Position: Student Pastor
Reports to: Executive Pastor
Supervises: Middle School, High School, College Ministry Teams
Campus: Snellville, GA (Non-Denominational)
Status: Full-Time Salaried
Salary Range: XXX
Accepting applications through July 31, 2019
Grace Snellville Student Ministry Snapshot:
At Grace Snellville, we aim to reach the next generation so intentionally that 20 years ago we chose to build our church less than a mile from Brookwood High School and within an 8 mile radius of five additional major public high schools. Our strategy (which we borrow from the example of Jesus in the Gospels) is to disciple and empower our students to lead in all sorts of ways. At the middle school level, we train students to lead their peers in on-campus meetings called Thrive Clubs. We invest in our high schoolers through discipleship groups so that they can lead and disciple groups of middle schoolers within the framework of a Wednesday night gathering called LUG (Living Under Grace). And we empower our college students to start house churches wherever God calls them. During the last two decades, the Student Ministry has not only been a major focus of the efforts of the local church but also a leadership and discipleship launching pad that has produced all sorts of rooted renegade leaders, both within the ministry and beyond.
We are looking for an exemplary Student Pastor who will lead the Grace Snellville Student Ministry and the Student Staff in Grace’s effort to disciple and empower students across the Middle School, High School, and College age groups. This person will be both a pastor and a strategic leader for a dynamic, relationship-based ministry anchored in the local church but extending into local school campuses and activities. In order to succeed, the Student Pastor will need to multiply himself/herself by investing in an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteer leaders who will share their faith and make disciples. This will require (1) a proven track-record of biblical disciple-making and leadership development, (2) a sincere alignment with the beliefs, culture, and strategy of the Grace Family of Churches and (3) the ability to recruit, develop, align, and empower volunteers, leaders, and teams. Ideal candidates are both passionate and compassionate about walking with young people through the unique generational challenges they currently face.
We’ve got a strong team for you to join, including a church staff with lots of student ministry experience. Grace Snellville is experiencing exciting growth, and we can’t wait to have a positive and enthusiastic person to join us!
Collaborate with church leaders in planning, developing and implementing all aspects of a balanced and engaging youth ministry. This will include:
Other General Responsibilities:
Grace Family of Churches
At Grace, the origin story of each church is organic, indigenous, and (we believe) profoundly marked by the Holy Spirit. We empower local leaders to reach local communities even as we share essential convictions, community, and cause. We refuse to sacrifice relationship for reach, and we’ve surrendered aspirations of “mega” so that we can multiply. Until now, we know of few who have tried to cut this path between local church autonomy and interdependence, but we aim to try, because our families need Family and the work of Jesus is always flesh-and-blood real. Our calling is to be God’s People (firmly rooted in the great story of God) on Mission (to make disciples in the neighborhoods, nations, and next generation) Together (living in gracious and enjoyable community).
Vision: To follow Jesus well
Mission: Making disciples and releasing communities on mission in neighborhoods, nations, and the next generation