The Student Ministries Pastor is an elder-qualified man, as defined in Titus chapter 1, responsible for students' spiritual development from sixth grade through college. He will work with the Elders and Leadership team to execute the vision priorities set by the FBC Elder Council by encouraging Sunday morning corporate worship and fellowship, outreach, and evangelistic opportunities (globally and locally), planning and teaching throughout the week and special events, and developing student leaders. All duties are to be performed in a way consistent with Biblical standards, and the Student Ministries Pastor represents the values of Faith Bible Church at all times and places, whether engaged in professional duties or personal activities.

Organizational Information:

Position Title: Church Planter in Residence/Student Ministries Pastor
Reports to:     Family Discipleship Pastor
Managerial & Supervisory Oversight:  Sponsors and volunteer staff.  Paid staff as assigned. 
Work Schedule:  The Family Discipleship Pastor and Student Ministries Pastor will jointly establish the standard work schedule. It is anticipated that a typical week will involve approximately 40 hours, with additional time on occasion for special off-hour events, camps, meetings with parents and lay members of the body, and various outreach opportunities. When these events occur, the Student Ministries Pastor's significant flexibility in schedule is assumed, but attendance at various staff and team building meetings is expected.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Church Planter in Residence/Student Ministries Pastor, in tandem (or under the direction of) with his direct report, The Family Discipleship Pastor, will focus on shepherding, teaching, leadership, administration, and team building. He will carry out the development of strategic and tactical plans for all student ministries and ensure that those plans are congruent and consistent with the strategic framework and values defined by the FBC Leadership Team and Elder Council. As mentioned, he is expected to integrate with the other FBC ministries and outreach opportunities with his team and students.

The Student Ministries Pastor will effectively manage the financial resources, allocate the budget appropriately, and present the budget and ministry plan to the FBC Leadership Team for approval before the annual budgeting submission. The Student Ministries Pastor will develop existing and new volunteers and Student Ministry team members, which include identifying deacons, recruiting, assessing gifts and calls, training, and supporting the team.

Along with the duties above, priority should remain on engagement with students and their families and to stay sensitive to special situations and needs in some students' lives. The Student Ministries Pastor will work with the Body Life Pastor to provide support and Biblical counsel as appropriate.

Qualifications:

A candidate for the position of Faith Bible Church Student Ministries Pastor should possess the following:

 Education:

  • Formal training in Biblical Studies, Christian Education, or a related field, with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred. A relevant post-graduate degree is desirable.

 Experience:

  • Relevant and formal experience in middle school, high school, and/or college in teaching and program development, and/or administration
  • Training and/or experience in the oversight of volunteer ministry personnel
  • Teambuilding and group leadership experience

Skills:

  • Able to effectively teach the Word of God
  • Appropriate level of applicable social media familiarity, aware of its potential use, and knowledge regarding the effects of its misuse
  • Demonstrable ability to write creatively and concisely
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex concepts and ideas verbally
  • Clear evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills

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