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Sugar Grove Church

High School Pastor/Director

Sugar Grove Church
Goshen, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 05/11/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

High School Pastor/Director

Sugar Grove Church // Goshen, IN


Sugar Grove Church is a non-denominational community of Christ followers in Elkhart County who desire to love God and love others as we carry out Jesus' command to "make disciples of all nations".


Job Title: Director/Pastor of High School Student Ministry

We are looking for a dynamic leader who knows how to connect with this generation in creative ways to focus them towards spiritual transformation and to utilize their God-given talents to further the Kingdom.

  • This full-time Student Ministry Director/Pastor will be responsible for the high school ministry at Sugar Grove Church.
  • This person will report to the Discipleship Pastor & Lead Pastor.
  • Responsible for providing leadership to all High School ministry environments.
  • Working in constant partnership and alignment with the Middle School ministry/team.


Spiritual Criteria

  • Loves and follows Jesus and a daily pursuit of Christ is evident in their life
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth
  • Strong relational skills and ability to inspire others toward Christian commitment (discipler)
  • Commitment to living a life on mission for Jesus Christ

Preferred Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience leading a Student Ministry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry related field or equivalent church experience
  • Proven track-record of overseeing relational ministry that reaches students effectively
  • Experience in organizing multiple projects and events within a consistent overall ministry vision
  • Organized, flexible, able to multitask
  • Exemplary oral & written skills
  • Experience recruiting, training, and leading an adult volunteer team
  • Experience designing and managing a ministry budget


  • Develop and protect the culture of the high school ministry. This includes the spiritual aspects, the family atmosphere of belonging, openness to inclusion, playfulness, a culture of teach-ability and a willingness to train students to lead.
  • Partner with parents to equip them as the primary discipler in their children’s lives.
  • Recruit, develop and train adult leaders.
  • Responsible for making disciples who then make disciples. 
  • Give leadership to the three primary vehicles of high school ministry; Crossfire, Connect Groups, and Communities (described below).
  • Act as the primary communicator/teacher for High School Ministry environments.
  • Provide Leadership of High School retreats and special events.
  • Recruit, Equip, and Empower Student Leaders [high school students in leadership].
  • Maintain alignment with the discipleship and family ministry strategies of our children’s and middle school ministry.
  • Maintain and communicate alignment with the Mission and Vision of Sugar Grove.


HS Crossfire

Is our weekly program on Sunday nights designed for high school students. It involves traditional program elements of student ministry done in a large group as well as portions of time given to small, relational communities called Connect Groups. Connect Groups are generally groups of students ranging in size from 6-12 led by 2-3 trained adults.

Connect Groups

These are our primary vehicle for the discipleship of students. Small communities of students and trained adults who meet weekly for spiritual growth, encouragement, and accountability.  Secondary goals for Connect Groups include relational connecting points and service outside of the walls of the church.


Communities are our Sunday morning environment for students to grow in their understanding and application of Scripture. Students meet in a larger group (25-40) to unpack biblical truth and learn to apply principles to their everyday life.


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