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Bethel Church

Richland, Washington, United States

Date Posted:
Youth Pastor
Church Size:
3001 to 4000
Job Type:
Bethel Church
Job Description:

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.



  • High Character
    • As outlined in Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Acts 20:28-31 (Qualities for Elders and Deacons)
    • Self disciplined, lead and set the example for good stewardship (Time, Talents and "Treasures")
  • High Humility
    • Willing to submit to authority 
    • Respectful (All People, volunteers, students, community, Bethel culture, etc.)
  • High Passion
    • Devoted to God and his word
    • Dedicated to making young disciples
  • High Leadership
    • Proven team leader and team member.  Able to develop and equip, assistants, volunteer adult leaders and student leaders by modeling superior leadership and team building
    • Proactive vs. Reactive
    • Ability to delegate, evaluate, instruct and reward
    • Organized
    • Flexible and adaptable
  • Gifted speaker
    • Ability to present in large group, small group and personal (one on one) settings
  • Mature
    • Experience leading or direct involvement in a large, growing ministry
    • Quiet confidence.  Able to maintain poise in all situations as well as command respect and gain trust from others.
  • Good communicator
    • Easy to understand and "down to earth"
    • Gives and receives feedback
  • Innovative/Creative
    • Open minded, resourceful
    • Visionary - lead by implementing plans for growth, discipleship, community outreach, and advancing the gospel will take Bethel High School and College ministries to the "next level". 
  • Approachable
    • Friendly and outgoing
    • Sociable and engaging
  • Committed
    • Visibly loyal to Bethel's mission and purpose in the community, region and world.


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Bethel Church

Bethel church in Richland, Washington, has experienced dramatic growth over the last twenty years. Our 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 More...