Youth Pastor – Director of Student Ministries

Redeemer Church (Niles, MI) awaits the arrival of a Youth Pastor (Director of Student Ministries). The person who fills this full-time position will provide teaching, oversight, and pastoral care to all middle and high school student ministries at Redeemer Church.

The ideal candidate for this position is a humble and teachable disciple who loves the Lord, supports the mission of Redeemer Church, and is willing to work closely with the Lead Pastor and various teams of volunteers. The ideal candidate will be a gifted teacher with strong relationship skills and a genuine love for teens, as well as a willingness to grow in theology, philosophy of ministry, and professional skills.

Redeemer Church is a gospel-centered missional church that exists “to glorify God by following Jesus in the Spirit’s power for the redemption of the world.” By God’s grace, it has been experiencing gradual numerical growth, prompting the need for additional ministry staff. The ministry of this congregation, led by Pastor Brian Hedges, flows from four values: trusting Jesus and his finished work with all our hearts (the gospel); seeing and savoring Jesus every week in Scripture, prayer, and at the Table (worship); following Jesus in partnership with others (community); and sharing Jesus in word and deed (mission).

Niles is a small town three miles north of the Indiana border and fifteen miles from South Bend, a region commonly referred to as “Michiana.” The community includes about 12,000 residents and has earned the nickname “City of Four Flags” for hosting a fort occupied by the nations of France, Britain, Spain, and the United States. Niles enjoys many amenities, including the Riverfront Park on the St. Joseph River.  Like the rest of southwestern Michigan, Niles is known for excellent agriculture, great cost of living, and proximity to Lake Michigan. 

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to help shape the next generation, email Should you not have personal interest, feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues. Thanks in advance for any consideration you may provide.