Status: Part-Time (approx. 15-20 hrs/wk for 2-3 years)
Posted: April 3, 2013
Westgate Church (Evangelical Free Church of America) is looking for a part-time Student Minister to assist with our junior and senior high ministries by providing leadership and ministering the gospel to students, helping them become rooted, grow, and bear fruit as part of a gospel-centered community living each day on mission for Christ.
This position is for a two or three year term, and also includes opportunities to preach and gain general pastoral ministry experience in addition to student ministry.
Character and Conviction
The Student Minister holds an important shepherding role within the church, and is held to the same standard as elders. This man must therefore meet the following qualifications:
Skill and Experience
The Student Minister must be a capable leader who is organized, relates well with people, and is able to fulfill the responsibilities listed below. He should be both a self-starter and a team player, able to work in concert with the pastoral staff and lay ministry leaders while thinking beyond the traditional youth group model and working creatively to engage students with the gospel.
As a minister of the Word, the Student Minister must be able to faithfully and effectively communicate God’s Word to the congregation in general and junior and senior high school students in particular. He will have significant experience discipling young people, being capable of explaining the gospel to non-Christians and helping Christians apply the gospel of Jesus to all parts of life. He will be able to impart basic spiritual disciplines and help students navigate life issues and questions of faith and culture. He will be capable of training parents and adult volunteers in similar ministry skills. He will also respect and encourage parents in their efforts to raise and disciple their children.
The Student Minister’s previous experience will likely include either an undergraduate ministry degree, 4+ years of youth ministry experience, or some combination of the two. He will preferably be enrolled in or planning to pursue a master’s level degree toward a career in pastoral ministry.
The Student Minister must also pass a CORI (criminal report) check.
The Student Minister serves under the supervision of the Associate Pastor and is accountable to the Board of Elders. His principal responsibilities include:
If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and, if available, a sample sermon (audio format preferred) to PastorBrandon @ westgate-church.org.
Click on this link for a PDF of this Position Profile.