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POSITION:   Associate Pastor, emphasis in Student Ministries (High School/Middle School, Combined)

REPORTS TO:   Campus Pastor / Campus Executive Pastor – Brookside Campus

STATUS:   Full time, Exempt


LOCATION: Kansas City, MO


The Associate Pastor, emphasis in Student Ministries, leads and gives overall direction for both the middle and high school ministries, working as a member of the broader pastoral team to further the overall mission of Christ Community to multiply churches, leaders, and disciples.


  • Provide oversight and leadership to all aspects of the campus student ministries (HS/MS/Combined)
  • Teach the Bible with clarity, creativity, and conviction in both large and small group contexts
  • Shepherd students to actively engage in their faith journey
  • Create, develop and implement programs, events, and opportunities for students that are age appropriate, and, in some cases, offer intergenerational opportunities
  • Create an atmosphere and ethos for the ministry that is contagious, infectious, and leads to opportunities for both discipleship and spiritual formation
  • Recruit, lead, train, and develop volunteer staff for relational youth ministry  
  • Communicate and maintain healthy connections with students, parents, and volunteers
  • Encourage and equip parents as the primary resource for students

As a member of the Christ Community Pastoral Team:  

  • Provide pastoral duties as needed. This includes, but is not limited to pre-marriage counseling, officiating weddings, general counseling, funeral planning and officiating, hospital visitation, baptism, prayer, and other pastoral needs as they arise.
  • Support and promote the mission, constitution and bylaws of Christ Community
  • Hold true to the theology and beliefs outlined in the EFCA Statement of Faith
  • Participate in staff prayer and planning meetings
  • Be accountable in the use of time and diligent in carrying out established administrative processes
  • Be accountable to the financial parameters established in the annual budget process
  • Seek, over time, licensing (credentialing) with the Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Successfully complete the leadership training program of the church (Razors Leadership Pathway)
  • Be actively involved in a community group for the purpose of personal spiritual growth and accountability


  • Possess and model integrity of heart and skillful hands
  • Embrace Christ Community’s doctrine, mission, and philosophy
  • Minimum of four year degree (youth ministry related degree preferred)
  • Student ministry experience (five years preferred)
  • Highly relational personality in both one-on-one and large group contexts
  • Strong desire to multiply the work of the ministry in and through an adult volunteer team
  • Theological depth that can be translated to age appropriate audiences
  • Desire to minister to the whole church and the whole family, not just students
  • Desire to help church leadership bring the congregation together intergenerationally as appropriate
  • Well-rounded personal skill set which includes also the administrative and organizational components of a successful ministry team
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm needed to be a part of a developing multi-site and intergenerational church context


  1. Read our beliefs
  2. Submit a resume and cover letter to Paul Brandes
  3. Fill out our online questionnaire

For more information, contact:
Paul Brandes
Associate Pastor – Brookside Campus
400 W 67th St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Church Specifics

Christ Community, a multi-site, intergenerational congregation located in the Kansas City area and a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America, is searching for an Associate Pastor with an emphasis in Student Ministries for its Brookside Campus. The Brookside Campus was the fourth campus for Christ Community (now with five campuses) and currently engages around 450 on Sunday mornings (total attendance at all sites is approximately 2750).

The Associate Pastor will serve as a significant member of the campus pastoral team as well as be involved in church-wide leadership opportunities. If you are one who possesses a passion for the middle and high school age groups, as well as one who is devoted to the discipleship and interaction with multiple generations, please fill out our online questionnaire and send a resume and cover letter to Paul Brandes.

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