Connection Point Church

Denomination- Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance - 850

Location - Raytown, MO

The Position - Student Pastor



Our Mission:


"We exist to point people to a connection with Jesus Christ one another, and God’s purpose for their lives."

About Us:


Our desire at Connection Point Church is to see people take steps of faith in discipleship. We are seeking the Lord for revival through the rest of 2021.



The Student Pastor will have a heart for middle and high school students with a desire to help them take their first/next step toward a stronger relationship with Jesus. He or she will serve the church by aligning the Student Ministry across all current and future campuses with the mission and vision of Connection Point. The Student Pastor will empower parents, staff, and volunteers to develop discipleship opportunities that connect students and families to Jesus, each other, and the world.

Essential Responsibilities and Outcomes:


  • Oversee and champion all ministry to Students (7th-12th Grade) and their parents.
    Naturally develop personal relationships with students, parents, and volunteers. Create an environment where students can build relationships with each other, regardless of school or background.

  • Meet with the Pastoral Staff on a regular basis to ensure unity and spiritual alignment across all ministries.
    Implement a Parent Advisory Team and meet with them consistently for feedback, ideas, and input.

  • Intentionally build a presence in the community through missional efforts. Continue to foster the reputation of Connection Point as a church that loves our city by welcoming community students and providing a safe, friendly environment.

Recruiting and Supervision

  • Recruit, train and empower volunteers for leadership in Sunday morning LifeGroups, Midweek programming, Student Camp, WKND, and all special events.

  • Using a LifeGroup Leader-driven approach, continue to recruit and equip LifeGroup Leaders to help students take steps of faith.

  • Hold weekly volunteer huddles, monthly volunteer trainings, and semi-annual discipleship training (in conjunction with the Discipleship Team).

  • Develop teams of student leaders and opportunities for students to lead their peers in a ministry context.


  • Measure success according to steps of faith taken by individual students, moving them from Visitors to Engagers.
    Champion “Faith at Home” by encouraging students to look to their parents as Disciples and by equipping parents (in conjunction with the Discipleship Team) to disciple their teenagers.

  • Effectively teach theological truths in a practical, tangible, and convicting way. Provide opportunities for growth to happen: i.e. in-house serving opportunities, community serving opportunities, missions, discipleship weekend, etc.


  • Create engaging and dynamic programs in which students want to participate and are excited to talk to their parents about.

  • Plan programming well in advance to ensure proper communication, excitement, and effective execution.

  • Lead Student Ministry programming forward in a manner that fits into the Discipleship Strategy of Connection Point Church.

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of the facilities, planning an appropriate budget, and work within that budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly.



  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God and a teachable spirit.

  • One who possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field; Masters level

  • education is a preferred bonus.

  • One who has a minimum experience (3-5 years preferred) leading a Student Ministry that includes the leading and equipping of volunteers and parents or a related field.

  • A desire to take ministry to teenagers to the next level.

  • A personal spiritual life is congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

  • If married and has children, family is expected to be actively involved in the ministries of the church

  • One who can apply theological truths, as reflected in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, to the everyday life of a teenager

  • An outgoing and approachable leader.

  • A heart for teenagers and a desire to help them take their next step toward a stronger

  • relationship with Jesus.

  • One who likes to have fun!


Pastoral Presence:

This leader will make intentional efforts to be present in the lives of teenagers and their families by:

  • Attending various events which involve teenagers outside of Connection Point programming.

  • Being present with a student and/or family in case of an emergency or crisis situation.

  • Offering counseling for teenagers from a biblical and faith-based perspective.

Physical Demands:

The typical youth staff member will endure a number of nights each year with minimal sleep, particularly on retreats and trips with students. In addition, there will be seasons when the physical demands of the youth ministry can be exhausting, particularly when preparing for a major event or multiple major events. Assisting with event preparation and clean-up can require some heavy lifting as the staff person’s ability allows.


** This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility that will be required of an employee in this position. Therefore, additional duties may be assigned.


A little bit about Raytown, MO

Kansas City is a city located in Clay County, Jackson County, and Platte County, Missouri. With a 2020 population of 501,957, it is the largest city in Missouri and the 38th largest in the country. Kansas City is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 9.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 459,787 in 2010. Spanning over 319 miles, Kansas City has a population density of 1,594 people per square mile.


Tourist Attractions – Kansas City is a great city for families to settle down! We have everything a big city has to offer, but with a small, family feel. With the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Sporting KC, the Country Club Plaza, there is plenty to offer for a day downtown. If the city is not for you, the surrounding suburbs have everything your family could want.


School District – Connection Point sits in the middle of several quality school districts, specifically Raytown and Lee’s Summit.


Housing Market – The greater Kansas City area has a very reasonable, Midwest housing market.

To be considered for this position, please upload your resume here