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Student Pastor

Horizons Church
Stafford, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 04/25/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The position includes two (2) distinct areas of pastoral leadership.  First, responsible for leading students (grades 6-12) and the Student Ministry Team.  Second, as Assistant Pastor in support of the Lead Pastor.


Candidate must be a high-energy, Spirit-led individual who is passionate about ministry.  Candidate must have a strong gospel orientation and understand the importance of preaching truth in love.  Candidate should be technically-minded, leadership-focused and looking to work in a team environment.

Duties & Responsibilities as Student Pastor:

  • Passionate vision/calling to minister to students in an atmosphere of community, including reaching the un-churched and ministering to students within the context of a healthy family (engaging and recognizing the primary role of parents in the student’s development).
  • Passion for student ministry within a small groups context.
  • Skilled at recruiting and training adults to assist in reaching and discipling students.
  • Equip the students by teaching from a Biblical context in an engaging, creative and relevant manner.
  • Plan and coordinate student activities to include fun events, ministry events, and family-integrated events.
  • Plan and coordinate student outreach and mission trips.
  • Develop and maintain web/media content for student ministry.
  • Able to minister to Middle School and High School students on both individual and group levels.

Duties & Responsibilities as Assistant Pastor:

  • Able to deliver the truth of God’s word through a gospel-focused, theologically pure and practically relevant message.
  • Serve as Campus Pastor on Sunday mornings and at other activities.
  • Participate in other duties as part of pastoral team.


Education & Experience:

  • Bible college or Seminary Graduate
  • Minimum of 2 years experience


  • Teaching Gift
  • Leadership/Administrative Gift
  • Heart of a pastor
  • Inspirational leader
  • Tenacious and resourceful doer
  • Champion of Horizons’ style of ministry
  • Excellent communicator, both orally and written
  • Strong detail and task focus
  • Understands team ministry concept

Pay Scale:    60k


Status of Horizons Church:
The church was planted in February of 1995.  Today, Horizons Church is a church of over 600 attendees, and we continue to grow.  We exist to empower people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.  For more information, please visit the church website (


If you are interested in applying for the position, please do the following:

  • Cover letter should not be more than one page.  Include who your favorite pastors to listen to are.
  • Please submit one sample of a sermon delivered to students AND a sample of you preaching to adults.
  • Samples submitted must be in a digital format (i.e. links to videos, clips, YouTube postings, podcasts, etc.).


Rich Pennington, Lead Pastor