Cypress Church

Student Ministry Leader for 6th-12th Grades



Why I Love This Opportunity

John Luzadder


Cypress Church is looking for a High School Pastor who loves connecting with students, sharing the good news of Jesus with them, and encouraging them to take the next step in their faith. They are looking for someone to come in and build a growing, lasting ministry on the west side of Columbus, OH.

About This Organization

Cypress is a church with multiple locations throughout Central Ohio and an online campus.  The mission is to lead people to Christ and provide steps for them to follow Him.  This church stands firm on the truth of scripture and strives to show how it’s applied to daily life.  They’ve given their lives to this calling because they truly believe there is hope and a purpose in life that you can’t find outside of a relationship with Christ.

They are dedicated to providing a place where every person has the opportunity to Know & Experience God, Find Friends & Freedom through community and groups, and Make a Difference in their life. The goal at Cypress Church is to make an impact in our church, our communities, and our world.

Position Description

The Student Ministry Leader works alongside the Team Leader to create an environment where students, grades 6-12, are encouraged to seek and follow God’s word, positively impact others, and grow spiritually through serving. He or she will connect with students and parents and provide leadership and support to ministry volunteers. The Student Ministry Leader will have a strong work ethic and a team-oriented mindset. This person will thrive in a fast/flexible work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Student Ministry Team Leader to create a strong,
    vibrant Student Ministry program at the Alton Darby campus.
  • Contributes innovative and creative strategies and excellent resources to the student ministry central team.
  • Helps set the vision and goals of student ministries in conjunction with the Student Central Team Leader.
  • Supports, encourages and is a champion of the central student team vision and the central team leader.
  • Execute the vision in conjunction with the Student Ministry Team Lead and Alton Darby Campus Pastor.
  • Model and live out personal evangelism by executing outreach programs, activities, and events that reach students who do not attend Cypress.
  • Recruit, train, and develop a highly engaged and motivated volunteer team, ensuring they are well equipped, supported, and encouraged Build student volunteer teams, activating students to serve in student ministries and/or in various church ministries.
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with parents.
  • Lead Cypress Student Ministry to impact the local schools and build relationships and partnerships within the community.
  • Connect with three or more students weekly, outside of regular services, to build relationships and serve pastoral care and spiritual growth needs prompt follow-up with all students who are guests at weekly student services or special events.
  • Create a safe environment that protects students.
  • Be culturally relevant and innovative in reaching students.
  • Attend all staff and team meetings.
  • Provide a weekly report following weekend services.
  • Complete 6×6 quarterly goals and quarterly self-assessments by established due dates.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • They are looking for candidates with a contagious walk with Jesus, a proven track record in youth ministry, and a “fit” on our campus and student team
  • A proven track record of success with 3-5 years of experience in student ministries
  • Proven experience in leading volunteer teams
  • A self-starter—highly motivated
  • Has a passion for Student Ministries
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A good role model
  • Team player with effective relational skills (works well with others)Servant attitude
  • Devoted to the call of God and the vision of Cypress Church
  • Upholds Cypress Church Above Reproach Guidelines
  • Lives out Cypress Church Cultural Values
  • Operates with a spirit of excellence
  • Positive Attitude
  • Discernment/Confidentiality
  • Commit to attend weekend worship regularly and tithe to Cypress

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