High School Pastor

$52,000 - $56,000 yearly
  • Grace Church of Glendora
  • Aug 25, 2019
Full time Youth/Student Pastor/ Director Orange Church

Job Description

Grace Church of Glendora

High School Pastor

The role of the High School Pastor is to lead and grow the High School Ministry at Grace Church of Glendora by providing strategic and effective leadership in programming, events, environments, experiences, and team building. The High School Pastor must be relevant, be able to speak the truth in love, and be a team player. The High School Pastor is part of the Family Life Team. Our goal as a Family Life Team (birth – 12th grade) is to intentionally disciple kids through each developmental stage (embrace, engage, affirm, mobilize). By the time students graduate from High School, we want them to have a faith of their own by trusting Jesus and pursuing authentic faith. We want them to know they are created for a purpose and that God has supernaturally and strategically placed them around people to share the hope we have in Him. We want them to value community, and to know that faith is not developed on our own.



  • Knowledgeable in student ministries and loves teenagers
  • Understanding of our belief that partnering with parents is the best way to ministry to families
  • Experienced and successful in recruiting, motivating, and developing adults and students to become servant leaders
  • Effective in communicating and relating to others, especially teens and their parents
  • Able to build a youth ministry team that is relational and relevant with students
  • Organized and can oversee weekly student programming that includes many technical components
  • A team player who loves to collaborate
  • Willing to take initiative and get things done
  • Capable of seeing the big picture while understanding the need for detail
  • Understanding of the Orange philosophy and curriculum


  • You love teens and have a heart to build the next generation
  • You can name the top five most popular current songs
  • You can text 50 words a minute
  • You can articulate the “Mobilize” phase our teens are in and how the church influences this phase
  • You have the ability to inspire people and keep a group motivated
  • You can make us laugh and are willing to have fun while working hard
  • You have a relationship with Jesus that is authentic, and are able to speak the truth in love
  • You can create environments, events and experiences to help students build relationships with each other, their leaders and the church




  • Execute the vision and strategies for High School Ministry and the Family Life Team
  • Invest time and energy in students, leaders, and parents
  • Understand the Oikos principle and implement it in the High School department
  • Know that 25 % of the workweek is dedicated to the Family Life Team and the needs of other ministries
  • Teach in Jr. high, kid’s church, or other ministries when needed (part of the 25%)
  • Create opportunities for on-campus presence in local student ministries and on school campuses (student led clubs)
  • Partner with Para-church organizations like FCA, Young Life, etc., to reach students not currently part of the church


  • Identify and recruit high-capacity leaders
  • Equip, train, and empower leaders to invest in youth and other leadership roles
  • Encourage, motivate, and care for leaders on an ongoing basis
  • Create a culture of servant leadership within the students, helping them mobilize their faith


  • Intentionally create an environment and experience that is biblically focused, relationally driven, and centered on the understanding that High School students are in the Mobilization phase of their lives
  • Own the new student experience, environments and effective follow-up
  • Collaborate with Family Life Team staff to create an excellent weekend service that is programmed to connect students and families to the vision  (part of the 25%)
  • Support other ministry areas by recruiting and developing students for their ministries (part of the 25%)


Please send resumes to Amber Baker, Family Life Pastor, abaker@grace-church.com