Job Description

Suncrest Christian Church in St. John, IN, is in search of their next Student Ministries Pastor. The purpose of the Pastor of Student Ministries leadership role is to recruit, develop, and lead the leaders and volunteers who effectively partner with parents in pursuit of one goal: to see Jesus change the lives students in and around Suncrest Christian Church, the local schools, and the immediate community.

What you’ll be doing:

– Lead both middle school and high school ministries

– Create and lead a large group program and raise leaders to lead a healthy small group element

– Build a culture to encourage students to cross the line of faith and mature into living like Jesus

– Work closely with volunteer leaders and parents

– Develop strong relationships with leaders in local schools

– Create a smooth transition between grades

Skills you’ll need:

– Excellent interpersonal skills

– Leadership ability

– Coachability

– Good communication skills

– Social media savvy

Located in the northwest corner of Indiana, St. John is close to Chicago, where the advantages of living near a world-class city are coupled with a great neighborhood lifestyle. Lower taxes, great house values, beautiful common spaces, and outstanding public and private schools make living in St. John a desirable pursuit. Over the last few years, St. John and the surrounding areas have established a dynamic where nearly everything you are looking for is now convenient. The Dunes, Lake Michigan, boating, and vistas are all within a short drive. Northwest Indiana has great neighborhoods, great schools, AND great Chicago-style pizza!

About Suncrest Christian Church

In 1994, a group of courageous men and women decided to launch a different kind of faith community in Northwest Indiana - a church committed to seeing the kind of change only God can bring.

From those few faithful in folding chairs, to the hundreds who met at Lake Central High School, to the thousands that now worship on Parrish Street, Suncrest has in its DNA a boldness to be braver than hell, tougher than nails, and to change the world.

Today, the people of Suncrest are bringing change to Northwest Indiana, making a difference not just in our building, but throughout the area. We're partnering with organizations like Habitat For Humanity and The Down Syndrome Association, giving us a front row seat to transformation.

By 2036, we are going to IMPACT 1 MILLION LIVES in Northwest Indiana and around the world. How you might ask?

By being a church that is worth reproducing. We start new churches that not only are interested in making a huge difference in their communities, but are committed to starting more churches to do the same.
Position Filled
Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
2 years ago
St. John, Indiana


Church Size
500-750 people