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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Student Pastor

Columbia, SC




Denomination: Presbyterian- PCA

Weekly Attendance:  350

Location: Columbia, SC

The Role: Student Pastor

St.Andrews Presbyterian Church CongregationMeet St. Andrews Presbyterian Church:

Forty years ago, God called a core group of believers to make a hard decision – to leave the comforts of an established church, step out in faith, and start a new one. This group of believers took confidence in the authority of God’s word. They learned first-hand that God is faithful, and He rewards those who seek him in faith.

The forty-year story of St. Andrews is not a perfect story filled with perfect people. It’s a story of a faithful God and a people who desperately seek him as they draw near to him in faith. After forty years, we found God still being faithful, still building his kingdom right here and around the world, and still stretching our faith as He’s done since the very beginning.

People are attracted to join St. Andrews for their teaching of the Word and a value for sound doctrine. At every encounter with St. Andrews, people can expect to hear the gospel. Scripture is taught verse-by-verse to draw people into the Word each week. The Disciple Flow at St. Andrews has four main parts: worship, connect, grow, serve. Those four areas are inspired by the dedication and actions of the early church.

The leadership of the church is determined that they have a gospel mission here and now. They expect that there will be challenges ahead, but that those challenges are opportunities for God to show His faithfulness to His church on the hill. We don’t know what lies ahead, but we know the one who is sovereign over it.

About the Student Pastor:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church seeks a Student Pastor/Director who will develop a ministry that helps youth joyfully know Jesus Christ, love Him more, and serve Him better. This person will guide young people to discover their passions and gifts, as they worship, connect, grow, and serve through the local church.

St.Andrews Presbyterian Church Small GroupThe Student Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

Ministry Expectations

  • Supports St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and its leadership in its worship and vision reinforcing them through the Youth Ministry.

  • Disciples young people who will be prepared for the challenges of the world, love the Kingdom of God, embrace the reformed faith, and support the local church.

  • Works with parents and other church members to assist in the discipleship of our youth.

  • Proactively shepherds youth and their families through all available avenues, building relationships with them and showing interest in their activities and lives.

  • Works with the Director of the Children’s Ministry to build bridges to the Youth Ministry for their future participation.

  • Promotes and supports youth music and worship opportunities.

Job Duties

  •  Schedules and oversees regular, age-appropriate, discipleship, and fellowship opportunities for the youth.

  • Annually plans retreats, special events, service projects, and mission journeys in accordance with the church vision.

  • Plans, submits, and manages the youth ministry calendar and operating budget.

  • Responsible for recruiting for teaching/leadership positions in youth ministry.

  • Works with the youth team to select teaching plans.

  • Responsible for oversight of the youth area and equipment.

  • Leads Youth Ministry Team at monthly first-night meetings.

  • Attends weekly staff meetings.

  • Pursues regular connection and communication with the Senior Pastor.

  • Collaborates with the Administrative Team to set scheduled office hours in order to be accessible to youth, parents, staff, and the leadership of the church.

St.Andrews Presbyterian Youth ChoirWhat You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Student Pastor/Director:

Education & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree, required

  • Seminary or foundational training, preferred

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Committed to teaching the Word of God to the next generation

  • Demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit

  • Possesses the leadership qualities laid out in scripture for a church officer

  • Shepherd

St.Andrews Presbyterian Church Serving

What it's Like to Live in Columbia, SC: 

Columbia offers a vibrant blend of history, culture, and modern amenities perfect for families to enjoy. Explore the rich heritage at the South Carolina State Museum or stroll through the scenic Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. With a plethora of parks and outdoor spaces, including Congaree National Park and Lake Murray, outdoor adventures are always a good way to unwind together. Residents can drive just two hours and reach the beach or mountains. With Columbia being a smaller capital city, residents get a family-like community feel while having the benefits of being an attractive city. Because of this, unique events come and go, including nationally touring Broadway shows and world class concerts.

Families benefit from highly-rated schools and diverse neighborhoods. Convenient access to major highways and a regional airport make travel a breeze. Plus, Columbia provides quick and easy access to grocery stores, healthcare facilities like Prisma Health Richland Hospital, and a cost of living below the national average. Embrace the charm of this capital city, an easy place to call home.


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