Overview: The Student Ministry Director is a full-time staff position at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church (CCBFC) in Allentown, PA. The man in this position will augment the efforts of both the parents and the elders to teach our students (and outside students as opportunities arise) the gospel of Jesus Christ and how that gospel shapes their lives. He will do this by shepherding the students alongside of the parents by teaching, engaging, and praying for the students. He will oversee a team of volunteer student ministry leaders and equip them to assist him in overseeing the student ministries at CCBFC.
Oversee Student Ministries: Strive to ensure that all current ministries are staffed, attended, and are in line with our mission, core values, and vision.
o Youth Group: Activities, worship in song, teaching, small groups
o Wednesday Night Programs: Journeymen & Girl's Quest
o Middle School Sunday School.
o High School Sunday School
Teaching/Preaching: Commit to both expositional and doctrinal teaching, making applications that are age appropriate and engaging.
o Preach/teach through Scripture (i.e., sequentially through books, thematically, etc.)
o Teach Doctrine (i.e., theological categories, topical studies, cultural challenges, etc.)
o With the Discipleship Pastor, oversee and implement curriculum for all student ministries
Shepherding: Connect with and minister lovingly and respectfully to parents/guardians and students
o Visitation, counseling with students, supporting parents (when necessary)
Development: Commitment to personal spiritual and professional growth
o Continually pursing personal and theological growth
o Willing to be mentored by the Pastoral Staff
Equipping/Training Leaders: Lead, develop, and work with a team of qualified volunteers.
o Recruit qualified leaders
o Hold and lead volunteer meetings
Overnight & Day Spiritual Retreats: Responsibly and intentionally oversee students at retreats and trips, ensuring alignment with our mission, core values, and vision. *Some of these are flexible for change.
o *Fall Retreat (day)
o Sno Glo (weekend – denominational)
o Core Challenge (day – denominational)
o *D3 Youth Conference (week – Louisville, KY)
o Missions Trip (1 ½ - 2 weeks – various – attend as leader. Others may lead)
Events/Activities: Responsibly and intentionally plan events
o Currently: Superbowl Party, Senior Night, Game Night, Christmas Party
o Service Opportunities in Church and Community
Administration: Responsibly and intentionally plan and communicate with the Discipleship Pastor, staff, elders, parents, leaders, and students when necessary.
o Propose and oversee an approved annual budget
o Cooperate with office to ensure all student ministry volunteers have updated child safety clearances and agree with Cedar Crest's current CSAP (Child Sexual Abuse Policy) Manual
o Exercise oversight to ensure all ministries are in alignment with Cedar Crest's current CSAP (Child Sexual Abuse Policy) Manual and serving on the review team.
Attend all staff meetings
Attend other ministry meetings as determined by the Senior Pastoral Leadership Team
Assist the pastors with preaching, teaching, weddings, funerals, Lord's Supper, Baptism, and visitation as appropriate