Student Ministry Director

Ben Patella
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Fort Collins, CO
Salary Details
62,500-75,000 with benefits
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
We are looking for a leader who is called and passionate about helping middle school and high school students know, love and follow Jesus! Our Student Ministry Director is responsible for developing and leading ministry programming that turns our stu

Job Description

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Purpose: To serve Faith Church by leading our student ministry in alignment with Faith’s mission, vision, values, and direction.


• Ever-deepening love for Jesus, people and the local church.

• Passion for equipping parents and discipling middle and high school students to know love and follow Jesus.

• Calling to student ministry.

• Demonstrates the New Testament Leadership Qualifications

• Possesses a clear call to the local church with a willingness to be all in with the mission, vision, values and direction of Faith Church.

• Excellent chemistry with Faith’s ministry team.

• Excellent ability to engage, listen and lead all types of personalities.

• Agreement with the EFCA statement of faith and Faith’s constitution and bylaws.

• A member of Faith Church or a willingness to become a member.

• Excellent communication skills including biblical teaching and writing.

• Capacity to develop a discipleship scope and sequence for students to fit within our overall plan for kids from birth through high school graduation.

• An ability to build, equip and lead teams.

• Theological training and/or 3 years of experience in ministry preferred.


• Establish, implement, communicate and evaluate Faith’s strategy for discipling middle and high school students and connecting them to Faith.

• Build a leadership team filled with leaders who have a calling, capacity and complementary gifts to accomplish Faith’s strategy for student ministry.

• Plan and execute fun events for students outside of typical programming.

• Help students connect with and become a vital part of our overall church family.

• Create and lead special events that equip and engage parents to mark milestone moments in their students’ lives.

• Develop students to be faith leaders in their friend groups, schools and in the ministry.

• Establish a ministry rhythm that disciples students through summer camps, conferences, retreats and short-term mission trips.

• Regularly communicate with parents about ministry vision, programming, events and their own child’s engagement in the ministry.

• All church employees play a role in advancing Faith’s mission, vision, values and direction and must make a valuable contribution to the church staff team and demonstrate a strong commitment to the corporate life of our church.

• Other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS The Student Ministry Director reports to the Executive Director of Ministry

Organization Description

Faith Church is a community of believers ministering in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado.  We love that Jesus has called us to bring the truth of God’s Word and the light and love of the gospel to our friends and neighbors in our post-Christian town.  In fact, it’s our warm welcome to visitors and biblical teaching that people say they love most about us!

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