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Wilshire Ave.Community Church

Student Pastor

Wilshire Ave.Community Church
Fullerton, California, United States

Date Posted: 07/19/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

High School/ Jr. High - Student Pastor

Goal: Seeking a passionate leader who has the ability to oversee, lead, and gather both churched and unchurched High School / Jr. High school students in the community.

General Description:

The Student Pastor will be the point person for our student ministries; driving our vision for reaching junior and high school students with the gospel and helping them live out their faith.

As a member of the core leadership team of the church roughly 3/4 of this position will be devoted to student and family ministry while the remaining 1/4 will be devoted to church wide growth projects and other areas of need as assigned by the Lead Pastor.

You’re a great fit for this position if:

  • You love students and have a passion for developing student leaders.
  • You value working with a team and enjoy investing in adult volunteers.
  • You thrive in incarnational (going into the community) ministry model.
  • You are comfortable interacting with students who are not believers.
  • You enjoy teaching and want to further develop your speaking abilities.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Creating exceptional environments where unchurched middle and high school students love to attend and churched students can grow in their relationship with God.
  • Spending time meeting students on their turf and building relationships in the community.
  • Leading a Sunday morning strategy for integrating students into the church as a whole in a manner that encourages Christian and non-Christian students to serve and grow.
  • Leading a separate mid-week program for junior high and senior high.
  • Planning and leading retreats and mission projects for students.
  • Building healthy, trustworthy partnerships with parents, resourcing them with tools for faith formation at home, and providing care and counsel as needed.
  • Working and collaborating with other organizations, ie.) Young Life,  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, etc).
  • Serving the other staff members with humility, contributing whenever possible to a sense of team and cooperation.

Basic Skills and Qualifications:

  • College Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of paid or volunteer experience in ministry with a record of leading events and programs for students
  • Proven ability to recruit, develop and lead adult volunteers and leaders
  • Strong speaking ability in a variety of contexts

Personal Characteristics:

  • An authentic, active walk with Christ that fuels ministry
  • A heart for the unsaved/unchurched
  • A self-starter with a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to think big picture and strategy without losing sight of details
  • Team player demonstrating humility, and strong interpersonal skills
  • A desire to learn and grow in family ministry


Information on compensation will be discussed early in the application process. 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and video or audio link of teaching to: