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Student Ministry Pastor
Antioch Church on The Rock
Antioch, California, United States
Date Posted: 03/06/2010
Categories: Associate Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time
The role of the Student Ministries Pastor is to assist the Senior Pastor and staff in overseeing the ministry and outreach
to secondary school students and college students. The Student Ministry Pastor will work alongside clergy and
lay ministers to carry out this mission as a member of a team in ministry.
1. Focused work in student ministry. In accountability to the Senior Pastor, the Student Ministry Pastor will
develop ministry and outreach to secondary school students and college-age persons. Responsibilities include:
a. Developing goals and objectives for student ministry area in line with the strategic plan.
b. Assessing ministry needs and developing programs and activities to meet those needs.
c. Providing teaching in the congregation in student ministry and the needs of young adults.
d. Serving as a motivating, inspiring and engaging teacher to our students on a regular/weekly basis as part of a
larger plan for the spiritual development of our students.
e. Leading or developing a student ministry worship program.
f. Developing a climate for students that is safe, supportive, and cultivates spiritual growth.
g. Addressing specific personal and spiritual needs of students as they arise through one-on-one or small group
meetings, hospital visits, or other connections appropriate to the circumstances.
2. Staff Supervision and Development
a. Identifying pastoral, lay staff and lay volunteer resources and needs.
b. Developing lay leaders who can love and lead our students effectively one-on-one and in small groups.
c. Oversee, plan and implement staff recruitment, training and development.
d. Serve as manager by conducting performance evaluations, providing ongoing informal performance
feedback, and reporting to the Senior Pastor regarding ministry activity and performance.
3. Administration. The Student Ministry Pastor will strengthen the programs and activities with young people
a. Development of short and long-term goals and plans for the ministry.
b. Development and implementation of an annual calendar of activities and programs that are inclusive and
promote relationship development and discipleship at levels appropriate to the group.
c. Development and management of the annual budget for Student Ministries.
d. Responsiveness to communication demands which arise through personal interaction, email, and telephone
e. Develop relationships with schools, churches, and parachurch organizations that support our efforts to reach
students in the church and the community.