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Church at the Cross

Student Minister

Grapevine, Texas

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Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 1,000

Location: Grapevine, Texas

The Role: Student Minister


Meet Church at the Cross:

Church at the Cross is located in Grapevine, TX — the heart of the DFW Metroplex. We are a multi-generational church full of people in all stages of life. It is our desire to help people and places encounter the superiority of Jesus. We do this through reaching, teaching, training, and sending. We would love to have you visit us on a Sunday morning for one of our worship gatherings.


About the Student Minister:

The Student Minister at CATC will be responsible for both the Junior High and Senior High School ministries. They will be the primary speaker/teacher for Wednesday nights and will occasionally cover small speaking parts on Sundays. The Student Minister will also work on developing young, upcoming speakers to assist with the teaching of the Word and serve in other areas of the ministry. It is very important that the Student Minister is not only Biblically accurate when teaching but also connecting to the students inside and outside of Wednesday nights at church. This role will be expected to make efforts when it comes to evangelism and outreach outside of the walls of the church.


The Student Minister Will: 

  • Provide dynamic leadership for the development and execution of Student Ministries, including vision casting, lay team training, and discipleship. Will be the primary leader in both Senior High and Junior High Ministry.
  • Oversee Student Ministry leaders in both developing faith of students and reaching students who do not know Christ. 
  • Be active and diligent in partnering with parents as they seek to make disciples of their students at home. 
  • Skillfully teach the Word in a compelling and theologically accurate way that is impactful to students, while also training up other young leaders to do the same.
  • Work on gaining interest in missions and outreach by encouraging short-term missions trips, especially for students who are nearing the end of their school years or just out of high school, and provide students with opportunities to serve and put their faith into action.


What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • Seminary degree is strongly preferred.

  • 7 - 10  years of ministry experience (student ministry preferred).

Personal Characteristics

  • Honest and trustworthy.

  • A giver - generous with money, time, and resources.

  • Is fun and lighthearted - able to take a joke.

  • Theologically grounded. 

  • Culturally intelligent.

  • Creative.

  • Think about big ideas outside of the box. 


What it's Like to Live in Grapevine, Texas: 

Sandwiched in between the big cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, you will find Grapevine, Texas, which is a suburb of the DFW metroplex. Grapevine has a wonderful community that offers a safe and friendly environment. It is very good for families and children because of its excellent school system. The people are kind and welcoming, and the area is very well-developed but still offers portions with that old Texas charm.

Speaking of old charm, the city of Grapevine is packed full of history. The community did a wonderful job of growing and progressing the city forward while still maintaining the older architecture and attractions. There is the beautifully preserved Historic Main Street, which offers 80 local restaurants, shops, art galleries, and more. If you are looking for a ride into town, you can hop on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, connected to Grapevine Main, the gateway to downtown where historic charm meets urban spirit. The recently-added TexRail system now connects downtown Grapevine with both downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport, which has connections to downtown Dallas and beyond. If you are, in fact, looking for a more urban activity, check out Grapevine Mills Mall, which contains more than 180 stores, a theater, a bowling alley, and over 30 restaurants. Here you will also find fun and even educational activities at the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center. Other nearby attractions include Great Wolf Lodge, The Gaylord Texan, and Southlake Towne Center, and Texas Motor Speedway is a short drive to Northwest.

Grapevine also has a beautiful nature scene. For some outdoor fun, visit Lake Grapevine for activities like water sports, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and even a trip to the floating water park. In addition, there are lots of annual town fairs to attend. Especially in the winter months, Grapevine is a sight to behold, as it is nicknamed the Christmas capital of Texas. The community goes all out with the events and the decorations, using not just thousands but millions of Christmas lights to radiate the city. 

With a prime location and a close-knit community, Grapevine has much to offer no matter what you are looking for. When it comes to entertainment, the options are endless. This city would make a wonderful place to settle down in with its family-friendly nature, safe environment, and charm.

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