Coastal Community Church

Student Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Chesed Berry


We love how much this church loves its community! Coastal Community Church in Parkland, Florida, is truly an example of the beauty that happens when people lock arms on a mission to reach and serve their neighbors. They are leaning in, creating environments for people from all walks of life to discover Jesus, and showing up as a multicultural, diverse, and dynamic body of believers.

About This Organization

Coastal Community Church is a dynamic, growing, multi-site church in the area of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The mission and vision of the church is to make it hard for people to go to hell by making it easy for them to go to Church so they can experience, know, and follow Jesus.

They believe:
• Saved people serve people
• We do life together
• We live generously
• Healthy people grow
• Found people find people

Reaching as many as 3500 on the weekend, Coastal Community Church is a highly diverse church. TJ and Shayla McCormick planted the church in 2009 and have been blown away by God’s favor and provision. The team is healthy and excited about what God has for the future of the church as they continue to live on mission where God has called them.

Position Description

Coastal Community Church is looking for a gifted and called Student Pastor who has the desire to develop and disciple others. The Student Pastor gives leadership and direction to Coastal Youth (grades 7-12) and their families. The Student Pastor will come alongside parents, students, and volunteers to provide spiritual direction and Biblical counsel. He or she must be an engaging communicator and a recruiter and equipper of people. The pastor will need to resource parents to support them as parents disciple their students.

Key Responsiblities:

Identify, invite, train, and empower leaders to be a part of the Student Ministry.

  • Serve as a primary student leader and communicator for the church.
  • During the week, invest in the lives of students building relationships with them in the most effective way possible.
  • Schedule, book, and follow up with supplemental student communicators in your absence.
  • Oversee Coastal Youth, including sound, lights, and video through volunteers.
  • Act as the primary organizer of student Connect Groups for Middle and High School students.
  • Meet with key volunteers on a regular basis to evaluate Coastal Youth and Student Groups.
  • Schedule regular creative brainstorming meetings to gather input and ideas from various individuals about upcoming services and events.
  • Participate in staff meetings, creative meetings, and leadership retreats to provide evaluation and feedback to the Leadership Team.
  • Communicate with student pastors and watch other student services to gain insight and develop ways to improve the effectiveness of the worship experience.
  • Grow the student ministry both numerically and spiritually.
  • Be available for campus pastoral care requests.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Passionate about Jesus and the local church, able to represent both with excellence, on and off the job
  • Theologically aligned –
  • Proficient in administration and leadership skills
  • Experience in managing teams and developing others
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in public speaking
  • Solid sermon-writing skills, including an understanding of scripture
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to raise up leaders (reproduce yourself)
  • Gifted in leadership with a passion for the local church
  • Aligned with the vision, mission, and values of Coastal Community Church
  • Should have at least 2-4 years of related ministry experience.

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