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Bethel Baptist Church

Director of Student Ministries

Bethel Baptist Church
Galesburg, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/03/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Student Ministries

Bethel Baptist Church

Galesburg IL


General Description

The Director of Student Ministries will provide passionate leadership for our Jr. High and High School Students by developing a core team of people who are committed to the discipleship and spiritual growth of our students. He will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, promotion and execution of Jr. High and High School Ministry.


Job Summary

The Director of Student Ministries will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, promotion and execution of all student ministry programming for youth in grades 6 through 12. This person shall provide leadership to students in the areas of worship, discipleship, outreach and fellowship in alignment with the church's mission of intentionally making students fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


The Director of Student Ministries operates under the leadership of the Sr. Pastor. He works with the staff and lay leaders to accomplish specific goals of the church. He has direct supervision of the assigned ministry teams and sees that leadership, training, counsel, and encouragement are provided for them. Additional responsibilities may include pastoral counseling, hospital visits and other ministry needs as requested.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry or Bible ideal. Seminary or theological training is a plus.
  • This person must be someone with a solid understanding of youth ministries within the local church including a desire to evangelize, disciple, and effectively teach young people in grades 6 through 12.
  • Have a strong commitment to Jesus Christ and shall be consistent in modeling a life of Christian discipleship which will include demonstrating a passion and love for youth and youth ministry.
  • Have good people-skills and the ability to assemble and work with ministry teams.
  • Competent computer, email & internet skills. Some degree of proficiency in graphic arts software application would be a plus.
  • Willing to become a member of Bethel Baptist Church and must subscribe to and endorse the church statement of faith, the church constitution, and the church covenant.
  • Flexible to change.

 Church History

Bethel Baptist Church began over one hundred years ago as Swedish Baptist Church of Galesburg. Bethel has a rich heritage and an established reputation in the community for being a family Bible Church. With a catalyst of growth, through several building campaigns and name changes over the years Bethel now enjoys its facility on the corner of Academy and Fremont Streets. The most recent building projects in the early 2000’s resulted in the new worship center and learning center that were constructed debt free. Through everything, the Lord has blessed Bethel, and today we dedicate ourselves to furthering His mission, to reach our community for Him.


In July of 2014, Pastor Scott Wilson was installed as the new Senior Pastor after the retirement of Pastor Lee Johnson who served faithfully for 26 years. The church has benefited from stable leadership. In February of 2017, Weston Oxley who has served as the Director of Student Ministries for almost 9 years was approved as the Pastor of Adult Ministries. Weston and his family love the church and community and are excited to work alongside someone who can continue providing God honoring leadership for Student Ministries. Our future Director of Student Ministries will enjoy all the blessings and benefits of serving in an environment that will be both challenging and rewarding. As a church Bethel is committed to the continuing growth and development of its staff so that each can fulfill the unique calling that God has placed in their life. As we embark on a new season in the church we eagerly anticipate exciting adventures and new challenges as God continues to use us for His glory.


For full job description and to see more about Bethel please check out our website:


To Apply

Interested and experienced candidates may submit requested information to Bethel Baptist Church via email to


Please include the following information

Cover letter communicating your heart for leadership in Student Ministries and the church at large, a short explanation of why you believe you’re qualified, and any unique skills or convictions you would bring to the team.

  • 1 page resume
  • 1-3 message/teaching video links

 Pay: Commensurate with experience


Thanks for checking out Bethel and the exciting opportunities God has for us here in Galesburg IL. We are prayerfully seeking God’s person to serve as the Director of Student Ministries. I trust the information available on this site will help you see who we are as a church community. Our Children’s Director, Rick Stufflebeem, is leading the search team and making contacts with potential candidates. While this can be a lengthy process we are committed to doing the best we can to communicate in a timely manner.  If you choose to apply you should receive an email within 1 week letting you know where we are in the process and what you can expect from us.


For His Glory,


Scott Wilson

Senior Pastor

Bethel Baptist Church