About the Organization:
Highlands Community Church began as an outreach by other protestant churches to reach a new community, built quickly to support the war effort. Officially formed as a church in 1946, it has moved from a children’s programs in a community center to one of the largest churches in the Renton area, along with a campus in neighboring Kent and an ongoing commitment to ministering to the next generation.
Highlands Community Church has always had a relentless focus on seeing lives changed through the message and hope of Jesus Christ, and that vision continues. Today, Highlands Community Church is a thriving non-denominational, multi-generational, Bible-teaching church that is dedicated to bringing the hope and healing of the Gospel to a broken world by helping people find and follow Jesus.
Size - 2,200
Denomination - Non-Denominational
Location - Renton, WA
About the Position:
Highlands Community Church seeks a dynamic and gifted High School Pastor to join the Next Generation Ministries team (kid’s & students) to bring leadership and vibrancy to the High School Ministries of HCC. This leader will effectively lead a growing number of committed students and leaders to a passion-filled walk with Christ. While primarily focusing on high school ministry, this person will work alongside the Student Ministries staff and volunteers to contribute across HCC's Student Ministries and the broader Next Gen team.
The prospective candidate will be responsible to speak into and carry out the vision and direction for the High School Ministries of HCC. This individual will work directly with the staff on the Next Gen & Student Ministries Team, under the Student Ministries Team Leader and cooperatively with the other ministries of Highlands. HCC places a high value on being intentional and strategic in their ministry approach through engaging environments for students. HCC Student Ministries is known for life changing small groups, powerful and authentic student led worship, solid biblical teaching and hands on meaningful ministry opportunities for students.
The High School Pastor will be instrumental in recognizing and effectively developing the talent and leadership of students and adults. The High School Pastor will lead a large team of dedicated adult volunteers committed to reaching and discipling students. The High School Pastor will build into key core student leaders. The church desires to see the student leaders grow and serve, not only inside the Student Ministries, but also in the greater body at Highlands Community Church and surrounding community.
What We Are Searching For:
The High School Pastor will have a heart for ministry within a local church context and be passionate about reaching the next generation with the hope and healing of the Gospel. This person must possess the qualities of life and practice that demonstrate spiritual maturity, leadership excellence and teamwork. This person should be able to effectively administrate and organize a large student ministries program by mobilizing volunteers to multiply the ministry effectiveness. He should be a strong oral and written communicator. He will be a role model to students, as well as someone who is able to shepherd the student body and earn the respect and confidence of students, leaders, and parents. He must possess strong relational and conflict management skills, be relevant, have the ability to build and lead teams and display a genuine passion for students finding and following Christ.
The successful candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a focus in ministry or comparable ministry experience. Three to five years proven leadership in student or church ministry is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
The successful candidate will preferably come from a growing church and will have led a healthy and successful student ministry. They will understand the need to build personal relationships with students and parents, while investing in volunteer and staff relationships to expand the impact and effectiveness of the ministry.
The High School Pastor will prepare and present relevant and engaging biblical teaching and demonstrate the markers of strategic leadership. The successful candidate will be able to clearly communicate the Word
of God with excellence to both students and adults.
For more information visit:
HCC's Student Ministries on Twitter
HCC's Student Ministries on Instagram
HCC's Student Ministries on Facebook
HCC's Student Ministries LA Mission Trip Blog
About the Location:
Renton, WA is part of the Seattle metropolitan area and straddles the southeast shore of beautiful Lake Washington. Renton is a vibrant city and is home to over 100,000 residents, making it the 8th most populous city in the state. The city is also home to the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks training facility and has a final assembly plant for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Renton is just minutes from the beautiful Pacific coast, Cascade Mountains for hiking and skiing, and offers plenty of recreational activities for the family. Highlands Community Church also has a thriving campus in Kent, which borders the southern part of Renton.
Family life resembles most towns that are located near a major metro area of the US. The community boasts excellent schools, as well as abundant parks and outdoor activities. Area residents enjoy all the benefits of city living, along with easy access to water activities in a naturally beautiful environment.
Renton is a diverse city with a small-town feel, but with access to all that a big city offers. Renton is undoubtedly a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
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