Student Ministry Pastor


Job Description

A 3000+ non-denominational church in Fresno, California is seeking to hire a full-time Student Ministry Pastor.

About the Organization: 

This dynamic and growing church is focused on helping people see God and participate in His redemptive story. They are known for their ability to teach the Bible in a fresh and practice way, engaging both those new to the faith as well as experienced believers.


About the Role:

The ideal candidate is a highly creative, relational, and theologically trained ‘leader of leaders’ who loves God and has a heart for reaching students in a way that fulfills the mission of the church which includes discipleship, outreach, and expansion. Must also be able to engage support of volunteers both from a strategic and general involvement as well as manage a small staff. With the expansion of church, students and the youth serve as a focal point, and the leader must be able to drive and deliver growth. Student Ministries encompasses Junior High and High School. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and implement ministry that encourages students to gather (worship), grow (discipleship), give (ministry), and go (evangelism) within a grace-filled community (fellowship).
  • Create ministry environments that introduce students to the love of God and to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with creative Bible teaching and special events.
  • Recruit, train, inspire, and schedule all student ministry volunteers.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to small groups. Facilitate and distribute curriculum as needed to small group leaders.
  • Serve as the point of contact for parents and provide regular communication to them about the student’s ministry.
  • Oversee the work of the coordinators/volunteers to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Teach on most Sunday nights (6th through 8th grade) and Wednesday nights (9th through 12th grade).
  • Oversee the facilitation of all background checks for volunteers.
  • Create and maintain a Student Ministries calendar of all events and activities. Maintain a working knowledge of technology and social media utilized in the ministry.

Position Qualifications:  

  • The successful candidate will have at least 5 to 7 years of experience in ministry leadership. They will have demonstrated success on a team with multiple staff. They will be coachable and must have a strong drive to grow as a leader. 
  • An undergraduate or advanced theological degree is desired. More importantly, there must be good theological and ministry alignment with the church. Have a love for Christ, His Word and the Church and is a mature Christ follower who is growing in grace. 
  • Must be committed to the vision, beliefs, and values of the church.
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team. 
  • Creative, detail-oriented, flexible, and decisive with the ability to organize, coordinate, set priorities, create, and maintain systems while motivating others. 
  • Able to connect with the culture and envision steps toward future growth and impact to kids that aligns with the overall vision of the church. 
  • Ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality with sensitive information. 
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills, including strong listening skills. 
  • Has demonstrated the ability to think strategically and is able to anticipate and initiate change.
  • Gifts of leadership, administration, encouragement, shepherding, and teaching.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, leading and developing personnel, and working with a broad range of people and personalities. 
  • Ability to be both a team builder and a team player, demonstrating a passion for excellence.


The exo18 team is spearheading this ministry position search. More details will be shared with qualified candidates.  

About exo18

Exo18 is a specialized growth strategy firm bringing more than 100 years of combined leadership experience to organizations of all sizes. We are passionate about making a global impact by helping organizations and leaders move forward.

One of our clients is seeking a Student Ministry Pastor. This church exists to help people see God and participate in His redemptive story. They are rooted in their values of loving God, loving others, loving culture, loving truth, and loving sacrifice. They are known for their ability to teach the Bible in a fresh and practice way, engaging both those new to the faith as well as experienced believers.

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Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
2 weeks ago
Fresno, California


Church Size
2,500-5,000 people