Student Ministries Director at High Point Church
Madison, WI

Overview

The Student Ministries Director's responsibility is to introduce young people to Christ; to disciple them in spiritual growth; to train them in serving Christ with their lives. Of equal importance is their role in partnering with parents or guardians in raising their middle and high schoolers to love the Lord and be mature in their faith. Finally, the Student Ministries Director oversees and supports the volunteers who guide and nurture the young people in these ministries.

Spiritual Requirements

Confesses Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Able to share with others a clear testimony of Christian faith.
Has consistent discipline in their devotional life in worship, prayer, Bible study and reflection.
Obeys the Scriptural directives for growth and development of an individual Christian life, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit and attitudes and actions of “servant-leadership” as indicated in the life of Jesus and throughout Scripture.
Embraces Scriptural standards for behavior and attitudes in both physical and digital spaces.
Pursues a vibrant relationship with the triune God through engagement with Scripture, prayer and worship, both individually and in community.
Develops self-leadership:  growing in self-awareness, self-management, relational integrity, and healthy practices including rest.
Agrees fully with the Articles of Faith, Constitution and By-laws of High Point Church.

Character

Relationally warm, respectful and helpful towards others, treating people courteously and diplomatically.
Humble. Has a teachable attitude and a desire to grow spiritually and personally
Has a deep sense of responsibility for and commitment to the High Point Church mission, vision and values.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree is preferred
At least three years youth ministry experience in a growing youth ministry
Experience managing others

Competencies and Expectations

A strong walk with God through a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Teachable, with a desire to grow in their faith and abilities
A self starter—highly motivated
Has a passion for youth ministry
Understands youth culture today
Strong verbal and written communication skills
A good role model
Team player with effective relational skills (works well with others)

Position Responsibilities and Duties

Establish programs for the youth ministry (middle and senior high school students) that agrees with the church vision.
Create a Biblical purpose statement for the youth group including at least these three elements: evangelism, spiritual growth (which includes fellowship, worship and Biblical teaching), and student leadership
Explain the purpose statement and how it fits with vision of the church to all volunteers, staff, and student leaders
Develop and lead programs according to the purpose of the youth ministry
Create outreach programs, activities and events (evangelism)
Plan spiritual growth/discipleship programs, activities and events that include opportunities for kids to worship, fellowship with each other, learn Biblical truths and apply them to their lives (spiritual growth)
Plan programs, activities or events, developing students who want to reach out and serve others, impacting them with the love of Christ (student leadership)
Recruit and train volunteer leaders to help you with your purpose
Every student should know an adult who is praying, caring and investing in their lives
Meet regularly with your volunteers and staff
Build into your team with consistent training and equipping
Provide annual training events or conferences for your team
Help with the administrative aspects of the ministry
Build and maintain relationships with kids both churched and unchurched
Meet regularly with kids from the youth group
Befriend several unchurched kids with no strings attached
Seek out opportunities to “hang out” with kids on campus, at sports events, or in the community
Build and maintain quality relationships with parents
Clearly share the programs and how it follows the vision of the church with parents so they understand the purpose of the youth ministry
Create avenues of consistent contact with parents (regular e-newsletters, annual parent meetings, etc.)
Become aware of the needs of the parents
Network with other youth workers in the community
Initiate contact with other youth workers to pray for the community
Meet regularly with other youth workers, encouraging each other, sharing ideas and experiences
Program or attend area events with other youth ministries annually
Set and oversee the youth ministry budget
Set a budget that reflects the values in your vision and purpose
Be prudent with finances, sticking with the budget you set
Involve students in the ministry of the church as a whole, supporting and participating in the church’s vision, worship services, and activities
Attend church staff meetings.
Provide a weekly report to the Senior Associate Pastor of your goals, accomplishments, prayers and praises.
Additional responsibilities, as requested.

Relationships

Reports to Senior Associate Pastor
Works alongside all other ministry staff

Address

High Point Church
7702 Old Sauk Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53717

Contact

Annette Konicek
(608) 836-3236
akonicek@highpointchurch.org

Website

www.highpointchurch.org

Location
Madison, WI
Job type
Full Time
Posted
Hours/week
40
Pay rate
To be discussed
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Communication
Leadership
Next Gen Ministry
Public Speaking
Working with Adolescents
Industries
Church Ministry