JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Position title: Student ministries pastor
  • Job status: Full time 
  • Accountable to: Senior pastor

CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT

First Evangelical Free Church’s mission is to help individuals become Christ-centered and Christ-sent together.

Responsibilities

The Student Ministries Pastor will serve as a part of the pastoral staff with the express purpose of developing and maintaining a disciple-making ministry with students and young adults. The Pastor will also support the overall mission of First Free, promoting the vision and a process for multiplying healthy workers and leaders in the body of Christ.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A deep, personal faith in Jesus Christ with an established prayer life, healthy Bible study habits, and a heart for God.
  • Demonstrated character and qualities of the Holy Spirit at work in your life.
  • A heart, vision, and passion for leading students to follow Jesus.
  • The ability to work well with and communicate with volunteers, parents, and other leaders as partners in ministry.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to, communicate with, and teach students.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, and leadership skills for managing events, programming, and teams of people.
  • Openness to creatively try new things to reach students and young adults with the gospel.
  • Proven experience directing student ministries in a leadership role.
  • Proficient understanding of the challenges and needs of young people.
  • Proficient in the use of technology including social media.
  • Four-year degree with ministry training.
  • In agreement with the EFCA Statement of Faith, and a willingness to abide by the Constitution, Bylaws, Vision, and Mission of First Evangelical Free Church.

Student Ministry (middle and high school students)

  • Develop a healthy, positive student ministry.
  • Supervise the Middle School Director and program.
  • Oversee and engage in the two weekly student programs (Sunday morning and Wednesday night).
  • Develop an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship for each program.
  • Supervise the instruction and leadership of every program.
  • Communicate with students regularly and work to build positive relationships.
  • Develop regular outreach opportunities to students from local schools.
  • Plan special events in accordance with the goals and mission of the student ministry (i.e., retreats, camps, mission trips, and summer activities).
  • Regularly pray for the student ministry programs.

Volunteer Ministry

  • Recruit, train, and equip adult volunteer leaders to minister students.
  • Recruit prayer warriors to cover the student ministry in prayer.

Young Adult Ministry

  • Develop a program that will minister to young adults.
  • Recruit and empower volunteer leadership who will cultivate a community for young adults to grow in their faith.
  • Provide oversight of the program and meet with the leadership to support their needs.

General Pastoral Role

  • Communicate and share the student ministry accomplishments and future activities with the church.
  • Be an active team player in the larger vision of First Free.
  • Establish, manage, and be accountable for the Student Ministries budget.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the church staff, working in close cooperation and harmony with other staff members.
  • Work within the bounds of the vision of First Free and the policies established by the First Free Church Council.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other leadership planning and training events.
  • Be a member of the church and participate in ministries and the business meetings of the church.

Accountability

  • Directly accountable to the Senior Pastor.
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor for planning, prayer, and communication.
  • Performance will be evaluated annually.

Training and Development

  • Attend conferences and conventions for personal and ministry enrichment, as approved by the supervisor.

Please send resume and cover letter to: youthpastorsearch@firstfreechurch.org