First Baptist Barbourville, Ky., is seeking a student minister

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BACKGROUND:

FBC Barbourville is a well-established church in southeastern Kentucky. The church serves a county of approximately 32,000 people with approximately 6,000 people within 6 miles of the church. The church has a history of a strong youth ministry and youth outreach programs such as AWANA and Upwards sports. The church has a multipurpose youth facility, called Oneway, separate from the main church buildings, as well as, a full-size gym for recreational activities. FBC Barbourville currently has approximately 350 resident members and sits 1 block away from the campus of Union College.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

To follow Christ in a life of discipleship and ministry using his leadership gifts in concert with the church staff to lead the church in fulfilling the Great Commission; introducing young people to Christ; discipling them for spiritual growth; training them in serving Christ with their life; and assisting parents/guardians in raising their children to a wholesome maturity as well as overseeing and supporting activities entrusted to senior leadership of each Christian education/youth program.

SUPERVISOR: The Lead Pastor

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Student Minister is a vital part of FBC ministries and of the overall Christian education of our students ranging from grade school through college. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop an overall student evangelism strategy to reach the youth of our community.
  • Create a strategy to develop an effective social media presence for the youth ministry.
  • Enlist volunteer workers for student ministry positions while supervising AWANA, Vacation Bible School, UPWARDS sports, etc.
  • Partner and build relationships with parents/guardians, local schools and colleges, churches and community organizations to be a champion for children and youth in Knox County to strengthen school campus ministries and events for students (First Priority, See You at the Pole, True Love Waits, DNow, etc.).
  • Provide leadership to the College Council in forming a ministry strategy to impact the campus of Union College for Christ.
  • Coordinate weekly student ministry meetings, specifically working with middle and high school students, by providing authentic worship opportunities for youth.
  • Form an annual youth ministry budget proposal and administer this budget yearly.
  • Plan and facilitate annual youth mission opportunities such as Kentucky Changers, Student Leadership University, and other local mission projects.
  • Implement student registration, program management, and security policies and practices in support of weekly services, events, and activities by maintaining and enforcing all policies related to safe environments.
  • Provide pastoral care to members. Activities include: home and hospital visitation, crisis ministry to members, weddings, funerals, preaching as requested by the Lead Pastor, and sharing on-call rotations with the Lead Pastor.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Lead Pastor.


QUALIFICATIONS:

The Student Minister must have the following qualifications:

  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and support of the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
  • Demonstrate evidence of being able to clearly communicate God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Passion for inspiring youth and building relationships.
  • Minimal 1-year experience in youth or student ministries.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Preferred (but not mandatory) Master’s Degree from a seminary.
  • Strong discipleship emphasis.
  • Preferred that the Student Minister will be married.


POSITION HOURS AND COMPENSATION:

This position is full-time and requires the number of hours needed to accomplish the job. Based on qualifications and experience, the compensation package will range from: $28,000 to $45,000.

Please submit resume to: firstbaptistbarbourville@gmail.com

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