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Student Pastor – San Diego, CA


Position Description:

The Student Pastor (6-12 grades) is responsible for providing vision, leadership, development, and direction for any ministry staff, team leaders, and team members as it pertains to the mission, vision, values, next steps, and strategy of all environments specific to Summit Point Church. This person will:
  • Embrace and implement the Mission, Vision, Values, Next Steps, Strategy, Key Distinctives, and Core Philosophy of Summit Point Church
  • Responsible for casting and communicating vision and inspiring participation in the area of Student Ministry
  • Develop a strategy to identify, recruit, train, lead, shepherd, empower, and invest in ministry team leaders and team members
  • Responsible for the growth and participation of its ministries
  • Oversee all ministries for Students, grades 6-12, including Sunday mornings, weeknight activities, summer camps, special events, VBS etc.
  • Create environments, activities, and ministry opportunities for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth, such as mission trip opportunities, camps, retreats, and community service projects
  • Be a regular and effective teacher in the Student Ministry for middle and high school Students on Sunday mornings
  • Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new Students and families
  • Build parent involvement within the Student Ministry
  • Review, purchase, and oversee the implementation of all curriculums for large and small group teaching
  • Learn and utilize FellowshipOne and Planning Center
  • Be responsible for check-in procedures and tracking weekly attendance (FellowshipOne)
  • Develop and maintain safe, clean, and aesthetic learning environments
  • Develop and implement policies for the safety and security of all Students
  • Ensure youth leaders and volunteers are in compliance with the church child protection policy
  • Assist the Lead Pastor with pastoral duties (as needed) like: preaching, teaching, visiting, counseling, hospital care, weddings, funerals, and other various activities and ministry opportunities
  • Share in the teaching responsibility as it pertains to the membership class called “Starting Point”
  • Oversee the Young Adult Ministry (weekly community group, events, yearly retreats etc.)
The above summary of duties represents the major tasks and duties. The individual may be called to perform other related tasks under the direction of the Lead Pastor.

Position Qualifications:

  • Follower of Jesus, Called by God (internal call) to Student/Family Ministry
  • Meets the Biblical qualifications for Pastoral Leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3)
  • Education Requirement: master’s degree/seminary degree that prepares an individual for full-time ministry
  • Ministry Experience: several years of ministry experience with a proven track record of success, ability to manage and lead staff, demonstrates a passion for Student/Family Ministry
  • Effective Communications Skills: written, verbal, and interpersonal skills 4
  • Ability to work well under short deadlines, juggle multiple priorities, recognize and respond to urgent requests, and quickly adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to build and lead ministry teams
  • Strong work-ethic and team-player
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Be a continual learner - seek opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually
Interested applicants should contact