Director/Pastor of Student Ministries

Director/Pastor of Student Ministries

CPC Vision

To boldly extend the invitation Jesus makes to us, to everyone.


The Director/Pastor of Student Ministries is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and strategy to the student ministries of CPC. This person will be successful when there is growth, both in depth and engagement, of students, families and people serving in student ministries. The Director/Pastor of Student Ministries will lead the student team to focus on discipling students in their relationship with Jesus and connecting and engaging adults who can participate in relational ministry. This position reports to the Executive Pastor.


  • Ensure the CPC mission, values, and goals are actively lived out in all aspects of student ministry
  • Oversee and provide leadership to all programs for students
    • SIX8, 6th–8th grade students
    • Commitment Class, 9th grade students
    • TEN12, 10th-12th grade students
    • Wednesday nights, camps, special events, and holidays
    • Communication via texts, email, and social media
  • Provide leadership to the student staff team members
    • Plan and lead team meetings, meet regularly with Student Team members in order to provide development, encouragement, and accountability
    • Facilitate performance evaluations and goal setting with the team
    • Coach team members and allow them to be the face and name associated with their specific age program
    • Train and oversee student ministries team as they lead student team interns
  • Collaborate with the student ministries team to develop all elements of programs for students, including: environment, curriculum, teaching, games, schedules, and training of leaders
  • Build relationships with CPC students and families through programming, intentional one-on-ones, and outside relational contact work
  • Participate and lead staff in recruiting, equipping, and maintaining a strong and invested group of stakeholders who serve regularly in student ministries
  • Manage and oversee student ministries budget; coach and empower staff team to own their specific budget
  • Teach at student ministries events regularly
  • Ensure there are on-ramps of engagement for students, parents, and other volunteers
  • Cultivate and work with parent advisory group


  • Meet regularly with the Executive Pastor for development, encouragement, feedback, and accountability
  • Serve as an active member on the Coordinating Team
  • Attend CPC staff meetings and other staff retreats
  • Participate in CPC programs outside of your department, including weekend services, special services for holidays (Advent, Good Friday, etc.)
  • Pastoral responsibilities (if applicable)
    • Assist in weekend services
    • Conduct baptisms, weddings, funerals
    • Potential preaching opportunities


  • Actively pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Commitment to make CPC your home church and faith community
  • Experience in student ministry and the ability to engage students in authentic, relational ways
  • Management experience, including direct oversight of staff, teams, and volunteers in day-to-day function
  • Proactive communicator, collaborative spirit, and team player
  • Ability to recruit, train, and mentor volunteers
  • Strong up-front and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to relate to various ages and backgrounds
  • Strong organization, detail-orientation, and multi-tasking skills
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Leadership experience in church ministry setting or non-profit environment
  • MA or similar level of theological training


  • Experience with Planning Center Online (PCO)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)


  • Ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended times
  • Ability to talk to and hear a large group of students
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry, and/or move 10-25 pounds
  • Ability to perform tasks involving a keyboard and computer monitor, requiring ability to grasp and utilize finger dexterity and visual acuity

POSITION REPORTING: Director/Pastor of Student Ministries reports to the Executive Pastor.

HOURS: This is a year-round, 40 hours per week, exempt and salaried position. Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings are a significant part of this role. The work week for this position is Sunday–Thursday; Fridays are off.

TRAVEL: This position requires travel for camps, retreats, and other student events.

This job description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested.


Organization name:
Christ Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of America


6901 Normandale Road


Date Posted:
May 4, 2022

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