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Southbrook Church

Student Pastor

Southbrook Church
Weddington, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 03/27/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The ideal Student Ministry Pastor will likely be a 25-30 year old male, who possesses a demonstrated aptitude in reaching diverse audiences, differentiated by ethnicity, race, and gender. The candidate will maintain a dressy casual yet clean appearance, with a disposition that demonstrates self-awareness, confidence and adaptability in any given environment. The Student Ministry Pastor will be a catalytic strategist with a passion for the next generation, who is highly capable of leading the Student Ministry into a new era of growth at Southbrook Church.


Goals and Expectations


The Student Ministry Pastor will achieve the following goals during the first 24 months of work

  • Create healthy systems that align student ministries to Southbrook’s mission
  • Ensure simple, clear next steps for students to connect, grow, and be equipped as disciples
  • Serve as primary teacher for Student Ministry service(s)
  • Provide visionary leadership to staff and/or volunteers within ministry scope
  • Develop a strategy to engage student(s) within the community with the Gospel
  • Identify key volunteers to serve as lay leaders within ministry
  • Support the vision and direction of the leadership
  • Model the desired destination by championing the mission
  • Create age-appropriate ministry environments


  • Minimum associate’s degree in a related field and at least four years of related ministry experience OR bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years’ experience



  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Effective communicator and motivator of people
  • Lead teams of people to fulfill a common purpose
  • Solid foundation in Biblical theology


Spiritual Life

  • Models Christ-likeness both inside and outside of formal ministry
  • Exhibits a heart of compassion, dependability/responsibility, and is a servant leader
  • Above reproach both personally and socially


Spiritual Gifts- A strong composition of many or all of the following:

  • Leadership
  • Pastor/Shepherd
  • Teaching
  • Administration.


Skill Set - A strong composition of many or all of the following skills:

  • Highly relational: ability to lead and motivate people relationally, and to develop relationships with students and parents/families
  • Abilities in communication: clearly expressing ideas with passion and grace
  • Ability to build, manage, and lead teams: staff and volunteer
  • Exhibits analytical skills and seeks to understand new ideas
  • Basic computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to plan strategically 12 months in advance and to cast vision 12-18 months in advance



  • Passion to make disciples of Jesus (reach non-believers; grow believers; equip others)
  • Heart to develop and empower leaders to do ministry
  • Lead from a strong biblical, theological framework