Pastor of Student Ministries

Chestnut Ridge Church is a large church in Morgantown, WV.  Our vision is to be an inviting church that leads people into a growing relationship with God and others. We are located in the educational, commercial, medical and cultural hub of north-central West Virginia. Located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh and four hours west of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, Morgantown, West Virginia, offers its residents access to rivers, mountains, lakes, hiking trails, bike paths, golf courses, and to some of the best schools, hospitals, and job opportunities in the nation.

Home of the Division I, Big 12 West Virginia University Mountaineers, Morgantown’s way of life is more than that of a idyllic college town; it’s a place with a strong economy, a flourishing culture and a quality way of life. The likes of Forbes Magazine, the Milken Institute, Parenting Magazine, Expansion Management Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, have recognized Morgantown as one of the best small cities in which to live, work and raise a family!

We are seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry. You will join with a dynamic staff team in a grace-filled environment taking cues from North Point Ministries, Orange, and “Simple Church”.

Qualified candidate will have strong relational, leadership, team building, systems development, discernment, and organizational skills. Experience with Orange Philosophy and familiarity with North Point Ministries’ strategy and approach is highly valued.

Who we’re looking for

– You Think Orange
– You love to throw a party
– You connect well with teenagers and adults
– You are a dreamer
– You Love investing in leaders and empowering them to do ministry
– You like working on a team
– Did we mention you’re an Orange thinker?

**** To ensure we receive your application please send resumes and any teaching links to *****

Job Description
The role of the Student Ministry Director will be to shape the Vision & Direction of Student Ministry (6th-12th grade), coordinate programming for student ministry, oversee and execute events, recruit and train leaders for the student ministry and groups. You will create engaging environments where students feel like they belong so that they can grow in their relationship with God and others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned

•    Responsible for Weekly Programming for Middle School and High School
•    Responsible for Programming for all student ministry events
•    Develop Teaching Team for Student Ministry
•    Develops creative content/direction for middle school and high school
•    Recruit and develop Programming Teams (worship, hosts, teachers, tech)

Responsible for ensuring every CRC student is connected to a caring leader and a consistent group of peers, and every leader is equipped to lead small.
•    Monitor health and direction of groups
•    Recruit, Assign, and direct new and veteran coaches
•    Meet regularly with Coaches/SGL’s for training and equipping
•    Works with coaches for the purpose of training and equipping SGL’s
•    Monitor leader attendance at leader meetings and weekly environments
•    Monitor orientation of new leaders
•    Coordinates size and structure of groups/group multiplication
•    Assigns new students to appropriate small group
•    Responsible for the transition of rising 6th through 11th grade students
•    Assist in the transition of students to college
•    Coordinating, planning and carrying out regularly SGL leader meetings

Miscellaneous Responsibilities:

  • Manage Special Events & Large Events (registration, communication, marketing, etc) for middle school & high school ministry
  • Develop and maintain calendars for middle school & high school ministry
  • Coordinate communication strategies for student ministry with CRC Communications Department
  • Coordinate with Family Ministries Director for student ministry budget
  • Connect students to Family Ministry Strategy for students serving
  • Work within larger family ministry team

Serve on the overall CRC staff team which includes:

  • Participating in weekly planning/strategy meetings
  • Providing assistance on all-church initiatives [baptism and membership interviews]
  • Collaborate with Elementary Ministries to ensure effective transition of children between departments
  • Act as an ambassador for CRC by positively reflecting the vision, mission, strategy and values to those inside and outside our walls.
  • Be able to assess and advise attendees and volunteers as to how and where they can take their next steps towards God and within the ministry.

**** To ensure we receive your application please send resumes and any teaching links to *****


Organization name:
Chestnut Ridge Church



2223 Cheat Road, Morgantown WW 26508


Date Posted:
August 7, 2019

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