First Baptist Pittsburg, Texas
Employment: Full-Time (40+ hours per week)
Permitted Vacation: 2 Weeks Annually (maximum of 4 Sundays & 4 Wednesdays)
Reports to: Pastor and Personnel Committee
Supervises: Student Ministry Interns and Volunteers
Budget Supervision: All Budget Items Related to Student Ministry
The Student Minister is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive ministry for students in grades 7–12.
COMPETENCIES & EXPECTATIONS
- Must be an active, tithing member of First Baptist Church of Pittsburg, TX.
- Must participate in FBC staff meetings and activities.
- Must be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality
- Should maintain personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and involvement with Christian community.
- Should continue professional growth and development through annual/ongoing training events and conferences
- Should be open to direction or correction
- Serve as special minister to students and their families.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate events and ministries consisting of worship, outreach, discipleship, ministry, and missions for students in grades 7–12.
- Enlist, train, and lead volunteers in student ministry. Be an equipper and facilitator of all student ministry leadership, both adult and youth leaders. This includes supervising all student interns
- Be knowledgeable of curriculum and ministries available for student ministry.
- Implement and oversee a student discipleship program for Christian growth
- Direct the following ministry activities:
- Contact, outreach, and follow-up of students
- Youth Sunday School (7–12 grade)
- DiscipleNow weekends
- Summer camps and activities
- Mission events for students
- Sunday night activities throughout the summer
- Leadership or mentorship programs
- Plan, develop, and administrate the calendar and budget for the student ministry.
- Other duties as assigned by the Pastor or Personnel Committee.
Compensation is based on education and experience, up to $55,000. This figure
represents the total compensation ‘package’ being offered. Benefits such as health
insurance would be included in this amount.
First Baptist Church of Pittsburg, Texas is an established SBC congregation averaging approximately 275 attendees in its two Sunday morning services. We are theologically conservative, adhering to the BF&M 2000, and affiliating with both the SBTC and BGCT.
For years our youth program has been one of the most effective and appreciated ministries of our church. With its own building, affectionately referred to as ‘The Pitt,’ and with a great amount of financial and volunteer support, our youth ministry is truly a blessing to the students in our church and community.
Our youth group currently averages approximately 60 students on Wednesday evenings and a little less than half that on Sunday mornings. The students in our church need a minister with clarity and maturity in the Gospel. This will require someone who loves Jesus and is willing to love them as well. It will also require someone who is willing to put down roots in our community and invest in them and their families for years to come.
Pittsburg is the county seat of Camp County in east Texas. In many ways, it is a typical small town, with a population of less than five thousand. And for those of us who live here, that is part of its charm.
The pace is slow, the schools are great, and the people are friendly. We still have parades on Main Street, still cheer on the Pirates at Friday night football games, and still talk with our neighbors in the local grocery store.
And though small-town-living may not be your normal pace of life, Pittsburg is a great place to raise a family. Located an hour north of Tyler and two hours east of Dallas, it is ideally situated out of the hustle and bustle, but still close enough to take advantage of big city amenities.
Yes, we are a small town, but we have a lot of heart. So, if God is leading you to Pittsburg, it’s because He wants you to be part of something meaningful.