New Life Student Minister Search

    • Student Minister
    • Non-Denominational Church
    • Church Size: 250 with average attendance of 150 per Sunday
    • Full Time Position

    Summary of Role:

    New Life Church is seeking to hire a new Student Minister. This person will serve as the primary leader in all areas relating to Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade). Our desire is to find a Student Minister who is passionate about reaching the next generation and accomplishes that by finding and raising up great leaders to impact students.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Below is a general list of job responsibilities, in no particular order, as a reference point.

    • A person with a heart for God, a desire to teach, and a love for God’s people.
    • Provide leadership and coaching for Student Ministry Volunteer Team.   
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with Student Ministry Leaders.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with students and their families.
    • Oversee logistics of Student Ministry, including lesson plans, communicating with volunteer leaders, safety and security, vision, facility and technology, and regular follow-up with visitors and those missing.
    • Be excellent at volunteer recruitment and developing a healthy leader culture, including discipleship, leader training, and leader appreciation initiatives. 
    • Work with other New Life staff to champion healthy families and identify opportunities to better equip, encourage, and partner with parents.
    • Manage the Student Ministry budget. 
    • Work closely with other New Life ministries to provide additional support in church wide events as needed.
    • Oversee the upkeep of the Student Ministry area. 
    • Has the ability and the heart to continue and train a student worship team.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.



    • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of an elder as taught in the Scriptures (1 Timothy 3 & 5, Titus 1 & 2, 1 Peter 5).
    • Leads with Joy and passion.
    • Is a hard worker.
    • Possesses strong gifts of leading, teaching, administration, organization, and time management.
    • Is theologically aligned with New Life Church’s Statement of Faith.


  • New Life Church is a celebrative, grace-filled, second-chance church which began as a church plant on September 11, 2005, and whose founding Minister, Tim Halstead, is retiring.  Church planting is part of our DNA, and New Life has helped plant 16 churches over the past 17 years.  We are dedicated to being a church who plants churches and have a heavy burden for the lost.    


    New Life Church has grown from meeting in the gymnasium of a local elementary school in our infancy, to the purchase of a unique facility about 15 years ago – the old Odessa Country Club.  Over the years we have renovated most of it and this unique 12-acre campus, complete with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts, allows us to reach our community and many non-profit organizations through activities throughout the year.  

  • Odessa is home to some of the most friendly, loyal, and hard-working people you ever will meet. Odessa is an oilfield town and much of the DNA of our town is connected to the oil & gas industry. Odessa has a population of 120,000 with an additional 50,000 people who live in Ector County which surrounds Odessa.

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