Independence Campus

Director of Student Ministry

Essential Focus

The Student Ministry Director will provide leadership to the middle school and high school ministries at the Independence campus. He will create a Gospel-centered community that is creative, engaging, safe, and has age-appropriate teaching in alignment with the vision, mission, and Big Rocks of GFC.

Critical Responsibilities

  1. Provide direct oversight, leadership, and development of the Independence Student Ministry, partnering with parents to disciple students in grades 6-12.
  2. Model a Gospel-centered life, helping students understand the Gospel and equipping them to share the Gospel with their peers.
  3. Practice missional and incarnational ministry by being connected with local schools.
  4. Identify, recruit, and develop leaders and volunteers to serve on the Student Ministry Team.
  5. Work closely with the Campus Pastor in the vision of reaching the community of Independence.

Important Responsibilities

  1. Discern the needs of the Independence Student Ministry with the Campus Pastor and develop a strategy for discipling and reaching new students in the Independence area.
  2. Collaborate regularly with the Florence and Fort Thomas Student Ministry Staff for support, prayer, and to ensure alignment with the other ministries.
  3. Plan camps, retreats, and other experiences for students.
  4. Participate in Independence staff meetings, along with the planning and execution of Independence campus events.
  5. Assist the Campus Pastor in providing general pastoral care to the Independence Campus.
  6. Discern needs of Independence Student Ministry with the Campus Pastor and develop a strategy for discipling and reaching new students in the Independence area.


  1. Give testimony, and life witness of (1) being a committed believer in Jesus Christ, (2) spiritual gifts relevant to the position (shepherding, leadership, teaching, evangelism and administration), and (3) demonstrated potential to build an effective ministry.
  2. Magnetic personality that draws people to yourself and the Gospel.
  3. Strong desire to multiply the work of the ministry by building teams and mobilizing volunteers.
  4. Ability to lead meetings, train and teach volunteers pertaining to your ministry responsibilities.
  5. Have a sound knowledge of Scripture and an ability to effectively teach and apply Scriptural principles in all areas of ministry.
  6. Able to plan, strategize, organize, and effectively delegate, so projects, events, and programs are completed with excellence.
  7. Actively participates in a GFC Community Group (and is open to leading one day as well).
  8. Agrees with the GFC Statement of Faith, Doctrine, and the “Gather, Grow, Go” ministry model.
  9. Will complete ACBC Certification within 5 years of the hire date.


  1. Must be a team player, able to work on teams of various sizes and types (full-time staff, part-time staff, and volunteers).
  2. Must be a self-starter, able to define the work that needs to be done and complete it without close supervision.
  3. Must be personable and enthusiastic for local church ministry within a multisite context that utilizes video preaching on a regular basis.
  4. Must be able to build trusting, valuable working friendships.
  5. Must be able to engage in appropriate humor.
  6. Must demonstrate humility by considering others to be more important (Phil. 2:1-4ff).


  1. Must have demonstrated proficiency in planning and organizational skills.
  2. Must possess a working knowledge of Google Suite applications.
  3. Must proactively identify ministry needs and take steps to improve effectiveness and measure and report on progress.


  1. Be a stable, mature, and growing Christian, demonstrating a continual transforming character toward Christlikeness, with an exemplary personal, marital, and family life.
  2. Demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit identified in Gal. 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 
  3. When working with others you would be known as a peacemaker (Matt 5:9). 
  4. Do all work abiding in Christ (John 15:5), knowing all our guidance, provision, capability and strength come from Him.

Wages, Benefits, and Miscellaneous

  1. Salary will be commensurate with responsibilities and experience.
  2. Includes GFC full-time benefits package (paid holidays and vacation, professional expense account, sabbatical qualification, medical/dental insurance, 403(b) w/ ER match, and more)
  3. This position reports to the Independence Campus Pastor.

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