mix of groups that meet on Daniel Island and beyond.


3. Formation – In our first season as a new community of faith, we are hosting various events to develop our persons, marriages, children and families in Christ.


4. Mission – Recognizing that we have been gifted with incredible leadership and resource, we aim to be a creative and sacrificial community of faith. To this end, we seek to serve and birth charitable works and church plants for greater Charleston and North America.


Planting Partnerships of The Daniel Island Fellowship:


The Daniel Island Fellowship represents the pioneering church plant of the Mission Collective, a budding nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and plant citycentric hubs of mission for North America. Furthermore, the Daniel Island Fellowship is advised and assisted by Redeemer City-to-City, a leading church planting organization in North America, and leans into its friendship with Holy Trinity Brompton.


Beliefs of The Daniel Island Fellowship:


The Daniel Island Fellowship is a non-denominational creedal church, holding to the historic practices of the church and orthodox Christian beliefs as presented in the Bible and summarized in the Apostles' Creed and Nicene Creed.


Ministry Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a stable, mature Christian walk and a passion for Jesus.

  • Sound biblical and theological knowledge.

  • Humble, faithful and teachable servant leader.

  • Love for middle school and high school students (and their families).

  • At least 2-3 years of leading middle school and high school student ministries.

  • Experience and a love for working on a team.

  • Experience and appreciation for working under authority.

  • Experience building a team of volunteers.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Passion for excellence and high attention to detail.

  • An understanding and call towards serving the people of The Daniel Island Fellowship.

  • An understanding and call towards serving the people of Daniel Island and Charleston.

  • An understanding of what it means to earn the right to be heard by students and their parents.

  • An understanding of what it means to meet students where they are at in life.

  • Bachelor’s degree.


    General Working Hours (20-40 hours per week)

    - Sunday worship service

    - Student ministry weekly gatherings

    - Monday staff meetings and administrative work

    - Thursday morning staff prayer

    - Contact work, including communication with students and parents, visiting students at their schools, attending student sporting events, etc.

    - Special events

    - Summer camp (once a year)


    Salary, Reporting, Start Date and Time Off:

    - Salary – Based on hours and experience

    - Reporting – The student leader will be report to the Lead Pastor (Paul Sorensen) and work through the Associate Pastor (Wes Roberts).

    - Start Date – Immediately

    - We would like a commitment of every Sunday, with four Sundays off per year.

    - Please note that as our church grows and this ministry grows, The Daniel Island Fellowship is committed to investing in this position and making it a full-time opportunity.


    Application: Please forward your résumé with cover letter to