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Director of Student Ministries and Discipleship

Posted by: Curtis Banker

Posted date: Apr-20-2020

Location: Marion, IN


This is listed as a full-time ministry position.  This position would report directly to the Senior Pastor.  The Director of Student Ministries and Discipleship would function as an Assistant Pastor who is responsible for Student Ministries (Grades 7-12), Discipleship ministries of the church, and other pastoral responsibilities as assigned. 

The Youth Ministry responsibilities would include: overseeing the outreach and discipleship ministries for our junior and senior high students in our church and community. This currently includes: Sunday School, weekly large group meetings, small accountability groups, connections with youth sponsors, appointments, and monthly activities. The purpose of these gatherings is for developing fully-devoted Christ-followers. (This category is 65%  of the position).

The Discipleship Ministries portion of the responsibilities include administration and resourcing of the Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF’s are Sunday School/Small Groups).  This will include developing (or finding) weekly curriculum that relates with the sermon, as well as finding and training new leaders. This will also include assisting with the development of church-wide studies, as well as additional discipleship opportunities. (This category is 20-25%  of the position).

The Pastoral Ministries portion of the responsibilities include: preaching periodically, assisting with worship services, participating with the other ministry areas of the church as necessary, pastoral visitation, and other pastoral duties assigned by the Senior Pastor. (This category is 10-15%  of the position).


-          Integrity, humility, heart for evangelism, flexibility, and love for Christ are essential

-          Degree in ministry (a master’s degree is a plus)

-          5 Years of Ministry Experience (preferred)

-          Denominational credentials from somewhere in the wesleyan family are preferred, but not required.

-          Commitment to Wesleyan/Arminian Christianity

-          High degree of commitment to the scriptures as the word of God. 


We are a regional church equally distanced from 3 school corporations.  For the last few years, we have had a strong youth ministry, with committed youth sponsors.  Our youth ministry has not been a place simply for playing games, but of serious spiritual development.  It has been characterized by strong teaching, intentional connections with sponsors, and a high degree of relationality.   

Hanfield is a church that has a strong evangelical history.  We also have a strong partnership with many missionaries around the world.  We are a church seeking God to do a work of Awakening in our community. We are expecting God to do something and want to be a part of it!

We offer holiday pay, graduated vacation time, and sick time.  We also offer a professional expense account and a reimbursement stipend for health insurance.  

To apply, see the link below:

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Marion, IN
State/Province Indiana
Position Title Director of Student Ministries and Discipleship
Position Classification Youth
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference No Calls or Emails, please.
First & Last Name Curtis Banker
Email curtis.banker@hanfield.org