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12Stone Church - Campus Student Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Dacula, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 01/12/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



About the Organization:

12Stone Church was founded as Crossroads Church by Kevin Myers on November 1, 1987. Kevin, with his wife Marcia, and three couples, relocated from Michigan to Greater Gwinnett County to plant a church that would be relevant, fun, challenging, and impacting for generations.

After five years of worshiping in several temporary facilities, the Collins Hill worship center allowed them to put down their roots and serve hundreds in the community. During this season, their vision was “to reach as many people as possible, for as long as God allows us to serve. 

God guided the church to change the name to 12Stone Church, marking a new beginning! Illustrating its mission, “12Stone” served to reclaim its distinctiveness and gain ground in biblical heritage. The church crossed its own symbolic “Jordan River” and took possession of the Hwy 20 Campus and the expanding mission: to carry the favor of God as a force for good to cover their county and beyond.

Since its beginning, 12Stone has seen God move and work in many wonderful ways – the eight people who shared the heart of 12Stone and saw the vision of the church, through incredible growth, the opening of eight campuses, and much more. They are excited to see how God continues to move in and through them as they are faithful in expanding their leadership with the addition of a new Campus Student Pastor, praying to reach the next generation to carry on 12Stone’s mission of reaching as many people as they can, for as long as they can.


Size: 16,000

Denomination: Methodist / Wesleyan

Location: Dacula, Georgia


About the Position:

The Campus Student Pastor at 12Stone Church will oversee the general operations and implementation of the Student Ministry at the Hamilton Mill Campus with a primary, hands-on focus leading the high school ministry with oversight of the middle school ministry as well.

They will work collaboratively with the middle school pastor to ensure students are being reached for the kingdom and that the ministry is growing and carrying out the overall vision of 12Stone Church.

The Campus Student Pastor will be the primary teacher at the high school level and will also help effectively and strategically plan events, mission trips, retreats, service projects and other programming for the Student Ministries. They will encourage and inspire other leaders in the ministry, raise up new teams of volunteer leaders and care deeply about reaching students who are far from God, building and nurturing small groups and student outreach in the Hamilton Mill campus area. 


What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Campus Student Pastor:


A bachelor’s degree is required. Further education in a master’s or seminary degree would be preferred. 


Six to ten years of experience leading a student ministry is preferred with at least a couple of those years having served in a large church setting.

Personal Characteristics 

  • Be committed to personal holiness and developing one’s personal walk with God in order to model and lead others in their faith.
  • If married, love spouse as Christ loved the church. If a parent, discipline children to know God and love Him.
  • Pursue professional, personal, and spiritual development.
  • A strong commitment to assisting the ministries of the church in fulfilling their mission and vision.
  • Energy and enthusiasm particularly around students, yet able to exude a calming influence when needed.
  • Carry a posture of strength, approachability, and humility.
  • Strong, demonstrated relationship with Jesus Christ, guided by a commitment to following the principles spelled out in the Bible for living a life of thankful service to God.
  • A demonstrated high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of ethical principles.
  • Doctrinal position that matches that of the 12Stone Church Family.

 About the Location:

Gwinnett County’s pro-business climate has been tested and verified by more than 35,000 businesses ranging from sole proprietorships to multi-billion-dollar corporations. These companies have found something in Gwinnett that few, if any, other community can claim – access to tomorrow, today. Gwinnett boasts a diversity of population that emulates what researchers say will be the norm across the country in the year 2040. The county stands as a true living laboratory for enterprise and lifestyle – a model community for innovation and sustained success.

Gwinnett is a leader in the state as a minority-majority community with 25 percent of its population born outside of the United States and a 78.6 percent diversity index. However, Gwinnett’s diversity is reflected not only in its ethnic makeup but across all areas of the community. From multifamily to country club communities, international shopping centers to walkable mixed-use developments, major highways to scenic routes, and urban town-centers to industrial parks – there is over $2 billion in development coming out of the ground in Gwinnett and there is something here for everyone. This unique mix gives companies a glimpse into the future and provides an environment for testing ideas, products and concepts making it the perfect location for innovative companies with eyes on success in 2040 and beyond.

Gwinnett is trending to surpass one million residents in the next decade which will make it the most populated county in Georgia. A leading cause for this surge is the exceptional quality of life offered to Gwinnett’s residents. Affordable housing and quality healthcare are available throughout the county as are Gwinnett’s great schools. 

Gwinnett’s award-winning school system. The ability to educate and prepare a talent pipeline with a global perspective is a key method for sustained success. With over 100 languages spoken in the homes of Gwinnett Public Schools students, and more STEAM/STEM options than any other place in the country, Gwinnett’s youngest residents are learning and preparing to compete in a global marketplace. These students follow a clear path from Pre-K to Ph.D. without ever leaving the borders of this community. Partnerships between Gwinnett Public Schools and Gwinnett’s nationally recognized post-secondary institutions, which include Georgia Gwinnett College, Gwinnett Technical College, UGA Gwinnett and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, align with Gwinnett’s goal to develop, retain and attract talented professionals who lead and contribute to our next generation economy.

Finally, culture and convenience add to the desirable lifestyle in Gwinnett. In addition to the community culture for food, art, and theatre, Gwinnett is located only 20 miles from the heart of Atlanta. This close proximity provides opportunities for major cultural experiences, sports events and direct international travel from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. 


The innovation crescent is a geographic area and a coalition of fifteen counties and other entities. It includes Gwinnett County and the City of Dacula. But Dacula is much more than that.

The unique small-town experience created and maintained in Dacula has helped to shape a sense of community found nowhere else. We retain a hometown feel and extend our southern hospitality to residents and visitors. This is a good place to raise a family.

Our shared vision is that Dacula will be known as an inclusive community where businesses thrive and residents maximize potential through world-class schools, opportunities for life-long learning, a vibrant economy, diverse partnerships, and a superior quality of life. 

The City of Dacula has always supported a superior educational system, producing many professionals in the arts, medicine, law, and life sciences. Gwinnett County Public Schools is considered to be a premier primary and secondary system producing students that achieve in higher education. Schools in the Dacula Cluster continue to provide excellent educational opportunities.