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First Baptist Church

Pastor of Student Ministries

First Baptist Church
Elgin, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 06/26/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist -- American
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Baptist Church Elgin is seeking a full-time Pastor of Student Ministries (grades 6-12) who has a passion for and a commitment to Jesus Christ, His church and students. The right candidate will be a fully surrendered follower of Jesus with a call and desire to build community and intentionally disciple students in the Way of Jesus.  Applicants should possess excellent skills in communication, organization, teaching and/or preaching, as well as recruiting, training and equipping adult volunteers.  Resumes should be sent to Senior Pastor Greg Huguley at To learn more about First B. Elgin, go to For a full job description, see below:



Job Description                                                                                   Pastor of Student Ministries

First Baptist Church of Elgin



POSITION STATUS:     Full-Time Regular—Exempt



The Full-Time Pastor of Student Ministries will support the organization and ministries of First Baptist Church of Elgin by exhibiting conduct and character as described below.



He/She must be a person of spiritual insight and commitment;

Who demonstrates character described in I Tim. 3:1-7 and Galatians 5:22-26;

Who is familiar with the Christian scriptures and the history of the Christian Church,

Who is skilled in counseling and in the supervision of staff.



  Affirmed in youth ministry and who has a rapport with youth

  An initiator

  Exhibits creativity and is flexible in developing programs for youth

  Has a practical understanding of today’s youth culture

  Values the use of technology and various art forms in communicating with youth

  2-5 years’ experience serving in the local church

  Prior experience in a full-time multi-staff environment is preferred

  Degree in youth ministry or related field



  Develop programs that are biblically based and culturally relevant for today’s youth

  Responsible for Jr High (6-8th) and Sr. High (9th-12th)

  Recruit, train and develop adult volunteers in youth ministry.

  Staff Sunday morning classes, Sunday evening meetings and special events throughout the year

  Establish rapport with the parents of youth and seek ways to add value to the entire family unit

  Build a sense of community among our youth and to help them understand that they are part of a larger    church family community where their ideas are valued

  Support summer camps and mission opportunities that are important components in shaping spiritual       lives of our youth

  Develop and manage an annual budget for youth



The Pastor of student ministries is accountable to and evaluated by the Executive Pastor.

This is a full-time position (40+ hours a week with full benefits package).  Salary is based by qualifications and experience.