Discipleship Pastor (Youth Pastor)

Fellowship Baptist Church
Willow Spring, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/21/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Discipleship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Discipleship Pastor

(Proposed Salary: $35,000-45,000 per year)


Discipleship Responsibilities as Youth Pastor

  • The Discipleship Pastor shall develop and conduct an effective discipleship ministry for the Jr. High school and Senior High school age students.
  • He shall be the primary Bible teacher for the weekly youth ministry meeting.
  • He shall also serve as one of the team teachers of either the High School Sunday School Class or the Junior High Sunday School Class.
  • His teaching ministry shall generally hold the students attention and effectively communicate God’s Word while making accurate interpretations of God’s Word and practical applications to the student’s life.
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall plan and/or coordinate monthly youth activities.
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall develop and conduct an effective outreach campaign internally and externally to the community
  • Maintain effective relationships with other area churches and coordinate joint events within reason.
  • Establish a long-term vision in how the church can effectively engage youth.
  • He shall search out and plan an annual youth retreat.  For example, summer camp or missions trip.
  • He shall disciple individual students as he has the opportunity, provide pastoral care, and offer biblical counsel to students as needed.
  • His ministry to youth shall include developing a relationship with the parents and facilitating communication, counsel, encouragement, and support as needed.
  • He shall recruit, train, utilize, and supervise adult volunteers as dictated by the overall size of youth ministry


Discipleship Responsibilities to Local Community

  • Help overseer summer vacation Bible school, a fall festival, and other church outreach ministries for college age and younger
  • He shall be personally involved in the teaching, counseling, and pastoral care of college age students including those enrolled in schools outside of the area
  • Plan and implement ways to build connections among the children and families connected with FBC Children’s Church and seek new ways to reach the unchurched children in the community

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Communicate consistently and effectively with Children’s Ministry staff, Pastoral Staff and deacon board (quarterly meetings/regular updates) 
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall coordinate with the Operations Director, the Senior Pastor, and the deacon board as necessary to achieve ministry goals.
  • Regularly attend FBC services and support other church programs
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall oversee the Children’s Director and Associate Children’s director and their ministry.
  • He shall work with the Children’s Ministry Director and Assistant director to assure that each ministry meeting is sufficiently staffed and program are operating properly
  • Be a backup teacher when Children’s director or associate director are unable to teach. 
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall oversee the AWANA program and its ministry.
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall assist the Senior Pastor as directed
  • He shall preach, teach, and make pastoral visits as directed by the Senior Pastor
  • He shall fill in for the Senior Pastor when he is absent as directed by the Pastor.
  • He shall assist the Senior Pastor and deacons in the strategic planning and leadership of the Church.
  • Be available for Sunday morning worship service announcements, welcome center, or as directed by Senior Pastor
  • Must be committed to maintaining and operating with the upmost Christian integrity.



  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from a Bible college
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall continue to meet the biblical qualifications of a pastor outlined in 1 Tim. 3:1-11.
  • The Discipleship Pastor shall exhibit the ability to cooperate with, relate amicably to, and effectively work with a broad spectrum of personalities within the congregation.
  • Must profess to be born again and be able to explain how that process took place in your own life, and how others can receive that free gift as well
  • Must be/become a member of the church and remain in good standing
  • Must be living a life in accordance with having a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ (there needs to be evidence to others of being a Christian)
  • Must agree with the doctrine and follow the FBC Constitution
  • Must look at this position as both a job (responsibility) and as a ministry (service)
  • Must maintain regular business hour as agreed to with director of operation and Senior Pastor
  • Must already be involved with some other ministry within the church body
  • Must be willing to work well with coworkers and respect the authority of Biblical church leadership
Similar Job Titles: Associate Pastor - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Discipleship Pastor - Youth Pastor
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