Student Ministry Director

First Baptist Church - Pekin

Job Description

Student Ministry Job Description


JOB TITLE: Student Ministry Director (Part-Tim, 16 to 20hrs/wk) 


REPORTS TO: Sr. Pastor or designee.


First Baptist Church – Pekin is seeking a student ministry director to develop and deliver fun and discipling content for students of our church and community, grades 7-12.  

Expectations of Student Ministry Leader:

• Model a Christ-centered lifestyle inside and outside of ministry. 

• Establish positive and encouraging relationships with students by investing in their lives, such as attending some of their extracurricular activities (ie: sporting events, concerts, school plays, etc.).

• Plan, implement, and attend weekly activities for the youth that include: teaching, discipleship, and fun!

• Plan, organize, and attend quarterly invite events that give students a special opportunity to invite friends to introduce them to the student ministry and the Christian life.

• Provide hands-on opportunities for service projects and mission trips in service to God and others.    

• Regularly attend the youth Sunday school class and teach as needed. 

• Participate in a weekly staff meeting or meet weekly with Sr. Pastor or designee to coordinate ministries.

·  Administrate the Student Ministry budget.

• Recruit and develop volunteer leaders, empowering them to share in ministry responsibilities.

• Effectively communicate to youth and parents using available tools (Facebook, website, etc.).

• Attend monthly Official Board meeting and share a student ministry update.


·  Profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

·  A heart for youth.

·  Takes initiative, is self-directed, a leader who works with a team and is respectful to all.

·  Teaches according to the Biblical doctrine of First Baptist Church.

Abilities and Skills:

·  Effective communicator and organizer who can recruit and delegate.

·  Knowledge of Youth Ministry and Christian Education concepts and methods.

·  Willing to learn and receive additional training to increase competence.

Experience: Student or graduate of a school of ministry or has several years of experience.

Pay: $20,000. for part-time position with the possibility of housing.

Materials and activities budget: Up to $5,000/year. We encourage 2 to 3 fundraisers annually (after 2nd service meal).

About First Baptist Church - Pekin

First Baptist Church is located in central Illinois, approx. 15 miles south of Peoria. Our COVID average Sunday morning attendance is 220 with 2 services (9 am traditional and 10:30 am contemporary). Before COVID we averaged approx. 270. Our purpose statement is: Producing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who love God and people. We have a very generous church family made up of an older demographic, however, we are seeing more and more younger families attending and a pastor that has a heart for evangelism and discipleship.

The youth position is currently part-time (20 hrs a week) with a salary of approx. $20,000 annually. Free housing and utilities are a possibility but more hours would be required. We have a great facility that includes a gym and racketball court and a newly renovated youth space. We are located in a large older neighborhood with 2 elementary schools nearby. If you have a heart for reaching and disciplining youth with the possibility of growing this ministry position to a full-time, reach out.

Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Some college

Date Posted
2 years ago
Pekin, Illinois


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