Pastor of Student Ministries


Neighborhood Church of Anderson and Cottonwood

Anderson, CA United States

Job Overview
We are looking for a full-time Student Ministries Pastor. The primary role (Approx. 75%) would involve shepherding our high school students, their parents, and our youth group staff. The role would also extend (Approx. 25%) to oversight of and partnership with our junior high volunteer ministry, as well as basic oversight of our existing volunteer-run children’s ministries (Sunday School, VBS, AWANA, etc.).

Church Overview
Neighborhood Church exists to inspire among all peoples an overflowing joy in God through Jesus Christ. We are a Bible-believing, non-denominational, elder-led church that embraces the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation and specifically the Doctrines of Grace. We are a rural church located between two small towns (Anderson and Cottonwood, with a total approximate population of 14,000) about 10 miles south of Redding, California (Approximate population of 91,500). In 2021-22 our weekly Sunday morning attendance has ranged between 200-300 people, with a small contingent continuing to engage in our online streaming services.

We encourage you to get to know us better through our website:

Essential Attributes for a Student Ministries Pastor

Full of Godly Character:
Evidence of Fruit of the Spirit
Good reputation in his communities
Character consistent with biblical qualifications for leaders (elders, deacons, teachers, etc.)

Biblically Knowledgeable
Has a working knowledge of key biblical doctrines. (

Able to Teach
Demonstrates ability to put together quality expository lessons.
Practices good hermeneutics in teaching applications.
Exhibits evidence of the gift of teaching as perceived by other believers.

Connects with Teens
Has a passion to spiritually invest in the lives of teenagers.
Demonstrates an ability to build and maintain a rapport with teenagers.

A Discipler
Has existing relationships (of perhaps various kinds), where Christ-centered instruction and development has been a key focus.

An Evangelist
Demonstrates a love for sharing the Gospel.
Eager to engage in outreach on local school campuses and/or extra-curricular opportunities where teens are participating.
Eager to develop a heart for global missions among our young people.

Strategizes for group growth in both the category of individual spiritual depth and numerical group multiplication.
Offers creative solutions to potential problems.
Dreams with optimistic faith.

Eager to enable volunteer staff to build the body of Christ through partnership.
Eager to partner with parents in their role as the primary spiritual cultivators of their children.
Eager to foster healthy relationships with our Elder Team. Willing to be led by that team as is situationally appropriate.

Preferred Experience
We value formal biblical education and/or training, as well as previous volunteer and/or vocational ministry experience. Salary to be determined based on experience and education.

Please send a resume with references along with a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position.
Email: [email protected]

Handout: Job Description for NCAC Student Ministries Pastor.pdf