Horizons Church

Student & Worship Pastor

Horizons Church
Stafford, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 01/20/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor - Combo Positions - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The position includes two (2) distinct areas of pastoral leadership.  First, responsible for student ministry (grades 6-12) and team.  Second, responsible for worship ministry and team.  


Candidate must be a high-energy, Spirit-led individual who is passionate about ministry.  Candidate must have a strong gospel orientation and understand the importance of preaching truth in love.  Candidate should be technically-minded, leadership-focused and looking to work in a team environment.

Duties & Responsibilities as Student Pastor:

  • Passionate vision/calling to minister to students in an atmosphere of community, including reaching the un-churched and ministering to students within the context of a healthy family (engaging and recognizing the primary role of parents in the student’s development).
  • Skilled at recruiting and training adults to assist in reaching and discipling students.
  • Equip the students by teaching from a Biblical context in an engaging, creative and relevant manner.
  • Plan and coordinate student activities to include fun events, ministry events, and family-integrated events.
  • Coordinate dynamic and energetic student worship.
  • Able to minister to Middle School and High School students on both individual and group levels.
  • Develop and maintain web/media content for student ministry.

Duties & Responsibilities as Worship Pastor:

  • Role will be supported by Assistant Worship Leader and Director of Creative Arts.
  • Serve as Worship Leader, but also develop a team of worship leaders.
  • Recruit, train and equip worship team.
  • Work closely with the lead pastor to develop themes and integrate the various creative elements into a cohesive message that supports the sermon series and other messages of the church.


Education & Experience:

  • Bible college or Seminary Graduate
  • Minimum of 3 years experience


  • Teaching Gift
  • Leadership/Administrative Gift
  • Heart of a pastor
  • Inspirational leader
  • Tenacious and resourceful doer
  • Champion of Horizons’ style of ministry
  • Excellent communicator, both orally and written
  • Strong detail and task focus
  • Understands team ministry concept

Pay Scale:    Low 70’s


Status of Horizons Church:
The church was planted in February of 1995.  Today, Horizons Church is a church of over 600 attendees, and we continue to grow.  We exist to empower people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.  For more information, please visit the church website.

Theology:  Please see our statements of faith and core values at our website (horizonschurch.com/about).


If you are interested in applying for the position, please do the following:

  • Submit a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and TEACHING SAMPLE to: richp@horizonschurch.com
  • Cover letter should not be more than one page.  Include who your favorite pastors to listen to are.
  • Please submit one sample of you leading worship.
  • Please submit one sample of a sermon delivered to students.  
  • Samples submitted must be in a digital format (i.e. links to videos, clips, YouTube postings, podcasts, etc.).


Rich Pennington, Lead Pastor

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