Pastor of Student Ministries

Student ministry
Part time

Life Bridge Community Church

Wauconda, IL
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Job Description

Core Job Responsibilities

Ministry Oversight

  • Authority to oversee all ministries related to youth, ensuring alignment with and support of the overall mission, vision and strategy of Life Bridge.
  • Authority for all aspects of youth ministry and how it interacts with other systems and ministries.
  • Anticipates and recommends ministry solutions as needed to support the overall mission and vision of Life Bridge.
  • Create an annual ministry plan that outlines current year goals.

Budget Management

  • Responsible for creating and monitoring an annual budget. Must manage expenses to meet budgetary expectations for all areas of responsibility.

Leading People

  • Responsible for getting ministry done through others, primarily volunteers. Is responsible for all aspects of people leadership in area of responsibility including recruiting, setting expectations, coaching, caring, training, developing, evaluating and discipline.
  • Must determine necessary mix of skills and passion. Confronts and deals with volunteer issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team(s) and promotes cohesive attitude. Responsible for the overall effectiveness of their areas of responsibility.

Teamwork & Communication

  • Seek to maintain quality relationships with relevant ministry leaders throughout the church. Proactively recognize and communicate the impact of their ministry priorities on other systems and ministries.


  • Participate in setting policies and procedures for the youth ministry.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate regular meetings with the adult volunteer team for training and planning.
  • Recruit and develop adult volunteer team.
  • Design programming that allows students opportunities for growth and outreach.
  • Design and implement retreats, missions trips and other opportunities.
  • Meet with parents and students for limited counseling, as needed.
  • If able, attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Coordinate weekly communications (website, Facebook/Twitter, texting, blog)
  • Seek to engage with students at school events, etc.

About this Church

Christ followers, broken souls, inviting, caring, lovers of God's Word, growing, compassionate, filled with laughter, have a desire to strengthen families, prayerful, genuine, on a journey. We are people of all ages and walks of life who love and follow Jesus Christ. It's our passion to help others in our community become more like Christ. We are about reaching the lost.


We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living
We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ’s Return
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.