director of student ministries resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Exceptional leader talented at preaching, teaching and motivating. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building, training and presentation skills. Motivated pastor with solid experience managing all levels of small and large scale projects, including planning and administration. Meticulous minister, excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Broad industry experience includes teaching and preaching in many diverse platforms such as in a church and high school.

  • Ordained & Licensed Minister
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Strategic planner
  • Reliable
  • Organized
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Critical thinking interventionist
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Determined
Work History
08/2018 to 06/2021
Director of Student Ministries LifeHouse Church City, STATE,
  • Oversees the middle and high school ministry of a church of over 1,400 people
  • Develops and trains small group leaders for ministry
  • Recruits volunteers for all student ministry
  • Receives training through North Point Community Church since LifeHouse is a North Point partner church
  • Preaches on Sunday mornings when needed
  • Leads the vision to reach the "unchurched" student and parent by creating irresistible environments and services
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of youth to church life and operations
  • Has received special training through North Point Community Church and sat in staff meetings
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community
05/2012 to 02/2018
Senior Pastor Cape Fear Baptist Church City, STATE,
  • Achieved growth from 17 members to 225 members by implementing a strategic vision to reach the "unchurched."
  • Baptized 79 brand new converts in 6 years
  • Developed programs to work with students, children to increase interest in both ministries in the community
  • Transitioned a old traditional church to a relevant contemporary church in culture and worship
  • Implemented strategies to increase program effectiveness throughout the years
  • Organized biggest outreach in the community "Rock the Creek" that reached 1,400 people
  • Sourced qualified vendors to and local secular radio stations resources to help promote "Rock the Creek."
  • Was featured in a issue of premiere christian magazine Outreach Magazine for the revitalization of the church
  • Was featured in a issue of NC based baptist magazine The Biblical Recorder for launching the church back to life
  • Developed first-rate training programs for new leaders and new believers
  • Counseled people to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral situations
  • Conducted 2-3 one-on-one counseling sessions per week
  • Partnered with various ministries to start up A "Feeding the Homeless" ministry that feeds every Friday and on Christmas day
  • Oversaw the church's social media platforms. Made critical changes to the Facebook page and created a functional and vibrant Instagram account for the youth ministry.
  • Maintained open lines of communication with church members by writing content for church newsletters, bulletins and worship services
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms and nursing home services
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission
09/2014 to 07/2018
Senior High Bible Teacher/ Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Fayetteville Christian School City, STATE,
  • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises
  • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with ACSI regulations and Board of Education goals
  • Organized grade records to increase reference speed
  • Helped coordinate mentor-program for high school
  • Preached at various chapel services.
  • Built strong rapport with athletes and assistants before, during and after coaching seasons
  • Accepted coaching, constructive criticism and recognition with humility and composure
  • Exhibited sound judgment while executing coaching responsibilities and functions
  • Won 2 conference championships while compiling a 65-17 overall record
01/2009 to 04/2012
Youth Pastor Massey Hill Baptist Church City, STATE,
  • Implemented new vision for youth ministry that grew from 9 teenagers to 40 teenagers
  • Baptized 25 students in 3 year span
  • Created various outreaches to reach out to the families in the community
  • Preached on various Sunday mornings
  • Helped develop the visitation ministry
  • Developed leaders in the student ministry through mentoring and one-on-one meetings
  • Revitalized college-age school.
Expected in 2013
Bachelor of Arts: Biblical Studies
Carolina College of Biblical Studies - Fayetteville, NC
  • 3.9 GPA
  • Finished 3rd in the 2013 graduation class.
  • Coursework in Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling
Expected in 2006
High School Diploma:
Jack Britt High School - Fayetteville, NC
  • Participated in Varsity Soccer.
  • Voted "Best Teacher" and "Best Coach" in the Fayetteville Observer's Reader Choice Awards in 2016.

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School Attended

  • Carolina College of Biblical Studies
  • Jack Britt High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Student Ministries
  • Senior Pastor
  • Senior High Bible Teacher/ Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
  • Youth Pastor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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