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Middle School Pastor/Director

Austin Ridge Bible Church
Austin, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 02/20/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Bible Church
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Austin Ridge Bible Church: Our Purpose

Pursuing people at all costs so they will know Jesus, grow in Him, and serve Him daily.


Overview of Position

The Middle School Pastor or Director will be responsible for building committed followers of Jesus Christ among Middle School students by building relationships and creating programs and environments that foster spiritual growth.



  • Mature, growing disciple with a consistent devotional life
  • Meets the spiritual qualifications found in I Timothy, Titus, and I Peter
  • Exhibits a missional lifestyle and mindset shown through value of relational ministry
  • Possesses an undergraduate degree (preferred)
  • Experience and enthusiasm for making disciples and ministering to students and their families
  • Ability to work on a team towards specific goals in a mutually edifying and supportive manner
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks, be flexible, and work with little supervision
  • Able to lead a team and cast vision
  • Familiar with current trends related to middle school students, parents, and families
  • Understands effective approaches to student ministry
  • Self-motivated, strategic thinker, with strong communication skills
  • Committed to and agrees with the ministry philosophy and statement of faith of ARBC


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a balanced ministry through developing a variety of environments for students to come to know Jesus, grow in Him, and serve Him
  • Create a relationally driven ministry by example and investment in adult leaders
  • Ability to build a community of middle school students that grow together
  • Develop and implement strategies, budgets, and goals for growing the ministry
  • Expand the middle school ministry through recruiting and equipping new leaders
  • Maintain good relationships with volunteer leaders and provide continual motivation, feedback, and training
  • Lead the middle school ministry staff by casting vision, creating goals, and equipping them to lead in their individual areas of influence
  • Create content for weekly large and small group meetings, and communicate with leaders on how to incorporate it into their groups
  • Develop relationships with parents through regular communication, parent meetings, and individual conversations
  • Participate in other ministry duties as determined by the Student Ministry Pastor


Organizational Relationships

  • Under the overall guidance of the Board of Elders and the Lead Pastor
  • Reports directly to the Student Ministry Pastor