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Pastor of Student Ministries

Central Assembly of God
Houston, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 12/18/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


To fan the flame of revival in students 6-12 grade, helping to reveal their identity in Christ, while equipping them to minister to others. To develop, cast vision, and administer effective ministries designed to meet the spiritual, social and emotional needs of the students of CAG. To create sustainable evangelistic methods to our surrounding school districts and communities. To oversee, lead and develop a team of leaders and volunteers who will implement the vision of our Student Ministries. To support parents by helping them grow into the image of Christ to set a Godly example for their child.


  • Reports to the Lead Pastor / Member of our Next Generation Team





  • Be fully engaged and committed to the mission and vision of Central
  • Participate in all team meetings and retreats as directed
  • Contribute ideas & planning to the Next Generation Team
  • Participate in all church services and prayer meetings
  • Be actively involved in discipleship with a new believer and/or developing leader
  • Be available in the foyer and at the altar to connect and minister to people on Sundays
  • Provide all pastoral functions within credentials, including visitation, weddings & funerals
  • Perform other duties as determined essential by the Lead Pastor


Student Ministries     

  1. Primary evangelistic leader and communicator for entire student ministry (grades 6-12)
  2. Cultivate a revival lifestyle in students by equipping them to minister to others supernaturally
  3. Connect appropriately with the youth, demonstrating Biblical love, compassion and concern
  4. Be aggressive at addressing the real issues that today’s youth face, emphasizing the reality that there is no junior Holy Spirit, so nothing is impossible with God
  5. Recruit, equip and assist leaders in planning & conducting a comprehensive youth ministry including a specific team to lead Junior and Senior High separately
  6. Develop a comprehensive plan for worship, assimilation, discipleship and leadership development
  7. Integrate youth into the church-at-large, including serving roles, outreaches and special events
  8. Oversee the Fine Arts director and the development of all creative arts in our youth
  9. Be actively engaged inside local public schools, helping to develop and foster Bible Clubs, etc.
  10. Provide a variety of ongoing after-school, evening, weekend and summer ministries at The Rock
  11. Cultivate an active missions awareness and involvement by partnering with the Pastor of Missions
  12. Plan and coordinate special events that involve all youth at varying levels
  13. Assume the role of a spiritual shepherd for the middle school students of CCA, including chapel
  14. Create and enforce policies and procedures to provide a safe and secure environment



  1. Create healthy partnerships with parents to equip them to set a Godly example for their child
  2. Establish a discipleship plan for parents to go deeper into current teaching topics
  3. Promote and oversee regular parenting classes/seminars for raising Christian teenagers
  4. Communicate relevant family and parenting resources (i.e. websites, magazines, devotionals, social media, etc.) to active church families



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years experience in youth ministry, paid or volunteer
  • Active Credentials with the Assemblies of God preferred, or currently pursuing them
  • Agree to the Constitution and By-Laws of Central Assembly of God
  • Ability to cast vision, develop leadership and motivate youth to lead among peers
  • Must evidence the biblical pastoral qualifications (Titus 1:6-9; 1 Timothy3: 1-7) to care for teens
  • Evangelistic heart and burden for the lost, including passion, compassion and unconditional love



  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills
  • Knowledgeable concerning relevant legal and ethical issues
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other commonly used technologies
  • Excellent listening skills with the ability to recall important information
  • Able to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe
  • Evidence of ability to recruit, equip and deploy volunteer teams
  • Works well with others and within a team
  • Energized by non-routine assignments
  • Creative and innovative
  • Work within budget parameters
  • Align with organizational vision, goals, values, and policies



  • Full time, salary plus benefits, exempt
  • 40-50 hours/week
  • One weekday off per week, excluding special events and services 
  • Weekend Schedule: Attend and serve at all worship and special services, including whole-church events, outreach events, etc.
  • On call as part of a rotation in evenings and weekends