Student/Associate Pastor Full Time

@ First Baptist Church in Crane
  • Crane, Texas View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist
  • Job Category: Associate Pastor
  • Date Posted: 23 October 2022
  • Application closes: 31 January 2023
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    Job Description

    Our goal at FBC Crane is to find a man who can on a full-time basis help lead our church in the area of student (6th-12th grades) ministry and other areas based on their passions and giftings. First Baptist Church in Crane exists to raise up disciples of Jesus who love God radically, grow spiritually together and impact the world so we want our student ministry to have that purpose as well.

    He must have a heart for reaching and teaching students the Bible and how to live out their faith in humble obedience and gratitude for what Jesus has done for them. Must have experience leading a student ministry that gets students to want to be a part of the church as a whole and bring their families to join them. Prefer someone with Bible college or seminary training but open to someone whose theology aligns and is open to growing in their knowledge.

    General Qualifications:

    • Meeting the 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5 qualifications for church leaders

    • Commitment to FBC Crane’s doctrine, vision, values, and Senior Pastor

    • Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.

    • Pastoral philosophy of equipping and discipling

    • Commitment to a team approach to ministry including delegating responsibility to team members

    • Teacher with a love for God’s word

    • Relational style of leadership and ministry

    • Joyful spirit and good sense of humor

    • Self-starter and able to work without direct supervision

    • Capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for student ministries

    • Seek to integrate student ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.

    • Understanding & desire to live in rural West Texas town of 3000 people

    Specific Qualifications:

    • Recruit, disciple, and sustain a team of volunteer leaders

    • Engage student’s parents as vital partners

    • Teach and equip students and leaders in small and large settings

    • Communicate well with parents and come along side families, especially in times of crisis

    • Communicate well with church leaders and members

    • Relate to the unique needs of teenagers in today’s culture

    • Understanding of audio & visual equipment


    • Ensure that the student ministry is functioning in an effective, focused manner

    • Recruit, train, and mobilize a ministry team for the student ministries

    • Follow through with the volunteer screening process to ensure a competent and qualified body of volunteer adults

    • Submit an annual budget to the Finance team & Senior Pastor

    • Oversee the expenditures of the budget allocated towards the student ministries

    • Oversee fund-raising efforts for student ministries trips

    • Build relationships with faculty & staff at the middle & high school


    • Develop comprehensive, well-balanced biblical instruction and programming for growth opportunities

    • Assume the role as primary teacher and provide teaching opportunities to other qualified volunteers

    • Create and oversee a student leadership group

    Youth Events:

    • Lead annual or bi-annual student mission’s trip

    • Lead annual or bi-annual student summer camp trip

    • Attend as often as possible student events at school (ie. Sports games, music competitions, FFA & 4H competitions, etc.)


    • Develop a program designed to equip teens and volunteers to do the work of the ministry

    • Provide opportunities for student ministry teams to form

    • Provide opportunities for the training and discipling of student leaders

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Participate in staff meetings

    • Keep Senior Pastor informed of potential situations of concern

    • Attend meetings as an active member when required

    • Demonstrate capacity for special events / retreat planning

    • Always be learning and growing through books, articles, podcast & conferences


    • Sunday morning platform participation

    • General pastoral responsibilities assigned by Senior Pastor

    • Be a blessing to the community by volunteering in events and being a familiar face to people

    Current Ministries:

    • Wednesday nights student ministry (40-50 consistently)

    • Sunday morning main service


    • Salary will be $50K commensurate with training and experience

    Application closes: January 31, 2023

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