Pastor of Student Ministries Full Time

@ Heritage Bible Chapel
  • Princeton, Massachusetts View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist - SBC
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry
  • Date Posted: 10 February 2021
  • Application closes: 10 May 2021
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    Job Description


    This pastoral role is primarily responsible for the development and oversight of all Heritage Bible Chapel student ministries involving 7th-12th grade students, with the goal of partnering with parents to see students become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


    • Full time, average 40-50 hrs; includes some nights and weekends
    • Requires some overnight travel which may include retreats, conferences, and mission trips
    • Minimum of 25hr/wk to be spent in the church office, allowing for collaboration with staff



    • Prepare and teach Biblically faithful, relevant lessons that equip students to know God and apply His truth to student’s lives
    • Choose and coordinate curriculum for Sunday school, youth group, and small groups that are doctrinally accurate and applicable to student’s lives

    Pastoral Care

    • Pray regularly for students and youth leaders by name
    • Provide counsel and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis


    • Recruit, train, and mobilize youth leaders with diverse gifts and personalities
    • Integrate student ministry into church life to create an intentional, intergenerational culture, striving to unite with and complement other Heritage ministries
    • Encourage parental partnership and support parents in their Christian parenting roles


    • Engage youth in local and global missions
    • Creatively reach out to and welcome students from local schools, working to have a presence in those schools by attending events or activities the youth are involved in


    • Create and execute a long-term vision for Heritage’s student ministry
    • Stay current with youth ministry through reading, youth leadership conferences, etc.
    • Lead and organize effective youth programs that help students connect in community, grow in maturity, serve using their gifts, and share their faith
    • Provide consistent, detailed communication to students and parents regarding activities through parent meetings, emails, texts, social media, or other methods

    Overall Staff Responsibilities & Expectations

    • Reports directly to and is mentored by an overseeing elder; present periodic updates to the elder board
    • Attend worship services and staff meetings on a weekly basis
    • Participate, as needed, in the development of the overall church ministry
    • Coordinate activities and calendars with church staff, ministries, and committees
    • Sensitive to and supportive of other church staff, ministries, and committees
    • Plan and lead large events, including special services, retreats, evangelistic events, mission trips
    • Develop, propose, and manage ministry budgets; manage fees for events, trips, and other ministry needs

    POSITION PROFILE Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Bible and youth ministry (or related Christian) training, preferred; seminary degree, ideal.
    • 3+yrs experience in youth ministry, preferred

    Personal & Ministry Qualities

    • Meets character requirements for elders as found in 1 Tim 3:1-7
    • Spiritual gift of pastor/teacher; strong Christian role model
    • Effective Bible teacher; able to teach, evangelize, disciple, and train teenagers
    • Devoted follower of Christ with strong personal obedience to God and a devoted prayer life; showing growing evidence of fruits of the Spirit in his walk
    • Mature, wise, and discerning; honest and trustworthy
    • Humble, servant’s heart; peacemaker and team player
    • Healthy family life
    • Love for the local church, students, and families
    • Relationally oriented, strong people skills; can work synergistically with church staff
    • Hard working, energetic, creative, visionary leader and flexible
    • Able to counsel and deal with crisis and conflict
    • Able to effectively minister to New England culture
    • Strong organizational and administrative skills necessary for managing ministries


    Candidate must be in agreement with the entire Heritage doctrinal statement. We are a congregation with individuals from multiple theological and church backgrounds, and so he must be able to work in that context while faithfully articulating a biblical vision for Christian life and ministry.

    Application closes: May 10, 2021

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