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Student Ministries Pastor

First Free Church
Onalaska, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 11/08/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Student Ministries Pastor

Salaried (Exempt) Full-Time - 45 hours per week


Reports to:  

Family Life Pastor 



One Part-Time Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant (29 hours)


Church Size:





The Student Ministries Pastor will serve as chief communicator, biblical teacher, and leader for the First Free student ministry. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching culturally relevant, biblically accurate messages. This Pastor will work in concert with the Family Life Team to provide vision and direction for Student Ministries.  First Free exists to see people COME TO, GROW IN, and BRING CHANGE through Christ.



  • Have evidence of a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, with a commitment to lifelong learning and personal development, living a life of thankful service to God.
  • Be a team player and team builder who focuses on the good of the entire organization and can inspire others to work together with a “can-do” spirit to achieve organizational excellence.
  • Have a proven track record of being a self-starter, entrepreneur and goal-oriented worker with a strong work ethic.
  • Have a Godly marriage and family (if applicable)
  • Be fully supportive of the Evangelical Free Church of America Statement of Faith and be in full agreement with the vision and values of First Free.




Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preffered.  



The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a setting committed to reaching the unreached with a high degree of innovation, recruitment and retention of new believers. The candidate will have had experience working as an effective leader of a large ministry team, instilling vision and mobilizing leaders.  The candidate should be highly relational with a love for students and have a “team player” attitude. 


***Please included a video of preaching/teaching students if possible.  


Initiative and Leadership  

Has a proven track record of being a self-starter, entrepreneur and goal oriented worker; exercises significant influence in casting vision to individuals and groups;  trains, equips and motivates others to enthusiastically engage in ministry.



Formulates creative alternatives or solutions to resolve problems, shows flexibility in response to unanticipated circumstances.


Interpersonal Skills

Confident and competent in interacting and communicating daily with pastors, staff, volunteers, students, parents, members of the congregation and community.



Stays calm, poised, and effective in stressful or difficult situations; adjusts quickly to changing circumstances.



Discerns what is appropriate, practical, and realistic in a given situation; able to weigh relative merits of competing demands.



Demonstrates a high level of integrity guided by a sound set of ethical principles; able to present issues humbly, frankly and fully.



Energetic and enthusiastic communicator both one on one and before groups; able to convey ideas and information in writing in a concise, grammatically correct, and persuasive manner.


Planning and Organizing

Prioritizes and orders tasks effectively, to make appropriate use of resources.



Interacts in a constructive, cooperative, and harmonious manner; inspires others to work together to achieve organizational excellence; establishes positive relationships and gains the confidence of others; uses humor as appropriate.



  • Develop a healthy environment to recruit, equip, encourage and release staff and volunteers to accomplish the work they have been called to do at First Free for mid-week and weekend student ministries. 
  • Teach the Bible with excellence, clarity, authenticity and spiritually grounded messages that is applicable to the everyday life of students.
  • Develop an intentional strategy for helping students in the community come to Christ and be baptized.
  • Mentor students that have the gift of leadership and service.
  • Provide leadership and direction to student ministry on multiple campuses.
  • Ensure that all students, as well as, staff and volunteers are served in a grace-filled and safe environment.
  • Develop and promote missional activities for the church so that First Free student ministry will be a force for growth in the church and in the community.
  • Meet regularly with the Family Life Pastor to discuss ongoing personal and ministry related goals, personal, professional, and ministry development, and any issues.
  • Occasionally preach in the weekend services.