Associate Pastor to Students and Families

Good Shepherd Baptist

Job Description

Principle Function: The Associate Pastor of Students and Families is responsible to the Senior Pastor to lead/administer the Youth, Children, and Families Ministry of Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

Qualifications: The Associate Pastor of Students and Families shall meet the qualifications laid out in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9. He shall be in full agreement with Good Shepherd Baptist Church’s Statement of Faith as spelled out in the 2017 GSBC Constitution. While formal Bible training is preferred, completion of a Bible degree is not required. The Senior Pastor will assess the candidate’s doctrinal and theological positions and ability to use Scripture. Prior experience developing and leading a ministry will be given preference.


1. Work with the Senior Pastor to develop an overall vision for the ministries to youth, children, and families at GSBC as they pertain to the overall vision of the church: to make disciples who make disciples.

2. Work with the Senior Pastor to evaluate and develop the various programs within the ministry to youth, children, and families.

3. Lead and/or coordinate trained, qualified volunteers to lead each of the ministry programs within the ministry to youth, children, and families.

4. Ensure that each “teaching” position within the ministry is filled by a qualified, capable teacher.

5. Recruit and train adequate volunteers to grow and maintain each of the ministry’s programs.

6. Train and/or facilitate training for ministry volunteers.

7. Develop ministry relationships with the student families of Good Shepherd Baptist Church and the families of the students at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

8. Understand and utilize the importance of fellowship between believers (both student and adult).

9. Leverage opportunities for families and students to be involved in ministry/service.

10. Fulfill these responsibilities in a manner that utilizes the unique strengths and gifts God has given the Associate Pastor.

11. Remain flexible, understanding that these responsibilities may change in different ministry seasons and stages of growth in the life of the church.

About Good Shepherd Baptist

We are a multi-generational church located in a thriving part of West Virginia, located along I-64 between Charleston (our state capital and largest metro area with two small Universities) and Huntington (home of Marshall University and one of our states other Top 5 metro areas). We are located next door to our local elementary school, with whom we have an excellent working relationship. Our ministries have a stellar reputation within the community thanks in large part to the number of outreach ministries we do for local children and their families. We recently had our pastor of 30+ years semi-retire and move south and called our long-time student pastor to take over as senior pastor. Student and children's ministries are at all-time attendance highs, but we need someone who can give the time, energy, and direction these ministries need to continue moving forward. GSBC has been blessed with some talented, dedicated members who serve as directors of the various parts of the ministries, but we are looking for that person God has chosen to come onboard, get hands-on, and nurture what God is doing.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Some College

Date Posted
1 year ago
Scott Depot, West Virginia

Baptist: SBC

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