Student Ministries Assistant Pastor/ Director

New Providence Presbyterian Church

Job Description

Student Ministries Assistant Pastor/ Director


Are you passionate about investing in the next generation and discipling students to develop a resilient and sustainable faith in Jesus Christ?  


Then join our team and see what God is doing here at New Providence Presbyterian Church! 


We are seeking a Full Time Assistant Pastor/Director to lead, plan and execute all aspects of student ministries serving over 130 students in grades 6-12. This individual shepherds the spiritual formation of middle and high school students within our church and in the surrounding community through engaging and transforming discipleship initiatives.

What you will do:

·        Invest in the discipleship of Middle and High School students through prayer, relevant and in-depth Biblical teaching, engagement, and leadership development.

·        Create opportunities for impactful spiritual growth and ultimate discipleship that support students to develop and nurture their individual faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

·        Cast a spirit of hope and joy that contributes to a flourishing church dedicated to its mission to grow disciples.

·        Build relationships with and provide pastoral care to students and their families.

·        Enhance the intergenerational dynamic with the congregation by creating ways for students to engage in congregational life.

·        Manage all student ministry-related communication including newsletters, emails, website content and social media ensuring ministry stakeholders are routinely updated.

·        Engage and recruit an active pipeline of trained volunteers who can faithfully serve and support our ongoing activities and student outreach programs.

·        Create, manage and oversee budget alongside Lead Pastor, Elders and Finance Team.

What you need to have:

·        Passion for and calling to disciple students and partner with families.

·        Maturity as a Christian and professional.

·        Significant Biblical teaching experience including Reformed theology and alignment with the ECO Essential Tenets.

·        Outstanding interpersonal skills with counseling and outreach experience.

·        The ability to be a self starter with a conscientious work ethic.

·        A collaborative spirit and a proven team builder and partner with others.

·        Demonstrated abilities in administration including computer skills, attention-to-detail, multi-tasking, organization, and oversight to manage programs, events, and trips etc. integral to

Student Ministries.

·        Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience serving in student ministry in a church/ministry setting or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

Position may be an Assistant Pastor or Director depending on Education/Ordination.


 More about the position:

·       This full-time position reports to the Lead Transitional Pastor/Head of Staff with a competitive salary based on the applicant’s education, skills and experience.

·       The comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision for families and individuals, life insurance, a generous vacation, personal days and holiday policy, the provision

to WFH on select days, continuing education opportunities and the potential for housing and relocation assistance for the successful candidate.

·       Additional benefits are available for ECO-ordained candidates including Assistant Pastor title.

·       Candidates not ordained within ECO would be designated as a Director.

·       A part-time Student Ministry Assistant is a direct report to this position.

Where you will serve:

·        NPPC is a multi-generational church that seeks to help people discover, embrace, and share the life-transforming hope of Jesus Christ.

·        One of NPPC's strengths has been the ability to serve the membership and community through vibrant ministries for all ages. This investment starts with an on-site Preschool and

Kindergarten, through a flourishing Children's Ministry and Student Ministry, Adult Ministry, Outreach Ministry, local and international ministry, teaching and small group prayers, and a

vibrant music ministry.

·        Currently, NPPC has ~600 members who live in New Providence and many of the surrounding communities.

·        Learn more about us at New Providence Presbyterian Church. NPPC is a member of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO).

How you apply:

Please email the following to [email protected]:

1.     Written cover letter/video including:

  •  a description of your faith journey/relationship with Jesus Christ and your daily discipleship practices
  •  details about 2-3 experiences that would be applicable to this role
  •  your view on the essentials for deep and abiding spiritual formation in students
  •  your view of the most joyful and compelling elements of ministering to students

2.     Current resume outlining your relevant education, experiences, and qualifications.

Academic, Professional, and Personal References will be requested during the final hiring stages.

About New Providence Presbyterian Church

We are a church with a historic past, but we also have a dynamic future. Still on the same corner since 1737; still Christ-centered after 286 years; still helping people discover and embrace the life-transforming hope of our Lord Jesus Christ. When you pass by our church in New Providence, you’ll see cars in the parking lot and our lights are on every day, anytime of the week…because church doesn’t just happen on Sundays. We invite you to join us in the journey and become part of all that Christ is doing in and through us locally and globally.

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
2 months ago
New Providence, New Jersey

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