Student Ministry Director

Pathway Church
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Arlington Heights, IL
Salary Details
Salary TBD, Generous health insurance package available
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Pathway Church is a non-denominational church in the NW suburbs of Chicago. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about student ministry and investing in the spiritual lives of middle and high school students.

Job Description

To whom responsible: Family Pastor

Purpose: To create and maintain an environment where students find and follow Jesus

Time Commitment:  Full-Time


  • Christ-Centered: Lives a lifestyle that demonstrates Jesus is Lord of his/her life
  • Communication Skills: Displays good communication skills
  • Teaching: Comfortable in front a group and capable of writing and delivering compelling messages
  • Relational: Enjoys connecting with others and builds/maintains healthy relationships
  • Detail-Oriented: Strives for excellence, has great attention to detail and is highly organized
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Adaptable, able to quickly discern issues and move to solutions with ease
  • Team Player: Collaborates well in a team environment
  • Technical Aptitude: Working knowledge of (or eagerness to learn) technical production of Sunday services


  • Provide leadership to the Student Ministry team
    • Recruit and train volunteers
    • Coordinate volunteer team to ensure proper coverage for all events
    • Steward the evangelistic temperature of the ministry
  • Oversee all aspects of Middle and High School Ministry
    • Ensure a fun and engaging environment for all students 6th-12th grade
    • Serve as the primary teacher for youth group meetings
    • Plan the student ministry calendar
    • Plan and lead all aspects of MS and HS youth group meetings
    • Oversee student ministry small group structure
    • Invest in relationships with students outside of normal ministry meetings
    • Maintain regular communication with students and parents regarding the ministry
  • ?Additional area of responsibility: Sunday Service Production
    • Oversee special events as assigned
    • Lead volunteer Tech team – recruit, train, and shepherd volunteers
    • Oversee all technical aspects of Sunday morning services – includes audio, graphics, lighting, camera, streaming, etc.
    • Troubleshoot tech problems and provide general maintenance of tech throughout the week 


  • Exercise interpersonal skills that build relationships, encourage ministry involvement, and facilitate collaborative interaction
  • Exhibit organizational commitment to team members, the church, and its leadership
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A dynamic, authentic walk with Christ characterized by a love for God and others
  • A sense of calling to ministry
  • A love for student ministry and a passion for student’s spiritual growth
  • Excellent people skills and communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Agreement with Pathway statement of faith
  • B.A. or equivalent experience preferred

Salary: Salary to be determined based on experience. Benefits include a generous health insurance package and paid time off. Possibility of temporary housing in church owned home.

Organization Description

Love God. Love People.

Pathway is a place where you are welcomed into an extraordinary life regardless of your background or phase of life. We believe your life will be transformed with purpose through a relationship with Jesus. At Pathway Church, you’ll be strengthened through Bible-based teaching and have the opportunity to forge lasting friendships.

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