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Christ's Church

Student Minister

Christ's Church
Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 04/08/2009
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Student Minister

Christ's Church in Jacksonville, Florida is an independent Christian Church of nearly 3,000 in average weekly attendance. Seeking a Student Minister to lead our efforts to reach youth in grades 5-12, and lead a team consisting of a middle school student minister and an administrative assistant.

This person must possess:
• a passion for reaching youth currently not involved in church
• a love for volunteers and the ability to build teams
• a heart for serving that leads youth in reaching out to others
• a desire to see every student connect, grow, and serve

• Minimum of four years experience on staff in student ministry at a church larger than 1,000 total attendance
• Degree in student ministry and/or Biblical studies

Key Responsibilities:
• Church Leadership
o This role is a part of the church management team, consisting of all four department leaders, lead pastor, and executive pastor
o Be on the creative team for sermon/service development
o Consistently promote the mission of the church as a whole
• Team Leadership
o Set vision and give direction for student ministry as a vital part of the overall mission of Christ's Church
• Connect
o Develop environments for youth to connect to God and each other
o Develop outreach events that draw un-churched youth into the ministry
o Implement a purposeful strategy to follow up with all guests
o Create…by example…a culture that welcomes and engages all youth
• Grow
o Engage youth in purposeful discipleship utilizing small groups
o Create overall discipleship strategy for youth grades 5-12
o Develop and promote camps/trips such as CIY, Believe, summer camps, mission trips, etc
• Serve
o Develop and promote opportunities for students to serve in the local church, local community, and global community
• Volunteers
o Create strategy to recruit, develop, and appreciate volunteers
o Consistently cast vision to and encourage all volunteers
o Develop key Ministry Leaders to “own” ministry areas

Salary Package:
• Salary negotiable based on experience
• Benefits include full health care for family, matching retirement, paid vacation, and ministry leave for mission trips or other ministry related days away
• Limited reimbursement for moving expenses

Interested in this role?
Please submit the following:
• Resume
• Current student ministry calendar
• Explanation and evaluation of your last outreach event
• Your philosophy of student ministry
• A picture of you and (if applicable) your family
• Web address to current student ministry website (if available)

Submit by Mail to:
Christ's Church
David Lawson, Executive Pastor
6045 Greenland Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258

Or by Email to:

Please submit all items in PDF file or Word document. No phone calls accepted. You will be notified via email upon receipt of your resume and kept up-to-date on your interview status via email and/or phone.