Student Ministries Pastor


Rochester Hill, MI

Interested candidates: Please send resume to: [email protected]
Accountability: To the Senior Pastor & Deacons

Church Narrative
First Baptist Church seeks to glorify God by making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ as we gather, grow, and go . . . this mission is at the core of who we are and what we do as a church. Our goal is that our love for God and for one another will pervade everything we do. We highly value Biblical, exegetical teaching, and our worship is warm and engaging yet reverent. We want to know the Lord better and brotherly love fuels our relationships. All of this is evident in our proliferation of eagerly attended Sunday School classes, Adult Bible Fellowships, Bible studies, in-home small groups, focused support groups, and other outlets for fellowship and learning.

After 168 years of adding steadily to our number, today we are a growing church (500+ in Sunday morning attendance), without seeking to become a megachurch. A spiritually motivated and financially generous body, our congregation has authorized a $6-million expansion and improvement of our campus, with the idea of accommodating our rising needs and providing a platform for greater outreach to the community. We continue to support and embrace dozens of missionaries around the world desiring to see the globe evangelized.

As more people opt to become part of the First Baptist family, the congregation is growing significantly younger and the number of youth expanding quickly. Our members strongly support our thriving student ministries and their pastor through personal involvement. And the pastoral staff enjoys a strong spirit of internal collaboration, mutual respect and everyday enthusiasm in their roles and cooperation in shepherding the flock.

Rochester is a thriving, ever-improving, inviting, and uncommonly safe community that has become locally and even nationally renowned as a place where young families come to enjoy their lives. We offer all the best aspects of exurban living. Schools are strong, including a major university and a Christian college, and the area offers several great Christian K-12 schools. A-to-Z amenities include great parks and trails, golf courses, a picturebook downtown with a unique Christmas celebration, a smorgasbord of restaurants and entertainment offerings, and true open country within minutes. What’s more, the community from the mayor on down support First Baptist and our mission.
Position Summary
The Student Ministries Pastor is primarily responsible for the planning, coordinating, leading, and shepherding of the middle school and high school ministries of First Baptist. Along with its ministry to students, this position also includes equipping parents to disciple their students at home.

Duties and Responsibilities
The following is a range of primary responsibilities for this position, though they should not be seen as exclusive:

• Model Jesus Christ before the students of FBCR
• Promote and fulfill the mission of FBCR in and through the student ministries
• Disciple students to grow in their spiritual walk
• Provide pastoral care, including counseling for students, their families, and friends as needed
• Serve as the primary teacher of the middle school and high school ministries, delegating this responsibility as needed and accepting responsibility for the doctrine and teaching that students receive
• Recruit, train, equip, and encourage adult leaders to serve in various areas of Student Ministries
• Work in conjunction with the student ministries administrative assistant to ensure clear and effective communication to students, parents, and youth leaders regarding middle school and high school events and activities
• Develop and implement an ongoing evaluation process for the effectiveness of the middle school and high school ministries
• Oversee the student ministries budget, including curriculum, events, and mission trips.
• Encourage participation of students into the life of the congregation as active participants of the church family (membership, ministry involvement, etc.)
• Operate as a team player with the church staff and ministry leaders of FBCR

• Competitive salary based on individual’s experience and education
• Health and dental coverage including contributions toward a Health Savings Account
• Business expense budget
• Contribution toward life and disability insurance
• Consideration given toward assistance with housing needs

General Responsibilities
• Participate as an active member of the pastoral staff
• Attend and participate in pastor/deacon meetings
• Participate in Sunday worship services under the leadership and direction of the senior pastor
• Assist the pastoral staff in counseling and mentoring opportunities
• Oversee other ministries in the church as needed

• Is a born-again believer
• Lives consistently with and in commitment to the requirements of an elder as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9
• Demonstrates a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
• Models a Biblical pattern of life and leadership
• Evidences the spiritual gift of pastor/teacher
• Demonstrates a love for God and His people, especially students
• Shows evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in all aspects of personal life

• Possesses strong servant-leadership, relational, teaching, discipleship, communication, organization, and administrative skills
• Is in full agreement with the Mission, Covenant, Statement of Faith, and Constitution of First Baptist Church of Rochester
• Bachelor’s degree in Bible or related field
• Previous experience in providing leadership in student ministry is encouraged

• Is well-ordered and disciplined in his spiritual and personal life, maintaining a fresh and vital personal prayer and devotional life as the basis for ministry and sustaining active prayer for and care of people
• Is a self-starter and can operate creatively with a vision offering plans and improvements for the ministry and staff at FBCR
• Exhibits warmth, friendliness, hospitality, empathy, and sincerity; possesses an outgoing and friendly nature

Interested candidates please send resume to: [email protected]

Contact Information: Interested candidates please send resume to: [email protected]Firs