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Fellowship Chapel

Student Ministry Director

Fellowship Chapel
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 06/08/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position: Student Ministry Director
Status:  Part-Time, Salary

Vision and Mission of Fellowship Chapel


This mission of Fellowship Chapel is “LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE.” We are passionate about loving and worshiping God while also loving the people and community around us.


Our vision is to be a place where people of all backgrounds and stories are welcome and to be a church with two services in the next two years.

The Role of the Student Ministry Director


Fellowship Chapel is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. The Student Ministry Director plays a critical role in helping us reach the metro Detroit community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.


The Student Ministry Director is responsible for casting vision for the student ministry (grades 5-12) at Fellowship Chapel. In addition, he/she oversees the planning and evaluation of events and programs associated with junior high and high school students. He/she may have other various responsibilities based on skill sets and passions.

Your Team

  • This position reports to the Lead Pastor.
  • This position relates to the other ministry staff, leaders in the student ministry, and attenders of Fellowship Chapel.
  • You will participate in regular staff meetings, student ministry team meetings, and some leadership events.

Goals and Expectations 

  • Jump right into the Student Ministry team, as well as the programs and ministries of Fellowship Chapel.
  • Bring skills and experiences to consistently provide love, support, encouragement, and spiritual growth in the lives of teenagers and parents.
  • Improve the quality of our student ministry, evidenced partly by increased attendance and engagement.
  • Build a leadership pipeline that results in committed volunteers who love Jesus and love students.
  • Continually strive for growth and improvement. Look for ways to reach teenagers in their families within the community and culture we live.
  • Dream BIG dreams! Take risks! Do not be afraid to learn from a mistake.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. Recruit, train and disciple student ministry leaders who can lead the church in intentional discipleship.
  2. Serve as the primary teacher for high school gatherings.
  3. Help with the spiritual growth of families. This involves working closely with our Children’s Ministry Director.
  4. Communicate clearly and effectively with attenders, volunteers and leaders.
  5. Participate in regular staff meetings and planning church activities.
  6. Look for ways to continually train and improve the skills of the student ministry team.
  7. Be creative.
  8. Don’t sacrifice family for ministry. Be present for your family first and foremost.

Key Performance Indicators


The student ministry growth strategy mirrors the growth strategy of the church, which is…

  1. Create a welcoming environment for all who walk into the church.
  2. Ensure a quality experience that triggers involvement and spiritual growth.
  3. Reach our goal of having two services by September 2018.


With that strategy in mind, the Student Ministry Director will be evaluated on the following three metrics.


1.  Plan and implement programs that lead to transformed lives.

  • Make the student ministry your own. Develop a structure you have passion for.
  • Work closely with the Children’s Ministry Director to have a cohesive family ministry approach.
  • Recruit, encourage, and train effective volunteers.
  • Be creative and think outside of the box.


2.  Continually be learning.

  • Attend seminars and training workshops as needed.
  • Take necessary steps to reach personal learning goals.
  • Spend time with the Lord daily.


3.  Continually evaluate and look for areas of improvement.

  • Assess and adjust the student ministry team as needed.
  • Help develop a student ministry that encourages people to invite friends.
  • Be open to evaluation and continual improvement.


Candidate Profile

  • You love Jesus.
  • You love the local church.
  • You love people and their stories.
  • You embody the core values of Fellowship Chapel.
  • You have a strong work ethic and a “get it done” mentality.
  • You have an attitude of constant improvement.
  • You are teachable.
  • You love working with people and you’re not a lone ranger.
  • You can manage projects.
  • You are a planner.
  • You have substantial experience with leading student ministries.
  • You dream big dreams.


Formal education is not required.  However, it is likely that the candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of ministry in the local church.  

Three specific skills stand out:

  1. Working with a team.  You know how to pull great people together to accomplish significant tasks.  You recognize that a team is stronger than an individual and involve other people in the process.  You are a leader.
  2. Communication. You are strong in written and verbal communication.  You know how to make things better.  You know how to make good decisions that will reflect relationships over profits with our members.
  3. Leading People.  You cannot do everything on your own. You are excited to build up and encourage other leaders around you.

Your Schedule

  • You would work Tuesday to Thursday (can be adjusted), and on Sunday - 25 hours a week. Other days as needed.
  • The Student Ministry currently meets at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday evenings.
  • You would participate in regular team meetings and strategic meetings.
  • You will stay in touch with the Lead Pastor and Children’s Director on a regular basis.
  • You are willing to make sure you are spending quality time with family. Your family always comes first!


Future growth of position:


Our goal is to grow as a church and reach more and more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We would also love to see more teenagers and families be transformed by the power of the Gospel. As the church grows, our desire is to make this position full-time.

The following benefits may be included (depending on education and circumstances):

  • Licensing as a Pastor
  • Monthly allowance for medical, dental, and optical insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement contributions (403b plan)