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New Hope Church | Middle School Ministry Coordinator

Purpose Statement: Provide leadership to New Hope Church’s middle school ministry with the goal to Help Students Find and Follow Jesus.


● Maintain an authentic and growing walk with Jesus Christ through the ongoing spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, personal worship, and fellowship.

● Set annual goals with the Lead Pastor that are in line with New Hope’s mission and vision and evaluate how these goals were attained or modified during the year

Middle School Ministry (15-20 Hours/ Week

1. Provide visionary leadership for the Middle School Ministry (5-8 grade students) with the ability to create excellent ministry programming that is age-appropriate and effective to transform teens into disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love others, and serve the world. This should include a weekly student ministry night with small groups, strategic events (e.g., mission trips, retreats, etc.), and coordination of weekly Sunday School class teachers and curriculum.

2. Possess excellent administrative ability to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the Middle School ministry, including planning and communication.

3. Recognize the critical importance of adult impact in the lives of students and so serve as the primary recruiter, trainer, and encourager of adult volunteers.

4. Passionately promote small groups for students under the care of adult volunteers who are the primary point of ministry contact for students.

5. Ability to incorporate Student Ministry into the family ministry emphasis at New Hope Church, which includes ministry coordination with the Kids Ministry department and intentional investment into parents.

6. Be involved in personal evangelism, discipleship, and mentoring ministry with Middle School students, volunteers, and parents.

7. Oversee theology and curriculum choices used in the Middle School ministry.

8. Intentionally follow-up with all first-time students and properly help them assimilate into the Middle School ministry.

9. Be a community presence by intentionally attending youth events at schools and in the community to establish and build relationships with youth and parents.

10.Intentionally communicate and champion the student ministry to the Elders, staff and church community (e.g., through social media or Sunday morning updates).

11. Ensure all aspects of the Student Ministry adheres to the New Hope Protection Procedure Policy.

12.Consistently meet with a mentor for coaching and encouragement.

Time Investment: Part Time (15-20 hours/ week)


● A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.

● Must be in complete agreement with the mission, values, vision, and doctrinal positions of New Hope Church and have a willingness to become a member upon hire.

● Key Skills: Must have the ability to lead a ministry that involves adult volunteers and connects well with Middle School students.

● Key Attitudes: Must be a team player with a “do whatever it takes” attitude, self-motivated, teachable, organized, and works well with others. Must have a strong work ethic and willingness to represent Jesus and New Hope Church well in the community.

● Key Passions: A heart for kids and for their spiritual formation as disciples of Jesus. Must be a person who doesn’t want to do the ministry for kids but involve the students in leading the ministry with them.

● Will be an active participant in weekly staff meetings

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