Student Ministry Director, Bentonville – AR

Position Description:

Purpose: The student ministry pastor will oversee all aspects of ministry to pre-teens and teens (5 th -12 th grade) at New Heights Church in Bentonville; this includes Gospel-centered worship and teaching, dynamic events, authentic small groups, and formative discipleship. They will develop a ministry culture that focuses on internal and external growth, leadership development, and connection to the larger Body of Christ.


  • Develop a mission and vision for student ministry that aligns with the mission and vision of NHB.
  • Serve as the primary teacher for student ministry worship services.
  • Plan gospel-centered teaching and small group content. Plan and execute dynamic events that facilitate ministry growth, both deep and wide.
  • Manage all aspects of volunteerism within the student ministry.
  •  Recruiting Training Support Coaching Administration
  • Regularly spend time with students, attend their sporting events, visit their schools, practice the ministry of presence.
  • Disciple students and volunteers.
  • Develop clear systems to connect students to small groups and discipleship.
  • Timely and consistent communication with parents, leaders, students, and staff.
  • Oversee care for student ministry volunteers and families
  • Meet with families in our body (new or established) to shepherd and connect them and their students.
  • Teach in other worship services and classes as requested.
  • Pray for, serve, encourage, counsel, and teach individuals as requested.

Position Qualifications:


  • Leadership
  • Vision casting
  • Motivation
  • Self-starter
  • Administration
  • Generative
  • Bias toward action
  • Drives accountability/ results
  • People skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Teaching
  • Team player
  • Discipleship Experience
  • Education 5+ years of experience leading a student ministry in the local church. Bachelor’s degree & theological training preferred

Interested candidates, please send your cover letter and resume to or click apply now.