Job Opportunities

Associate Pastor of Students and Young Adults 


Position Purpose:

The Associate Pastor job is a full time position focused on Student Ministries and Young Adult ministries. The Associate Pastor will provide oversight, training, and leadership for these two important areas of ministry. The Associate Pastor will also have the opportunity to preach monthly, and serve and provide leadership in other ministry areas. They will also serve alongside the Lead Pastor to grow, equip, and disciple the community at Hilltop. 


Experience and Education:

 Student Ministry experience is preferred, but the candidate should show the ability to teach students, mentor young adults, and be willing to grow as a teacher of the Bible. They should have some theological training and have strong organizational and communication skills.


  • Follower of Christ, passionate about God, His Word and His world.

  • Regular attender (or intending to become one) and enthusiastic supporter of HCC’s mission and vision.

  • Passionate about working with young people.

  • Above reproach and highest degree of personal integrity.


  • The candidate must fully agree with Hilltop Community Church’s statement of faith.

  • The candidate must fully embrace and promote Hilltop Community Church’s mission and vision.

  • The candidate must agree to work alongside the Lead Pastor and under the supervision of the Elder Team.



  • As the Student Pastor, you will be capable of designing and help execute an excellent plan for teaching and discipling young people, helping them engage in the mission to reach Christ’s other friends, and create a safe and fun environment where young people are not afraid to be vulnerable and are encouraged to become more and more like Christ.

  • Relate to parents of young people well, developing a culture of shared ownership and collaboration in the ministry pertaining to that department.

  • Able to teach God’s Word in a way that reflects substance and at the same time relates creatively to the day-to-day life of students.

  • Help with other duties as appropriate.

Young Adults:

  • Capable of developing and sustaining an Young Adult ministry.

  • Help young adults grow and mature in their relationship with Christ. 

  • Find ways for young adults to be part of the mission and vision of Hilltop Community Church by helping them be involved in the ministries of the church. 

  • Help students transition from student ministries to young adult ministries. 

Other observations:

  • This position description represents only a summary of responsibilities; it is not meant to be an exhaustive list. In all likelihood, there will be other tasks related to this position that are not listed here.

  • This is a full-time position and the salary will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.

  • The Associate will report to the Lead Pastor

  • This position includes a 90-day trial period with an evaluation following.

To Apply:

Please  review the position description, then send a cover letter with your resume, explaining why you believe you are the right person for this ministry opportunity. Email your information to You will receive a reply email acknowledging the receipt of your cover letter and resume. We kindly ask that you refrain from contacting us for any further information at this point.

About Hilltop:

Hilltop Community Church is an independent, non-denominational congregation that has been in Mansfield, OH for close to 175 years. The

church is formed by a good balance of young couples with children, youth, and middle age folks. This is a loving congregation whose people are eager to learn and love to serve others in the Name of Christ.

Hilltop’s mission is to help fulfill Christ’s commission to make disciples of all nations, as found in Matthew 28.18-20.

Hilltop’s vision is that “everyone be fully engaged in the mission to reach Christ’s other friends and help them mature in their faith, so they can bring others to Christ.” As a congregation, we believe that our best years are yet to come, and we look forward with anticipation to a great time of harvest as we diligently work and rely on the Lord to help us fulfill the mission He has given our church—"to seek and find the lost,” in the words of Jesus Himself.

Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity before God. We believe God already has the right person for us and we will seek His wisdom and guidance throughout this process.