Evangel - Element Student Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 03/29/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Weekly Attendance: 2200

Denomination: Assemblies of God

Location: Bismarck, ND


About the Organization:

Evangel is a church that is one big family. They meet weekly to worship Jesus, reconnect over a cup of coffee, and enjoy life together. They are here to celebrate victories and hold each other up in the struggles - believing that a real relationship with Jesus Christ is best lived out in community.

Celebrating its 90th birthday in October, Evangel began when two pastors from Fargo, ND simply set up a tent and started a church. Since then, it’s grown to 2200 weekly attendees and seen rapid growth and the cultivation of a church that is a beacon and light in its community - a place where the Gospel is alive and anyone can attend and feel welcome and part of a family.


About the Position:

The Element Student Pastor will provide supervision and leadership of the Element Student Ministry of Evangel as they create an environment for students to know the love of Jesus in their generation. The Element Student  Pastor is the primary leader of staff, volunteer team members, student-leaders, and students of the ministry. This position reports directly to the Executive Pastor of Ministries.

The ideal candidate for the Element Student Pastor role must be passionate about the glory of God by helping people (and more specifically, students) meet, know, and follow Jesus through gospel-centered worship, community, service, and growth. This individual will possess Christ-like character and will have been spiritually blessed with competencies conducive for leading and inspiring students to reach their fullest potential in Jesus. This individual should be leadership-focused, relationally-driven, team-oriented, and highly self-motivated, as this position calls for an individual who can communicate and lead into a vision in such a way that inspires others to join in that pursuit.


What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

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


A four-year Bachelor’s Degree is required with preference given to a pastoral or other ministry-related degree. Qualified candidates should either have ministerial credentials or be working towards obtaining credentials. Credentials with the Assemblies of God are preferred.


Five or more years of ministry related experience is preferred.

Personal Characteristics

  • Relationally Pastoral – Ability to connect with and lead students from a biblical perspective, creating a culture of sound theology and authentic community.
  • Inspirational Communicator – Ability to teach/preach and motivate students to action by giving relevant application from the Bible.
  • Visionary Self-starter – Proven ability to create something from nothing and gets easily excited about “what if” possibilities.
  • Reproducible Leader – Ability to recognize potential in team members and students, and develop other student leaders into effective leaders of peers.
  • Creative think tank – Ability to assess the needs of students in an ever-changing culture and develop a ministry that is creative, innovative, relevant, and desirable for today’s students.
  • Strikingly self-motivated with the ability to create, implement, and sustain a work ethic that achieves goals and new initiatives.
  • Energy and enthusiasm around students, yet able to exude a calming influence when needed.
  • Carry a posture of strength, approachability, and humility.
  • An attitude of relentless servant-leadership.
  • High relational skills and an infectious love for people.
  • Chemistry with the people of Evangel that "fits."
  • Exceptional ability to connect with parents of children and students.
  • Strong, demonstrated relationship with Jesus Christ, guided by a commitment to following the principles spelled out in the Bible for a life of thankful service to God.
  • A high level of integrity guided by a sound set of ethical principles.
  • A doctrine that matches that of Evangel.
  • A high loyalty to Christ, the local church, and the community.

Cultural Qualifications

    • Lead by example, but also by instruction
    • Have the ability to work hard yet be friendly and relational
    • Speak life of team members and stay off the gossip train
    • Protect the vision by providing answers to questions and solutions for problems
    • Have a willing, “can do” attitude and team mentality to needs outside your role
    • Show humility in conflict
    • Avoid the “I didn’t know” mentality
    • Bring best attitude to work, meetings, services, and events
    • Smiling is a top priority
    • Help provide a spiritual atmosphere in the church office
    • Delegate and empower to build leaders and ministry
    • Have teachable attitude and desire to learn and grow
    • Engage in healthy, mature conflict with team to grow the ministry
    • Lead ministry changes with energy and excitement
    • Be comfortable with tension created by change

About the Location:

Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota, and the second most populous city in North Dakota, after Fargo. The city has a population of 72,000+ people, with a metro population of 131,000+,and was ranked by Forbes in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing small cities in the United States.

The tall, art deco North Dakota State Capitol is set on landscaped grounds. Nearby, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum traces the state’s natural and cultural history. The restored Former Governors’ Mansion dates back to the late 19th century. By the Missouri River, the Dakota Zoo is home to grizzly bears and endangered Bengal tigers.

The Bismarck Public Schools system operates sixteen elementary schools, three middle schools (Simle, Wachter, Horizon), three public high schools (Century High, Legacy High School, and Bismarck High) and one alternative high school (South Central High School). The system educates 10,400 students and employs 1,500 people.

Three Bismarck Catholic parishes operate primary schools (kindergarten through eighth grade): St. Mary's Grade School, St. Anne's Grade School, and Cathedral Grade School. St. Mary's Grade School, founded in 1878, is the oldest continuously operating elementary school in North Dakota.

The city has two private schools, the Catholic St. Mary's Central High School and Shiloh Christian School, operated by Protestants.

The city also has three higher education options. The University of Mary, Bismarck State College, and United Tribes Technical College for an accumulated enrollment of 7500+.

The Belle Mehus Auditorium, a 1914 historic building in downtown Bismarck, is a center for the arts in the area. Performances of Northern Plains Dance and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra are held there.

Theater companies in Bismarck include the Capitol Shakespeare Society, Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre, the Shade Tree Players children's theater group, Dakota Stage Ltd, University of Mary, Bismarck State College, and various high school groups. The Gannon and Elsa Forde Art Galleries are at Bismarck State College. The Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, founded in 2000, is the community's newest orchestra and performs various musical genres.

Bismarck has a large park system and an extensive network of exercise trails. The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, established in 1927, operates many parks, swimming pools, and several golf courses within the city. The Parks and Recreation District operates roughly 2,300 acres of public parkland. Sertoma Park stretches more than 3 miles (4.8 km) along the banks of the Missouri River. Within the park are several miles of biking trails and the Dakota Zoo. 


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