Middle School Director

Living Water Community Church
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 03/30/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Posting – Middle School Director


Our seventeen year old, rapidly growing, Gospel Centered, multi-ethnically congregation (900 + weekly attendance, 70+ middle school/high school students) seeks a servant leader for the position of Middle School Director. The successful candidate must possess a deep love for Jesus and his Gospel, a passion for ministering to young people from all walks of life, strong administrative and interpersonal skills, and a God-driven fervor for growing a multi-ethnic ministry.

Are you passionate about building a dynamic student ministry that brings together young people from varied ethnic, social, and economic groups as well as from a variety of abilities?  Are you a team player who is committed to discipleship; a developer of leaders; and an individual who desires to be part of a vibrant and growing fellowship that is radically impacting its community for Jesus Christ?  Then we want to hear from you.

Department: Student Ministries/Young Adult Ministries

Position Title: Middle School Director

Position Status: Full-time, Exempt

Responsible to: Pastor, Student Ministries/Young Adults

Position Summary: The Middle School Director serves as an integral member of the Student Ministries/ Young Adult Team who ministers to Living Water’s middle school students, as well as Living Water’s young adults (18 – 25 years old). 

Scope: The Middle School Director will directly assist the Pastor of Student/Young Adult Ministries by providing complete direction of Middle School and oversight of Young Adult Ministries at Living Water including all teaching, leading, training, and strategic planning and vision-casting.

Spiritual Qualifications:

  • Fully committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word, as well as being able to clearly articulate both.
  • In agreement with Living Water’s purpose, statement of faith, governing documents and ministry philosophy.
  • Must be or become a member of Living Water and regularly attend weekend worship services.
  • Must be a growing disciple of Jesus Christ whose life clearly manifests the fruit of a vital relationship with Him.
  • Passionate about Living Water’s vision, values, and purpose and demonstrates strong desire to serve and minister to students and young adults.
  • Commitment to execute all tasks and assignments at the highest achievable level of excellence.
  • Satisfy the biblical requirements of an elder as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and Titus 2:7-8. This includes being above reproach in all relationships and if married, possessing a healthy relationship with spouse and children.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree with training in Bible, theology, and/or youth ministry is required.
  • Experience in a church ministry setting preferred. With experience in planning activities, events and/or organizing retreats a plus.

Skills and Aptitude:

  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to collaborate with team and effectively relate, connect, mentor, and teach students and young adults of various ethnicities, economic statuses, and abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to excellence and follow-through.
  • Energetic self-starter who demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to wholeheartedly coordinate/lead student events and programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates aptitude in technology and social media.
  • Basic knowledge and/or talent in music a plus.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

Direct Middle School spiritual development and programming.

  • Shape the Spiritual Development of new Middle School ministry
  • Provide counsel, guidance and mentoring to students when required.
  • Ability to build meaningful relationships with students, parents and volunteers.
  • Lead Middle School trainings, events, and retreats.
  • Facilitation and direction of yearly volunteer training.
  • Provide creative input, lead in planning, and give spiritual oversight for events and retreats.
  • Develop yearly direction for weekend services
  • Recruit and assign teaching for volunteer teachers and assist with weekly teaching prep.
  • Communicate with volunteers and student leaders’ weekly plans for services.
  • Develop and teach large group lessons for students.
  • Lead middle school youth nights (student small groups).
  • Meet monthly with Middle School Youth Night Director (Volunteer) and with Middle School Small Group Coaches for review and direction for small groups.
  • Administrative Support for Direction in ministry
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers, students, parents, and other staff members.
  • Communicate with Student Ministry/ Young Adult Assistant for updated information for student section of church website.

 Support Venture Young Adults:

  • Provide staff support and oversight based on Biblical principles to young adult volunteers who lead and organize rhythmic gatherings, bible study, and outreach events.
  • Organize church-wide visibility and communication to Young Adult activities.
  • Identify, develop and implement solutions to strategic needs for Young Adult Ministries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Typical Work Schedule:


Tuesday- Friday (7 to 8 hours, flexible hours)

Saturdays Evening Service (3 hours twice a month)

Sundays Morning Services (5.5 to 8 hours)

Monthly Leadership Meetings (2 hours)

Quarterly Vision Meetings (3 hours)

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