BENCHMARK STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR – Job Description
Reports to: Chris Wilson – Lead Pastor Benchmark Bible Church
Qualifications and Position Requirements:
- – One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
- – One who possesses a bachelor’s degree, experience in youth ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).
- – One who is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for Benchmark Student Ministry.
- – One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for discipleship and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
- – An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with Benchmark’s statement of faith.
- – A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
At present, the following ministries are involved: teenagers, and young adults. Ministries shall be age-defined and involve various purposes within each age-group, i.e. outreach, worship, fellowship, discipleship and service.
- – Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as possible service and mission opportunities.
- – Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.
- – Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth as needed.
- – Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
- – Support BBC parents in effectively fulfilling their roles as Christian parents, in concert with other pastoral staff.
- – Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.
- – Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.
- – Grow Benchmark Student Ministries in meaningful ways.
- – Participate in weekly staff meetings.
- – Recruit and Shepherd ministry volunteers.
- – Oversee Next Generation Small Group
- – Weekly one hour one-on-one mentoring by the Senior Pastor so he may provide encouragement, direction, support, and challenge you toward holiness and righteousness.
- – Attend worship services, prayer service, and special meetings.
- – Present semi-annual ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the Elder board.
- – Participate in a yearly job performance review.
- – Present a yearly Next Generation Ministries budget proposals.
- – Stay current with the next generation ministry practices by reading, attending leadership conferences, etc.
- – Understand there will be an annual review to determine if he continues in the office of Next Generation Pastor.
Weekly Time Expectations:
- – BSM Wednesday Night Event – 3hrs
- – BSM Student and Parent Communication – 1hr
- – BSM Teaching Prep – 5-7hrs
- – Outside Student Events – 2hrs
- – BSM Administration – 1hr
- – BSM Leader development – 1hr