Student Minister

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SUMMARY

The Station Hill Student Minister is responsible to the church, under the direction of the Next Generation Minister, for overseeing all ministries in middle school through high school (6th through 12th grade). The role is designed to develop and maintain a vision for the spiritual formation of students, parents, families and student ministry leadership that is biblical, comprehensive, and consistent. The Student Minister must align the ministries he oversees with the overall mission/vision of our church, developing age-appropriate venues for connecting others to Christ through gospel conversations, groups, going, gathering, and giving.  

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Grow spiritually and model to the student ministry students, leaders, and parents a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Work in conjunction with the Station Hill Staff Team and BBC Student Ministry Team to implement and improve the Disciples Making Disciples (DxD) strategy for Station Hill. The five big buckets for the DxD strategy are gospel conversations, groups, going, gathering, and giving.
  • Develop and deploy volunteer leadership, create new groups, oversee curriculum, and prepare experiences that are engaging, creative, and biblically applicable to students
  • Give direction to student ministry in the areas of leader enlistment, vetting, equipping, mobilization, and encouragement.
  • Plan, execute, and strengthen Station Hill-specific pathways for students, including weekly programing (Sunday AM, Big Wednesdays / Student LifeGroups, 5:22 Sunday Evening Group, etc.), catalyst events, and ministry / mission opportunities.
  • Prioritize leadership development of students by providing ways for them to lead out in ministry experience as it relates to weekly programming, catalyst events, and a mentoring ministry.
  • Oversee the structures that support the Student Ministry, including strategic goals, budgets, and use of facilities for ministry purposes.
  • Develop an annual budget for all middle school and high school ministry initiatives.
  • Provide and vet all curriculums for each program in student ministry.
  • Work with student ministers from all campuses to ensure alignment of ministry philosophy and BBC DNA.
  • Work with student ministers from all campuses to plan, execute, and give direction of catalyst events (Camps, Retreats, etc.)
  • Be available for pastoral care, spiritual coaching, and support of students and their families as the need arises.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as an important contributing member of the ministerial team at the Station Hill campus, carrying out the calling and roles of a team member however called upon.
  • Effectively communicate and work alongside campus administrative assistants, who will assist with day-to-day work.  
  • Pray with and for all staff members on a regular basis and hold staff members accountable for personal spiritual and ministerial growth (self-development plan).
  • Lead regular team meetings in order to communicate clearly about strategic, tactical, and operational goals.  These meetings should also develop a sense of teamwork and foster a sense of cooperation among the ministries.
  • Report to the Next Generation Minister at least twice a year on ministry progress and initiatives. 
  • Be available for development opportunities at the Station Hill Campus as directed by the pastors or supervisor.
  • Be available to serve the church as a decision counselor, pastoral counselor, on-call minister and on-site minister (as assigned).  Perform weddings and funerals as available.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to be sure that our strategy and opportunities are documented and available to the church on a timely basis through print, web, and other social media outlets.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.

COMPETENCIES AND TRAITS:

In addition to the specific responsibilities required for this role, Brentwood Baptist Church also seeks candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that enhance the effectiveness of our staff.

Management

  • Directs both resources and people (paid or unpaid) towards the accomplishment of goals
  • Maximizes personal effectiveness by focusing on “must-dos” tasks and delegating other priorities to others
  • Anticipates/avoids problems or formulates creative solutions
  • Makes timely decisions that produce quality outcomes

Leadership

  • Develops both vision and strategy that focuses team energy towards results
  • Maintains a working environment characterized by high levels of encouragement and trust
  • Drives team towards greater innovation and collaboration
  • Sets clear expectations and holds team members accountable for them

Communication

  • Clearly conveys expectations and priorities to staff and/or volunteers
  • Uses written and verbal communication in a way that accomplishes intended results
  • Adheres to commitments, schedules, and deadlines
  • Regularly shares information with and solicits feedback from staff/volunteers

Pastoring/Shepherding

  • Demonstrates Christ-likeness and a commitment to personal spiritual growth
  • Leads staff and/or volunteers by serving and not by asserting control
  • Utilizes emotional intelligence, is emotionally available to those he/she leads
  • Invests in the development of staff or volunteers around him/her

Self-Development

  • Prioritizes and accomplishes self-development goals
  • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to obtaining the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits necessary to be successful in this role
  • Teachable spirit with a desire to learn and grow
  • The gap between the current job description and the employee’s current abilities is appropriate and allows for future growth

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A mature Christian who is growing in their personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible Study, prayer and service.
  • A personal sense of calling from God to vocational Christian ministry in general and to this area of ministry.
  • An understanding of student ministry as an important and foundational ministry of the church.
  • Ability to lead a staff and/or volunteer teams by casting vision and organizing the skills and talents of those team members.
  • Ability to relate well to parents of students.  
  • A willingness to be a “team player” both within the staff, church, and community for Kingdom purposes.
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills and software systems.
  • Can identify closely with the mission, values, vision, theology, philosophy, and methodology of Brentwood Baptist Church.
  • A mature Christian who is demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit, is growing in their faith and is committed to spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading, prayer.
  • The proven ability to identify, equip and lead a team of volunteers.
  • Ability to collaborate, cooperate and function well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university is required. 
  • Seminary training preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in leading in a church setting.

 

 

All campuses function under the governance of Brentwood Baptist Church. Each campus is an established entity operating as a whole and permanent part of the Brentwood Baptist. Each maintains pre-determined alignment characteristics that uphold the Brentwood Baptist “DNA” while also containing some contextualized characteristics to allow it to best reach its target local community.  Every staff member is an employee of Brentwood Baptist.


Brentwood Baptist Church is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
 
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