Student Ministry Director

Student Ministry Director

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Student Ministry Director

This position is an essential part of the Student Ministry Department, a relational ministry, at Hope Church with the responsibility to create opportunities and environments for students to hear and respond to the Gospel, create opportunities and environments for students to grow in their faith, create opportunities and environments for students to live out their faith, and create opportunities and environments for students to fellowship with one another and the leaders of Hope. This position will also oversee, along with the Middle School staff and the High School staff, the recruitment, training, and pastoral care of volunteers that serve the student ministry, as well as the students and their families. This is an exempt, full time, salaried position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Grow the Student Ministry by providing Bible based teaching with attractive and compelling events/environments to which our students will be drawn and will invite their friends.
  • Along with MS and HS staff make sure Sunday night growth opportunity, Roots, is well planned, engaging, and well presented.
  • Responsible for an annual student ministry budget proposal and administration of budget.
  • Ensure the students experience fellowship, outreach, worship and praise through quality preaching and music activities. Develop and strengthen music, A/V, general production and environments of all HSM events.
  • Create and implement an overall student evangelism strategy for the church.
  • Coordinate an overall student curriculum plan for Sunday morning and Roots to provide a balanced, comprehensive Christian education.
  • Responsible for the overall safety of the students at our events while on campus or off campus.
  • Available to work weekends.

Other duties and resPonsibilities

  • Be creative and entrepreneurial is developing a ministry that fulfills the great commission, allows students to serve something greater than themselves, provides students opportunities to have fun, and teaches the Word of God.
  • Resource parents of students with ministry updates and general information.
  • Assist MS and HS staff to provide opportunities for members of the student ministry to be directly involved in missions and ministries of Hope—both locally and outside the community.
  • Coordinate the enlisting, discipling, training and motivating of leaders to serve in student ministry.
  • Improve social media strategy and offerings of HSM.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

  • College degree required
  • 3+ years of experience in a thriving Student Ministry is preferred.

Skills & Experience

  • Adhere to theology and values in harmony with Hope’s mission and values.
  • Clear, observable commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • A relational and pastoral heart.
  • Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and coordinate, manage and implement a Student ministry.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
  • Must have a proven ability to work effectively with student, parents, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.