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Junior High Ministry Associate


Student Ministries at Modesto Covenant Church is currently led by Jeff Meyer – our Student Ministries Director, Lauren Zampieri, our High School Ministry Associate, and Jordan Seaman, our Junior High Ministry Associate.  Jeff provides overall direction to Student Ministries while focusing on High School Ministry. Lauren supports Jeff and the high school ministry.  Jordan Seaman, our current Junior High Ministry Associate is concluding his time at our church at the end of May 2017 to begin full-time seminary studies.

The Junior High Youth Group at Modesto Covenant Church has about 20 students each week, with about 60 students on the roster.  Jeff Meyer, our Student Ministries Director, had been a volunteer for over 15 years with Student Ministries until he took over the leadership role as Student Ministries Director in November 2014. Jeff is bi-vocational, working full-time outside the church while still providing leadership with youth in a part-time capacity. The Junior High and High School Ministry Associates will work closely with Jeff to provide ongoing ministry support, leadership, and relational connection with students.

The Junior High Associate position is a full-time, paid position. A college degree with biblical coursework and ministry experience is strongly preferred. This is an ideal position for someone wanting to discern gifts and calling in vocational ministry, while giving their heart and soul to God’s kingdom work in the lives of students.


Modesto Covenant Student Ministries exist through the power of the Holy Spirit to lead students to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

  • Our core values (around which we shape all ministry) are: Mission, Christ, Community
  • It is our passion to see our ministries be places where the kingdom of God is alive, active, growing, and 
radically impacting the world.


Modesto Covenant Church is looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate in their relationship with Jesus Christ and growing in faith through the study of God’s Word, 
prayer, accountability, and fellowship
  • Desiring to use God-given gifts to love and disciple students
  • Discerning a call to vocational ministry
  • Outgoing, energetic, teachable, self-motivated
  • Able to clearly and creatively communicate biblical principles
  • Desiring to see young people come to know and experience Jesus so that they are growing in their faith and being used by God in their world
  • Capable of organizing and delivering weekly programmatic content as well as occasional events that combine fun, relationship-building and relevant Biblical content.


The primary responsibility of the Junior High School Ministry Associate will be to assist the Student Ministries Director in the following areas of ministry.

  • Teaching
    • Teach weekly at Jr. High Youth Group and Sunday School/Confirmation
  • Recruiting/Training/Supporting Leaders
    • Assist in developing quality volunteer leaders for Jr. High School ministry
    • Assist in developing and training student leaders
  • Develop Discipleship Ministries
    • Initiate, plan, supervise and delegate discipleship ministries according to the MCC core values of Mission, Christ, Community for Junior High School students, including:
      • Midweek youth group meetings
      • Sunday school/Confirmation
      • Retreats
      • Mission trips and local mission experiences
      • Any other events or activities
    • Actively involved in discipleship of students and leaders
  • Outreach and Evangelism
    • Coordinate and lead local outreach and mission experiences
    • Plan outreach events and reaching out to students outside the church
  • Pastoral Care
    • Be intentional in developing and maintaining relationships with students, and to provide consistently sound, Biblical counsel to students
  • Administration
    • Database: print out attendance sheets, input attendance, maintain database
    • Events: purchase supplies, recruit drivers, maintain driver paperwork (according to MCC Transportation Policy), acquire medical release information for students
    • Process check requests
    • Weekly Meetings: prepare slides for announcements, songs, and message in ProPresenter
    • Assist in maximizing our teaching curriculum resources, making the most of graphic content, social media recommendations, and parent communication tools.
  • Communications and Publicity
  • Update and maintain Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts, or other social media
  • Assist in creating publications (brochures, postcards); make labels, prepare mailers
  • Communicate a calendar of events to church and parents through bulletin and email
  • Communicate regularly to parents via email.
  • Personal and Professional Development
    • Meet weekly with the SM Director
    • Be a part of weekly pastoral staff meetings
    • Cultivate a growing relationship with God
  • Ministry involvements outside of Student Ministries
    • Participate in and support college/young adult ministry
      • Attend twice-a-month college group meetings
      • Support college/young adult leaders when possible
    • Intentionally connect with 6th graders coming into Jr. High Ministry
      • Attend Wednesday Night Club events in spring to meet 6th graders

Salary and Benefits

Base Salary:                $34,000

Health Benefits:          Individual medical, dental, vision, and disability (Premiums paid in full by Modesto Covenant Church. No employee contribution required other than what plans dictate.)

Ministry Expenses:      To be reimbursed according to Student Ministries Budget

Vacation / Days Off: Annual paid vacation of ten workdays per year (2 weeks). After two years of service at Modesto Covenant Church, the annual vacation will increase to fifteen days per year (3 weeks).

Other:                          Two days off per week
, Six days of sick leave allowed per year

How to apply for this position:

Persons interested in being considered for this position should email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Meyer at:

913 Floyd Avenue

Modesto, CA  95350

tel 209.527.4110

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Organization name:
Modesto Covenant Church

Evangelical Covenant Church


913 Floyd Ave., Modesto, CA 95350


Date Posted:
March 20, 2017

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