Student Pastor

Passion Community Church
Job Type
Associate Pastor, Youth/Student Pastor
Decatur, Illinois
Salary Details
Salary: compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Salaried Position (40+)
Closing Date
We are looking for someone who loves Jesus and has a heart to reach students! A true desire to see students grow in their relationship with Jesus, which causes them to live differently than their non-christian friends.

Job Description


The Student Pastor must fulfill his or her duties with excellence and ministry appropriateness. This person is responsible for partnering with parents in the discipleship and overall spiritual growth of students. This person is committed to the recruitment, directing, and development of lay leaders in the student & family ministry department.

The person filling the position at Passion Community Church will be a vital part of the family ministry team using innovative and intentional ministry to fulfill its varied responsibilities.

Required Skills:

This individual will have accepted Jesus Christ as the leader and forgiver or his or her life and is committed to growing in their walk with Jesus Christ. This person will have a strong biblical foundation.

A bachelor’s degree in divinity, theology, ministry, or a related field is preferred and/or experience working with teens in a Christian ministry.

He or she must be able to work in a multi-staff setting with other ministry professionals maintaining interpersonal and relational skills. He or she must demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to accomplish ministry goals. His or her beliefs must coincide with the Passion Community Church Statement of Faith.

As a member of the staff and the congregation, it is expected this person will continue professional and spiritual development through appropriate classes, bible studies, involvement in small group ministries, or other appropriate means.

Willing to have a background check.

Additional Skills:

In addition to the required skills, experience or knowledge in the following areas are beneficial:

Strong communication. Public speaking/Preaching/Teaching. Organization. Event planning. Creativity.

Essential Job Functions:

General oversight of the student and family ministry at Passion Community Church including, but not limited to:

Plan, promote and execute a spiritual growth strategy through small and large group meetings.
Build strong and healthy relationships with students and parents both inside and outside the church.
Communicate often and effectively with parents and students through weekly updates, social media presence, group texts and emails.
Recruit, train and support a student ministry leadership/volunteer team.
Equip, train and lead students in their responsibility to evangelize and share the Gospel.
Integrate the student ministry into the life of the whole church.
Connect with local schools and community organizations.
Maintain a well-planned schedule throughout the year coordinated with the church calendar of events.
Schedule various outreach opportunities for students to grow through serving outside of the Passion campus.
Help plan, prepare and execute events targeted to children, teens and families.
Plan and attend a yearly Student/Family Mission Trip.
Plan, organize and connect senior students with mentors-Pulse Pillars Program.
Plan and track a yearly budget.
Weekly staff prayer/planning meetings.
Coordinate calendars, contracts, deposits, and needs for summer camps (including volunteers) that Passion Community Church host.
Supervise Summer student help/interns.
Assist/Teach Discover Passion Class.
Availability to teach on Sunday morning, in the Pastor’s absence.
Assist the Lead Pastor and leadership team in developing and accomplishing the overall mission, vision, and shared objectives Passion Community Church.
Perform other related work (ministry and administrative) as required or requested.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position under the overall oversight of the Elders of Passion Community Church. This staff member reports directly to the church’s Lead Pastor.

Salary: compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.

A professional approach in speech and dress and spiritual attitude is always expected.

Adherence to scripture as a guide for Christian lifestyles, behavior and respect for authority is expected.

Organization Description

Passion launched on September 11, 2011 at the Mt. Zion Cafetorium and on May 12, 2012 we moved to the Mt. Zion Convention Center. After 8 years of meeting at the convention center, God moved in a mighty way and on November 30, 2020, we purchased the beautiful 62- acre Camp Warren. God is at work in this serene place. You will leave refreshed from hearing uplifting worship and messages you can relate to. Authentic relationships are being built here by plugging your family into a God-focused community! 

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