Student Pastor

Decatur, Illinois //

About Temple Baptist Church

Independent baptist church in central Illinois. We are a church that seeks to be disciples that make disciples. We focus on Biblical application, family centered and mission minded. 

Job description

Student Pastor Job Description

Job Summary:

The Student Pastor of Temple Baptist Church will play a crucial role in leading and shepherding the student ministry. This individual will work closely with the Senior Pastor and other church leaders to develop and implement effective strategies for nurturing and guiding our students. The Student Pastor will serve as a spiritual mentor, teacher, and facilitator, providing pastoral care, organizing activities, and developing ministry volunteers.



Student Ministry:

  • Directly over the Jr. and Sr. High School student ministry and supervising of the elementary student ministry.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive student ministry program that fosters spiritual growth, discipleship, and community.
  • Plan engaging and relevant Bible studies, small groups, retreats, camps, and outreach events for students.
  • Provide guidance and counseling to students, offering spiritual support and addressing their unique needs.
  • Recruit, train, and empower volunteers to assist in the student ministry.
  • Collaborate with parents and families to create a supportive network that encourages their involvement and participation in the spiritual formation of their children.


Pastoral Duties:

  • Assist the Senior Pastor in conducting regular pastoral duties, including preaching, teaching, and administering ordinances (baptism and Lord’s Supper).
  • Participate in staff meetings, leadership retreats, and other church-related activities.
  • Support and contribute to the overall vision, mission, and values of the church.



  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as theology, or ministry. 
  • Ordination from a Baptist church is preferred. 
  • A deep passion for working with students and guiding them in their spiritual journey.
  • Strong biblical knowledge and theological adherence to the principles and beliefs of Baptist doctrine.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to connect with students, parents, volunteers, and congregants of all ages.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities, with the capacity to plan and execute student ministry programs effectively.
  • A servant's heart, characterized by humility, compassion, and a commitment to serving others.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, under the guidance of the Senior Pastor.


This job description outlines the primary responsibilities and requirements for the role of Student Pastor at Temple Baptist Church. However, the specific duties and expectations may be subject to adjustment based on the needs and direction of the church leadership.


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