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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Cove Church - Director of Student Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Hampton Cove , Alabama, United States

Date Posted: 06/23/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Cove Church began in the home of John and Kathy Tanner when they moved to Huntsville in 1996 with a dream to plant a church that was different. In a few years, upon experiencing exponential growth and a thriving ministry proven through life transformations, Cove Church moved into its current location to expand its ministry in a greater capacity. Today, Cove Church operates out of two campuses, with its main campus located in Hampton Cove, and its second campus in the Chase Community of Northeast Huntsville. The hope and belief of the church is to impact its surrounding areas by reproducing an authentic, Christ-centered community of believers.


About the Position:

The Director of Student Ministries position is one that will serve as a primary leader and communicator of student ministries at Cove Church. While all ministries at Cove function within the framework of the larger church vision, the Director of Student Ministries will seek to creatively implement that vision in a relevant and effective manner within the Student Ministry.

The student ministry is currently made up of about 250 students: 100 middle schoolers and 150 high schoolers. The current programming structure of Cove’s student ministry allows for the Director of Student Ministries to lead Sunday middle school programming consisting of a time for social connectivity followed by worship, teaching and small group time. Wednesday nights include an integrated time of large group teaching and worship for high school students followed by small groups. This position will ultimately be responsible for casting vision for the future of the Student Ministry with a focus on raising up student leaders to become fervent disciples of Christ.


What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this role will be a visionary leader and an equipper of volunteers, who will love and embrace creativity, imagination, and ingenuity, while possessing the vital traits of versatility and adaptability.

It is required that the new Student Pastor will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Formal biblical training is preferred but not required.

The successful candidate will have led a student ministry of a 100 students, at minimum. They will be a highly gifted communicator and possess an energetic disposition. This individual will have a proven track record of creative thinking and problem solving, as well as experience managing teams and building leaders.

About the Location:

Hampton Cove is located in Huntsville, a city centrally situated in the northernmost part of Alabama. It is the fourth-largest city of the state, with an estimated metropolitan population of 400,000. With a rich history since its first settlement in 1805, the town rapidly grew into a major city, adding textile mills and munitions factories. Named “Huntsville” in 1811, the city is nicknamed The Rocket City for its close history with U.S. space missions. Today, Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast, where it earned the title America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010 with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The city is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications, and regularly named as a premier location for both business and ease of lifestyle. In 2009, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Huntsville as America’s Best City.