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Crossbridge Church

Student Pastor


Sugar LandTexas

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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 550

Location: Sugar Land, Texas

The Role: The primary goal of the Student Pastor is to lead and organize the middle and high school ministries at Crossbridge Church within the context of Family Ministries (birth through high school).

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Meet Crossbridge Church:

Crossbridge began when a group of people began to talk about a new church in the Sugar Land/SW Houston area. The longing was to establish a church focused on Jesus Christ as revealed in the scriptures, build true community, and attract the over-churched and unchurched. September 2002 saw our first public service at Sartartia Middle School. The church was composed of a young 18-35 crowd. The church quickly grew to 200 people, with a thriving Children’s Ministry, and a second service was added in 2006. The church from the beginning focused on building community, through small groups meeting throughout the week and living on mission through various service projects and outreach events.

During our history, we’ve built strong friendships and grown in our understanding and application of the Gospel. We have seen lives changed through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; people becoming Christians who thought the Bible was a myth, marriages being healed and restored, and people growing in their compassion and generosity. The years of challenges and accomplishments have reminded us that what we truly desire is to see lives changed by the Gospel – as individuals, as a church, as a community and the world.

In the fall of 2007, we began negotiations to lease 15,000 square feet on Eldridge Rd in Sugar Land. We signed the lease and began retrofitting the facility in late 2008. The years at Eldridge have been fruitful as we have watched God grow us at a healthy pace. In 2015 we took our boldest step of faith yet and purchased 14.5 acres in the heart of Fort Bend County which will house a brand new campus within the next 2 years.  God has not stopped moving at Crossbridge!

 

About the Student Pastor:

The primary goal of the Student Pastor is to lead and organize the middle and high school ministries at Crossbridge Church within the context of Family Ministries (birth through high school). They will connect with unchurched students in Fort Bend County and provide a next step for them to grow spiritually, as well as provide a place for students following Christ to be equipped and on mission in their spiritual journey. They will also provide oversight to the college ministry and work in conjunction with Family Ministries to connect with parents and equip them with the tools and resources they need to be successful.

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The Student Pastor Will: 

  • Lead the vision, mission, culture, and values of Student Ministries.

  • Work closely with CrossbridgeKIDS! Team.

  • Develop and pour into leaders who will, in turn, develop and pour into leaders and students.

  • Have an intentional plan to disciple students in age appropriate ways

  • Ensure quality, gospel-centered teaching/large group environments (including worship) for middle school and high school students during weekend and midweek services.

  • Ensure all students have access to quality small group experiences where life-change can happen. The goal is for every student to be connected relationally with a spiritual leader.

  • Provide events/activities for students to connect, grow, and serve within the context of their student ministry.

  • Create environments where every student has a place to connect and grow, regardless of their past and spiritual background.

  • Integrate students into the larger church (attending services, participating in service projects/mission trips, and serving in other areas of Family Ministry and the church).

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What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area 

  • 2+ years of ministry experience

 Personal Characteristics

  • Great communication skills with leadership team, ministry teams, and parents

  • Leadership charisma and ability to build a team well

  • Gatherer and developer of people

  • Love for God’s Word

  • Intrinsic ability to recruit and connect people with the Student Ministry

  • Passionate about discipleship and leading others

  • Self-starter and constantly looking for ways to improve

  • Passion for connecting with schools and the community to build relationships with the students and their families

  • Excitement in leading a student ministry that has a shared purpose with the overall church

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

Sugar Land is a culturally diverse suburb of Houston, with about 88,000 residents. It offers its residents great shopping, fine restaurants, and an excellent school system. The city has been ranked on a list for best places to find a job, in addition to one of the best places to live, by CNN and Time Magazine. 

Sugar Land has many opportunities to get outside for walkers, runners, or bikers on one of the many trails and routes that cover anywhere from three to a dozen miles with great views of tree-lined neighborhoods, waterways, and the countryside of Texas. The farming roots of the community come to life with the Sugar Land Farmers Market where the people can experience some of the best local foods and products. 

As a suburb of Houston, a quick drive into downtown allows for professional athletics and a flourishing arts district.  The food scene in Houston will make the mouth of any foodie water with a huge diversity of top-notch cuisine. Sugar Land is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. 

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