Student Ministry Director

Title: Student Ministry Director
Status: Full Time 40+ Hours/ week
Reports to: Community + Discipleship Director

interested? Apply here:
The student ministry pastor will oversee all aspects of ministry to pre-teens and teens (5 th -12 th grade) at New Heights Bentonville; this includes Gospel-centered worship and teaching, dynamic events, authentic small groups, and formative discipleship. They will develop a ministry culture that focuses on internal and external growth, leadership development, and connection to the larger Body of Christ.
We ask that our employees embrace our staff core values:
Our Staff Core Values are:
1. Pray about everything,
Prayer aligns our hearts with God, draws us into intimacy with Him, and changes things in our world.
Have you taken time to stop, pray, and listen?
2. Care for your soul
If your soul is sick, your ministry will be sick.
How are you caring for your soul and the souls of your coworkers?
3. Take Risks
Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God – William Carey
Are you trying new things, failing forward, and turning dreams into reality?
4. Own the vision
Ownership means we make the organization’s mission and vision our mission and vision.
How are you personally invested, inside and outside of your job description, in working here?
5. Choose to grow
“Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?” – Carol Dweck
What is your plan to grow personally, professionally, spiritually?
  • Develop a mission and vision for student ministry that aligns with the mission and vision of NHB.
  • Serve as the primary teacher for student ministry worship services.
  • Plan gospel-centered teaching and small group content.
  • Plan and execute dynamic events that facilitate ministry growth, both deep and wide.
  • Manage all aspects of volunteerism within the student ministry.
  • Recruiting
  • Training
  • Support
  • Coaching
  • Administration
  • Regularly spend time with students, attend their sporting events, visit their schools, practice the ministry of presence.
  • Disciple students and volunteers.
  • Develop clear systems to connect students to small groups and discipleship.
  • Timely and consistent communication with parents, leaders, students, and staff.
  • Oversee care for student ministry volunteers and families
  • Meet with families in our body (new or established) to shepherd and connect them and their students.
  • Teach in other worship services and classes as requested.
  • Pray for, serve, encourage, counsel, and teach individuals as requested.
  • Leadership
  • Vision casting
  • Motivation
  • Self-starter
  • Administration
  • Generative
  • Bias toward action
  • Drives accountability/ results
  • People skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Teaching
  • Team player
  • Discipleship
Experience/ Education
5+ years of experience leading a student ministry in the local church. Bachelor’s degree & theological training preferred


Organization name:
New Heights Church



1705 S Walton Blvd.


Date Posted:
September 10, 2021

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