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Director of Student Ministries

St. John's Presbyterian Church

Los Angeles, CA

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: November 06, 2018

Job Description:

St. John's Presbyterian Church of West Los Angeles, CA is seeking a full-time Director of Student and Young Adult Ministries who loves Jesus Christ and is able to share that passion with students and young adults, teaching them what it means to follow Him. This position is an opportunity to bring new vitality and stability to St. John's long-standing tradition of dynamic student ministry within a supportive and mission-oriented Christian_noemailmunity currently serving approximately 25 youth and their families from both within and outside the congregation. Are you the right candidate to join us as we enter a new phase of rebuilding, refocusing, and renewing our beloved student programs with fresh ideas and a heart to serve?

1. Develop and lead a program for middle school and high school age students that introduces, educates and nurtures them in personal relationships with Jesus that are increasingly characterized by faith, Biblical knowledge, and the five marks of Christian maturity defined in St. John's Vision Frame:_noemailpassion, humility, conviction, generosity, and passion for God's glory (see below*).
a) Organize and lead Sunday evening youth meetings with the assistance of adult and student leaders.
b) Mentor/equip high school students to lead their own midweek bible study.
c) Lead students and adults in church-wide local service projects and one short-term mission per year.
d) Actively engage students beyond designated meetings, where they attend school,_noemailpete, perform, and socialize; and inspire adult leaders to do the same.
e) Organize off-campus relationship-building events at least twice/quarter
f) Lead and inspire students to actively participate in praise and worship.
g) Regularly assist in worship leadership and be available to preach at least once per quarter at the request of the Senior Pastor.
h) Facilitate gatherings and/or small group meetings for college students and young adults (ages 18-25) using church-wide small group curriculum or other resources.
2. Engage parents with teenagers by establishing relationships of trust, encouraging parental involvement in programs, and maintaining regular, timely_noemailmunication through emails and social media.
3. Plan and implement a series of activities specifically design

About St. John's Presbyterian Church:

West L.A. is a busy area filled with people longing for connection, friendship, and (often unknowingly), for God. Many find in St. John's a true family in Christ, committed to community in our diversity. In a world of polarized political and cultural tribalism, St. John's seeks to be a congregation that makes room for different perspectives. Our members might not all belong to the same political party, but we are unified in our commitment to the Good News of Jesus Christ and his transforming power. We seek to be a place that is united in the essentials and respectful in areas where prayerful Christians of good conscience might disagree. Situated on the outer belt of this large city, St. John's mission is to "Join Christ on the road, and point travelers to the Way." Our current near-term goal, Showing Christ by Serving Others, is to engage more than 60% of our congregation in joyfully sharing Jesus through concrete acts of service on the church campus and in the larger community.  


- A growing relationship with Jesus Christ in reliance upon the Holy Spirit, with a firm foundation of biblical knowledge and its application. - A gift for building relationships with youth and families, reaching out to them in personal and creative ways. - A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in Christian Education, Youth Ministry or related majors. - Minimum of 3 years experience in vocational youth ministry. - Ability to unite the message of Jesus with his ministry of compassion and service to others. - Ability to lead students in worship through music and inspire students/adults vocally and instrumentally in praise and worship - Proven skills in planning, organization, and leadership. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Proficiency in multi-media tools for communication and presentation (e.g., Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Easy Worship, Media Shout etc. - Can work cooperatively and flexibly with others. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Student Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
50,000 - 60,000
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Contact Name:
Sandi Dick, Church Administrator
11000 National Blvd.
Los Angeles
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