Youth Pastor/Associate Pastor

About this role

Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Youth Pastor to lead our middle and high school ministry. We're missions-minded, evangelical and committed to expositional teaching. Our congregation averages around 300 each week. Our worship is mostly contemporary, and we're located in a growing part of town. The youth group currently has attendance of 30 students. Special events with our youth have attracted close to 100 students.


The ideal candidate will:

Possess the qualifications for elder/pastor listed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

Clearly love God, which will be demonstrated through loving others, keeping his eyes pure, maintaining a consistent devotional life, and being committed to stewardship.

Have a passion for discipling and evangelizing young people.

Be a gifted Bible teacher who can connect with students.·

Have 5 years of full-time experience working with students.

Have some formal theological training.

Desire to partner with parents in preparing their children to keep their faith when they go to college.

Work well with all ages, self-motivated and personable.

Be strong administratively (following budgets, setting goals, planning events). ·

Take initiative regarding outreach in our area, esp. into schools.

Effectively recruit and train volunteers.

Work well in a team environment (staff and committees).

Have demonstrated a commitment to keeping students safe.

Be proficient with social media (web/graphic design/video production skills a plus)

Work well with students who are home schooled as well as attend public/private school.

Be ordained or seeking ordination.

Affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.

How to apply

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please include a link to teaching samples (no CDs or DVDs please).

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