Director of Student Ministries

Come experience the power of Christian community and help change lives forever by the power of the gospel! Living Hope EPC is a dynamic church nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the western suburbs of Washington DC.

Position: Director of Student Ministry
Full-time: 40 hours/week
Reports to: Pastor
Objective: This position exists for the purpose of building a community of faith among our
middle and high school students. This would be done in partnership with families and as part of
Living Hope as a church. It encompasses facilitating events, investing in the spiritual growth of
students directly and equipping others to do the same
Ministry Values:
The Director of Student Ministry at Living Hope EPC will lead a middle and high school
ministry with the following core values:
● Deep discipleship in Christ, providing clear understanding of Gospel and acting in faith
● Investing in currently-involved students and reaching out to those not-yet involved
● Building biblical community by creating an environment where students:
○ can be honest and transparent
○ are eager for growth: want to be together, praying for one another, sharing ups and
downs of life together
○ will have fun
○ will be encouraged to grow in their relationship with the Lord
○ will understand how to stand for biblical truth in a world that is often teaching
them different values
● Serving and being known in the surrounding community
● Integrated with the larger Living Hope vision and community
Personal and Spiritual Qualities:
Disciple of Christ:
● Able to communicate a trust in Jesus Christ for salvation
● Shows a pattern of spiritual development characterized by prayer, Bible study, regular
attendance at Living Hope EPC, and actively investing in others
● Displays consistent biblical character as described in 1 Timothy 3
● Desires and demonstrates continued growth and maturation
● Servant-hearted
● Team leader/builder of volunteer base
● Visionary (with input from others)
● Initiator
● Teacher (ability to creatively teach in varied settings) and Shepherd
● Administrator of programs and communicator with parents and youth
● Disciple-maker
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Experience and Education:
● Experience in ministry leadership, ideally with middle and/or high school students
● Understanding and general alignment with a reformed perspective of Scripture and
supportive of the vision and work of Living Hope EPC
● Minimum of an Associate’s degree; preferably a Bachelor’s degree
● Strong Bible knowledge and an understanding of a biblical worldview
Job Tasks:
● Create vision, implement strategy, and set measurable goals for the student ministry
● Coach students to define vision, implement strategy, and set measurable goals for their
own spiritual walks.
● Identify, recruit, equip, and empower a team of volunteers to lead the Student Ministry
● Invest in 1:1 and small group mentoring relationships with students
● Identify, recruit, and equip parents to invest in mentoring relationships
● Plan and implement weekly student gatherings designed for discipleship, outreach, and/or
community building
● Create and implement a strong communication plan with students, parents, student
ministry leaders, and the Living Hope community
● Plan and implement regular service projects within Living Hope and the community
● Plan and implement mission opportunities locally, nationally, or internationally
● Regularly participate in the Living Hope community at-large
● Other duties as necessary to serve the ministry of Living Hope EPC
● Plan and organize student retreats
● Manage student ministry budget
● Expand students’ faith community by building relationships with other youth ministries
in the area
● Evangelize unchurched youth as they get involved in the youth ministry
For more info, please contact: Tim MacGowan (703) 489-1005 –


Organization name:
Living Hope EPC

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of America


PO Box 349 Haymarket, VA 20168


Date Posted:
November 4, 2021

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