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Student Ministries Pastor

Movement Church
San Marcos, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/12/2018
Categories: Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:


The Student Ministries Pastor will work under minimal supervision and be responsible for the development and management of all aspects of the Student Ministries Department which includes High School Ministry (MHM), Junior High Ministry (JHM), and Young Adult Ministry.



Duties include but are not limited to the following:


Essential Functions:

  • Manage and provide pastoral oversight for Student Ministries Department which includes MHM, JHM, and Young Adult Ministries
  • Working under the direction of Executive Pastoral leadership, responsible for the development of ministry vision that is in alignment with church initiatives and culture
  • Provide supervision and management of Student Ministries staff in cooperation with church systems and values
  • Act as liaison between Executive Pastors and Student Ministries Department to support seamless communication of church-wide initiatives and ministry information
    Responsible to act as Point of Care for all ministry leaders and students:
  • Recruit, train and equip leaders for service in ministry
  • Develop and implement leader training, specific to ministry that is in alignment with church culture
  • Develop and implement a system for discipleship of leaders that includes oversight of ministry team participation in church wide discipleship and training classes as well as strategy which supports leader promotion and advancement
  • Develop and maintain a system for scheduling and follow up with volunteers as needed for all required church functions
  • Provide or arrange for personal shepherding and care for all leaders and volunteers, as applicable
  • Responsible to provide plan for consistent communication to ministry teams and leaders to ensure that team is aligned and unified
  • Provide or arrange system for personal shepherding and care of all students, ensuring that all leaders who have access to or interact with students are appropriately trained per child safety guidelines
  • Develop and maintain a system for welcoming new students and families
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking and follow up of absentee students
  • Provide spiritual counseling support for students and families as needed or requested by Senior Pastors
    Manage all aspects of administration and operations for JHM, MHM and Young Adult Ministries:
  • Manage ministry calendar cooperatively with church calendar
  • Create and maintain a system for the creation and planning of all aspects of curriculum and discipleship training for students
  • Work with Finance manager and Executive Pastoral staff to develop and manage ministry budget
  • Establish annual goals for ongoing growth and development of ministry that is in alignment with overall church goals and initiatives
  • Implement plan for marketing and promotion of ministry and events in cooperation with Creative Arts Department director, guidelines and timelines
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate data and group communication through Fellowship One platform in accordance with church guidelines
  • Responsible for generating reporting on ministry metrics as requested by Executive Pastoral staff
  • Plan, and execute weekly classes or ministry events in cooperation with church processes and systems
  • Responsible to oversee curriculum or teaching content that is in alignment with overall church doctrines and initiatives
  • Maintain ministry classrooms, supplies, and equipment
  • Implement a plan for ongoing communication within ministry to maintain healthy connections between team members and students and families
  • Plan and execute annual events such as Summer Camp, Winter Camp and monthly activities
  • Maintain on going communication with other local church student ministry teams and local high school campus ministry groups to promote citywide unity and collaboration
  • Must be computer literate with knowledge in all Microsoft Office software
  • Self-starter able to complete projects with excellence, in a timely manner
  • Must have highly effective communication skills
  • Must be highly organized
  • Creative outside of the box thinker
  • Ability to recruit, develop, and manage volunteer teams
  • Ability to manage and facilitate necessary classes, programs and events
  • Coachable and able to take direction well
  • Considerable interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the approaches and techniques involved in budgeting, project management, record keeping, etc.
  • Capable of coordinating multiple tasks and adjusting to the changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and scheduling of a growing church
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities and tight deadlines, work under pressure and remain flexible
  • Must be able to use discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to use discretion in decision making in all types of scenarios
  • Understanding of and alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the church
  • Must be integral and committed to living a public life that is founded in Christ likeness and above reproach


Physical demands:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Scope of this position may include strenuous youth outings and the physical capability of keeping up with teens in settings such as campouts, lock-ins, mission trips, game nights, car washes, or similar activities
  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, bending, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, and keyboard dexterity
  • Ability to lift/carry, up to approximately 10 pounds frequently, and occasional lifting/carrying of equipment weighing up to approximately 30 pounds may be required
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • The employee may occasionally have to drive

Work Environment:


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Employee will often be required to work events that often take place during the evening, weekend, and holiday hours. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


Work Schedule:

Employee will be required to work a minimum of forty (40) hours of per week or as many hours as it may take to perform above job duties. Schedule will include Sundays. Holidays such as Easter and Christmas are required work days and the week leading up to these holidays should be considered unavailable for personal vacation. Schedule may vary based on event demands and may require a combination of office hours as well as work performed after hours and/or weekends if necessary.