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Central Church

Pastor of Student Ministries

Central Church
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 05/21/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Pastor of Student Ministries (PSM) would work in tandem with the current Student Ministries Pastor in a growing student ministry to help lead existing middle school and high school ministries in the areas of: weekly programming, curriculum writing, large group teaching, recruiting and equipping volunteers, equipping parents, event planning, and organizing a student small group ministry.


Competencies and Expectations:

  • At least 5 years of full-time youth ministry leadership experience

  • Experience and gifts in teaching large group of students.

  • Experience and gifts in planning, writing, and adapting curriculum

  • Experience in recruiting, envisioning, and equipping volunteers

  • Strong leadership, administrative and entrepreneurial gifts and skills

  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision and strategies of Central Baptist Church

  • Experience in recruiting, envisioning, and equipping volunteers to be volunteer youth pastors

  • The understanding and motivation to lead a purpose driven youth ministry where students are reached with the Gospel, connected to community, equipped to grow on their own, and challenged honor the Lord with their hearts, lips, and lives

  • Team player and in agreement with our Central Staff Distinctives

  • Membership at Central Baptist Church is required once hired

  • Regular attendance at worship and church functions



  • Support the coordination of a year-round student ministry program that is fully staffed with volunteers and operating with clear goals and objectives

  • Help regularly evaluate the weekly gathering for students, adjusting when needed for continued growth both spiritually and numerically

  • Help communicate clearly to parents the vision of Student Ministries and the expectations they have as parents in support of the ongoing ministry

  • Help recruit, screen, empower, and retain student ministry small group leaders & volunteers for the weekly ministry, youth trips and events

  • Help provide relevant ministry training for all volunteers within student ministries making sure they are clearly aware of their roles and responsibilities

  • Fulfill all responsibilities as a member of the pastoral staff; including scheduled meetings, church wide events and objectives as agreed upon by the pastoral team.



  • PSM reports directly to and will be evaluated by to the current Pastor of Student Ministries with input from the Executive Pastor of Ministry.

To Apply:  


Please EMAIL the following to Brian Mulder ( and Chuck Jespersen ( by July 6, 2015.


Please make them all separate files or pages.

  1. Your resume.
  2. Your personal testimony (limit to one page).
  3. An explanation of why you want to lead a student ministry (limit to one page).
  4. A description of your student ministry philosophy (limit to one page).
  5. Include an example of a large group teaching (typed transcript, but audio or video file/link is preferred).
  6. Include a small group bible study lesson that you’ve written/adapted for students or adult volunteers working with students.


Central Baptist Church

3102 Ralph Rogers Road

Sioux Falls, SD 57108