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Co-Director of Student Ministry
Covenant Church
West Lafayette, IN
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Church: Covenant Church

(Member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church)

Job title: Co-Director of Student Ministry (Full-Time Position)

Church size: 750

Job Location: West Lafayette, IN

Why this is a great opportunity: 

Covenant Church is a multi-generational church family of 700+ people with ethnic and socio-economic diversity. You will have the opportunity to serve alongside a healthy and experienced staff and lead this ministry in a Christ-centered, grace-filled, thoughtful and intentional staff culture. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about student ministry and wants to make a long term investment in the lives of middle school students and families.

Position Overview: 

Overseeing 6th-8th Grade - Middle School Ministry

This full time role exists to partner with parents and the rest of the Next Gen Ministry staff team to share Jesus with teens and teach them to follow Him. This role will focus on leadership of the middle school ministry (grades 6-8) while partnering with the Student Ministry Co-Director to assist with high school ministry and partnering with the Kids Ministry Director to assist in ministry to the 4th and 5th grade students.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing and leading the 6th-8th grade middle school ministry
  • Oversee and lead 6-8 Sunday School “Theology Rocks” on Sunday mornings
  • Pray for and with students, families, and volunteer leaders.
  • Build Christ-centered relationships with middle school students in the church and in the community
  • Partner with the Student Ministry Co-Director to accomplish the following:
  • Oversee effective student programming for grades 6-12 on Sunday nights which helps students follow and surrender to Jesus as King.  
  • Recruit and equip effective small group leaders.
  • Build and maintain a clear, consistent, and accessible communication plan.
  • Collaborate with the Next Gen staff team to oversee an overall united effort in partnering with parents to share Jesus with kids and teens and teach them to follow Him. These efforts include finding ways to equip parents and encourage families.

Job Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in volunteering or full time in student ministry
  • Bachelor’s degree in student ministry or Christian education
  • Demonstrated relationship with Christ - displays spiritual maturity and integrity
  • Has a clear vision for spiritual formation in students 

Desired Skills:

  • Solid interpersonal skills and relational health, warmth, and maturity
  • Servant Leadership
  • Team Player
  • Teaching
  • Effective problem solver
  • Collaborator
  • Equipper 
  • Planning, administration, and communication


  • Medical Insurance provided through Meritain
  • Dental and Life Insurance options
  • Paid vacation, holiday, paternity leave, and bereavement time off
  • 403(b) retirement plan with contributions from Covenant Church

About the Community: 

West Lafayette is a wonderful community with a lot to offer. It has a small town feel with many of the advantages and opportunities of a bigger city. With a population of more than 100,000 people plus a major university with around 40,000 students, the community is blessed with age and ethnic diversity. Purdue University, two hospitals, multiple factories, and countless other businesses bring significant economic diversity to the community as well. You’ll find miles and miles of trails for biking and walking, several great community centers, two small water parks, beautiful parks and nature areas, as well as college sports (Boiler Up) and entertainment events to enjoy.

**Please direct all inquiries about this job to LeadStaffing, who is managing the search for this position for Covenant Church

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