Senior High Youth Pastor


First Free Church

Manchester, MO United States

The Senior High Pastor at First Free Church will report to the Pastor of Family Ministries as a key ministry leader within the Family Ministry Department. The pastor will be responsible for leading all Senior High programming, discipleship, activities, and milestones at a collaborative peer level with the Junior High Pastor. Currently, senior high youth meet on Sunday morning during the first service and Sunday evening for a time of worship, teaching, and small groups specifically for their age. The ministry currently sees an average of 50 senior high participants and more than 30 committed volunteers.

The Senior High Pastor is responsible for leading First Free’s ministry to students in grades 9-12. This includes:

Provide leadership and vision to senior high students and volunteers.
Develop students and volunteers through the use of the Leadership Pipeline.
Assist in creating weekly programs, special events, retreats, mission trips, and camps designed to facilitate students’ spiritual development.
Provide pastoral care to students and their families.
Job Description
Ministry Leadership

Work with the Student Ministries staff and lead volunteers to develop a sound program of relevant, life-changing Bible instruction.
Oversee the planning and administration of senior high camps, retreats, mission trips, and outreach events.
Adult Ministry

Proactively create opportunities to come alongside parents.
Oversee recruitment and training of volunteers.
Staff Collaboration

Work with staff to develop leadership pathways for students and volunteers.
Strategically create opportunities for students to interact, serve, and connect with the church body as a whole.

Ideal Candidate Description
The ideal candidate must be a committed follower of Jesus who demonstrates an authentic walk with God and consistent spiritual discipline. They must be a gifted leader passionate about developing students, ministering to families, and serving the next generation. They should also be experienced in leading a large student ministry and developing leaders who build strong student leadership teams. They should understand and implement leadership pipeline principles to build a strong bench of future leaders who are intentionally trained for ministry.