TITLE: Student Ministries Director (South Hills Campus)
REPORTS TO: Campus Pastor
DIRECT REPORTS: Student Ministries Admin, Serve Team
CLASSIFICATION: Regular / Full time / Exempt
WestGate Church is a community of people learning and living the way of Jesus in Silicon Valley. As a church, we exist to be and to make disciples, daily formed into the image of Christ, as we love God, our neighbors, and one another.
The South Hills Campus is our second largest campus hosting services in both English and Spanish. The Student Ministries Director will serve as the primary leader, shepherd, and advocate for middle and high school students at our South Hills campus and is responsible for implementing our Student Ministry Playbook, partnering with families to lead students to say YES to Jesus and passionately follow him. The Student Ministry Director will focus on middle & high school students, leading through our student serve team.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in leading and recruiting others to serve in Student Ministry, a passion for local middle and high school students, and a history of growing a ministry spiritually and numerically.
POINT TO JESUS
Always point students to Jesus - the hero of the human story - compelling students toward the incredible story of the Bible so that they might build a faith that is their own. Inspire and equip students to identify and join God in the work he’s doing in and through their lives.
MAKE IT SAFE
Do everything within your power to create environments that are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually safe for every student and parent.
BRING THE FUN
Set the bar in pursuing a high level of fun and creativity in every area of student ministry—gatherings, teaching, content, communication, structure, and environments—in order to compel students to lean in and engage God, our leaders, and one another.
Structure student ministry so students develop consistent, long-term relationships with fellow students and their leaders. Consistency + duration = impact.
GET STUDENTS OFF THE BENCH
Invite students to use their gifts and talents to contribute to a purpose greater than themselves, believing they can make a significant impact in the Church and in the world NOW.
PARTNER WITH THE FAMILY
Leverage the two greatest influences in the world - church and home - working together to reach the next generation.
REACH THOSE NOT HERE YET
Equip our students to reach their friends and their campuses with the Good News about Jesus - the unchurched and unengaged students in the Bay Area who need the hope of the Gospel. Make the first move & by having a presence in the local middle and high schools.
BUILD, LEAD & LOVE THE TEAM
Identify, recruit, and develop an adult serve team, student leadership team, and preaching team - following the correct WG process. Oversee and lead paid staff if applicable (i.e. student administrator).
KEEP IT ORGANIZED
Maintain data of Sunday morning and mid week event attendance and serve team attendance. Schedule serve team for weekend service. Oversee ministry budget and expenditures. Ensure curriculum is organized and assembled each week.
Regardless which ministry you serve within, be a part of the greater team’s success.
Character – The ability to exhibit a lifestyle reflecting attitudes and actions that are Christ-like.
Administration - The ability to organize people/process for effective results.
Wisdom/Discernment - The ability to lead people/projects in a way that enhances and advances the overall goals of WestGate Church. The ability to receive and give sound advice.
Leadership – The ability to see a vision and lead people/process to reach goals. Possessing the ability to maximize the potential of every player on the team. Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind-set but has the ability to lead from the 2nd chair. Should meet the biblical requirements of leadership in Timothy & Titus.
Encouragement - The ability to keep people empowered and energized especially during change.
Teaching - The ability to train and communicate effectively.
Pastoring - The ability to care for the spiritual needs of your staff and serve teams. Has a genuine love for people.
Preaching - Must be able to preach with the WestGate preaching team.
Evangelism - The ability and passion to see the lost come to Christ.
Faith - A clear and compelling testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a life that reflects the values of WestGate Church.
Experience - A track record of self-motivated building, growth and development for the Kingdom.
Discipleship - Must understand and articulate clearly the WG Discipleship pathway and create environments for people to “Love God, Love one another, and Love their neighbor.”
Education - Undergraduate degree required. Seminary or 4 year Bible degree preferred.
FT employee, eligible for Ministry Commissioning
Professional Expense Reimbursement
Medical/Dental/Vision Family Coverage
Long Term Disability Insurance
2/3 weeks paid vacation per 12 months accrued employment in accordance with WestGate Church vacation policy
Matching 403b contribution
At WestGate Church all commissioned, licensed, and ordained staff members are considered ministers, and thereby receive housing allowance benefits and a certificate confirming their commissioning, licensing, or ordination.
WestGate Church ministerial functions includes:
Praying and giving spiritual advice for others.
Leading others to worship by helping them serve with their gifts
Teaching and leading Life Groups
Sharing the Gospel message with clarity
Teaching, instructing, or organizing religious initiatives
Performing baptisms, serving communion, performing wedding ceremonies and funerals.
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