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

Director of Youth Programs, Poughkeepsie, NY

Born Again Disciples is a non-profit organization that serves inner city youth in Poughkeepsie, NY. Programs run all year round with an after school program “Set-4-Success” taking place during the school year and Summer Day Camp that runs all summer long. Every program is centered on teaching the word of God and the hope, joy, and peace that he brings. The director of youth programs is responsible for running the after school program and summer camp. Applicants must be mission-minded and have a heart to serve the Lord and the community.


-Able to sign the statement of faith (located on website under “about”)

-At least 2 years of youth ministry experience

-Located in or willing to locate to Poughkeepsie, NY or the Hudson Valley area

-College Degree, preferably in a related field