Student Minister      


To follow Christ in a life of discipleship and ministry using his leadership gifts in concert with the church staff to lead the church in fulfilling the Great Commission; introducing young people to Christ; discipling them for spiritual growth; training them in serving Christ with their life; and assisting parents/guardians in raising their children to a wholesome maturity as well as overseeing and supporting activities entrusted to senior leadership of each Christian education/youth program.


SUPERVISOR: The Lead Pastor



The Student Minister is a vital part of FBC ministries and of the overall Christian education of our students ranging from grade school through college. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Develop an overall student evangelism strategy to reach the youth of our community.
  • Create a strategy to develop an effective social media presence for the youth ministry.
  • Enlist volunteer workers for student ministry positions while supervising AWANA, Vacation Bible School, UPWARDS sports, etc.
  • Partner and build relationships with parents/guardians, local schools and colleges, churches and community organizations to be a champion for children and youth in Knox County to strengthen school campus ministries and events for students (First Priority, See You at the Pole, True Love Waits, DNow, etc.).
  • Provide leadership to the College Council in forming a ministry strategy to impact the campus of Union College for Christ.
  • Coordinate weekly student ministry meetings, specifically working with middle and high school students, by providing authentic worship opportunities for youth.
  • Form an annual youth ministry budget proposal and administer this budget yearly.
  • Plan and facilitate annual youth mission opportunities such as Kentucky Changers, Student Leadership University, and other local mission projects.
  • Implement student registration, program management, and security policies and practices in support of weekly services, events, and activities by maintaining and enforcing all policies related to safe environments.
  • Provide pastoral care to members. Activities include: home and hospital visitation, crisis ministry to members, weddings, funerals, preaching as requested by the Lead Pastor, and sharing on-call rotations with the Lead Pastor.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Lead Pastor.


The Student Minister must have the following qualifications:


  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and support of the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
  • Demonstrate evidence of being able to clearly communicate God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Passion for inspiring youth and building relationships.
  • Minimal 1-year experience in youth or student ministries.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Preferred (but not mandatory) Master’s Degree from a seminary.
  • Strong discipleship emphasis.
  • Preferred that the Student Minister will be married.


This position is full-time and requires the number of hours needed to accomplish the job. Based on qualifications and experience, the compensation package will range from: $28,000 to $45,000.

to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your resume to!