Pastor of Student Ministries

Heritage Bible Chapel

Job Description

Ministry Description

This pastoral role is primarily responsible for the development and oversight of all Heritage Bible Chapel student ministries involving 7th-12th grade students, with the goal of partnering with parents to see students become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Time and Travel Requirements

•        Full time, average 40-50hrs; includes some nights and weekends

•        Requires some overnight travel which may include retreats, conferences, and mission trips

•        Minimum of 25hr/wk to be spent in the church office, allowing for collaboration with staff

Specific Responsibilities and Expectations

Student Ministry


  • Prepare and teach biblically faithful, relevant lessons that equip students to know God and apply His truth to student’s lives
  • Choose and coordinate curriculum for Sunday school, youth group, and small groups that are doctrinally accurate and applicable to student’s lives

Pastoral Care

  • Pray regularly for students and youth leaders by name
  • Provide counsel and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis


  • Recruit, train, and mobilize youth leaders with diverse gifts and personalities
  • Integrate student ministry into church life to create an intentional, intergenerational culture, striving to unite with and complement other Heritage ministries
  • Encourage parental partnership and support parents in their Christian parenting roles


  • Engage youth in local and global missions
  • Creatively reach out to and welcome students from local schools, working to have a presence in those schools by attending events or activities the youth are involved in


  • Create and execute a long-term vision for Heritage’s student ministry
  • Stay current with youth ministry through reading, youth leadership conferences, etc.
  • Lead and organize effective youth programs that help students connect in community, grow in maturity, serve using their gifts, and share their faith
  • Provide consistent, detailed communication to students and parents regarding activities through parent meetings, emails, texts, social media, or other methods

Overall Staff Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Reports directly to and is mentored by an overseeing elder; present periodic updates to the elder board
  • Attend worship services and staff meetings on a weekly basis
  • Participate, as needed, in the development of the overall church ministry
  • Coordinate activities and calendars with church staff, ministries, and committees
  • Sensitive to and supportive of other church staff, ministries, and committees
  • Plan and lead large events, including special services, retreats, evangelistic events, mission trips
  • Develop, propose, and manage ministry budgets; manage fees for events, trips, and other ministry needs

Position Profile

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Bible and youth ministry (or related Christian) training, preferred; seminary degree, ideal.
  • 3+yrs experience in youth ministry, preferred

Personal & Ministry Qualities

  • Meets character requirements for elders as found in 1 Tim 3:1-7
  • Spiritual gift of pastor/teacher; strong Christian role model
  • Effective Bible teacher; able to teach, evangelize, disciple, and train teenagers
  • Devoted follower of Christ with strong personal obedience to God and a devoted prayer life; showing growing evidence of fruits of the Spirit in his walk
  • Mature, wise, and discerning; honest and trustworthy
  • Humble, servant’s heart; peacemaker and team player
  • Heathy family life
  • Love for the local church, students, and families
  • Relationally oriented, strong people skills; can work synergistically with church staff
  • Hard working, energetic, creative, visionary leader and flexible
  • Able to counsel and deal with crisis and conflict
  • Able to effectively minister to New England culture
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills necessary for managing ministries


Candidate must be in agreement with the entire Heritage doctrinal statement. We are a congregation with individuals from multiple theological and church backgrounds, and so he must be able to work in that context while faithfully articulating a biblical vision for Christian life and ministry.


Commensurate with experience and education

Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Princeton, Massachusetts


Church Size
350-500 people

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