Student Pastor

Crossroads Ministries
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 04/10/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Student Ministry at Crossroads is a place to belong and grow in a relationship with Jesus.


We are no longer facing the issues and heartbeat of ten years ago. Student ministry in 2018 must look different. 


Students have busier schedules and have access to more digital content (good and bad) like never before. 


However, at the end of the day, students crave REAL RELATIONSHIPS over mechanical programs.


Students are more concerned with the direction they are headed rather than the destination. 


Here is the greatest challenge ever for our new student pastor. 



Position Summary:


The Student Pastor is responsible for the oversight and development of staff and ministry initiatives for the Student Ministry areas of the church for students 7-12 grade and the 5-6 grade coordinator.


Primary Responsibilities:

• Be the champion of discipleship as a direction and not a destination (program driven)

• Develop and implement a ministry vision and philosophy of Student Ministry.
• Establish annual goals with Student Ministry leaders that are consistent with overall church mission,

vision and values.
• Provide support in the development (recruiting, training and supervising) and nurturing of Student

Ministry leadership.
• Supervise ministry leaders in the selection, training and evaluation of Student Ministry staff
• Oversee the selection of curriculum and other educational materials for all programs and activities.

• Provide administrative leadership for long-range planning, budgeting and calendar coordination.

• Meet regularly with the pastoral staff team.


Personal Qualifications:


• Committed to lost people. Willing to engage students in dark places of their lives.
• Committed to, and doctrinally aligned with, the Vision, Belief and Values of Crossroads Ministries.
• Has a love for Christ, His Word and the Church and is a mature Christ follower who is growing in grace.
• Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
• Ability to multi-task and stay on task with regular interruptions.
• Creative, detail-oriented, flexible and decisive with the ability to organize, coordinate work, set priorities,

create and maintain systems and motivate others.
• Experience as a leader of student or children’s ministries in a missionally focused church.
• Able to design a fresh and potentially unorthodox model of student ministry, which fits Crossroads

culture, and is in sync with future growth and the overall vision of the church.
• Able to manage and pace change to ensure sustainability.
• Ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality with sensitive information.
• Demonstrates interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including strong listening skills. • Gifts of leadership, administration, encouragement and teaching.
• Personally practices being the primary faith-trainer at home with their own family.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university or five years experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience managing people and projects.

  • Has demonstrated the ability to think strategically and is able to anticipate and initiate change.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, leading and developing personnel, and working with a broad

    range of people and personalities. Is able to be both a team builder and a team player, demonstrating a

    passion for excellence.

  • MUST have a plan to engage community and maintain high visibility in the community (attend games,

    work football concessions stand, engage teachers).

Direct Reports: 
• 5-6 Grade Leader


Reports To:
• Pastor of Ministry Development

RelatesClosely With:

• Student Ministry Staff
• Life Groups Leaders

• Worship Leader
• Student Ministry Residents 


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