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Living Hope Church – Student Ministry Pastor

345 Keough Drive
United States

Position Type

Student Ministry Pastor



Ministry Area

Youth/Student Ministry

Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

The Pastor of Student Ministry is a highly relational leader, shepherd, and teacher giving vision, direction, and leadership to 6th – 12th grade students at Living Hope Church. The Student Pastor is responsible for developing a ministry for students, leading them in becoming a community that follows the way of Jesus, and elevating Jesus in their lives so He is impossible to ignore.


Permanent Full-time/Exempt/Salaried (40-45 hours/week).


  • Outline vision, direction, and implementation plan for student ministry at Living Hope Church.

  • Develop a comprehensive discipleship strategy for male and female students (6th – 12th grade).

  • Discover, Develop, Deploy, and Direct an effective team of adult volunteers who use their spiritual gifting to execute the ministry’s vision and values.

  • Effectively lead and shepherd the LH Student Ministry Staff. Leveraging and developing their spiritual gifts and abilities toward the mission of LH Students.

  • Foster a culture of Christ-centered care and celebration within the ministry structures.

  • Develop an annual ministry calendar and supporting budget.

  • Effectively communicate with parents regarding ministry events, activities, student growth, teaching series, available parental resources, and the like.

  • Proactively and appropriately pursue relationships with students within the church and community.

  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with other pastors and staff when appropriate.

  • Model the character and integrity of pastoral ministry as outlined in the New Testament.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Organization and Leadership: Proactively develops an annual ministry calendar; including teacher training, special events, etc. Able to effectively develop and utilize volunteer ministry teams to shape and execute ongoing ministry needs/key objectives.

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Able to effectively engage a variety of people. Responds quickly to text messages, phone calls, and emails. Proactively communicates with the congregation, volunteer teams, families, and new attendees.

  • Technology: Able to use or learn Microsoft Office, Electronic Check-In System, CCB/Church Database, and other ministry-related systems.

  • Staff Development: Able to effectively lead, utilize, and manage the Student Ministry staff members.

  • Understands Living Hope’s Discipleship Pathway Framework