Lead Student Pastor

Geyer Springs First Baptist Church
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Date Posted: 04/11/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We’re seeking a relational leader to shepherd our students grades 7th-12 while equipping volunteers and parents to disciple the next generation.


Supervises: ?Full-Time Associate and Girls Ministry Associate/Admin Assistant


Principal Function:  The Lead Student Pastor is responsible for the development and implementation of ministries that develop and promote a Gospel-centered lifestyle of evangelism and discipleship in line with the GSFBC Vision and 4 Priorities for all 7th – 12th grade students.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop a ministry-wide discipleship strategy that leads ministry in order to fulfill the vision of making disciples who make disciples.  
  • Consult with the Family Discipleship Pastor to:  recruit, train, and equip teachers and ministry volunteers; select curricula; identify supply and facility needs; and plan special emphases for promotion and outreach in the Student Ministry.
  • Partner with the Family Discipleship Pastor in ministering to families and parents through Geyer Family initiatives.  
  • Lead students to develop a missional lifestyle by engaging their community – individually, corporately, and with families. 
  • Manage and administer all budgets associated with Student Ministry.
  • Stay informed on Student Ministry methods, programs, and administration by attending conferences and conventions, continued professional development in cooperation with the Lead Pastor.
  • Supervise and direct any and all Student Ministry Associates, Assistants, and Interns as required.
  • Perform ministerial duties as needed and assigned as part of GSFBC Staff.
  • Engage in the church-wide activities and ministries of GSFBC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A growing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Commitment to serve Jesus Christ and the mission of GSFBC.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3 years ministry experience as a Lead Student Pastor in church averaging at least 500 in weekly attendance.
  • Proven skills in the area of:  administration, interpersonal relationships (staff and members), and leading leaders.
  • Gifted communicator in teaching, casting vision, and exhorting people toward a Gospel-centered lifestyle.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seminary Degree, with experience in Student Ministry.
  • 5 years ministry experience as a Lead Student Pastor in church averaging at least 750 in weekly attendance.


Student Pastor Traits

Candidate with strong skills and proven experience as a relational leader.


Personal Traits:

  • High value of Integrity
  • Highly relational
  • Exhibits Wisdom
  • Teachable
  • Servant-hearted team player 
  • Self-driven


Professional Traits:

  • Leader – self-aware, delegator, collaborative, self-driven, strategic thinker/planner/implementer who can build and lead a team
  • Disciple Maker
  • Effective Communicator – small and large group environments
  • Pastor’s Heart – includes all students and seeks to reach all campuses
  • Partners with Parents – equipping; empowering; discipling parents


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