Job Opening: Director of Student Ministries

 

 

Overview

The Fellowship's Director of Student Ministries is the staff member privileged to mentor and lead a team of dedicated volunteers, as they teach, learn from, and enjoy our tight-knit group of energetic, inquisitive, and highly entertaining students. He should also be able to take defeat in the gaga pit gracefully!

Church

The Fellowship was founded by a group of 40 local believers in 1977, and has developed into an established, thriving church of approximately 450 actively involved individuals. Weekly attendance during Sunday morning worship is 250-300. Located on the South Shore, the church is in the town of Easton (about 20 miles south of Boston).

The Fellowship is a nondenominational, Elder-led church that is filled with love and life, and is extremely serious about fulfilling the Great Commission locally and globally. Together, we pursue the mission of being a loving community, building up followers of Jesus, sharing Christ everywhere we go, with core values of Biblical instruction, spiritual community, worship, evangelism, service, and generosity.

Student Ministry

The Fellowship Middle School (grade 6-8) and High School (grade 9-12) Student Ministries meet midweek for community and study. Gatherings include game time, snacks, and fellowship, and a short Bible study led by a Student Ministries leader, followed by group discussion time, and finishing with small group prayer. Outside of the church campus, the groups also engage in community-building fun and service events, weekend retreats, and short term mission trips.

Responsibilities

The following summary is not meant to be comprehensive, but is designed to provide candidates a taste of what the Director of Student Ministries position entails.

  • Teaching: The Director of Student Ministries is a skilled teacher of the Word of God, able to communicate eternal truths to students with personal relevance and immediacy. These gifts are used weekly.
  • Shepherding: The Director of Student Ministries joins our Staff in shepherding students where they are, encouraging them, leading nonbelievers to Christ, and helping students learn to share their faith; and in recruiting, empowering, and equipping Student Ministry leaders. He also possesses a track record of  establishing relationships with people across generations and cultural backgrounds. The Director helps resource the families of students, as they disciple their children.
  • Administration: The Director of Student Ministries reports to the Lead Pastor. In addition to overseeing volunteer leaders, he is also responsible for staff training and enforcement of child safety policies within Student Ministries, in coordination with the child safety administrator (currently the Director of Children’s Ministries). He plans events, and maintains clear communication with families.

Ministry Involvement

The Director of Student Ministries partners with the Staff and Elders in actively evaluating and looking for ways to support, improve, and expand Student Ministries. Next steps may include recommending other ministries to support students further, and suggesting how students can increasingly become vital members of ministries integrated across demographics at The Fellowship. The Director of Student Ministries works closely and collaboratively with staff responsible for ministries across lifestages, including the Directors of Children's Ministries and Adult Ministries.

Essential Habits of the Heart

  • Passion to teach God's Word at an understandable level--with real life applications and practical takeaways woven throughout--to the students at The Fellowship
  • Passion to develop fully committed students for Christ
  • Commitment to the inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Word of God
  • Personal holiness and a high degree of integrity

Characteristics:

  • A genuinely warm, relational, caring heart for students
  • An ability and track record of establishing healthy and growing relationships in Christ
  • A desire to find the pulse and heartbeat of the students at The Fellowship and in our larger community
  • The ability / skill of maintaining a wide web of relationships both inside and outside the church

Qualifications

  • Able to explain his calling in Student Ministries
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education; seminary coursework; graduate-level work a plus; must include training in Student Ministry
  • Demonstrated work ethic and excellence in previous Student Ministry environments
  • Gifted communicator in oral, written, and digital contexts
  • Experience and expertise in utilizing social media for communication and furtherance of the Kingdom of God
  • Ability to think through critical issues and develop a plan of action / problem solving
  • Demonstrates a heart for missions and evangelism (including embracing the local community)

Instructions for Applicants

Please send the following information to searchteam@thefellowshiponline.org.

  • Cover Letter introducing yourself / including your personal testimony of faith
  • Resume (including recognized Spiritual Gifts)
  • References
  • Links to sample sermons, radio broadcasts, teaching venues, written or published material, blogs, and other (as applicable)

Interested candidates will find additional information regarding The Fellowship's Statement of Faith, Mission, Vision, and Values, and other information at www.thefellowshiponline.org.

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