Pastor of Student Ministries (High School Youth), Lodi, CA


This person shall provide specific oversight of high school ministries and coordination with middle school and young adult ministries.

RESPONSIBILITIES With Youth: Build disciples who are committed to Jesus Christ, to the church and to the work of Christ in the world.

This will involve:
• Teaching, discipling and nurturing students through Biblical instruction that builds a Christian worldview and develops Christian values and lifestyle.
• Staying in touch with the ever-changing youth culture.
• Programming that ministers to the whole person (physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual).
• Evangelistic ministry on high school campuses as permitted in our area.
• Lead or participate in youth outreach or mission-oriented opportunities or trips.
• Being available for formal and informal social relationships with youth.
• Participating in and administering the calling/follow-up of youth whose attendance is non-regular.

With volunteer leadership: To recruit, train and supervise volunteer adult leaders for ministry to high school youth.
This will involve:
• Providing opportunities for their spiritual growth and the identification/ development of their spiritual gifts.
• Assisting them in identifying needs and establishing goals for youth ministry.
• Being responsive to their questions regarding Biblical truth and youth behavior.
• Being aware of current developments in materials, curriculum, films, etc.
• Encouraging them to attend area conferences and other training opportunities for spiritual growth and development.

With parents: Build open and honest communication between parents and teens.

This will involve:
• Clearly communicating your youth ministry philosophy, teaching topics, goals and coming activities frequently through regular meetings or electronic communication.
• Being available for personal consultation.
• Providing opportunity for training in parent/teen relationships.

With church staff, leadership and congregation: Participate in the overall life of the church to gain personal spiritual enrichment and build a closer relationship with God and each other.
This will involve:
• Time for personal study and prayer aimed at continuing one’s own personal growth and equipping for ministry.
• Participation in regular staff meetings and retreats.
• Attendance at regularly scheduled services of the church and participating in the leadership roles assigned for that function.
• Participation in youth or leadership conferences for personal enrichment.
• Assisting other pastoral staff as time permits and as one’s gifts allow.
• Cooperate with N.A.B. and Nor-Cal churches in areas that involve youth (i.e. The Gathering, The Summit, Triennial and Hume Lake Camp).


GracePoint Church
Steve Opp
801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242

Phone: 2093691948