Student Minister

First Baptist Church of Decatur

Job Overview

FBC Decatur Overview
We are a multigenerational Southern Baptist church with a desire to Reach People and Make Disciples. We want those around us to know and love Jesus! That’s why everything we do points to Him.
Our church is in an extremely healthy position with momentum for amazing ministry ahead! We have a solid biblical foundation, an established staff and culture, average ~700 in corporate worship, have added 300+ new members in the past 3 years, baptized 80+ of those, and have the most loving church family you will find!

Decatur, AL Overview
Located on the Tennessee River in Morgan County, Decatur sits 25 minutes from Huntsville, an hour from Birmingham, and 90 minutes from Nashville. But Decatur itself has so much to offer on its own! There are plenty of outdoors opportunities within the city with excellent trails, fishing, golf courses, and parks throughout.
It is an ideal place to raise a family with plenty of established, family-friendly neighborhoods, quality educational opportunities, and fun family activities like the Cook Museum of Natural Science and Point Mallard Water Park.

Student Ministry Overview
Reaching the next generation is the heart beat of our student ministry. First Students provides Middle and High Schoolers with the opportunity to seek the Lord through various outlets that is centered around God’s word. We believe teenagers are are not only the future of our church, but they are the church! Our midweek service averages 75 students between Middle and High School. The purpose of this service is to reach and expose students from our community to biblical worship, biblical community, and ultimately the gospel. Our Sunday morning small groups seek to minister to students who are First Baptist members by gathering and studying God’s word in a more intimate and intentional setting.
In the past few years we’ve heavily invested into summer camp. Camp gives an opportunity for our students to grow closer to the Lord and closer to each other in an environment removed from the busyness of life over the course of a few days. Our camp experience is off campus and is available for grades 6th-12th.

We’ve also developed multiple ways for students to serve throughout the summer with a local Middle School mission trip as well as an opportunity for High Schoolers to serve in Puerto Rico with the North American Mission Board.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
The Minister to Students must possess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, have a passion to reachstudents and make disciples, agree to FBC Decatur’s mission, value, and doctrinal statement, have acompleted undergraduate degree, and have a completed or current work towards a masters degree from anaccredited seminary.

– Oversee the student ministry, which includes 6th – 12th grade.
– Develop and execute a discipleship strategy to train up and disciple students.
– Lead a regular midweek service for students, and oversee the Sunday morning Sunday school structure,including volunteers and student leaders.
– Pursue a consistent presence on the school campuses of current students.
– Oversee communication through the means of student ministry social media accounts.
– Efficiently and effectively communicate the gospel on a regular basis.
– Organize and lead annual student trips, including but not limited to summer camps, mission trips, etc.

– Actively connect and communicate with students regularly.
– Develop and maintain methods to communicate with parents and family units.
– Assist the Education Team in keeping the desire to reach the next generation in front of our congregation.

Develop and manage an annual budget for the student ministry at FBC Decatur.

The Minister to Students will report to the Discipleship Pastor, who will conduct an annual ministry evaluationfor submission to the Personnel Committee. The Minister will supervise a shared administrator and MiddleSchool Minister, while coordinating with volunteer leaders. He will also work closely with other FBC Decaturministers.

Full time

Work Hours:
The Minister will work a minimum of forty (40) hours per week, subject to the requirements of the ministry andother church needs. Sunday will be designated as a work day for the Minister. Under normal circumstances,subject to ministry obligations, the Minister will be provided Friday as a day off in lieu of Sunday.

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