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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Peachtree Presbyterian Church - Director or Pastor of Student Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 04/28/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Peachtree Presbyterian Church, one of the largest and most respected Presbyterian (USA) churches in the United States, is seeking a Director or Pastor of Student Ministries. Founded in 1910, Peachtree Presbyterian is a thriving, multigenerational, full-service church with over 6,600 members dedicated to serving both the local and global community. A regional church, it draws from areas far beyond its neighborhood and reaches across Metro Atlanta.


  • Church Size: 6,600
  • Location: Atlanta, GA (Buckhead Region)
  • Denomination & Affiliations: PCUSA 

About the Position:

The Director or Pastor of Student Ministries position is one that will serve as a primary overseer, leader and communicator of student ministries at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. While all ministries at Peachtree function within the framework of the larger church vision, this position will seek to creatively implement that vision in a relevant and effective manner to students in Grades 5-6, Middle School, and High School. The individual that assumes this role will commit to it long term, so as to successfully fulfill and exceed each expectation of the position.

The successful candidate for this role will be a ‘ministry architect’, with capabilities to strategize, and maximize the potential of the student ministries of Peachtree. They will bring forth both structural stability and cultural distinction to each ministry component, with an emphasis on multiplying, recruiting, and developing staff and volunteer leaders for the ministry.

What We Are Searching For:

This individual must first and foremost demonstrate a passion for reaching the next generation and leading students toward and authentic relationship with Jesus. The successful candidate will be an experienced Student Director or Pastor with a high degree of maturity in both spiritual and intellectual capacities. This person will be both strategic and interpersonal, with complementary skills in development. They will possess a pioneering spirit with a strong desire to nurture, expand, and maximize the potential of next generation ministries at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.


An undergraduate degree in a relevant field. Some graduate theological education a plus, while the core competencies for the role will include the following:
Theologically astute
Strategic foresight
Communication strengths
Relational intelligence

The ideal candidate for this role will have had student ministry experience in a large church exceeding 2,000+ in regular attendance. Their work history will show evidence of building both people and ministries. 

About the Location:

Peachtree Presbyterian Church is located in the prestigious Buckhead region of Atlanta. Comprising approximately the northern one-fifth of the city, Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center of the Southeast, with its high-rise office buildings, hotels, and condominiums forming a highly urbanized core along Peachtree Road. Surrounding this dense core are Buckhead's suburban neighborhoods, which feature large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills. The Robb Report rated Buckhead one of the USA's 10 "Top Affluent Communities" for "Some of the most beautiful mansions, best shopping and finest restaurants in the southeastern United States." Buckhead boasts excellent schools and tremendous quality of life.