5 Point Church - Student Pastor
HISTORY & CURRENT STATUS
5 Point Church launched in September of 2004 with a core group of 40 people. The vision was to reach people with the love of Jesus and teach them how to love like Jesus. Thus the phrase "Reach and Teach" was born. They started in a local high school and there were 183 people in attendance on their first Sunday.
Through various missteps, the church quickly shrunk to 140 people over the next few weeks. That was the last time they experienced that kind of decline. For the last 16 years, 5 Point has been on a continual growth trajectory. The founding pastor, Dean Herman, has led the church since the beginning.
They have moved through three different buildings (each time outgrowing the previous venue) and have found their home in an 80,000 sq. ft. renovated Walmart since 2017. In the last few years, they have completed three expansion projects in that building to create space in their auditorium and children’s areas. What started as 40 people in 2004 has grown to over 3,000 in weekly attendance in their 21,000 person hometown of Easley, SC.
Being in a global pandemic has come with its own challenges, but they have seen so much fruit in the midst of the chaos. Giving has increased and their exposure in the region has grown, as more people from outside their area have gotten involved. They continue to evolve as a staff and church to meet the new and ever-changing needs of the ministry in this season.
STUDENT MINISTRY APPROACH
The Rebellion is the student ministry of 5 Point Church, and it is of high importance to the leadership and adults of this church. With a robust small group structure involving 60+ leaders and an average weekly attendance of over 200 junior high - high school students, the Rebellion's secret sauce is found in their value for small groups known as "Squads."
Over the course of the month, students gather for worship and large group teaching on a rotation that allows for age-specific ministry--junior high and high school, respectively. However, what remains consistent is students meeting in their squads every single week. This approach to discipling and shepherding students can best be understood as each small group leader truly caring and shepherding their small group. The healthy ownership and buy-in from volunteers have contributed to the momentum this student ministry has carried--even throughout the global pandemic.
Full-Time Position: Student Pastor
Vision: To Reach People with the love of Jesus and to teach how to love like Jesus!
5 Points: Ministry, Evangelism, Discipleship, Fellowship, and Worship
The Student Pastor will work under the Executive Director of Ministries and be responsible for the development and management of all aspects of the student ministries which includes High School and Middle School Ministries (The Rebellion Student Ministry).
Manage and provide pastoral oversight for the Rebellion Student Ministries
Working under the direction of the Executive Director of Ministry and the Senior Leadership team, responsible for the development of ministry vision that is in alignment with church initiatives and culture.Provide supervision and management of Student Ministries staff (Currently Rebellion Coordinator) and leaders in cooperation with church systems and valuesAct as liaison between Senior Leadership Team and the Student Ministry to support seamless communication of church-wide initiatives and ministry informationResponsible to provide pastoral care for all ministry leaders and students:Recruit, train, and equip leaders for service in ministryContinue with or develop and implement leader training, specific to ministry that is in alignment with church cultureContinue with or develop and implement a system for discipleship of leaders that includes oversight of ministry team participation in church-wide discipleship and training classes as well as a strategy that supports leader promotion and advancementContinue with or develop and maintain a system for scheduling and follow up with volunteers as needed for all required church functionsProvide or arrange for personal shepherding and care for all leaders and volunteers, as applicableResponsible to provide a plan for consistent communication to ministry teams and leaders to ensure that team is aligned and unifiedProvide or arrange a system for personal shepherding and care of all students, ensuring that all leaders who have access to or interact with students are appropriately trained per child safety guidelinesDevelop and maintain a system for welcoming new students and familiesDevelop and maintain a system for tracking and follow up of absentee studentsProvide spiritual counseling support for students and families as needed or requested by Senior PastorsManage alongside Rebellion Coordinator, all aspects of administration and operations for Student MinistryManage ministry calendar in coordination with the church calendarCreate and maintain a system for the creation and planning of all aspects of curriculum and discipleship training for studentsWork with the Finance Manager and Executive Pastoral staff to develop and manage ministry budgetEstablish annual goals for ongoing growth and development of ministry that is in alignment with overall church goals and initiativesImplement a plan for marketing and promotion of ministry and events in cooperation with the Creative Arts Department director, guidelines, and timelinesResponsible for maintaining accurate data and group communication through Fellowship One platform in accordance with church guidelinesResponsible for generating reporting on ministry metrics as requested by Executive Pastoral staffPlan, and execute weekly classes or ministry events in cooperation with church processes and systemsResponsible to oversee curriculum or teaching content that is in alignment with overall church doctrines and initiativesMaintain ministry classrooms, supplies, and equipmentImplement a plan for ongoing communication within the ministry to maintain healthy connections between team members and students and familiesPlan and execute annual events such as Summer Camp, Winter Camp, and monthly activitiesMaintain ongoing communication with other local church student ministry teams and local high school campus ministry groups to promote citywide unity and collaboration
Must be computer literate with knowledge in all Microsoft Office softwareSelf-starter able to complete projects with excellence, in a timely mannerMust have highly effective communication skillsMust be highly organizedCreative outside of the box thinkerAbility to recruit, develop, and manage volunteer teamsAbility to manage and facilitate necessary classes, programs, and eventsCoachable and able to take direction wellConsiderable interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with othersStrong analytical and strategic problem-solving skillsKnowledge of the approaches and techniques involved in budgeting, project management, record keeping, etc.Capable of coordinating multiple tasks and adjusting to the changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and scheduling of a growing churchDemonstrate a strong work ethic and take initiativeAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities and tight deadlines, work under pressure and remain flexibleMust be able to use discretion and maintain confidentiality at all timesAbility to use discretion in decision making in all types of scenariosUnderstanding of and alignment with the core values, mission, and vision of the churchMust be integral and committed to living a public life that is founded in Christ-likeness and above reproach
Uphold Biblical priorities in life, in the order outlined below:
Growing in your personal relationship with JesusRelationship with spouse (if married)Relationship with children (if applicable)Relationship with your friends and staffPurpose in life/ministryDevelop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.Adhere to and encompass the qualities and characteristics required of 5 Point Church staff members, as defined by the Policies and Procedures Handbook.Financially support the vision of 5 Point Church by faithfully giving at least 10% of gross income