Director of Student Ministry
Orangewood is seeking someone who loves Jesus and is deeply passionate about connecting with middle and high school students and fostering spiritual formation within Student Ministry. This person desires to build lasting connections with students through relational discipleship, engaging with parents, and leading a team of staff and volunteers. The Director of Student Ministry is responsible to promote the mission and vision of Orangewood by encouraging students to gather for worship, connect relationally, and serve the community. This role is responsible for the overall vision, care, goals, and strategy of Student Ministry at Orangewood Church.
- Recruiting, training, and leading a team of staff and volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities.
- Fostering an environment of care, connection, and spiritual direction for staff and volunteers.
- Overseeing the planning and execution of weekly student programming, special events, and trips in alignment with Orangewood’s mission.
- Actively participating in Orangewood staff and leadership meetings and church membership.
- Partnering with Orangewood Christian School to create effective avenues for relational discipleship and spiritual formation among students.
- Promoting the mission and vision of Orangewood by encouraging students to gather for worship, connect in community, and serve.
- Developing meaningful relationships among students through leadership, biblical training, spiritual direction, and recreational activities.
- Teaching relevant biblical theology to a large-group of students.
- Effectively communicating ministry strategies and plans to parents.
- Partnering with parents as they navigate raising teenagers.
Required Personal Qualities:
- A growing commitment to Jesus Christ and love for his Church.
- Humility, self-awareness, and ability to ask for help from God and others.
- A healthy work/life balance and ability to maintain gospel renewal and vibrancy in everyday life.
- Knowledge of adolescent development and ability to relate to adolescent culture.
- Understanding of cultural issues and ability to engage with them biblically and lovingly.
- Proven success in the recruitment, development, and management of staff and volunteers.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
- Ability to have an adaptive work schedule in order to engage with students.
- Ability and willingness to travel for retreats, camps, mission trips, etc.
Seminary degree preferred.
Three to five years of significant, successful experience in developing student ministry programs in a medium or large congregational setting is preferred.
Mark Nicks, Pastor of Connection & Spiritual Formation • firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Organization
Orangewood Church is a PCA Church of over 500 members in Maitland, Florida, just outside Orlando. Orangewood has existed since 1976 and has long been active in the PCA in community service, ministry, education, church planting, and global missions. In the Spring of 2020, we called our new Lead Pastor, Dr. Tyler Groff. Three other pastors share the responsibility of shepherding Orangewood. Orangewood is an intergenerational church that desires to grow and develop believers of all ages. The church shares a campus with a preschool, middle school, and high school.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Part-time (approx. 25-28 hours/week)
Provides administrative support to the Lead Pastor at Orangewood Church, including calendar management, project coordination, communication, etc. Works closely with the Executive Director to support the work of the church office, senior staff, and officers. Serves as the first point of contact for the church office.
Lead Pastor Support Responsibilities:
- Manages the Lead Pastor’s calendar, including internal and offsite meetings, sets agendas when needed
- Serves as the main point of contact with the Officers of the church (Elders and Deacons) – keeps records of Session meeting minutes to submit yearly to the PCA
- Facilitates Session and GC meetings – including necessary room arrangements, food, etc
- Plans yearly officer retreats (when applicable)
- Supports the Lead Pastor in meetings, preparations, note-taking, action items, etc.
- Available to provide administrative support to the Lead Pastor for specific projects that come up through the year
- Processes confidential information; maintains confidentiality
General Office Responsibilities:
- Oversees administrative functions of the church office, including monitoring incoming phone calls and re-routing as needed, serves as the main point of contact for the church office
- Works with the Executive Director to manage HR items for the church staff such as vacation requests, employee manual, employee onboarding, etc.
- Serves as church receptionist – the first line of communication with people who enter the church office, answer phones, coordinate mail, etc.
- Hospitality support for some church events
- Helps to support church officers in using the church database (Planning Center)
- Helps to support the work of the deacons as time permits
- Assists counting the offering with the financial secretary
- Supports the work of the Orangewood staff and is available to help with special projects as time permits and approved by the Executive Director
Required Skills and Experience:
- 3+ years of administrative experience
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Demonstrated ability to handle information in a timely and confidential manner
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well on a team
- Advanced proficiency in MS Office for Mac; ability to work successfully in a Mac environment
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to maintain meeting notes and action items
- Strong attention to detail; ability to manage several tasks and projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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