Employment (Churches)

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Living Hope EFC, Neillsville, WI

Nurture students in their Christian growth.


  • This position is under the supervision of and reports to the Senior Pastor.
  • Primary areas of ministry responsibility shall be High School and Middle School Students (70-75%); more limited involvement with Children's Ministries (20-25%) and other responsibilities (5-10%).
  • Shall be supportive of the EFCA Statement of Faith and Living Hope's philosophy of ministry, mission statement, staff and leadership.


To Students

  • Encourage and equip students to live their lives as God intends.
  • Provide consistent and relevant Bible instruction and application.
  • Be involved in the planning, coordinating and implementation of ministries for students at various levels of spiritual interest and maturity.
  • Promote and coordinate special events such as camps, conferences, mission and service trips.
  • Maintain healthy, caring, discipling relationships and encourage volunteers to do the same.
  • Establish rapport with students by attending regular church programs and through informal contact, such as school events, community activities, etc.

To Parents

  • Communicate vision of ministry and specific plans with parents. Endeavor to understand parents' concerns and integrate parents into the program when possible.
  • Be a resource to help parents engage effectively with their children.

To Leadership

  • Recruit, train and supervise student ministry sponsors and volunteers.
  • Give vision and leadership to the Board of Christian Education in the area of children's ministry.
  • Develop and submit an annual budget for the student ministry program.
  • Participate in overall ministry to congregation as directed by Senior Pastor.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with church staff and leadership.

For Personal Growth

  • Attend conferences and seminars for personal/professional growth and mentorship.
  • Maintain an active involvement in EFCA ministerial, training and fellowship opportunities.
  • Has or will pursue a ministry credential with the EFCA.

How to apply

Contact Search Chair, John Barzillo - jborzillodvm@gmail.com

More Info

Special Requirements


Desire and demonstrated ability to nurture students in their Christian growth through teaching, encouragement and discipline when necessary; ability to receive teaching and correction with a Christ-like attitude and demonstrate this Christ-like attitude toward others; relates well to people of all ages; is a dependable team player; effective organizer.


Is born again as described by Jesus in John 3:5-7; has a vital relationship with God demonstrated by a lifestyle of prayer, Bible study and personal integrity; meets criteria of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1; senses God's call to be involved in ministry.


B.A. or equivalent ministry training; recent training in student ministry issues.