Student Ministries Pastor, Rochester, NY

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General Ministry & Job Description
To effectively lead and develop ministries for Junior High students (6-8 grade), Senior High students (9-12 grade), and Young Adults that helps students and their families discover and develop a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Big Four: Junior High & Senior High, Young Adults, Small Groups, Leadership Development

Position Responsibilities & Vision

  • Set and direct the vision of the Student Ministries in order to reach more teens and young adults for Christ in a way that fulfills the church’s vision.
  • Establish solid leadership at all Student Ministry programs and events, including large group and small group environments.
  • Develop large group programs that are fun, engaging, and effective at reaching young people at various stages of spiritual maturity.
  • Ensure consistent and effective communication with parents of students.
  • Create environments and opportunities for Young Adults to connect, grow, and experience Jesus in relevant ways.
  • Continually develop our student and young adult small groups so that more young people are connected to a caring, adult leader and consistently challenged to take the next right step in their relationship with Jesus.
  • Continually raise up and develop leaders who help you carry out the ministry to both students and young adults.
  • Steward and manage the ministry’s annual budget.
  • Perform occasional pastoral responsibilities outside of the ministry such as occasional weddings, funerals, and other pastoral care activities.

Personal Abilities & Skills

  • Organizational and administrative abilities to plan effective events and coordinate many volunteers
  • Strong giftedness and confidence in public teaching and preaching
  • Ability to continually recruit, build, train, develop, and unleash a growing team of adult volunteers
  • A consistent self-starter who is willing to accept responsibility for the success of their ministry
  • Strong ability to work with people of various temperaments, gifts, passions, and church backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively with teenagers, young adults, parents, leaders, and staff members
  • Desire to work closely with people and staff in order to develop meaningful friendships with them
  • Creative abilities to regularly think “outside the box” and be a “calculated risk taker”

Spiritual Gifts & Passion Areas (in no particular order)
Leadership Administration Teaching Shepherding

Personal Qualifications

  • Experience: Minimum 2-years experience in a similar role.
  • Education: Minimum 4-year degree from an accredited college, preferably with a Bible degree
  • An intimate & authentic relationship with God exemplified by a deep love for people
  • Striving to live with integrity and honesty in all areas
  • Regular observance of spiritual growth disciplines: Bible reading/study, prayer, Sabbath, solitude, journaling, accountable relationships
  • Decisions marked by a genuine faith and trust in God
  • Biblical leadership of the family, with intentional focus on living authentically at home, not just at church
  • Possesses a teachable spirit and attitude
  • Has experience within an attractional philosophy of ministry