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Yorktown Baptist Church

Student Pastor

Yorktown Baptist Church
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 09/13/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Student Pastor / Yorktown Baptist Church



General Purpose of Position:

To develop young disciple-makers of Jesus by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to student ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. The Student Pastor will be responsible for ministry to the ages of 6th grade through college.


Qualifications and Position Requirements:


  • Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (masters preferred), experience in senior high youth ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7)
  • Capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for Yorktown’s student ministry in alignment with the overall vision of Yorktown.
  • Called to, and gifted for, youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • Has a strong biblical and theological background, and is in agreement with Yorktown’s Statement of Faith.
  • Self-motivated leader who is proactive and intentional in starting ministries that align with vision and purpose.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Organize and lead effective student ministries implementing Experiencing God, Equipping Each Other, Engaging our Community, and Extending the Kingdom.
  • Recruit, train, and shepherd volunteer leaders with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Provide counseling and spiritual direction to students on an individual basis.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities and opportunities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Support Yorktown parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.
  • Seek to integrate students into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.





  • Development of a semester long plan of action encompassing larger initiatives and special events as well as weekly Bible studies and meetings.
  • Development of a discipleship program which identifies key prospects and charts a course of spiritual development designed to raise them to a leadership position.  The adult ministry at Yorktown Baptist can assist with resources and by providing possible disciple-makers and mentors.
  • Attend worship services, as well as other meetings and events at Yorktown
  • Participate in annual job performance review
  • Present an annual student ministry budget proposal
  • Stay current with student ministry practices by reading and attending student conferences, etc.