Horizons Church
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Student Pastor

 Job Description:

This position includes two distinct areas of pastoral leadership.  First, responsible for the ministry and functions related to students (grades 6-12).  Second, responsible as an Assistant Pastor to support the Lead Pastor, and for preaching on Sunday mornings (up to 12 times/year).

Candidate must be a high-energy, balanced charismatic who is passionate about Student Ministry.  Candidate must have a strong gospel orientation and understand the importance of preaching truth in love.  Candidate should be technically-minded, leadership-focused and looking to work in a team environment.

Duties & Responsibilities as Student Pastor:

  • Passionate vision/calling to minister to students in an atmosphere of community, including reaching the un-churched and ministering to students within the context of a healthy family (engaging and recognizing the primary role of parents in the student’s development).
  • Skilled at recruiting and training adults to assist in reaching and discipling students.
  • Equip the students by teaching from a Biblical context in an engaging, creative and relevant manner.
  • Plan and coordinate student activities to include fun events, ministry events, and family-integrated events.
  • Plan and coordinate student outreach and mission trips.
  • Coordinate dynamic and energetic student worship based on cutting-edge musical styles.
  • Able to minister to Middle School and High School students on both individual and group levels.
  • Clearly communicate with students, staff, leaders, and parents regarding activities, schedule, cost and purpose of events.
  • Develop and maintain web/media content for student ministry.

Duties & Responsibilities as Assistant Pastor

  • Able to deliver the truth of God’s Word through a gospel-focused, theologically-pure, and practically-relevant manner.
  • Understand the heart of preaching from books like Preaching by Timothy Keller, or other books that cover preaching foundational truths from an accurate and relevant perspective.
  • Oversight and leadership of Guest Services, which includes Hospitality, Greeters, Welcome Tent and Parking Teams.


Education & Experience:

  • Bible college or Seminary Graduate
  • Minimum of 3 years experience


  • Teaching Gift
  • Leadership/Administrative Gift
  • Heart of a pastor
  • Inspirational leader
  • Tenacious and resourceful doer
  • Champion of Horizons’ style of ministry
  • Excellent communicator, both orally and written
  • Computer/technology savvy
  • Strong detail and task focus
  • Understands team ministry concept

Pay Scale:    Mid 50’s


Status of Horizons Church:
The church was planted in February of 1995.  Today, Horizons Church is a church of over 600 attendees, and we continue to grow.  We exist to empower people to be fully devoted followers of Christ.  For more information, please visit the church website.

Theology:  Please see our statements of faith and core values at our website (horizonschurch.com/about).


If you are interested in applying for the position, please do the following:

  • Submit a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and TEACHING SAMPLE to: richp@horizonschurch.com
  • Cover letter should not be more than one page.  Include who your favorite pastors to listen to are.
  • Please submit one sample of a sermon or lesson delivered to a large group and one sample of a sermon delivered to students.  
  • Samples submitted must be in a digital format (i.e. links to videos, clips, YouTube postings, podcasts, etc.)


Rich Pennington, Lead Pastor