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Bethel Church

Student Life Director

Bethel Church
Richland, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 03/18/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Bethel church

Richland, Washington

Bethel Student Life Director


The church we are in


Bethel church in Richland, Washington, has experienced dramatic growth over the last twenty years.  Its purpose statement is simply “to make disciples,” which is defined as being a God lover, Relationship builder, Obedient follower and World Influencer (GROW).  In recent years, Bethel has utilized a multi-campus model in order to make disciples in the greater eastern Washington area.  There are currently three campuses: in Richland, Pasco and Prosser.   The average weekly attendance between all three campuses is 3,200.  The Senior Pastor has been leading the church for 28 years.  For more info on the church, please check out our website at



The position to be filled


The position is titled “Student Life Director.”  It is in function, a youth and college pastor job. The Tri-cities area has many high schools with thousands of students.  The community has a very high value on education and sports and is extremely involved in the local high schools.   On the other hand, options for college in the area are somewhat limited and the collegians are commuter students who also work.  This position is a unique combination, requiring the ability to oversee relevant programs for high school students but also the ability to minister to a transient college population.  The position is weighted more toward high school ministry. 


The person that we need


An experienced person with the ability to oversee a large diverse ministry


Bethel Richland

Position Title: Bethel (Richland Campus) Student Life Director

Position Job Description: Lead and serve the high school and college students of by creating pathways to discipleship through equipped adults and students

Position Status: Exempt, Regular Full-time

Responsible to:  Bethel 0-12 Senior Director

Spiritual Qualifications: 

  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Exhibits traits of a disciple of Jesus. Maintains a growing walk with the Lord.
  • Committed to following the membership covenant of Bethel.
  • Regular church attendance, small group participation, and attendance of major church events
  • Committed to understanding and aligning with the doctrine of Bethel Church
  • Teachable

General Qualifications:

  • Passion to help the next generation grow and become mature Christians
  • Ability to effectively communicate to various leadership audiences
  • Team player
  • Teaching gift and desire to teach students and adults (may fill the pulpit as requested by Sr. Pastor)
  • Strong, creative, and innovative leader
  • Ability to partner with parents
  • 3+ years of experience leading a high school ministry

Responsibilities and Duties

  • High School Responsibilities:
  • Develop, assemble, and equip a group of adults to shepherd the students
  • Teach in the large group setting on a regular basis, and develop other teachers as well
  • Work with interns (when the program starts) to help lead the ministry
  • Develop, assemble, and equip student leaders
  • Provide pathways to discipleship in many areas (large group gatherings, small groups, retreats, fun activities, ministry trips, etc)
  • Hire and equip support staff such as admin. and music leads
  • Promote connection with students in the local high schools
  • Create a culture that reaches out
  • Create a culture of service (inside and outside the church)


  • College Responsibilities:
  • Recruit and develop small group leaders to lead college groups
  • Follow up with recent high school grads
  • Promote connection with students in local colleges
  • Lead and develop leaders to own the ministry
  • Provide pathways to discipleship (including ways to serve in the church)
  • Recruit and develop a core leadership team



Specific Qualifications

  • An ability to turn Bethel’s vision into a strategy and workable plan
  • An ability for mentoring and developing others to effectively carry out ministry
  • An ability to reach students beyond those regularly attending
  • An effective communicator to both large and small groups
  • The maturity to both lead and to follow
  • An ability to oversee a large diverse ministry

Bethel Church reserves the right to revise or change job responsibilities.