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Student Community Pastor

The Chapel At Fishhawk
Lithia, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 02/20/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor - Missions/Domestic - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


Student Community Pastor - Job Description

The Chapel At Fishhawk seeks to fill a part-time position [20-30 hours/week] responsible for leading and overseeing the development of programs. This position is part of our Senior Management Team and has the potential for growing into a full time position. The Chapel has been revitalized in the past 3 years and is consistently growing. The majority of our growth is coming from new believers and those who had previously given up on church.


Our Student Community Pastor is not a traditional youth pastor role. We have a team of faithful, skilled, and committed leaders who serve our Middle School and High School ministry students. Our aim with this position is to redefine what Student ministry accomplishes by providing community driven opportunities where students within and beyond the church family will be engaged with a wide variety trades and skills in the midst of building gospel centered relationships with adult believers. The primary role of this position is recruiting, discipling, and training adults to lead groups of students toward Christ through missional efforts of practical instruction related to a trade, vocation, or life skill.


We desire to fill this position by April 1, 2018.

Qualifications & Role

  • Passionate follower of Jesus Christ with a well developed understanding of the biblical story and theology.

  • Demonstrate a life committed to daily repentance and turning from sin and idols.

  • Ambitious self starter and able to work with a team.

  • The Student Community Pastor must be Gospel Fluent (able to connect topics of daily life to the good news of Jesus. (See:

  • Provide Pastoral Ministry leadership for the student ministry family (youth, parents of youth and adult skill leaders) and coordinate the training of others to do likewise.

  • Launch and coordinate weekly Student Development Groups (SDG) by recruiting and training adult volunteers to facilitate different SDGs. -- These are groups that aim to reach and teach students from the community with practical skills (ie: arts, trade skills, business, fitness, finance, etc) while sharing the good news of Jesus. SDGs will range from 1 to 8 weeks in duration.

  • Coordinate and implement an annual budget proposal, and administer that budget as approved by the Elder board.

  • Regularly share the gospel with not yet believing students and parents on an ongoing basis, both individually and cooperatively. 

  • Coordinate and assist in leading Wednesday night Middle School midweek gathering alongside current team.

  • Network with other student leaders (youth pastors, teachers, school administrators) in the community to support the launch and strengthening campus and community ministries.

  • It is helpful, but not required, that applicant is familiar with gospel-centered theology and the missional community model of church gatherings.


Current Ministries

Wednesday Night Middle School students gather at The Chapel and High School gather in home church groups. *The Student Community program is a new role that we are building at the Chapel to bring the good news of Jesus beyond our current programs and campus gatherings.*



Starting at 20-30k/year



  1. Briefly describe your daily devotional life.

  2. Who are your spiritual/ministry mentors? [Please provide contact info]

  3. Who are your spiritual/ministry mentors from afar? [ie: authors, pastors, speakers, etc]

  4. What is your favorite book outside of the Bible?

  5. Briefly share your story of coming into relationship with Jesus?


Contact Information

If you are interested please send your resume and questionnaire answers to

by March 15. Please include “Student Community Pastor” in the subject line of your email. 

Applications that do not include the questionnaire answers will not be considered.