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Sun Valley Community Church

Junior High Pastor

Sun Valley Community Church
Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 07/19/2011
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Unknown
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The following job description is for the Gilbert Campus of Sun Valley Community Church. Sun Valley is a multi-site church with 3 fully functioning campuses by the end of 2011. The Gilbert Campus is made up primarily of younger families and has an average weekend attendance of 3,500.

Job Title: Junior High Pastor
Department: Student Ministries
Reports To: Student Ministry Pastor
Job Type: Full Time,
Must have a 4-year degree with experience in a church over 1000 attendees.
Must have experience leading a Junior High Ministry of 100+ students.

Job Purpose: To develop a team of volunteers and strategy for walking alongside families in the discipleship of junior high students both in the church and in the community.


Volunteer Coaching
• Create and sustain a round table of volunteers focused on major branches of junior high ministry
• Utilize round table to enhance all areas of junior high ministry
• Work with interns to develop ministry skills and invest into their spiritual formation
• Train small group leaders and ministry volunteers on how to disciple junior high students
• Work with student leadership team to develop ministry ownership and volunteerism

• Become a cultural expert on junior high ministry in the Phoenix area
• Work with student ministry pastors to develop a vision and strategy for accomplishing the goals of junior high ministry
• Structure systems and programming to carry out the strategies of junior high ministry

Pastoral Care
• Work with families/students in crisis situations
• Meet with students/parents for pastoral counseling
• Assist Care Ministry whenever a pastor is needed
• Invest in the personal lives of junior high ministry volunteers

• Lead in large group settings through teaching, preaching, and training
• Develop messages relevant for the junior high demographic
• Create weekend programming environments that assist in teaching
• Work with a multi-campus team to create weekend message series
• Work with a multi-campus team to create small group curriculum

• Plan and organize events to assist in the execution of ministry strategies
• Work with church network to help plan and lead major events such as camps
• Evaluate all events on their purpose and effectiveness

• Maintain a balanced junior high ministry budget
• Be responsible for the financial aspects of all events and programming, keeping them within the limitations of the junior high budget
• Follow appropriate accounting procedures for events, budgets, and personal ministry expenses.

• Participate in all staff meetings/trainings
• Establish meetings with volunteers
• Meet weekly with student ministry team/ multi-campus team
• Provide ministry evaluation for monthly student ministry meeting

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ryan Delviken – No phone calls please.