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New Hope Church | Associate Pastor of Student Ministry

The Student Ministry Pastor is the chief architect and leader of the Student Ministry (5-12th grade) for the purpose of helping students find and follow Jesus.

General Expectations of the New Hope Church Associate Pastor of Student Ministry

  • 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.

  • Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff, which includes leadership with weddings, funerals, baptisms, etc.


Applications Due May 28th, 2023.


  • Provide visionary leadership for the Student Ministry 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, small groups, and strategic events (e.g., mission trips, retreats, etc.).

  • Possess excellent administrative ability to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the Student Ministry, including planning and communication.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Be involved in personal evangelism, discipleship, and mentoring ministry with middle school and high school students, volunteers, and parents.

  • Oversee theology and curriculum choices used throughout the Student Ministry.

  • Intentionally follow-up with all first time students and properly help them assimilate into the student ministry.

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

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

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

  • Devote 20% of weekly ministry time (8 hours) to an additional pastoral focus to be determined based on gifting, experience, and training. 

  • Consistently meet with the Lead Pastor (as often as determined)

Time Investment: Full Time Position

  • Will maintain regular office hours and be an active participant in weekly staff meetings.


Commitment: Continual



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

  • Must have proven experience in student ministry in a local church. 

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

  • Key Skills: Must have proven ability to build, organize, and lead a team. Must be relational and bring enthusiasm in leading the student ministry. An ability to leverage media and social media for ministry advantage is preferred.

  • 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 students and families and their spiritual formation. The right person for this position will have a calling to work with students and a willingness to stay in this role for a minimum of 4 years.

  • Must have proven ministry experience in areas that match this job description. Ministry and/or theological training (e.g., a bachelor’s or M.Div. degree) is desired but not required. 

Hiring Process:

All interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the New Hope Church Hiring Team at In addition, please include links to any social media platforms you use as well as any video links that demonstrate your ministry experience.

For More information about Adel, and New Hope Church review the full job description
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