Director of Stonebridge Students


Stonebridge Church

Cedar Rapids, IA United States

Reports To: Pastor for Discipleship

Working Relationships: Serves on the Discipleship Team, working closely with the Pastor for Discipleship and Director of Stonebridge Kids. Leads the Stonebridge Students Team.

Primary Objective: To come alongside Stonebridge families and students to promote spiritual health and maturity by serving and equipping students, parents, and volunteers, and overseeing high school and middle school-related ministries.

Position Requirements:

Character and Conviction:
As part of the Equipping Staff of Stonebridge, the Director of Stonebridge Students must meet the following spiritual qualifications:
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ marked by spiritual maturity, humility, joy, love, and an utter dependence on the gospel of Jesus.
Agreement with Stonebridge Church’s Statement of Faith.
Agreement with and desire to live out Stonebridge Church’s Mission, Values, and Operating Convictions.
A life that accords with the character qualifications for deacons laid out in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.

Experience and Skill:
The Director of Stonebridge Students must be a capable leader and godly servant, who shares the church’s vision and commitment to gospel-centrality, and helps impart that vision and commitment among students, volunteers, and the broader Stonebridge family.

As the point person for student ministries, the Director will possess strong organizational and communication skills, and have experience leading teams and developing volunteers. In addition, he or she will have experience in teaching the Bible and equipping others in Word ministry.

As a servant leader, the Director of Stonebridge Students must be compassionate toward young people and passionate about their spiritual growth and health. This person will be gifted in sharing the gospel with non-Christians and helping Christians apply the gospel to all parts of life. He or she will be able to develop parents and volunteer leaders to that same end, and create a ministry environment that works in conjunction with the broader church family to promote spiritual growth and maturity for students.

As a growing servant of Christ, the Director of Stonebridge Students will ideally have had experience in a ministry or church setting, as well as an undergraduate degree in Christian ministry or biblical studies (or the knowledge equivalent thereof). Similarly, he or she must be committed to ongoing development and learning.

Principal Responsibilities:

Serve as part of the Discipleship Team, helping set and execute a cohesive, gospel-centered strategy for cultivating spiritual health and maturity across generations at Stonebridge, with a focus on students in grades 6–12.
Lead the Stonebridge Students Team, overseeing the strategy, planning, and communication priorities of student ministry activities and events, including the teaching focus and curriculum selection. Oversee volunteer team leaders and team members.
Encourage cross-generational community among children, students, and adults.

Recruit and train volunteer team leaders and members for gospel-centered Word ministry among students. Provide training sessions for all volunteer leaders.
Equip parents for leading Christ-centered families through classes, events, and resources.
Recruit and develop students for a student leadership team.
Ensure basic doctrines and spiritual disciplines are taught among students.
Equip students to be able to minister the gospel to others and serve others for the sake of Christ.

Initiate and build relationships with middle and high school students, as well as parents and adult leaders.
Be available for counsel for students or parents. Assist in helping families entering into Biblical counseling when needed.
Provide consistent, timely, and meaningful communication with parents regarding ministry events and opportunities.
Update, distribute, and adhere to all compliance documents (background checks, etc.).
Actively work toward a healthy spiritual, physical, and relational life.

Email [email protected] by June 30, 2021.

Handout: Director of Stonebridge Students Candidate Packet.pdf