The Factory Church

Student Pastor

Woodstock, Georgia

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Why We Love This Opportunity

The Factory is an incredibly diverse, discipleship-focused church in beautiful Woodstock, GA. With an unwavering focus on equipping people to live out their faith “the other six days” of the week, this church cares deeply about spiritual growth for all ages and ministries. There is a healthy core of students and volunteers just waiting to welcome a passionate and visionary leader to take the student ministry to the next level. If you’re looking to serve in a community that is intentionally diverse and laser-focused on living out their faith, then this is your role!

About This Organization

For the last eight years, The Factory has been focused on making disciples in the beautiful bedroom community of Woodstock, GA. The Factory began as a small launch team in Pastor Keith Norman’s home in October 2012 and officially launched in January 2014. They began as a portable church meeting in a movie theater and finally moved into their current facility in January 2015. Their focus has always been less on Sunday mornings and more on mobilizing the body to live out their faith “the other six days.”

Pastor Keith has always been passionate about bringing diverse communities together, and the church body certainly reflects that. As they seek to add to their staff, they are looking for other leaders excited about the prospect of doing ministry in a racially, politically, and socio-economically diverse community. Another passion of The Factory is making a tangible difference locally and globally. This leads to regular ministry opportunities in the inner city, distributing groceries from the church campus, and regularly drilling wells in Africa.

Position Description

The Student Ministry at The Factory currently has 30 students attending weekly and is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers with oversight provided by the Elder in charge of NextGen Ministry. This team loves the students, has meaningful relational connections, and is beyond excited to welcome a Student Pastor with a fresh vision for this ministry. From mid-week student gatherings to incorporating students into the overall life of the church, the Student Pastor at The Factory will have incredible support as they seek to build this ministry.

The Factory is completely devoted to making disciples, not just attenders. While the Student Ministry should be fun and welcoming to new students, the leadership cares much more about turning those students into disciples than they do building a huge crowd. Pouring into leaders and developing students will be keys to success for the Student Pastor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grow the middle and high school student ministries with an intentional focus on racial and cultural diversity.
  • Develop messages for Wednesday night services based on the topic of choice.
  • Create a fun and engaging service environment that connects students to worship, prayer, and discipleship, and challenges them to grow as disciples and leaders.
  • Build racially and culturally diverse teams that involve students and empower them as leaders.
  • Encourage and incorporate student participation in all ministries serving on Sundays, through the Compassion (Missions) Team and Special Events.
  • Actively participate on social media on a regular basis to engage and stay connected with students and parents.
  • Relationally serve students’ pastoral care needs and, where appropriate, help them create personal growth plans for students to receive healing, restoration, freedom, and the process of redemption.
  • Build relationships and trust with parents, and actively encourage them to participate in the discipleship of their child(ren).
  • Connect with local schools in order to enable students to participate in youth groups.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Beliefs that are consistent with The Factory’s Statement of Faith.
  • Two years minimum of hands-on student ministry leadership.
  • Effective pastoral leadership.
  • Ability to communicate and execute a vision.
  • Leadership and administrative experience.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, lead, and grow volunteer teams.
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