Student Ministry Pastor/Director

Student ministry
Full time with benefits

Grace Church of Sahuarita

Sahuarita, AZ
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Job Description

Purpose Statement
To lead people to experience the life Jesus gives by providing leadership for all ministries to Middle and High School students and their families.
Reports To: Lead Pastor


  • Plans programming for weekly Middle School (Sundays, 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.) and High School (Sundays, 6 p.m.) gatherings, including teaching
  • Recruits and trains servants
  • Creates systems to engage new families
  • Creates systems to engage students in service throughout church ministries
  • Coordinates with Children’s Ministries’ directors to engage families and help fifth graders transition into Middle School
  • Oversees the LAUNCH reward program (students earn t-shirts, camp discounts and even $500 college scholarships each school year)
  • Oversees events for Middle School and High School (ideally one event for each group each month occasionally shared with Kids’ Ministries or church wide events)
  • Leads summer (Hume-San Diego) and winter (Tonto Rim) camps
  • Manages the Student Ministries budget
  • Is visible in the community, especially at middle and high school events
  • Implements systems to communicate with parents about the calendar and other student ministry news
  • Works with ministry assistants to schedule facilities and advertise events
  • Provides student and family pastoral counsel where needed
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Lead Pastor

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week
Sunday (10), Monday (8), Tuesday (8), Wednesday (7), Thursday (7)

About this Church

Grace Church of Sahuarita is a growing congregation of 750+ in a growing community south of Tucson, Arizona. We were a church plant 15 years ago and now have four full-time pastors and looking for a fifth. Our founding pastor is still the lead pastor, and each of the other full-time staff have been employed for more than 5 years at Grace. An exciting project we are working on is a church plant in a neighboring community that is lacking for a relevant and modern church in their midst.