Pastor of Students and Young Adults

Temple Baptist Church

Job Description

Title: Pastor of Students and Young Adults

Full-Time Position with Benefits

The Students and Young Adults Pastor is responsible to the Senior Pastor for developing, implementing, and promoting the ministries of Students, 6-12th-grade and young adults, ages 18-30. This ministry will support both the vision and ministry strategy of Temple Baptist Church. The ideal candidate must have a love for Christ, a heart for shepherding, a strong theological foundation for his ministry, and lead his family to be committed to the life and health of Temple Baptist Church.  

Primary Areas of Focus:

  • He will give pastoral oversight to two core areas of ministry: students, and young adults
  • On a weekly basis, he will work to lead and build the student ministry (6-12 grade) of Temple. 
  • Plan, promote, and oversee the religious education programs for students and young adults. The programs include Sunday morning groups, Wednesday night groups and activities, occasional events, and Summer Camp(s)
  • Provide training for teachers and volunteers in the students and young adult ministries

Secondary Areas of Focus:

  • Weekly participation in worship services
  • Preaching/Teaching in services when needed
  • Hospital visitation
  • Counseling
  • Officiating weddings and funerals when needed
  • Organizational alignment
  • Supervision and support of the Children’s Ministry Director 

General Responsibilities

  • Know and promote the vision of Temple to volunteers and members
  • Committed to shepherding the families of students on a consistent, ongoing basis
  • Propose and manage a budget related to your area of ministry
  • Identify, recruit, train, place, and evaluate small group leaders in Student and Young Adult Ministries
  • Evaluate curriculum and content for use within your two core areas
  • Fulfill all other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor


  • Must be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ
  • Must be male and meet the biblical qualifications for overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
  • Must be committed to expositional teaching/preaching
  • Must be hospitable and friendly, someone who loves people
  • Must have an ongoing commitment to personal growth and professional development
  • Must maintain a consistent and vibrant devotional life
  • Must maintain and demonstrate a commitment to personal evangelism and discipleship
  • Must be a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church and wholeheartedly affirm Temple's vision and statement of faith (BF&M 2000)
  • Must faithfully demonstrate ongoing, personal financial generosity in supporting Temple Baptist Church
  • Must demonstrate faithful attendance at Temple worship gatherings and Members' Meetings
  • Must demonstrate faithful involvement in Fellowship Groups
  • Must be in full compliance with the Constitution and Bylaws of Temple Baptist Church and the Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual 
  • Must possess a humble, approachable, coachable, and teachable spirit
  • Must be a team player with a strong work ethic
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision while balancing work and home life
  • Must be willing to be flexible due to the often unpredictable nature of full-time ministry
  • Must meet and maintain consistent deadlines
  • Must work a consistent schedule and maintain regular office/working hours
  • Must possess a standard for excellence and efficiency
  • Must possess excellent communication skills in teaching, writing, and speaking with others

Temple's Mission: To reach those who are broken and far from God and help them become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Benefits: This position includes healthcare, retirement (403 b), PTO, sick leave, dental, and vision. 

About Temple Baptist Church

Our mission is to reach those who are broken and far from God and help them become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Jesus cared about those who were broken: the poor, the crippled, the blind. In His day, they represented the marginalized of society that the religious community neglected. But Jesus cared about them. As a church, we want to follow His example of loving and reaching out to all those who are experiencing brokenness. Physical and spiritual.

Jesus reached out to those who were far from God. In one sense, we are all galaxies away from God. Each of us is the prodigal son, the lost coin, the sheep that left the fold and wandered off. Jesus used these parables and others to illustrate our need for salvation and His love for us.

Those whom Jesus saved, He also shaped into fully devoted followers. As a church, we want to see people become fully devoted followers of Christ. Another way to say this is that we want to see Christians grow to maturity. Christian maturity isn't about how many years you've been a believer or what position you hold in the church. Christian maturity happens when you are walking (day to day, moment by moment) closely with Jesus and becoming more and more like Him.

All this points to our vision: to live as disciples making disciples. 

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives His disciples the Great Commission: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." As we're growing in Christ, we want to pour into others and help them grow in their walk with the Lord as well. We want to make disciples as we ourselves are being discipled.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Newport News, Virginia

Baptist: SBC

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