High School Pastor | North Side Baptist Church | Weatherford, TX
Position Description (2021)
Scope: The High School Pastor is responsible for developing and leading the student ministry program for 9th through 12th grade students and families who attend North Side. This includes Sunday and Wednesday programming, in addition to other events designed to reach and teach students to worship, grow, serve, and share their faith in age-appropriate ways. As a church strategy, and mandated by Scripture, ministry is a team effort; therefore, every effort should be made to recruit and train an engaged ministry team to assist in leadership, discipleship, and decision making for this ministry.
Family Ministry: The High School Pastor is a member of the Family Ministry Team at North Side working in cooperation with the preschool, kids, preteen, and middle school pastors of the church under the direct supervision of the Family Pastor. The HSM Pastor will look for opportunities to communicate and connect the ministry to the family through Bible study, family training opportunities, conferences, and special events.
Pastoral Care: The High School Pastor is the primary pastoral care provider to families of the students who are active in this ministry. Therefore, the High School Pastor is set apart to represent the church and the pastor’s office in ministry to members who are hospitalized or ill at home, in nursing care or assisted living centers, or in personal or family crisis. This is a shared responsibility with the Family Pastor and the other members of the pastoral care staff.
Schedule: This is a full-time position. Full-time ministers are expected to work four weekdays, and Sunday. A fifth weekday is recognized as a day off. The specific day off should be selected by the minister and approved by the Executive and Family Pastor. This position is unique in that much of the work of Student Ministry is done off campus. It is the minister’s duty to inform appropriate administrative staff when engaged in off-campus ministry activity.
Benefits: Medical insurance (employee only coverage), retirement matching contribution (up to 5%), Christmas bonus (as approved by the Personnel Committee), and reimbursable expenses for personal cell phone, up to 50% of home internet expense, and mileage reimbursement for ministry mileage. Reimbursements are available in compliance with the reimbursable expense policy outlined in the Personnel Handbook.
Additional Important Information: Ideal candidates will have at least five years’ experience leading a youth ministry of significant size in a Baptist church. A bachelor's degree is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a keen understanding of social media, and its proper use in a ministry setting. Salary will be based on experience, education, and other ministry-related training or skillset. Our church values missions and the High School Pastor will be expected to support this through their ministry efforts and planning. We value every generation and expect our staff to show respect for our senior adults, recognizing that these who have gone before us have paved the way for our current ministry efforts. Due to the size of our ministry, it is imperative that the High School Pastor has a demonstrated track record of managing large groups and networking with other local youth pastors. This position is being filled by a search committee comprised of our Family Pastor, student ministry volunteers, and high school students that will make a recommendation to the Personnel Committee and Executive Pastor.
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