Student Minister Full Time

@ Bethany Christian Church in Anderson
  • Anderson, Indiana View on Map
  • Denomination: Christian Church
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry
  • Date Posted: September 13 2023
  • Application closes: December 31 2023
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    Job Description

    PURPOSE To be present in the lives of the youth in their various contexts.  The student minister will work to provide a safe place where students feel they can belong, believe, and become lifelong disciples of Jesus.

    SUMMARY Oversee, develop, and coordinate all areas of student ministry.  Help equip adults (parents, guardians, and others in the church) to disciple students.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:  The student minister falls under the direct supervision of the Co-Pastors and the general oversight of the Elders of Bethany Christian Church. The position is full-time, salaried.


    Investment in People:

    • Model “love one another as I have loved you” by investing in those who lead in the various areas of student ministry.
    • Model “love one another as I have loved you” by working in conjunction with the staff and elders to invest in people, families, and individuals.                                                                                                                                       General Youth Ministry Oversight:
    • Organize, oversee, and develop Sunday School for grades 7-12.
    • Organize, oversee, and develop Sunday evening programming.
    • Organize, oversee, and develop service projects and cross-cultural mission trips.
    • Recruit and train capable, qualified adults to work as part of youth staff.
    • Connect with and build relationships with not just the youth but also their families.
    • Connect the student ministry with the whole church.                                                                                                  General Ministry:
    • Participate with pastoral staff in calling on visitors, helping them to make a positive response to Jesus Christ and assisting them in being a part of the church body.
    • Share in hospital visitation, counseling, funerals, conflict management, and care of the Bethany church body as needed and/or scheduled.
    • Attend and participate in the monthly all-staff meeting and in weekly staff meetings.
    • Work in conjunction with other staff to develop the annual church calendar.
    • Work in conjunction with other staff to develop the annual church programming budget.
    • Work in conjunction with other staff to oversee, organize, and develop events and ministries that encompass the entire church body.
    • Attend and participate in the monthly elders’ meeting and ministry forums as scheduled.
    • Work to build and maintain positive relationships within the staff, leadership, and congregation.
    • Attend and participate in church functions designed for the entire church.
    • Other job related and special requests as assigned.


    • Manifest belief in Jesus as Savior and evidence of a relationship with God.
    • Display a passion and calling for youth ministry.
    • Have achieved an appropriate and adequate education and experience relevant to the ministry responsibilities.
    • Exhibit creativity and willingness to try new things for reaching teens with the Gospel.
    • Possess strong administrative skills.
    • Utilize a relational style of leadership and ministry.
    • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of Scripture and a mature Christian character.
    • Be committed to Bethany Christian Church’s values and vision and to a teamwork approach with other pastoral staff, lay leaders, volunteers, and ministries within the church.
    • Display an ability to identify and foster leadership skills in adults and youth.
    • Demonstrate the ability to recruit, disciple, and sustain a team of volunteer leaders.
    • Exemplify the ability to communicate well with parents, engage them as vital partners, and come alongside families (especially in times of crisis).
    • Have experience in coordinating retreats, mission trips and regional group activities.
    • Possess the ability to discern unique needs of individuals, large groups, and small groups.
    • Be willing to research and connect to current youth culture (topics, trends, etc.).
    • Express effective skills for teaching tenets of the Christian faith and fundamental Christian values and know how to apply these to life situations.
    Application closes: December 31, 2023

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