Student Ministry Director/Pastor

Greenwood Campus

Job Description

Full-Time (40 hours per week, including weekends)

Reports to: Family Ministries Pastor

Summary of Role:

This role provides leadership, coordination, and vision to the campus student ministry staff, volunteers, small groups, events, and gatherings from 7th grade to 24 years old at an Emmanuel multisite campus. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Maintain a strong relationship with campus pastor, centralized student pastor and other departments on behalf of campus student ministry

• Be the face of the ministry

• Point families to resources for staying connected

• Connect parents to activities and events

• Work with the Student Ministry Impact Team Coordinator to lead, develop and maintain a growing student ministry Impact Team

• Ensure the systems and structures of Emmanuel help students take their next step in their relationship with Christ

• Manage operations of student ministry, create content, and provide resources to student leaders and parents

• Develop and create new events that help Emmanuel students take next steps

• Assist in planning and coordination of student ministry services and events and attendance at all

• Provide leadership, pastoral care, and oversight to campus student small groups

• Assist staff members with the development and implementation of church-wide strategies

• Personal and ministry development through studying and observing trends in student ministry (approved conferences, networking, etc.)

• Other related tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education and/or Experience

• College degree or equivalent ministry experience required

• One year of experience in student ministry or ministry leadership position (paid or volunteer) is preferred

• Experience in leading teams effectively

Knowledge and Skills:

• Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in conflict resolution

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong organizational/administrative skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects

• Ability to learn and use Emmanuel’s systems (Rock, Planning Center, etc.) and learn and adapt to new technology

• Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team in a flexible and cooperative manner, self-motivated

• Demonstrate confidentiality and discretion when handling personal and ministry information

• Demonstrate a servant heart with spiritual maturity and sensitivity

Spiritual Requirements

• Champion the vision of Emmanuel Church

• Foster and promote a healthy staff culture by adhering to the Emmanuel Staff Behavioral Values

• Willingness to regularly participate in Emmanuel Church activities and events

• Agreement to abide by Emmanuel Church’s Expectations of a Staff Member which include:

o Financial support of the church with your tithe

o Attend one weekend service each week and monthly staff meetings

o Participate in community through small group

o Prioritize a Sabbath (one 24-hour period of time off work each week)

Physical Requirements:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.)

• Ability to sit, stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands.

• Required to read, speak, and hear.

• Occasional need to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

• Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.