Pastor of Student Ministries

Bridgepoint Church | Gloucester, VA

Posted Date 1/31/2024

Pastor of Student Ministries



The mission statement of Bridgepoint Church is: “Connecting people far from God to a new life in Jesus.” Bridgepoint is seeking a pastor who will lead an energetic and thriving student ministry, implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism. Most importantly, should demonstrate a hunger for Christ and possess a passion to lead the students of our church and the community into that same hunger. The overall objective of the student pastor is to make Christ like disciples of our students, and to train them to make Christ like disciples.

Job Description:   

Committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and Biblical teaching, both professionally and personally.

Exalt a strong commitment to Christ and a desire to grow in Christ likeness.

Plan, develop, and coordinate all youth related ministries and services, such as Wednesday night meetings and Sunday morning teachings.

Provide counseling and spiritual direction to the students assisting them in successfully navigating the challenges of the youth and young adult years.

Seek opportunities to play an active role in our local schools and community. IE: Chaplain of a sports team, counselor.

Recruit, provide leadership, mentoring, training, and supervision for volunteers to serve in the student ministry.

Plan and lead the students to be involved in mission activities, retreats, and social ministries.

Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of on-going activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

Seek to integrate student ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.

Develop, monitor, and control the annual student ministry budget as approved by the church board.

Develop an annual calendar of student events that is coordinated with the church calendar.

Recognize that ministry is not a 9-5 job and has a heart of availability to students and families outside of normal office hours.

Participate in staff meetings, one-on-one meeting with the lead pastor, and other church ministry meetings to lead an effective student ministry. Shall also be in participatory attendance of the regular and special services of the church.


A bachelor’s degree in ministry is desired and/or 3-5 years’ experience in youth ministry.

Demonstrate gifts and a calling to student ministry, love young people, and have a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.

A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with youth, parents, and staff.

Exhibit proven ability to teach and train students into a deeply enriching faith experience.

Exemplify obedience to the Word of God and devotion to a deep-rooted prayer life.

Model a Christ-like lifestyle and a passion to reach the lost for Jesus Christ.

Proficient understanding of challenges and needs of young people.

Full-Time salary range of $38,000 to $45,000.


Bridgepoint Church started as a church plant in 2011. God has blessed our church in many ways and one of those is our youth ministry we call DIVE. We have a vibrant youth group ranging from middle school through high school with long standing volunteers who love to pour into our students every chance they get. Another blessing we have is through our senior pastor, who was once a student pastor himself, and the church congregation who are fully invested in our youth and provide great mentorship which includes outside of our DIVE ministry.

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Salary38,000.00 - 45,000.00 Annual
Ministry Type
Student Ministry
Contact Name
John Kirkhorn
Contact Info (Email and/or Phone)

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