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  • Youth / Student Ministry

Our church…

  • is United Methodist
  • has an average worship attendance of 125

Job at Covenant Community Church

Someone committed to developing students through service, outreach, and community led engagement.

Job Description

Job description
Pastor of Missions & Student Ministry

Full-time position integrating missions-focused responsibilities with a service/leadership-focused student ministry.
Reports to lead pastor(s)
The purpose of this position is to foster alignment of the congregation with the espoused mission & vision by exploring opportunities for intergenerational mission, expanding pathways for community partnership, and developing students for Christian leadership and service.


Models a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Holds an undergraduate degree and seminary or equivalent training preferred.
Has experience successfully leading or assisting student ministry in a church or youth organization.
Possesses a passion, excitement, and energy for youth ministry that focuses on discipleship, mission, and community development.
Ascribes to the theological convictions in the Apostle’s Creed and embraces the Wesleyan theological heritage held by the United Methodist Church.
Demonstrate vision. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage, and implement student/family discipleship and missions within the parameters of the UMC.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong conflict management skills.
Possess a proven ability to work effectively with congregations, teams of volunteers, and community members and organizations.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
The ability to recruit, train, and inspire volunteers of all ages.
Self-motivated individual with the ability to work collaboratively and maintain a flexible schedule.
Attend weekly staff meetings, Monthly Mission meetings, and quarterly Student Leadership team meetings.


  1. Focus on the People

Invest relationally in CCC students, parents, and volunteers of middle and high school ministries.
Cast vision for family and missions in partnership with Lead Pastors
Create a culture of prayer, empowerment, and leadership development within the church.

Further develop established missional partnerships (Haywood, Schools, ABCCM)
Explore potential community partnerships.
Create a culture of collaboration, mutuality, and community-led development.

Promote pastoral care for all students and their families.
Assist with student assimilation into the life of the Church.
Identify and affirm assets, strengths, skills, and passions of students and parents.
2. Focus on the Team(s)

Recruit, select, lead, and train volunteers for student and mission ministry.
Identify and invite parents into meaningful roles of leadership, evaluation, and coordination.
Coordinate with the Student Ministry Leadership Team to set, plan, and accomplish annual goals consistent with the church’s vision.
Communicate ministry opportunities clearly and consistently to all teams.
Coordinate routine celebration and appreciation of the student ministry team.
Identify and disciple students for service in student, churchwide, and community leadership roles.
Participation in Sunday morning worship service responsibilities as needed.
3. Focus on the Systems

Lead, coordinate, and direct programming for middle and high school students, which includes but is not limited to teaching, worship, small groups, and service opportunities. Programming should be designed with a keen awareness of the unique developmental differences that exist between middle and high school students.
Facilitate onboarding, off-boarding, and timely rotation of Mission Team members annually.
Create intergenerational service opportunities.
Design and implement worship services, connection, and spiritual growth opportunities for middle and high school students in the church and the Greater Asheville community.
Coordinate training of and ensure compliance with the Safe Sanctuary policies and procedures for all volunteers serving in youth ministry.
Prepare and manage budget and administration for the assigned program ministries of the church.
Collaborate with lead pastors regarding new approaches to missional engagement and outreach (i.e., Fresh Expressions)
Coordinate annual mission retreat weekend or its equivalent.
Develop methods for assessing community assets and opportunities (aka needs).
Evaluate partnerships annually for missional alignment.
Manage assigned classroom spaces.
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $40,000.00 per year

Covenant Community Church

Covenant Community Church values relational ministry, is pursuing fresh expressions of the church, and is physically located on property shared by one of Asheville's best middle and high school campuses.

You'll find dog walkers, preschoolers, runners, students, recovering addicts, and even a paraglider on our property on any given day.