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First West

Active Families/Student Pastor

First West
Collierville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 02/22/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

CFBC seeks an Active Families/Student Pastor to provide leadership and management to Active Families and Student Ministry Teams and the people to whom they minister, providing them with the best opportunity to become fully-developing followers of Christ.



The search is for a person who has a passion for the church of Jesus Christ and its mission of disciple making. The Active Families Pastor will have direct responsibility and supervisory responsibility for:


- Student Bible Fellowships – including development and coordination of curriculum

- Facilitating ministry development for active families in a TEAM-based environment

- Middle School Student Ministry Associate

- Girls’ Ministry Associate

- Student Worship Associates

- Active Families Ministry Assistant

- High School Student Ministry

- Middle School Student Ministry

- One-on-One Discipleship

- New Believer Discipleship for Students


Our ministry to active families has three additional focus points:


- Intentional Marriages

- Intentional Parents

- Intentional Families



The foremost requirement for this role is that of a Christ centered life. The successful candidate will have a deep and ever-growing relationship with God as evidenced by daily habits of spending time with Him and His Word, observable fruits of the spirit, active involvement in the leadership of a church, and a commitment to maintaining healthy accountability relationships with a small number of mature believers. A strong sense of calling will be evident.


In evaluating individuals for the position of Active Families Pastor, we will consider several key qualifications:


- Godly Character and a Christ-Centered Life

- A Clear Calling to Work with Students and Their Families

- Student Ministry Competency and Experience

- Chemistry with Other Ministry Team Members

- An Understanding of Relational Ministry

- Leadership skills (including the ability to recruit and develop others)

- Management ability (including budgeting and supervising)

- Creativity and Innovative Thinking about Ministry to the Next Generation

- A Strong Work Ethic

- A Commitment to Excellence


Contenders for this role will have 3-5 years experience as a Student Minister or Family Minister at a midsize church with multiple staff members and team-based ministry. They will be teachable and have a strong commitment to self and staff development.


Viable candidates must give evidence of the ability to lead, appropriately hold accountable individuals, groups and teams that produce measurable results against predetermined goals and objectives. A participative, collaborative, team-oriented culture is the desire at CFBC and this leader must be

characterized by these same values.


This role will call for someone with substantive implementation, influencing and relational skills. Thus this person must be a leader who can accomplish agreed upon results through people by deeply valuing people and relating well to those of all ages and levels of spiritual maturity. It is essential he have well developed interpersonal relationship skills and social intelligence. Furthermore, this minister must be able to effectively share God’s Word and ably communicate via the written and spoken word.


While seminary degrees and ordination are preferred rather than specific requirements, a well established

theological construct, ecclesiology, and an in-depth knowledge of scripture is necessary for the wisdom and biblically-based decision making demands of this position. Leading candidates will possess a biblical theology that is consistent with that of the Senior Pastor.


Further, this is the role of a minister. A shepherd’s approach is a must; thus this person will possess personal warmth that brings comfort, peace, wise counsel and harmony to relationships and the work