Student Pastor

Discovery Church

Job Description

Job Description:

Overview

 

Discovery Church in Yukon, OK is seeking a Student Pastor. The Student Pastor is vital to the emotional and spiritual formation of our student ministries middle through high school at Discovery Church. The Student Pastor must exhibit energy, excitement, vision, persistence, courage, faith and the love of Christ. They must focus on discipleship and building community among teens while impacting their families with the love of Christ. You will be present in the big moments and not so big moments of a student’s life. You will need to strive for effectiveness in the measures you employ to reach students and you must have adequate knowledge of the challenges our teens are facing in today’s world. The Student Pastor will operate from a relational team mindset and collaborate with others on our Pastoral team. Finally, this person will be a self-starter capable of assessing Student needs and taking initiative to develop the ministry accordingly to our beliefs and church mission.

 

Position Responsibilities

  • Attending and participating in weekly staff meetings.
  • Envisioning our student ministry and creating opportunities for spiritual growth that leads to service for church and community.
  • Designing or researching curriculum for events and group meetings that foster spiritual growth.
  • Be innovative, opportunistic and available.
  • Be a people person, loving and interacting with youth and their families.
  • Be present with students and celebrate functions on and off campus.
  • Willing to work collaboratively with other dept. heads, team player, servant-hearted.

 

Candidate Required Qualifications

 

  • Must have an authentic relationship with Christ as evidenced in daily life and a calling to impact students.
  • Be prayerful, student of the Word and Holy Spirit guided.
  • Must have aptitude for teaching and preaching the Word.
  • Ability to understand and have infinity for teens and families.
  • Excellent computer and social media skills.
  • Strong communication, organization & teaching skills.
  • Willing to sacrifice, serve, and be inconvenienced for the sake of the body of Christ and be available when service calls. 
  • Passion for the Gospel, the lost, and discipleship.
  • Willingness to be vulnerable, self-starter, seek help, & learn.
  • High level of integrity, work ethic, & self-care.
  • Able to lead volunteers as well as interns and willing to be involved in the surrounding school system.
  • Alignment with Discovery Church’s beliefs. Beliefs — Discovery Church (discoveryokc.org)
  • College graduate 4-year degree, (seminary/ordination is a plus).
  • 2-5 years’ experience in active Student ministry.

 

What Discovery Has to Offer You

We desire to promote the growth of our staff, lay leaders, and members. Whomever we call to Discovery Church will not only minister to Students but will also be ministered to by us. The following are just a few things we have to offer:

 

  • Healthy, loving, and supportive church community.
  • High level of freedom to develop the Student ministry, within the scope of Discovery Church’s beliefs and values.
  • Support, resourcing, and potential mentoring.
  • Learning environment in which to grow both personally and professionally. Through paid training via conferences and seminars.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.

Application Process

 

SHOULD YOU APPLY?  

Discovery Student Ministry job opening is for a Pastor who…  

  • Cultivates leadership from his daily time with God and his daily time with his wife and family.
  • Creates a community of 20-25 adult and student leaders capable of fulfilling the mission to 100-150 students.  
  • Communicates with excellence (oral and written) 
  • Could be described as direct, a risk taker, a person of integrity, emotionally intelligent, and adventuresome. 
  • Is culturally comfortable relating to a diverse community. 
  • Can visualize recruiting and hiring additional support and pastoral staff and clearly communicate that vision through steps and processes to reach the next generation.

 Along with your resume, please provide the following: 

 

Interested candidates should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) a resume with three references, (3) a personal testimony explaining your call to Student Ministry(1-2 pages), a recent enneagram or DISC profile and (4) social media addresses (5) YouTube or other links to a teaching

Please call the Church 405-354-2536 for additional information on applicant submission.

 

About Discovery Church

WE BELIEVE...


IN ESSENTIAL BELIEFS: WE HAVE UNITY

“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6

IN NON-ESSENTIAL BELIEFS: WE HAVE LIBERTY

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

IN ALL OUR BELIEFS: WE SHOW CHARITY

“...if I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains - but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2



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Beliefs — Discovery Church (discoveryokc.org)

Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Some college

Date Posted
1 year ago
Location
Yukon, Oklahoma

Denomination
Assemblies of God

Church Size
500-750 people