LifePoint Church

Student Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Ryan Latham


Working with LifePoint has been an incredible experience. They have an excellent heart for being a church community that values God’s Word, outreach to the nations, and volunteerism. The leadership team, led by Chris Woodard and Jayson Bennett, is dedicated to fostering a collaborative, fun-loving, and hard-working environment that encourages everyone to grow in faith and unity. I have enjoyed my partnership with LifePoint.

About This Organization

LifePoint is a 16-year-old, non-denominational church in the Midwest with a rich history of God’s provision and faithfulness. Started through a small group Bible study, LifePoint grew into a stable church of nearly 450 people in weekly average attendance.

LifePoint is known for its generosity and mission focus, with a debt-free campus built only five years ago and a mission budget representing 10% of its annual budget. The church also has a high volunteer rate, with 80% of attendees involved in some form of volunteer service both on and off campus.

Lead by a team of committed elders led by Lead Pastor Chris Woodard and Lead Associate Pastor Jayson Bennett, LifePoint is dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Its ultimate theological position is to glorify God by teaching His Word and proclaiming His Son Jesus, reorienting lives around loving God, loving people, and reaching the world with the Good News of Jesus.

God’s faithfulness throughout the seasons has created an engaged group of people who trust that LifePoint is about more than just a location or person but building itself up in love. Chris is a collaborative leader who values hard work and fun, equipping the church to grow in maturity and unity.

Position Description

This position is responsible for ensuring the spiritual growth and development of junior high and high school students (grades 6 through 12) at LifePoint Church. The Student Pastor will build an environment where students can connect to a small group leader who will walk alongside them through an entire season of their lives. Through casting vision, developing the small group leadership team, and executing the programming strategy, the Student Pastor will lead students to realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, recruit, train, and develop a team of volunteers in creating and operating student ministries, including weekly service, routine special events, retreats, and mission opportunities.
  • Plan and execute Biblically anchored, gospel-centered, culturally relevant, and high-energy services for students. Develop and disciple a group of student leaders.
  • Mobilize students to serve on Sundays, events, and within other ministries.
  • Maintain consistent communication with leaders and parents to clarify and connect them with the vision, direction, and upcoming events in Student Ministries.
  • Function as a church’s pastoral staff member, performing baptism services, weddings, and funerals as necessary.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Relational Leader – Excels at building meaningful connections and fostering positive relationships with team members, students, and families, which enhances collaboration and teamwork.
  • Teachable – Open to learning, consistently seeking new knowledge and skills, and receptive to feedback and growth opportunities. Someone who “brings something to the table.”
  • Disciple-Maker – Skilled in nurturing and guiding students toward spiritual growth, helping them “own their faith.”Collaborative –
  • Excels at working cooperatively with team members, fostering open communication, and achieving shared goals through collective effort.

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