Bay Leaf Baptist Church


Denomination - Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance - 1,000

Location - Raleigh, North Carolina

Position - Student Minister 

About Bay Leaf Baptist Church's:

The mission of Bay Leaf is to make disciples locally and globally for the glory of God.

About the Position:
The Student Minister is accountable to Executive Pastor for the planning, coordinating, leading, and shepherding of the middle school and high school students. Students are defined as grades 6 to 12 in public schools, Christian schools, private schools, or home-schooled. He serves as part of the Bay Leaf Baptist Church pastoral team.

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  • Reach students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and disciple them to become committed lifelong learners and followers of Jesus Christ.

  • Work with a Youth Shepherding Team to seek feedback from student’s parents as to effectiveness of the ministry.

  • Seek, train, and raise qualified leaders for small group bible studies for students.

  • Plan and lead weekly bible studies as age/spiritual maturity appropriate for teaching, discipleship, and preparation for the students next phase of life.

  • Plan and lead the following activities for middle and high school boys and girls:

    • Sunday morning group studies

    • Sunday and Wednesday evening activities

    • School breaks or holidays activities or events

    • Retreats/camps for concentrated discipleship

    • Local, national, and international mission trips (in collaboration with the Missions Pastor)

    • Special events for students

  • Recruit and train student ministry teachers in collaboration with the Nominating Committee.

  • Develop student leaders in line with the overall discipleship plan of the student ministry.

  • Lead in pastoral care to students and their families, e.g., hospitals visits, counseling, and general encouragement.

  • Work with the Discipleship Pastor to help families (parents) create the discipline and practice of family worship in the home.

  • Prepare an annual student ministry budget request for presentation to the Stewardship Committee.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Pastor and/or Senior Pastor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Preferred Master of Divinity or equivalent from an SBC seminary.

  2. Exhibits the character declared for elders as described in 1st Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9.

  3. Prefer prior experience in SBC church with youth, family, or next generation ministries.

  4. Must be committed to living a missional life as declared in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

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A little bit about Raleigh, NC


Raleigh, North Carolina is known as one of the best places in the nation to live! Home to numerous James Beard-nominated chefs and the largest high-tech R&D center in the U.S. (Research Triangle Park), Raleigh has easily lured thousands of new residents year-over-year looking for a fresh start.

Becoming the 2nd fastest-growing metro in the country, this vibrant Southern city offers a lot in the way of strong job growth, an exciting food scene, and unforgettable cultural experiences.