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  • Youth / Student Ministry

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  • is Baptist
  • has an average worship attendance of 200

Job at First Baptist Church

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Job Description

The Associate Pastor of Student Ministries is responsible to provide overall leadership of & direction to the church’s ministry to middle & high school students. The Associate is also expected to interact with other age groups in the church as noted below.

Employment Conditions

This is a full-time position (40-50 hours per week). The Associate is expected to take a full day off each week. If the Associate has minor children, there may be a further understanding with regard to time off.


  1. To develop & lead ministries or programs that, in dependence on the Holy Spirit, will equip and encourage middle & high school students, both churched & unchurched, to know Christ and make progress toward becoming a fully-devoted follower.
  2. To enlist, train and supervise volunteers for all middle & high school ministries.
  3. To approve curriculum used with all age groups through high school.
  4. To personally shepherd middle & high school students through teaching, modeling the Christian life, and mentoring/counseling.
  5. To supplement existing ministries/programs for middle and high school students with other events or activities, including social outings, service projects, concerts, mission trips, game nights, retreats, etc.
  6. To seek to integrate middle & high school students into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational.
  7. To occasionally perform other pastoral duties such as preaching, counseling & visitation.


  1. Must satisfy the biblical qualifications for spiritual leadership as stated in I Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:5-9. Most notably, this includes:

a. Being “above reproach” as to character;
b. Being a skillful leader & shepherd of one’s own household;
c. Being able to teach & defend the core doctrines of the Christian faith; and
d. Being humble & gentle in one’s personal manner.
2. Preferring either a master’s degree from an evangelical seminary or a bachelor’s degree in theology, Bible or pastoral studies.
3. Preferring at least two years’ experience in ministering to middle and/or high school students either in a staff or volunteer capacity.
4. Must be able to relate to kids/youth and enjoy being with them.
5. Must be an effective communicator of biblical truth as it pertains to children/youth.
6. Must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Please send your résumé to: [email protected]

First Baptist Church

FBC Harlan is a multi-generational, strongly evangelical & Bible-centered church located in a vibrant city of 5,200 residents (50 miles east of Omaha). On Sundays, we offer both a traditional & contemporary service, with total average attendance of just over 200. God has blessed the church with a long & fruitful ministry to children & youth in the Harlan community that we believe He wants to take to the next level.