Trinity Fellowship Church
Big Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 04/16/2021
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Trinity Fellowship is a large church in a rural setting that enjoys the presence of a major university in West Central Michigan.  Trinity Fellowship is seeking a leader who loves God, students, and the local church; and carries out the work of God through authentic relationships and empowered personnel.

Competitive compensation package based on experience and education.

Job Title:  Student Ministries Pastor

Reports to:  Senior Associate Pastor

Add vision, leadership, and authentic relationships into a ministry of students and volunteers. Serve as the visionary leader and pastor/teacher for both middle school and high school students.
  1. Be forward thinking. Set the vision and plans on how to reach the next generation for Christ.
  2. Collaborate well. Invite others to invest in the vision and develop synergies to advance the mission.
  3. Be a confident, accessible leader. Maintain a positive disposition and maintain a variety of authentic relationships.
  4. Steward resources well. Understand budgets and work within the prescribed budgets.
  5. Empower personnel. Recruit, train and develop others to serve in their 'sweet spot.' Raise the level of expectation regarding what God can do in and through followers of Christ.

Preferable Criteria:
  • Agreement with our church’s vision, priorities, statement of faith, and church polity.
  • A bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university (some Bible college or Seminary degree desired)
  • Licensed by the EFCA or willing to obtain EFCA licensure.
  • Three years of youth ministry experience in a growing youth ministry
  • Proven success in leadership replication and strategic ministry execution
  • Experience recruiting, creating, developing, and deploying volunteer teams
  • Experience building a vibrant youth ministry that includes biblical teaching, authentic small groups, adventure or mission trips and outreach events.

Observable Qualifications:
  • A strong walk with God through a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Teachable, with a desire to grow in their faith and abilities
  • Self-directed, Self-starter
  • Passionate for youth ministry
  • Understands youth culture today
  • A strong teacher of God’s word –showing written and verbal communication skills
  • A good role model
  • Team player with effective relational skills (works well with other staff and their ministries)
  • Able to shepherd students in both a small group setting and one-on-one.
  • Technologically proficient 

Job Description:
  1. Set the vision for the youth ministry with a detailed plan to carry it out.
    • Create a Biblical purpose statement for the youth group including at least these three elements: evangelism, spiritual growth (which includes small groups, worship and Biblical teaching), and leadership development
    • Pursue the vision and purpose through student and volunteer leaders
  1. Develop environments where students prioritize their relationship with Christ, influence their friends, and experience personal ministry.
    • Create outreach opportunities through invitational activities and events (evangelism)
    • Plan spiritual growth environments for kids to worship, fellowship with each other, learn Biblical truths and apply them to their lives (spiritual growth)
    • Plan service opportunities for developing students who want to reach out and serve others, impacting them with the love of God in Christ (student leadership)
    • Champion adventure trips or mission trips during the summer months to enhance spiritual experiences and relationships with one another and with Christ.
  1. Recruit, train, and develop volunteers and leaders to help accomplish the student ministry vision and purpose.
    • Meet regularly with volunteer leaders and student leaders
    • Build into the leadership of student ministries with consistent training and equipping
    • Provide annual training events or conferences for your team
    • Ensure every volunteer and leader has the necessary resources to thrive in their ministry
  1. Build a youth ministry that maintains relationships with a variety of people.
    • Students who need to take their next step spiritually
    • Students who have the gifts, capacity, and desire to lead other students
    • Volunteers who love to do the work of the ministry
    • Volunteer leaders who have the gifts, capacity, and desire to lead others
    • Parents of the students who need to understand the direction, values, purpose, and mission of the ministry
  1. Plan and organize annual budgets according to ministry priorities.
    • Set a budget that reflects the vision, values, and ministry’s goals
    • Set annually youth ministry goals and objectives – providing monthly action steps to the Senior Associate Pastor with a report of your accomplishments, prayers, and praises
    • Manage ministry budgets with fiscal integrity and biblical stewardship
  1. Manage the administrative details
    • Oversee the accuracy of student information on the database, rosters, waivers, health forms, attendance reports, etc.
    • Oversee the accuracy and creativity of the website, social media, and other forms of ministry communication

For more information please email trinity@trinityinfo.org