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Pastor of Student Ministry
River Valley Church, Mishawaka, Indiana

Do you have a deep love for God, His Word, and the local church and feel a high calling of ministry to middle and high school students? If so, read on. River Valley Church has strong leadership and clear vision and we are excited about where God is taking us. We are looking for a Pastor of Student Ministry who is passionate about students, has a proven track record of recruiting and developing teams of leaders, can put effective systems in place and has at least three years of experience leading a Student Ministry for a large church.

Church Description

River Valley exists to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus who love one another and impact the world with the gospel. Our mission statement doesn’t collect dust on a plaque on the front of the church. It is a direct representation of the way we operate. Everything we do is measured and decided against our mission statement. If something doesn’t align, we don’t do it. This laser focus is bringing us to a place of total dependence on Christ to lead us where he wants us to go and to do the things he wants us to do. Everything is about the gospel and what it means to us day in and day out. As we grow more and more in love with Jesus and His Word, we are daily living out our mission statement in very practical ways.

River Valley Church is located in Mishawaka, IN, about ten minutes from the University of Notre Dame, five miles south of Michigan, and less than an hour and a half from Chicago. Some of the perks of living in the Mishawaka area are Midwest values, a great place to raise a family, excellent schools, low crime rate, fresh air and lots of green space. If you’re into water-related activities you’re in luck! The St. Joseph River flows right through Mishawaka and there are a plethora of lakes in the area. We are less than 45 minutes to the many beaches of Lake Michigan and there are lots of regional, county and state parks nearby, including the Indiana Dunes.

Position Description

If you are passionate about middle and high school students then serving at River Valley Church would be the equivalent of serving in a large mission field. Our church is located directly across the street from the largest high school in northern Indiana (3,550 students) and one of the area’s middle schools (940 students). In fact, we share a parking lot with the high school! With such a large, mostly untapped, mission field, the sky is the limit for what could be done to reach out to these students and introduce them to Jesus. Do you have the creativity and drive to make this happen?

Qualified Applicants

If this sounds like a perfect fit for you, please send the following to
  1. Cover letter and resume with references.
  2. Link to a recent teaching video.
  3. Social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).