Senior High Pastor

Senior HIgh Pastor

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


Job Description:

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 and volunteers.
  • Develop students and volunteers through the use of the Leadership Pipeline.
  • Assist in the creation of weekly programs, special events, retreats, mission trips, and camps designed to facilitate students’ spiritual development.
  • Provide pastoral care to students and their families.

This position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position of approximately 45-50 hours per week. The Senior High Pastor is part of the Family Ministries team and reports directly to the Pastor of Family Ministries.

  • Work with the Student Ministries staff and lead volunteers to develop a sound program of relevant, life-changing, Bible instruction.
  • Proactively create opportunities to come alongside parents.
  • Oversee recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • Work with staff to develop leadership pathways for students and volunteers.
  • Develop effective, creative, biblical teaching for weekly Senior High programming.
  • Encourage and develop others to utilize their teaching gifts.
  • Strategically create opportunities for students to interact, serve, and connect with the church body as a whole.
  • Oversee the planning and administration of Senior High camps, retreats, mission trips, and outreach events.
  • Work with other Student Ministries staff to regularly review Student Ministry’s safety and security procedures.
  • Oversee applicable portions of the Student Ministry budget.
  • Support the mission and vision of First Free Church.
  • Continue to grow professionally and spiritually by participating in outside opportunities to include conferences, seminars, reading, and networking.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Character and Commitment
  • Demonstrates a genuine love for the Lord and other people with an authentic, transparent, Christ-centered lifestyle.
  • Is committed to the vision, values, and beliefs of First Free Church.
  • Must be a team player who is passionate about equipping the next generation.
  • Exhibits gifts that would contribute to this role, such as Leadership, Teaching, Shepherding, and Administration.
  • Excellent communicator, able to communicate well to both students and adults.
  • Self-starter who can manage time and multi-task.
  • Ability to manage staff and budget
Minimum Qualifications
  • Four-year college degree or greater. Seminary or formal Bible training preferred.
  • Experience leading a student ministry of 100 to 150 students.
  • Proven success in the following areas:
    • Recruiting, leading and equipping adult volunteers
    • Creative and applied Bible teaching to large groups of students utilizing storytelling and other methodologies
    • Implementing and facilitating small group ministries
    • Organizing, planning, and administrating student activities such as camps, mission trips, and retreats

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