Student Life Pastor

Victory Life Church is an actively growing church in search of a Student Life Pastor.  The main responsibilities include leadership and oversight of our youth and young adult ministries.  Victory Life Church is a church whose heart is for the unsaved, focused on biblical teaching which includes an active pursuit of the Holy Spirit’s leading.  Below is a detailed description of the responsibilities and qualifications that will be necessary for the individual who will serve in this (Student Life) ministry position. 

*Send applications to search.committee@vlchurch.com


Position Summary:

 

  • Lead a ministry to Youth (age 7th Grade-12th Grade)
  • Develop at Team to oversee Young Adult Ministry (Ages 18-25)
  • Be a part of overall VLC vision and initiatives including but not limited to outreach and discipleship.
  • Participate in pastoral Care, i.e. counseling, visitation as necessary. 
  • Humility, teachability and willingness to grow

 

 

Spiritual Qualifications:

 

  • A committed disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrates a lifestyle of biblical eldership (Titus 1:5-9)
  • Committed to the inspiration of Scripture  (2nd Timothy 3:16-17) 
  • A history of being a unifying presence in previous churches 

 

General Qualifications:

 

  • Demonstrates an ability to connect with youth age students.
  • Solid communication skills in preaching, teaching and meeting management.
  • Strong desire to spend time mentoring and developing youth age students.
  • Desire to challenge students toward Christ-likeness. 
  • Competency in social media usage and church visual-media software.
  • Depth of knowledge of biblical themes, concepts and theology.
  • Team oriented mindset.
  • A willingness to implement the VLC mission within the Student Life department. 

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

Youth

 

  • Host a weekly youth service inclusive of worship and teaching.
  • Establish other times of youth discipleship apart from weekly youth service.
  • Develop youth program goals for each student to achieve/work through
  • Organize fun and exciting youth events to attract newcomers. 
  • Develop a student leadership team.
  • Develop a team of youth sponsors.
  • Effectively integrate student into the volunteer life of the overall church.
  • Organize a yearly, summer youth camp or missions’ trip to deepen the spiritual walk of youth students
  • Offer pastoral care inclusive of mentoring, coaching, counseling and visitation as necessary. 

 

 

Young Adults

 

  • General oversight of young adult department.
  • Mentor recent graduates with hope of helping them develop a strong young adult ministry.
  • Help to organize young adult leadership, worship gatherings and activities.
  • Help to organize young adult connect times, and retreats
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  • (Personal Attendance by the Student Life Pastor at young adult gatherings is not required nor is it restricted)

 

General Pastoring

 

  • Attend all staff meetings and offer input on the vision and mission of the church.
  • Participate in team-oriented church activities/initiatives.
  • Preach on occasion on Sunday Mornings.
  • Monthly Pastoral Development meetings with the Senior or Executive Pastor.

 

 

Education and Experience:

 

  •          Completed degree program from an accredited College or University in Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry or Bible and Theology.
  •          Previous work in youth ministry as a student leader, youth leader or youth pastor. 
  •          A history of sustained and credible ministry within a church, and substantiated by church leadership.