The Student Minister is responsible for organizing, coordinating and implementing a healthy culture of discipleship for students (Junior High, High School and College). This includes being a resource for parents, ministering to students, equipping volunteers, and fulfilling any other responsibilities assigned by the Pastors.
• The Student Minister must meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:6-9.
• The Student Minister must demonstrate a clear call to vocational ministry.
• The Student Minister must have earned or be pursuing a master’s degree or higher in Biblical Studies or a ministry-related field.
• The Student Minister must have sufficient ministry experience.
• The Student Minister must be in full agreement with our statement of faith (The Baptist Faith and Message 2000).
Resource for Parents
The Student Minister will be available and provide resources to parents to assist them as they engage in discipleship within the home.
• Contact parents regularly for prayer, discussion, and fellowship.
• Provide resources such as books, articles, podcasts, conferences, etc. that deal with family worship and teenage discipleship.
• Stay in touch with teenage/college trends in order to inform and guide parents to better engage their children at home.
• Develop healthy relationships with parents in order to partner well with them in their pursuit of making disciples at home.
• Plan & provide opportunities for students and parents to participate together in various events.
Ministering to Students
Lead students in gospel-centered discipleship through the proclamation of God’s Word. Teach God’s Word, develop personal relationships and interact with students outside the normal church gathering.
· Teach the full counsel of God’s Word & ensure sound doctrine is being taught.
· Cultivate a welcoming environment motivated by grace, truth and love.
· Be available to counsel students as needed.
· Plan events that will help develop their spiritual growth.
· Lead students to develop spiritual disciplines: study, prayer and missions.
Develop and train new & current volunteers for service in the youth ministry. This will primarily include developing small group leaders who will build intentional gospel-centered relationships with parents and students.