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Crossroads Church

Student Pastor


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Denomination: Nondenominational SBC

Weekly Attendance: 2,500

Location: Douglasville, Georgia

The Role: The Student Pastor at Crossroads Church will be responsible for leading and shepherding students and volunteers, building and developing volunteer teams, directing, organizing, and leading the Student Ministry of Crossroads Church. 


Meet Crossroads Church: 

We exist to help people experience the abundant life found in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." – John 10:10

Jesus tells us that there are three relationships that have to be in balance for life to work. God is the one who always comes first. He gives meaning and direction to the other two relational circles - loving self and loving others. The key to the truly abundant life is relying on Jesus to balance all three of our relational circles. When we learn from Him how to grow and live life in balance, we can enjoy the rich and satisfying life we long for. And we understand how every single aspect of life - our relationships, our work, our wealth, our family and our mission in life is for the purpose of showing how amazing and wonderful He is. At Crossroads Church, we are committed to helping every person experience the full and satisfying life God has created us to live.


About the Student Pastor: 

If Student Ministry is your “Super Bowl,” you’re no stranger to Friday night football games, FCA meetings, school lunches, and pep-rallies, and you love building great volunteer teams, keep reading for more details.

The Student Pastor at Crossroads Church will be responsible for leading and shepherding students and volunteers, building and developing volunteer teams, directing, organizing, and leading the Student Ministry of Crossroads Church. 

The Student Pastor will:

  • Be passionate about teenagers experiencing the abundant life that only comes through Jesus.

  • Be an engaging communicator, and be energized by teaching, casting vision, and leading students and volunteers. 

  • Have a positive disposition and a heart that is teachable. 

  • Maintain a clear and concise system in recruiting, training, maintaining, developing, and growing volunteers for all Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services.

  • Provide for the enlistment, care, training, and evaluation of small group leaders to create a healthy “Lead Small” culture.

  • Develop, recruit, train, and lead a coaching structure for all student programming.

  • Lead the Student Ministry to impact the local schools, and build relationships and partnerships within the community.

  • Develop a culture that promotes and provides for a personal connection to leaders, students, and cultivates the vision of partnering with parents.

  • Be intentional with fostering a culture of diversity in our Student Ministry.

  • Create and maintain an evaluation system for evaluating the health of the entire Student Ministry.

  • Teach and preach for Student Ministry services. 

  • Effectively lead and recruit leaders for special events such as, but not limited to, camps, retreats, and events.

  • Handle all financial procedures and budgets pertaining to the Student Ministry department.

  • Select and implement effective curriculum for sixth to twelfth grade small groups and ensure all supplies are prepared and distributed for all Student Ministry needs.

  • Write the Student Ministry Policy manuals and keep them up-to-date. 

  • Organize and lead a Student Ministry worship team. 

  • Lead the student leadership team through weekly Bible studies, vision casting, and service projects. Create a pathway of spiritual growth and leadership for adult and student leaders.

  • Ensure that all teaching methods, materials, and facilities meet the highest possible standards.

  • Bonus characteristics of the Student Pastor:

    • Isn’t afraid to walk onto a school campus “cold” to hang with students they’ve never met.

    • Understands the concepts of “Lead Small” and “Think Orange” by Reggie Joiner. They receive extra bonus points if next year’s Orange Conference is blocked out on their calendar. 

    • Has fun connecting with diverse people from various cultures and generations.

    • Has the ability to laugh at themselves and makes students laugh in the process.


What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and some theological education, such as a Bible degree, seminary degree, or something similar. The ideal candidate will also have at least five years of ministry leadership experience in a medium to large church setting that is similar to the size and culture of Crossroads Church. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Has strong leadership abilities to include coaching, direction, career development, influence, and strategic development. 

  • Is well rounded, skills wise, and can speak into each role on the team. 

  • Has a strong commitment to personal time with God every day, and is committed to ongoing spiritual, personal, and professional growth.

  • Has interpersonal skills that enable effective collaboration with other ministry leaders and staff.

  • Has strong organizational skills.

  • Has a primary bend towards people, and a secondary bend towards systems. 

  • Has a good sense of humor and is able to laugh at themselves. 

  • Can navigate conflict well but doesn’t seek it out. 

  • Has emotional intelligence and humility. 

  • Is a high capacity worker who empowers their team, not controls or micromanages. 

  • Is fun and likes to have fun with the team. An extroverted personality will work great in this work environment.

  • Has a good theological understanding of the Scriptures.

  • Is a relational leader who can develop others into leadership.

  • Can take initiative. 


What it's like to live in Douglasville, Georgia: 

Just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, Douglasville is a welcoming city with a friendly, small-town atmosphere and entertainment that emulates big-town fun. While the city continues to grow, Douglasville uniquely preserves its signature hometown feel. It’s close to the big city amenities of Atlanta, but has a good cost of living and a great family feel. 

Located at a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was originally known as Skint Chestnut, a name derived from a large tree stripped of its bark and used by Native Americans and traders as a trail marker. Downtown Douglasville is a nationally designated Main Street city and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

While the city continues to grow, Douglasville uniquely preserves its signature hometown feel. With its unique history, a healthy night life, year round events and activities, and regionally recognized restaurants Downtown Douglasville aims to be the heart and soul of our community where families and friends can congregate to work, live, and play.

Douglasville is a community where you feel like you can get to know people- small enough to get to know people, but close to all the action in Atlanta. It is truly a great place to call home! 

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