Grace Evangelical Free Church

Student Ministries Pastor

Grace Evangelical Free Church
Rockford, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 05/10/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Student Ministries Pastor





• One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a spiritual life congruent with the Biblical mandate for leaders, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.

• Must be in agreement with Grace’s statement of faith and in support of our Vision and Values.

• Possesses relational skills to be able to connect and relate well with students, parents, staff and church members.

• One who works well in a collaborative team environment.

• Possesses some formal training (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred) in a field related to student ministry, has experience in leadership of a student ministry.

• Basic administrative and organizational skills.  

• A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry that includes empowering other leaders.

• Capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for Grace’s student ministry that is in line with Grace’s overall vision and values.

• Capable of engaging the students through Biblical teaching in ways that are relevant and applicable to their life situations and struggles.  

• Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, Biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism.

• Lead and organize ministry and mission opportunities for both Middle School and High School students. 

• Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.

• Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.

• Be involved in the students lives by regularly attending their sporting events, choir or band concerts, or any other extra-curricular activities.  

• Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

• Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in cooperation with other pastoral staff.

• Develop, and oversee the annual youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.  

• Organize fundraising and work projects for the students and assist them in these endeavors.  
• Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.

• Develop a strategy and process with children’s ministry director and discipleship pastor to help transition students from one age group into the next (i.e - children’s church into Junior High, Junior High into Senior High, Senior High into College/small group ministry)

• Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.

• Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings. 
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