Student Ministry Pastor


NILES, MI 49120

Denomination: Missionary Church

Category: Youth Ministry

Posted on: September 10, 2020

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: The primary function will be to provide oversight for Summit Youth Ministry, being responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth and development of students grades seven (7) through twelve (12).
REPORTS TO: Lead Pastor and/or his designee
WORK SCHEDULE: To minister effectively at Summit Church means one must be willing to participate fully in the life of Summit Church. Full time employees are expected to work 40-50 hours a week. Maintaining a relationship with God and family is a high priority.

Align all Student Ministry through the purpose and process of Summit Church.

Provide oversight and vision (scope & sequence) for all aspects of Student Ministries at Summit
Church in order to disciple students toward becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.

Provide leadership of weekly programs and special events for students (leadership
development, conferences, trips, service projects, building testimonies, etc...).

Recruit and build a strong cohesive team of volunteers to minister to students.

Create and manage a student ministry calendar and annual budget with biblical stewardship.

Develop an effective communication strategy with parents.

Be available to meet with students, parents, and community leaders/members when they are
able. This job requires evenings and weekends. There is an expectation to connect with
students and parents on their time schedule and turf (i.e. school visits, one-on-one meetings,
student events, etc.).

Seek, build, and advocate relational connections with middle and high school students in our
surrounding community by proactively engaging with other area student ministries and

Provide pastoral care to youth volunteers, students, and families of Summit Church. Student
ministry is parent ministry.

Be responsible for biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and engaging teaching of students.

Be familiar with current technologies, social media, etc. that is relevant to the modern student.

Be available for interaction and collaboration with the Summit Church staff in all areas of
ministry and special projects or events. We work closely together as a team.

Attend weekly staff meetings in order to develop cross ministry cooperation and advance
communication between the student ministry and the rest of the Summit Church staff.

Meet weekly with the Lead Pastor for coaching and mentoring, as well as to report and inform
on ministry progress.

Use your spiritual gifts to the best of your God-given ability to lead people to follow Christ.

The responsibilities listed above are intended to describe the general nature of this ministry opportunity and level of work to be performed by a person in this position. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other duties required by the Lead Pastor and/or his designee. Requirements are representative of minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.


Summit is located in Southwest Michigan. We are a part of the community of Niles, serving the surrounding area for over 70 years. At Summit Church, our doors are open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. The heart behind everything we do is to lead people to follow Christ so that lives are changed. That's what we're all about.

People from a wide range of backgrounds feel at home here. While we are a part of a specific denomination, the Missionary Church denomination, our core beliefs align with those of the greater Christian faith. We try to focus more on the beliefs we that unite us rather than those that would divide us. 

Job Qualifications:

o Be a biblically sound follower of Christ with personal integrity and self-motivation in the
fulfillment of work and ministry.
o Must be a member in good standing in full agreement with Missionary Church doctrinal
principles and core values.
o Affirm a ministry calling from God to serve in Student Ministry.
o Have a passion for middle and high school students along with a vision to engage them
effectively in ministry, influencing them to pursue God's direction for their lives.
o Have post high school training in student ministry and/or in a relevant field of study (a college
degree preferred).
o Demonstrate competency in relational ministry, leadership development, team building, and
biblical teaching, along with the ability to proactively handle small problems before they grow
o Actively promote unity between and support for va 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Student Ministry Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
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Church Size:
500 - 750

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Contact Name:
Pastor Kayte Hatch
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