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Christ Community Church

Senior High Youth Minister

Rochester, Minnesota



Weekly Attendance: 1200

Denomination: Christian Missionary Alliance

Location: Rochester, Minnesota

The role: The purpose of the Senior High Youth Minister is to be an effective evangelist and disciple maker in the broader vision, ministry, and context of Christ Community Church.

ChristCommunityChurch-SpiritColumn-PhotoMeet Christ Community Church: 


Christ Community Church was founded in 1967 by the Northwestern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a conservative evangelical denomination. A building was purchased in those early years at 804 East Center Street in downtown Rochester. Like many churches, the congregation struggled to break through certain stages of growth, largely due to the restriction of its facility and perhaps a little of its sense of what “could be.” For many years, it remained a church of about 100 people in attendance on a Sunday.


In 1993, the church made many dramatic changes. The name was changed, the church moved, the style of worship changed, and the vision changed. Since then, God has rewarded those initiatives with dramatic growth. The church has seen consistent and aggressive growth to the 1,600 weekend attendance range. We have expanded the facility three times and are looking at a potential relocation. Many people have given their lives to Christ, and well over 4,000 people participate in CCC's ministries.

Our history reflects our future. CCC has been one of Rochester’s most exciting church stories.

And, we believe God is not finished.


In 2013, 30 acres of land were given to the church. Currently, we're assessing long-term plans for a new building as we continue to outgrow our current facility.



IMG_3252About the role: 

The purpose of the Senior High Youth Minister is to be an effective evangelist and disciple maker in the broader vision, ministry, and context of Christ Community Church.

The Senior High Youth Minister is a person who is passionate about students making a commitment to Christ and deepening their relationship with Jesus. This role will empower both leaders and students in missions and outreach, spiritual formation, and leadership roles. This person must enjoy relationship building, have a gift of communication, and have a love for God’s Word.

A successful Senior High Youth Minister will be strong in connecting with students, verbal and written communication, and ability to identify, train and grow both student and adult leaders. Characteristics of being a self-starter, positive, optimistic, humble and teachable are essential and will relate to job performance. This person must also be comfortable speaking to a large group of students.

Christ Community is a Christian & Missionary Alliance Church whose mission is to Restore Our Broken World. We want to work out that mission by living out our five values: Worship, Deepen, Join, Invite, and Invest.

The role will: 

  • Recruit, train, equip, and empower lay leaders to invest in student’s lives.

  • Work with the student ministries team to plan and implement amazingly fun events for students to be a part of throughout the year.

  • Offer compelling programming that will encourage unconnected youth to engage, come to Christ, move toward spiritual maturation, build life-long faith foundations, and serve others.

  • Prepare and give a message at Impact Student Ministries each week to high school students.

  • Coordinate opportunities for students to serve in mission activities locally, regionally and internationally.

  • Train up & disciple students to be effective leaders both in the context of the church as well as in their sphere of influence in the community.

  • Will be a part of the Student Ministries Team as well as the larger Family Ministries Team, and will report to the Director of Family Ministries.

What you bring: 

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education or equivalent. In addition, a graduate degree applicable to ministry practice is preferred for this role. 

The ideal candidate will have three to five years of full time Student Ministry experience in a larger student ministry of at least 60-100 students. 

A minimum of three years of experience working in a medium to large church of 600 + is ideal for this position. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Agrees with the stated mission and philosophy of ministry established at Christ Community Church.

  • Is a highly motivated Christian leader, committed to helping others grow as disciples.

  • Has a passion for developing leaders and helping members find a ministry that matches their gifts.

  • Can provide the vision and leadership to develop a culture of discipleship and motivate disciples to leadership roles in our community.

  • Is a people-person and comfortable in a role with high visibility.

  • Has strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Is creative and flexible, and has a great sense of humor.

  • Loves to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions.

  • Enjoys working with others, but also knows how to work independently and get things done.

  • Desires to be in on the ground floor of creating an innovative, vibrant organization.

  • Is able to admit mistakes, learn new tools, and take on new challenges.

  • Is committed to growing in their own relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Be reliable, take initiative, and be self-motivated.

  • Embrace and adapt to growth, change, innovation and creativity.

  • Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity, & confidentiality.

  • Have a cooperative, healthy and motivating relationship with supervisors and coworkers.

  • Have a love for and commitment to developing youth personally and spiritually.

  • Possess an ability for, and commitment to, developing lay ministry leaders.

  • Build healthy relationships with students.

  • Must be an excellent up front communicator. 

  • Demonstrates the gifts of leadership, connection, administration and teaching.

  • Capable of organizing, supervising and managing a lay ministry team.

  • Displays the ability to motivate, direct and train students in leadership.

CCC_web_kcWhat it's like to live in Rochester, Minnesota: 

Rochester is a mid-sized commercial and agricultural center with a diverse economy. Its biggest claim to fame is the renowned Mayo Clinic medical research and practice center, which covers some 18 city blocks in the downtown core. This is a major economic driver as well as a strong healthcare presence in the area. Mayo and its related facilities give Rochester the best healthcare statistics and rating in the country, and brings a strong educational presence as well. For families, the area offers great schools with a mix of public and private options, as well as a lot of church influence. 

Other notable employers include IBM and some agribusiness and food processing industries. Although the population exceeds one million, Rochester has a small-town feel and is known especially for its good park system and low crime rates. Find great entertainment and activities in nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul, just a few hours away. The nearby Dorer state forest, known for its hardwood forests, provides lovely outdoor recreation, especially if you like the snow!

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