Student Pastor

February 7, 2023
$35000 - $50000 / week
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Job Description

When you ask us what we do at Mercy Road Church, you won’t just get a job description; you’ll get a story. Our mission is to see people far from God discipled into a passionate relationship with Jesus. We have the privilege of leading people into a passionate relationship with Jesus and letting God then use them to change the world! We are passionate about using our gifts and talents for God’s purposes and that’s why we’ve dedicated our careers to a ministry, not just a job title. We see the staff’s role in ministry to empower the church to live as disciples of Jesus and live on mission by using their gifts and talents for God’s kingdom. Do you want to join us in this mission?

What’s unique about our church?

In an area where hundreds of young couples and young familes are moving into new homes every year
Amazing public schools
One of the best places in America to raise a family
Focused on both discipleship and mission to reach the lost and actually have a strategy to do both
Fast-growing church – started Sept 2020
Passion for church planting and empowering everyday followers of Jesus to impact their world!
The role of the Student Pastor is to create safe and engaging environments that are reaching students (6th grade-12th grade) for Christ and discipling them into passionate followers of Jesus.

You are:

Passionate for youth and their families
Able to preach and communicate effectively with youth and parents

A self-starter (doesn’t need to be told to do everything) but thrive on a team

Able to recruit volunteer leaders (adults) and empower them to relationally disciple students in small group

Passionate about connecting students to the larger body of Christ for intergenerational relationships and worship

You will be:

Responsible for creating a safe and engaging environment for students (6th grade-12th grade) on Sunday Nights that helps them grow UP, IN, and OUT.
Developing sermon series and small group questions that effectively disciples the students entrusted to your care.
Communicating consistently with students and parents via a weekly newsletter (MailChimp), text messages (Clearstream) and managing the Mercy Students social media accounts (Instagram and Facebook)
Identifying and training volunteer leaders to invest relationally in the lives of students.
Investing in the lives of Mercy Students volunteers— building relationships with them in the most effective ways possible.
Empowering students to serve on Sunday mornings and serve the community outside the walls of the church.
Developing student leaders and empowering students to impact the world through their unique Spiritual DNA.
Planning and overseeing Mercy Students participating in annual trips and camps to give them unique experiences to encounter God, new friends, and be poured into by their leaders.
You might be:

Good at dodgeball 🙂
Able to name the current top five most popular songs, movies, and TV shows

You will uphold these personal responsibilities:

Maintain God ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first, your spouse second (if applicable), your children third (if applicable) and the ministry fourth.
Support and champion the overall mission and vision of Mercy Road Church amongst the congregation and in the community at large.
Invest and invite the lost to know Jesus and join God’s movement through Mercy Road Church.
Hold integrity standards when working with the opposite sex.