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Student Pastor – Rockford, IL


Position Description:

The Student Pastor at Northeast Christian Church in Rockford, IL,  will be responsible to encourage Middle School and High School students, in partnership with their parents, to pursue a personal, intentional, and maturing faith in Jesus.  Specific Ministry Responsibilities Include:
  • Recruit, train, and encourage a team of adult leaders.
  • Plan and execute student experiences throughout the year
  • Plan and execute weekly programming throughout the school year
  • Design a weekly opportunity that meets the relational and spiritual needs of students
  • Recruit, train, and equip a staff of volunteer leaders to participate in program leadership and spiritually encourage students
  • Plan and execute summer events for students
  • Partner with parents in the spiritual development of their child
  • Maintain active communication with parents regarding the ministry and opportunities for their child
  • Encourage and plan for opportunities for parents to connect with and encourage one another
  • Work with Children’s Pastor to ensure smooth and intentional transitions from Children’s Ministry programming to Student Ministry programming
  • Serve as staff liaison to the student ministry leaders serving in our recovery program, The Landing
  • Create a calendar of student events and opportunities in September for the following year
  • Prepare an annual budget for review and approval from senior leadership
Every staff person has a voice. We believe each voice brings a different perspective. So we allow everyone to input on decisions and direction, especially when it impacts or affects your ministry area. We expect our team to continue to grow in expertise and the development of their gifts. So we invite participation on our Preaching Team, Missions Team, Worship Team, or Serving Teams. Our team is present to support you, mentor you, and serve you in the removal of obstacles, helping you secure the resources you need, and succeed in your ministry. We encourage our team to maintain a healthy spiritual rhythm, balancing ministry and family. We allow comp days during busy seasons of ministry or before and after retreats and camps. We offer a mandatory months-long sabbatical period every seven years of ministry. We encourage spiritual retreat periods during working hours. We encourage our team in their professional development. We offer conferences and shared learning experiences together as a staff. We will support your professional development in the form of conferences or educational opportunities within your field. These can be presented and built in to your ministry budget.

Position Qualifications:

  • A deep, genuine, and fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Able to develop a relational ministry with student, parents, and volunteers
  • An enthusiastic, charismatic communicator of Biblical truths
  • Exhibit gifts of leadership, teaching, organization and administration
  • Have a high commitment to ministry effectiveness
  • Have experience in discipling others
  • Be an innovative thinker and problem solver
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