Heartland Church - Student Pastor

Slingshot Group

  • Sun Prairie, WI
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
Heartland Church - Student Pastor

Job description

Heartland Church in Sun Prairie is a growing church located in the fastest growing city in Wisconsin. By 2020 they will be in a totally refurbished building, more than doubling their current capacity. This church has the potential to double or triple in size over the next few years. The church is hiring because of growth, already has a size-able committed volunteer team in place, and are looking for the right leader to take the student ministry into the future.

Church Description

Heartland Church in Sun Prairie opened its doors in 2007 purposefully breaking free from the traditional religious norms that the community was used to. The sign on their door was “A different way to do church.” Staying true to that message, Heartland has helped numerous people, who've been turned off by religion begin and grow a relationship with Jesus Christ. The community itself is primarily Catholic and Lutheran.

10 years after it's opening Heartland Church has grown to over 1000 people in weekly attendance, over 700 people baptized, and are actively serving the local community. They are led by a humble lead team, have an approachable staff family, are easy going, flexible and fun.

Position Description

Heartland is looking for a Student Ministries Director who is a committed leader, dynamic teacher and has a passion and ability to connect with students (6th-12th Grade). They also need to be able to build and lead teams, disciple others, communicate well with parents and work with other ministry leaders of the church as we seek to carry out the mission of awakening a diverse community to Jesus.

This position will require someone who will be able to eventually maneuver the student ministry through being able to split middle school and high school into two separate ministries. With the possibility of future growth and two ministry areas to oversee, this person will need to be able to build up key leaders and effective teams so they are not caught up doing all the ministry themselves.

Requirements

Overview:

Heartland is looking for a Student Ministries Director who is a committed leader, dynamic teacher and has a passion and ability to connect with students (6th-12th Grade). They also need to be able to build and lead teams, disciple others, communicate well with parents and work with other ministry leaders of the church as we seek to carry out the mission of awakening a diverse community to Jesus.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead the church's efforts to minister with and to students between ages 11 and 18.
  • Establish a long term vision for engaging students inside & outside the Heartland community.
  • Establish a weekly gathering opportunity for students (middle and high school).
  • Recruit, develop and lead student ministry team members (volunteers) in various capacities such as small group leaders, welcome team, events, missions and coordinate with worship leaders.
  • Develop a teaching calendar for the students that takes into consideration the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental needs of the students.
  • Plan and lead the students in age appropriate short term missions experiences and retreats throughout the year and especially in the summer.
  • Develop an annual budget for the student ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget, including doing fundraising when needed.
  • Work with other ministry leaders of the church to find opportunities and alignment with the church's overall mission
  • Work with the Heartland Kids Director in coordinating a seamless transition for children transitioning from Children's Ministry to Student Ministry.
  • Participate in all staff meetings and staff team functions.
Requirements:
  • Follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Understanding and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the church.
  • At least 3 years experience ministering to students and leading volunteer teams.
  • Strong ability and passion to lead people of varying ethnicities, cultures, socio-economic levels and generations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, motivate and supervise teams toward superior performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and manage time effectively under the pressure of time constraints.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to complete the CPP process.
  • A desire to awaken a diverse community to Jesus.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor degree (preferred).
  • Has worked in a church of 600 or more in attendance.
  • Minimum of three years experience in a pastoral/ministry leadership role(s).
Reports to: Executive Pastor of Ministries

**The above description is intended to describe the general content and requirements of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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