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Student Pastor

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

Date Posted: 09/12/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

MTVchurch is a different kind of church. We’re a Baptist church that doesn’t act very Baptist. We’re different on purpose. We do life together. We serve, not sit. We breathe hope. We embrace the messes.


And we’re looking for a Student Pastor to lead our teenagers (6th grade-12th grade, over 100 active youth) and create contagious communities of hope. Here are some fundamentals for this position:

  • You must have unquestioned character and a tangible passion for Jesus as you lead our students.
  • You must be relationally-driven and make vibrant relationships the centerpiece of your ministry.
  • You must have a track record of outreach and a willingness to go get the kids on the margins.
  • You must be organized with a high leadership capacity to earn and retain the trust of hundreds of parents.
  • You must be loyal and willing to wholeheartedly advance the overall mission of MTVchurch.
  • This can’t be your first rodeo. You need prior experience in a growing and thriving ministry.


MTVchurch is a growing and thriving church, dedicated to employing creative ministry methods to reach people for Jesus. If you want a quiet and predictable ministry, this job isn’t for you. If your greatest passion is to disciple a small group of students through in-depth Bible study, this job isn’t for you. If you can’t relate to or empathize with people outside the church, this job isn’t for you. And if you’re not a hard worker or self-starter, then this job is definitely not for you.


If you want to be on the front lines of reaching students, if you want to partner with a church that is youth-friendly and family-focused, if you want to work alongside other passionate believers dedicated to doing whatever it takes to reach the least and the lost, then come on.



Partial list of responsibilities

-  Work in coordination with the overall goals and objectives of MTVchurch’s mission and strategies (find out more at

-  Work with staff to carry out the ministry goals and vision of the church

-  Implement and promote activities to support the student ministry strategies and work with the staff to communicate these activities to other adult leaders, families with students and the church congregation as appropriate

-  Plan, schedule, and implement student ministry events throughout the year including mid-week services and Sunday morning small groups and any public speaking and teaching of classes or training sessions as needed within the student ministry

-  During the school year, will be present on school campuses by participating in activities such as eating lunch at school, attending school events and functions

-  Lead in the preparation and management of the budget for the student ministry

-  Purchase supplies and equipment and oversee the use and maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by the ministry including set up, break down and proper operation

-  Other duties as assigned based on skill set and passion



To apply for this position:

1. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

2. Please provide any links to online sermons

3. Please send us a short video (or a link to a video) of yourself answering the first two questions and any two of the remaining questions:

• Describe how student ministry would look under your leadership on our church campus. 

• What are some ways you minister to the youth inside and outside of the church weekly, and how do you intend on extending your student ministry and outreach plans in the future? 

• What kind of work environment do you flourish in? Please include examples of the leadership style, setting, and coworkers. 

• Give an example of a ministry success and failure during your time in ministry. What did you learn from these experiences?

• How do you handle conflict in situations with students? With parents? 

• How do you develop and use team members and volunteers?

• What would you consider your two biggest weaknesses?

• What personal goals do you have?

• What other things should we know about you when considering you for this position?