The Director of Student Ministry (DSM) leads a staff and lay ministry team that guides Middle School and High School students to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. This position is both highly relational and highly administrative. The DSM will model what a mature relationship with Christ is like as they lead large group student gatherings, small groups, and have individual contacts with students. The DSM also casts vision and provides leadership for a growing, transformative ministry that reaches beyond St. Stephen’s to impact students and their families in our community.
The primary role of the Director of Student Ministry is to facilitate the spiritual formation of students in Middle School and High School. This will happen by providing discipleship opportunities in large and small group contexts. The DSM will be familiar with best practices in Student Ministry and implement these strategies at St. Stephen’s. Because discipleship is a task primarily given to Christian families, the DSM will also help equip parents in their role of discipleship with their children.