Essential Job Function
-Lead a team of paid staff and volunteers in the creation and operation of a middle school student ministry, including weekly services and routine special events.
-Plan and execute biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and high-energy services for middle school students.
-Create and manage a middle school student ministry calendar that will drive all the activities and teaching of the ministry.
-Direct the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers as needed to staff weekly programs and special events.
-Develop and disciple a group of student leaders.
-Implement student registration, program management, and security policies/practices in support of weekly services and special events.
-Cast vision for, teach and program the church’s annual camp for middle school students including music selection, development of messages/teaching, and utilization of games and other artistic elements in the inspiration of middle school students in learning about God.
-Design, plan, and conduct periodic parent meetings in order to meet the needs and expectations of families attending the church.
-Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of student ministry facilities and grounds.
-Assist in the development of an annual budget for middle school student ministries and manage spending to budget.
-Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
-This position requires a married individual who possesses OR in the process of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical studies or a related field is required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The successful individual will have a strong passion for teaching students about God, and the ability to administrate as a department head. Working knowledge of creative programming related to student programs and special events is a real plus.
At Westside we function as a team and the Middle School Pastor will operate a member of the Youth Ministry Team, so if you’re a great team player and excited and passionate about Jesus and students we would love for you to apply!