About the job
Weekly Attendance: 600
Location: Arvada, Colorado
The Role: Revive Church
Meet Revive Church:
Revive Church is about reviving people and places for the glory of God. Our story began in 1988 with a strong desire to love and reach the people of Northwest Arvada for Jesus. We began under the name Foothills Community Church and held our first service at the Arvada Center. We eventually landed at Moore Middle School where we held services for 13 years. As God continued to bless Foothills with more and more attendees, it became necessary to find a bigger home for the church; a place that would enable us to impact our community for Jesus while caring for those that were already attending and serving. We moved into our current location at 80th and Carr in 2001 and we have been here ever since.
God has blessed our story with many miracles along our journey. We are called to 80th & Carr and are dedicated to reviving people and places right where we are. We are currently transforming the shopping center in which we are located into “The Bridge,” a collaborative of partners bringing the hope of Jesus to vulnerable people in our community. We are on a mission to equip and send out every single person who makes Revive Church their home so that they can be God’s reviving presence where they live, work, and play. We take time to share and celebrate the stories of revival that we are seeing in our lives. These stories give God glory, empower others and keep our focus on our purpose as Christ-followers.
In September 2020, we changed our name to Revive Church to better reflect our vision and mission as a church. As a staff and elder team, we feel our place is to serve families in vulnerable situations, within Arvada and beyond. We see unique needs within our community that we are resourced to provide help. We see a future where our church is continuing to equip and empower our people to “Live and love like Jesus right where we are.”
About the Student Ministries Pastor:
The Revive Students Pastor provides vision and leadership for students in 6-12th grade. This pastor connects teenagers to the overall vision and mission of Revive Church while creating dynamic and developmentally appropriate weekly student programming that aids in spiritual growth. The Students Pastor oversees staff and volunteers who are passionate about seeing teenagers flourish and grow. This leader communicates with parents, ministries, and church leadership about the current cultural landscape that teenagers are navigating and collaborates in providing support opportunities for parents. This pastor thoughtfully facilitates the marking of major milestones and rites of passage for students within the context and support of the church.
The Student Ministries Pastor Responsibilities Include:
Lead Student Ministries Team
Build a team of staff and volunteers who are invested in the Student Ministry at Revive Church.
Cast vision to the team in alignment with Revive Church.
Provide a monthly platform for training, equipping, and hearing from leaders.
Develop, oversee, and execute an ongoing program that includes:
A weekly event for high school students on Wednesday evenings featuring worship and teaching, with opportunities for fun and relationships.
A weekly event for 6-8th graders (“middle school”) on Sunday mornings featuring teaching with opportunities for fun and relationships.
Small groups for high school students that meet weekly in homes on Sunday evenings.
Small groups for middle students that meet in homes on a weeknight.
Encouragement and facilitation for high school students to participate in Sunday morning church services and/or to serve within core ministries on Sunday mornings.
Plan and lead 2-3 yearly retreats and/or serving trips that foster spiritual growth and development for students.
Develop a teaching/curriculum plan that:
Is consistent with the Revive Church values of: (1) Grace and Truth, (2) Healing not Hiding, (3) Calling over Comfort, (4) 99 for 1, and (5) Word and Spirit.
Is developmentally appropriate.
Teaches foundations of the Christian faith in ways that are engaging.
Equips students for thoughtful engagement with the Bible, theological and cultural topics.
Plan for and execute strong transitions for incoming 6th graders and outgoing 12th graders.
Recruitment, Training, and Development of Volunteers
Recruit and retain a healthy volunteer leadership team that is passionate about students and pursuing students intentionally throughout the week.
Train leaders on a monthly basis and provide resources for volunteers to grow in their leadership abilities.
Create meaningful mentoring relationships with a group of students.
Engage students in leadership roles.
Meet with students who are struggling and partner with parents when additional support and help is needed.
Create and maintain policies that ensure student, leader, and parent safety.
Create and maintain a budget that is approved by the Operations Pastor.
Plan and lead 2-3 parent meetings and trainings a year that address issues relevant to faith and parenting.
Collaborate with parents and other church ministries in the development of ways to observe rites of passage in students’ lives.
Be available to meet with parents when issues and family challenges arise.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; Seminary preferred.
5 years of student ministry experience.
Experience in multicultural and multi-ethnic settings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong organizational skills.
High capacity for relationship building.
Proven track record of leading and developing volunteers and teams.
Thinks outside of the box when it comes to student ministry.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Committed to personal growth, leads with humility.
Passion for serving the community.
Strong visionary and leadership skills.
What it's Like to Live in Arvada, Colorado:
Arvada, Colorado is a friendly community located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains between Denver and Boulder. Hiking, biking, and skiing are all easily accessible making this a great place for an active lifestyle, with four great seasons to enjoy. Foodies thrive here, with a great selection of restaurants in historic Old Town Arvada, not to mention the constantly expanding array of dining options in the Denver metro area. Cultural and entertainment opportunities abound—Arvada is less than 30 minutes from the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Denver Art Museum, and pro football, baseball, basketball, and hockey venues. Denver is small enough that everything is easy to get to and enjoy, yet large enough to offer all sorts of entertainment options throughout the year. A wide range of educational opportunities is available at every level, from elementary school to universities and seminaries nearby.