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Student Pastor

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JOB TITLE: Pastor of Student Ministry             
DEPARTMENT: Student Ministry
REPORT TO: Executive Pastor of Ministries
DATE REVISED: February 2024
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE:

  • Oversee all student ministries at ChangePoint, with the goal of advancing ChangePoint’s vision through its middle school and high school students. This entails cultivating leaders and implementing strategies aimed at evangelizing students and discipling them on their journey to follow Christ.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop and execute an overall ministry strategy to make disciples of students in the ChangePoint family and to evangelize unsaved students in Anchorage.  To include personally discipling students (and parents as primary faith-influencers) and leading others to do the same.
  2. Lead the planning and execution of top-quality weekly gatherings, mission trips, retreats and service opportunities for students.  Including evaluation/selection/creation of curriculum and overseeing the teaching teams, guest speakers and other aspects of all Student Ministry activities.
  3. Lead and equip 4-5 Student Ministry staff (some FT and some PT).  Work with other ChangePoint staff to recruit and hire open staff positions as required.
  4. Lead the recruiting, equipping, and discipling of a dynamic and effective team of 50-60 volunteers.
  5. Collaborate with the pastoral team (Department Leaders) to advance ChangePoint’s vision.
  6. Support Student Ministries at other ChangePoint campuses.
  7. Partner with churches and para-church ministries to bring the gospel to our schools.

MINISTRY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong and growing faith in Jesus Christ, a heart set on following Him, and a track record of upward personal trajectory.
  • Must have a proven ability to effectively teach Biblical truth and inspire spiritual growth in students.
  • Demonstrates a passion for discipleship and evangelism and the ability to cast vision to leaders and students for the same.
  • Must be a self-starter, energetic, and highly motivated leader.
  • Minimum of 5 years paid experience in student ministry, or 10 years unpaid. Preferably in a context similar to ChangePoint’s.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in ministry preferred.

 

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