Concord Church

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Denomination - Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance - 400

Location - St. Louis, Missouri

Position - Student Pastor

About the Church:
 

Concord exists to CONNECT all people to Jesus, so they can GROW in their faith and SERVE others.

Our vision at Concord Church is to become the greatest church we can be (a community fully surrender to our Savior) we must follow the greatest commandment (to love God and our Neighbor), which is given by the greatest person (Jesus). We desire to lead all people associated with Concord to love their neighbor (both across the street and around the world) by investing in strategic conversations, acts of kindness, and meaningful service.

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About the Position:
 

Concord Church is prayerfully and eagerly looking for the God-chosen person to lead our student ministry. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader and communicator who is ready to invest in and build upon a solid, thriving youth ministry.

Responsibilities:

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  • Invest in meaningful relationships with students (both middle school and high school), volunteer leaders, and parents of teens.

  • Provide leadership and vision for the volunteer team in student ministry

  • Be the lead communicator and architect of the student mid-week services. This would include the following:      

    • Developing engaging and theologically rich lessons and teaching series

    • Creating attractive environments for students and their friends

    • Utilizing our broadcast platform to connect with students who choose to attend online

    • Provide uplifting and inspiring worship moments through music, reflection, prayer time, etc.

    • Developing a consistent follow-up strategy for guests.

    • Seeking ways to invite new students to respond to the Gospel message

  • Oversee and regulate small groups ministry:

    • Provide or purchase excellent curriculum

    • Develop and train new and existing teachers

    • Encourage good follow-up and connection with students, leaders and parents

  • Guide students to mission and service opportunities within the larger body of Concord.

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Qualifications:

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  • Have a personal commitment to and relationship with Jesus Christ and live a lifestyle in accordance with Christian principles.

  • Maintain the highest Christian standards in personal and professional life in accordance with the Concord Policy Handbook.

  • Sign and support, both publicly and personally, Concord’s Doctrinal Covenant.

  • Demonstrate the following interpersonal skills:

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to freely give and receive input

  • Ability to deal with a diverse range of people

  • Capacity to encourage and motivate others

  • Experience in coordinating and managing volunteers

  • Ability to manage stressful situations with grace and good communication

  • Exhibit good organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks

  • Possess a high degree of comfort with technology and web-based ministry

  • Demonstrate the ability to embrace the organizational purpose – To CONNECT all people to Jesus Christ, so they can GROW in their faith and SERVE others.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in tasks as they relate to the overall purpose of Concord Church.

Requisit Skills:

  • Experience in leading a youth group ministry

  • Completed (or almost completed) A Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (or a similar degree)

  • Proficiency with technical equipment including sound and computer-generated equipment and use of worship and presentation software.

  • Ability to identify, recruit, and develop potential leaders for Student Ministry

  • Solid speaking, writing and preaching skills

  • Possess an educated, but growing theological hunger for God’s word

Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Have experience working with Planning Center

  • Have musical background of some sort

  • Have experience with ProPresenter

Duties:

  • Oversee the entire Midweek Student program

  • Oversee the Sunday morning small group ministry

  • Plan and execute key yearly calendar events (including retreats, mission trips, etc)

  • Exists as a team player with the Senior Staff in weekly meetings

  • Maintain regular and informed communication with staff, students, volunteer leaders and parents

  • Attend weekly senior staff meetings.

  • Manage the entire student ministry annual budget

  • In conjunction with the Senior Pastor, provide annual budget forecast.

A little bit about St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music.

To see more of what St. Louis has to offer, please visit https://explorestlouis.com/