Student Pastor

The Crossing Church

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. 

About The Crossing

The Crossing started out of a burden to reach the people churches in the area weren't reaching and that burden is still at our foundation. In the short 7 years of being a church, God has shown us His mighty hand. Since our start, we've grown to a weekly worship attendance of 800+. In 2017 alone, we experienced 30% growth. We've seen lives changed, our community impacted, and we believe God is just getting started with us.


  • Weekly attendance: 800+
  • Independent, non-denominational
  • Location: Batavia, OH

About the Position

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, 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.


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.


  • Strong, demonstrable relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Constant learner - pursues professional, personal, and spiritual development.
  • Values excellence.
  • Values partnering with parents to make disciples in their homes.
  • Is driven to make disciples of Jesus among students and families.
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A leader of leaders who carries a posture of strength, approachability, and humility.
  • Agreement on major doctrinal positions of The Crossing Church.
  • A good cultural fit as spelled out in The Crossing Code.
  • A demonstrable calling to ministry to students and families.
  • Emotional intelligence to create team alignment around the ministry’s vision and strategy - comfortable having difficult conversations that oftentimes occur in positions of leadership.
  • Ability to organize multiple projects and events or empower others to do so while casting a vision for each.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and equip servant teams and leaders - adults and students.
  • A gifted communicator of God’s word.
  • A visionary leader that others love to follow.

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.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following to by August 15th:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Creative portfolio (teachings, sermons, etc.)
  • Your results from the personality assessment at
The Crossing Church

4359 E Bauman Ln.
Batavia, Ohio 45103

Service Times

Thursday | 6:45 pm
Sunday | 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Contact Us

PO Box 95
Batavia, OH 45103

The Crossing, is a non-denominational church located near the campus of UC Clermont west of downtown Batavia.