Student Pastor - Part-time -

Position: NewLife Church Student Pastor

Reports to: NewLife Lead Pastor

Direct Reports: None

Objective: To lead an effective and dynamic student ministry of 6th through 12th grade students.

Spiritual Gifts Needed: Teaching; Shepherding; Serving; Giving; Encouraging; Exhorting

Part Time: 15 hours per week

About NewLife Church:

NewLife Church is a growing community in Wayland, Michigan. Wayland is a largely unreached town of people who are hospitable and hungry for more of Jesus. It's an exciting place to do ministry! NewLife is part of a larger network of contemporary churches called the Zero Collective whose vision is to see zero people living unchanged by Jesus.

Position Overview:

Lead a dynamic student ministry for students in 6th through 12th grade that results in new and returning students becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus for the rest of their lives.

Spiritual Qualifications:

• Maintains a healthy and vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ that includes the consistent practice of the spiritual disciplines

• Maintains a reputation of unquestioned integrity

• Required to be a Covenant Member of NewLife Church-abiding by all the expectations inherent with that

• Consistently seeks to help fulfill the stated vision of NewLife Church of seeing zero people in our world living unchanged by Jesus

• Pursues the overall vision of Student Ministry within the Zero Collective network of churches

• Be teachable, respectful, humble and willing to be held accountable

• Seeks to work in collaboration with others to achieve desired goals

Professional Qualifications:

• Ability to communicate a vision and rally individuals to see a preferred future of ministry

• Demonstrate strong leadership and ability to set and achieve goals

• A minimum proven track record of effective youth leadership

• Strong administrative, organizational and computer skills

• A track record of being able to recruit, develop and manage leaders and volunteers

• Be a self-starter with drive, passion and initiative

• Excellent relational skills

• Bachelor's degree in Christian Leadership, Youth Ministry/Discipleship or related field preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Plan and execute biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and high energy services for students

• Recruit, train, equip and hold accountable a team of small group leaders that consistently and effectively lead students as they take next steps in their faith journey with Jesus Christ

• Effectively communicate with parents regarding student ministry

• Oversee and evaluate the weekly program needs of student ministry

• Attend annual summer camp with students 6th – 12th grade

• Create and manage a ministry calendar that will drive the activities and teaching of the student ministry

• Develop and disciple a group of student leaders

• Assist in the annual budget planning for Student Ministries

• Design, plan and conduct parent meetings in order to meet the needs and expectations of families of students

• Pursue and oversee serving opportunities for students 6th – 12th grade during worship services

• Attend staff/department head meetings and retreats as requested

• Participate in regular worship services as requested

• Be accessible to the congregation before and after worship services

• Plan and execute a quarterly Ministry Action Plan (MAP) with both short term and long term goals

• Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor

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Brad Vanderson


NewLife Church


160 Pine Street
Wayland, MI 49348