Middle School Pastor

Job Details

Middle School Director


Lead and coordinate all energy and effort that will result in a discerning and spirit-filled ministry environment for all middle school students.  Cast the vision that will leverage opportunities by combining youth development and age-appropriate curriculum creating a comprehensive strategy for each student’s life to help them find and follow Jesus.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee and lead the middle school programming
Plan and produce weekly middle school services
Train leaders and staff on leadership issues, Orange strategy, Lead Small culture and personal and professional growth
Oversee middle school Social Media – Instagram and Facebook
Effectively communicate vision for middle school ministry to church staff, parents, students and the body at large
Organize, plan and execute middle school events (MS Camp, Outreach events and Discipleship times)
Create excellent and engaging environments for both students and volunteers
Monitor middle school budget
Manage Planning Center Online for all middle school programming
Network with other middle school Directors
Volunteer Coordination/Staffing
Oversee, develop and lead middle school leaders, focusing on the small group leaders and the Teaching Team
Encourage, empower and equip small group leaders through training and relationship
Recruit and orient new leaders who are passionate about middle school students
Plan volunteer appreciation events quarterly
Work with Teaching Team to develop their craft through critique and feedback
Recruit, coordinate, grow, schedule and develop middle school special teams: Host Team, Teaching Team, Worship Leaders and Small Group Leaders
Maintain and oversee the teaching calendar
Collaboration with Family Life Team
Contribute to work with the Family Life Team
Participate in weekly meetings and share ideas
Attend conferences and any other ministry education classes to continually learn and grow in ministry
Work alongside Children’s Ministry, High School Ministry and parents to transition students into and out of the middle school ministry successfully
Special Events
Plan and lead a middle school-specific missions trip each summer
Plan and execute the 5th grade transition
Plan and execute the 8th grade graduation and promotion
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Required Skills
A heart for the local church, a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a passion to help others find and follow Jesus
Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
Degree in  Education, Religious studies or Youth Ministry preferred and a minimum of  3+ years experience in Student Ministries
Demonstrable competency in Microsoft Office Products
Proven ability to take projects from beginning to end
Organized and able to manage multiple projects
Action-oriented and displays focus, passion and initiative.  Takes appropriate action when something needs to be done
Relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective relationships, communicates effectively both interpersonally and corporately
Organized, creative thinker and highly productive, working in a fast-paced environment
Committed to improvement, seeks constructive criticism, understands strengths and weaknesses
Excellent written and oral communication skills


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