Ministry Positions

Family Minister

Posted On: 07/17/2017


Family Minister Search

Highland Church of Christ, an independent, instrumental Christian church of 650, located in the southeastern Illinois city of Robinson, is currently searching for a Family Minister.  Highland is a contemporary church in a rural area that has a track record of growth and outreach to both the surrounding area and the world.    

The Family Minister will work directly with the High School ministry, as well as lead and coach a team of paid staff Directors in the areas of Preschool, Grade School (K-5th grade) and Middle School (grades 6 – 8).  An important aspect of this role is a high level of collaboration with the Adult Discipleship Minister to help develop parents as the spiritual leaders of their homes.

We’re looking for an individual passionate about reaching and building up the whole family.   A leader who relates to our rapidly changing culture and will recruit, equip and deploy other leaders who share that passion for outreach and discipleship.  It should go without saying that a college degree, an above reproach lifestyle and a hyper commitment to God’s Word are prerequisites, but we’ll say it anyway.   

To help you create a God-honoring, disciple making ministry, you’ll be part of an elder protected, staff led leadership model that encourages innovation and smart risk taking.  You’ll also have the support and partnership of an experienced senior staff team.  In addition, the children’s and student ministry building areas are new and/or remodeled within the last five years, and offer programming flexibility with an array of excellent technology.

Compensation is competitive, and includes a retirement contribution and insurance package.

If you’re the kind of person we’re looking for, submit your resume and letter of interest to

For more information, contact:

500 West Highland Avenue
Robinson, IL 62454

Lead Student Minister

Posted On: 07/18/2017

Job Title: Lead Student Minister


Purpose Statement:  The Student Minister carries the primary responsibility to create a vision and
implement strategies for students, families and the church to partner together so that students discover
God, develop relationally and spiritually, and deploy into the community. This responsibility includes
oversight of other student ministry employees and volunteers. The two primary goals of this position are
to reach local youth leading them into a growing relationship with Christ and equipping parents to
disciple their student ministry aged children.
This person is a minister with passion for Jesus Christ and New Life Christian Church. He/she is
enthusiastically focused on New Life’s mission to make disciples who make disciples who start churches
that start churches.  He/she is a proven team player who possesses a positive attitude, interpersonal
skills required to attract and disciple students, and can excel in a fast-paced, energetic and team

Reports to:  Executive Minister
Staff Expectations:

1. Live committed to our mission of “making disciples who make disciples who start churches that
start churches” by personally living life in 3D (Discover, Develop, Deploy) and embodying our
values (fun, safety, honor, risk, next steps).
2. Abide by the New Life employee handbook including staff team values.
3. Regularly attend Sunday services at a New Life campus.
4. Contributes to the team spirit of the staff through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, and

General Responsibilities:


1. Carries overall leadership for Student Ministry within the community of New Life Christian
Church working within the church’s mission, vision, and values (Vision Frame) to make disciples
of students who make disciples of students and are prepared to become adults who make
disciples who make disciples
2. Evaluates the evolving needs of Student Ministry working with the Executive Minister, Campus
Pastors, the Family Minister(s), and Student Ministry volunteers to continually improve and
grow the student ministry
3. Create and develop an effective Volunteer Leader Recruitment, Training and Development plan
4. Creates and executes strategies to connect local students as well as disconnected students at
New Life to the student ministry
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5. Organize and maintain Student Ministry Budget
6. Coordinate with nZone(s) for programming and ways Student Ministry can partner with nZone
activities to both serve the nZone’s purposes and grow the Student Ministry


1. Oversees Student Ministry Volunteer Coordination at New Life
2. Work with Student Ministry volunteers to set goals and make sure the vision is accomplished
3. Oversees the annual strategic planning process

a. Coordinate the yearly calendar (includes weekend trip(s) and weeklong summer trip(s))
b. Ensure the values and mission of New Life are accounted for and included
c. Work with the Campus Pastors and Family Minister(s) to make sure programming
conflicts do not happen

d. Develop curriculum for the year

4. Build solid relationships with the New Life Staff Volunteers and nZone Staff
a. Ensure consistent communication
b. Encourage teamwork and support
c. Provide leadership and facilitate the nurture of all staff members


1. Begin and develop relationships with Students
(including students who attend New Life as well as students who do not currently attend New
Life by following Christ’s model of incarnational ministry of going where students are to minister
to them)
2. Oversees Students Ministry Staff and Volunteers
3. Works with nZone Staff for scheduling and use for the nZone
4. Works with all ministry areas to achieve the mission of the church
5. Build relationships with Parents

1. Remain current on literature, trends and practices in Student Ministry.
2. Support other ministries by leading students in serving the local community and body of Christ.
3. Other duties as assigned


1. A mature, growing believer with a clear understanding of the Gospel.
2. Committed to spiritual integrity and authentic relationships.
3. Effective communication skills (oral and written).
4. Casts vision in a compelling way.
5. Committed to our community and culture.
6. In agreement with our doctrine, mission, and values.
7. Can both lead and thrive in a team-based environment.
8. Can manage multiple priorities.
9. Teachable, responsive, respectful and can adapt with a fast-paced organization.
10. 3-5 years leading Student Ministry
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11. Adaptable and shows initiative (self starter)
12. Organizational Skills
13. Experience with selecting and implementing curriculum (familiarity with “Orange Strategy” a
14. Conflict Management Skills

This is a full-time salaried ministerial position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
Work Schedule:
Student Ministry is not, and should not, be a 9 to 5 office position. This position requires flexibility in
schedule and a commitment to be available to staff during the day and available to students during the
evening. Obviously, boundaries are encouraged, and in fact required, for personal and family health. The
base expectation is 40 hours not counting time that would be spent as a volunteer if you were not on
staff (e.g. small group leader, attending small group, attending men’s breakfast, teaching an adult or
children’s class, helping with setup/teardown on Sunday morning, etc.). The above responsibilities are
not intended to be an all-inclusive list. The staff at New Life is committed to team ministry that pursues
excellence with an attitude of “whatever it takes to get the job done”.  Therefore, additional time may
be required outside of regular work hours and normal schedules.

For more information, contact:
(703) 222-8836

14550 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151