Student Pastor

Status: Full-Time, Salary

The student pastor at The Crossing Church will have a unique opportunity to develop and lead the ministry to 6th - 12th grade students in a fast-growing church on the east side of Cincinnati. 


  • Weekly attendance: 500+
  • Independent, non-denominational
  • Location: Batavia, OH

About The Area

Clermont County, just east of Cincinnati, is a vastly growing area, home to 200,000+ people, the majority of whom are yet to be reached with the gospel of Jesus.

In a short drive, you can go to Newport or Cincinnati and enjoy many of the following attractions:

Sports: Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati soccer, Cyclones (Hockey), University of Cincinnati, and Xavier.

Arts: Aronoff Center, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, and Shakespeare Company.

Museums: Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Museum Center, Freedom Center, and more.

Festivals: Both art and cultural festivals galore.

Parks: Many state, city and township parks, Nature Center, Little and Great Miami and Ohio Rivers (canoeing, boating skiing, hiking, camping, etc.). East Fork State Park is located in central Clermont county and boasts hiking and biking trails, a campground, a lake, and more.

Amusement: Kings Island, Coney Island, golf courses all over the area, IMAX theatre, Newport Aquarium, and historical tours.

For the foodie at heart, we are home to Jungle Jim's, Graeters, Skyline, and LaRosa's. 

Additionally, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Columbus are two hours away.

Mission, Vision, Strategy and Values of (Church)

 The Crossing Church is a place  for everyone to BELONG, even before you believe. Our desire is for you to encounter Jesus, BECOME more like Him each day, and BE BOLD as you live out His mission.teach and live Biblical truth and be a place of unwavering commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s our mission, and it’s what we’re always striving to do.

Our vision is to reach the unchurched and to disciple believers to become thriving followers of Jesus. Specifically, ministry success looks like reaching 500 people in our next two years of ministry.

About This Role / Job Description

The student pastor at The Crossing will, first and foremost, be passionate about discipling students. 

They will be a leader of leaders, driven to build teams of servants, led by servant leaders, who care for and disciple the students in the ministry. They will bring a vision to the student ministry and have the leadership aptitude to turn that vision into strategic action. 

The student pastor will create and implement strategies that will lead to (1) more students meeting, knowing, and following Jesus, and (2) more students making an impact for Christ in their school and community.

This individual should be leadership-focused, relationally-driven, team-oriented, budget conscious and highly self-motivated. This position calls for an individual who can communicate and cast vision in such a way that inspires others to join in that pursuit.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks of the Student Pastor

  1. Lead and organize effective programs for students that combine fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism.
  2. Recruit, train, and shepherd all student ministry volunteers.
  3. Plan and execute services for students that are biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and high-energy.
  4. Create and manage a student ministry calendar that drives all events, activities, and teaching within the ministry.
  5. Integrate the mission and vision of (Church) into student ministry goals and activities.
  6. Be an active presence in local high schools with periodic visits engage students at school.
  7. Educate, encourage, and facilitate student participation in church-wide community outreach initiatives.
  8. Cast vision for, teach, and plan retreats and camps with music, messages, games, and activities that inspire students to learn about God.
  9. Assist in developing the annual student ministry budget and responsible stewardship of the budget.
  10.  Serve as a member of the pastoral staff by performing and participating in baptism services, funerals, etc. as related to the needs of students.
  11.  Provide counseling and spiritual direction to students on a regular, individual basis.
  12. Maintain contact with students and parents to keep them informed of events and activities and maintain a ministry strategy that encourages involvement.
  13. Collaborate with other pastoral staff to support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles and duties.

Professional Qualifications (Preferred, However Not Required) 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Bible/Theology/Youth Ministry or equivalent ministry experience

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of ministry with a proven track record of facilitating growth and development. Additionally, they will have developed volunteer teams and will be able to hit the ground running in building and expanding the student ministry.

Personal Qualifications 


  1. Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God and a teachable spirit.
  2. A love and passion for young people, evangelism, and outreach.
  3. Willingness to relate to the unique needs of teenagers in today’s culture.
  4. A self-motivated leader capable of creating and executing a long-term vision.
  5. Strong strategic planning and administrative skills.
  6. Excellent relational skills to communicate with students and parents.
  7. A working knowledge of creative programming for student programs and events.

This position reports to the Executive Pastor.

How To Apply

To apply, please send the following to 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Creative portfolio  (teachings, sermons, etc.)
4359 E Bauman Lane
Batavia, Ohio 45103
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PO Box 95
Batavia, Ohio 45103

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