New Hope Presbyterian Church of Kent, Washington is seeking a new Director of Student Ministry.
Are you someone who loves students and would thrive in the context of our nation’s 10th most diverse community? Are you passionate about seeing kids grow into servants and leaders in the context of a gospel-centered, eclectic local church?
The ideal candidate for this role will desire to be a part of an outwardly-faced ministry team focused on reaching the students and young families in the surrounding community. The church has a history of strong student ministry and is seeking a leader who will bring vision, passion, and theological depth to this vital ministry area.
Model an ethos that is gospel-driven, outwardly-faced, and relationally-focused
Lead all student ministry programs including worship, education, spiritual development, service, fellowship, and outreach
Develop processes to:
Introduce students to Jesus
Enable and encourage students to integrate into the life of the church and deepen their walk with Christ through large group, small group, and discipleship situations
Support parents in the nurture and spiritual growth of their families
Recruit, train, and guide volunteers to work as partners, mentors, and teachers in Student Ministry
Plan and direct student special events such as retreats, lock-ins, seminars, out-of-town excursions, and student mission trips
Attend weekly staff meetings
Communicate, coordinate, and review class and event calendars with other ministry leaders
Additional duties as assigned by the Pastor
As ministry staff it is important that the Student Ministry Director has an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, affirms the essentials of our faith (visit https://www.newhopekent.org/beliefs), and be an integral part of this community of faith. They should be highly relational, able to connect with students, work well with the Kids’ Ministries Director, and be highly skilled in recruiting volunteers.
The Director should have at least three years of experience in student ministry responsibilities for organizing and planning.