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Job Title:

Director of Student Ministries

Job Description:

Lawndale Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries to assist the parents and church body in the discipleship of the youth toward the goal of mature Christian adulthood.

Responsibilities of the position are as follows:   

  • To teach and disciple the youth of the church and their visitors according to the weekly meeting schedule
  • ŸTo pursue relationship with students where they are, to pay attention to the needs of students on the fringe, and to seek out evangelism and discipleship venues
  • ŸTo gather and meet with the Youth Ministry Team to debrief teaching opportunities and activities, to assess where students are, and to think through ways to improve the ministry
  • ŸTo recruit and train adult volunteers and summer interns (and potentially year-long interns), to facilitate discipleship relationships between adult volunteers and youth and also between older youth and younger youth, and also to promote youth involvement in the wider life and ministry of the church
  • ŸTo oversee the logistics and lead the group to RYM, Covenant Presbytery Youth Conference, and Matrix, as well as on such community building activities as RUF campus visits, campouts, movie nights, bowling, etc.
  • ŸTo organize, equip students for and supervise hands-on evangelism and mercy-ministry efforts
  • ŸTo interact with the Children’s Ministry Coordinator in order to foster a seamless student ministry, to encourage children to be involved with the youth group as they near Middle School, to create opportunities for the youth to teach and serve the children, and to arrange periodic workshops for the church body relevant to the needs of children and youth

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications of the position are:

  • Sincere, vital, maturing, motivating relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
  • ŸCommitment to the Scriptures as God’s inspired Word and the only infallible rule of faith and life
  • ŸReformed understanding and love of the Gospel as revealed in Scripture.
  • ŸA college degree minimum and preferably a seminary degree with the goal of ordination
  • ŸCalling, gifting, and passion to reach and disciple youth and to assist parents and other adult leaders in this effort

Competencies for the position are:

  • A love for students and the ability to get involved in their lives, ground them in the Word, and help them apply the Gospel to their situation
  • ŸA heart to evangelize students within and outside the church
  • ŸA self-starting, pro-active and disciplined work ethic
  • ŸA desire and capacity to work on a team and to lead other adults
  • ŸSkills in dealing with logistical matters such as regular communication, scheduling, organizing, recruiting, and budgeting

Application Deadline

As soon as possible

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Church Name

Lawndale Presbyterian Church

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City, State

Tupelo, MS

Description of Organization

Lawndale Presbyterian Church is a warm and growing community of believers, aware of our shortcomings and eager to reflect Christ more fully.  We exist to love God and love others.  We strive to do so by gathering for worship, growing together in grace, and going out to speak and show the Gospel.

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