Fellowship Bible is not just one of the most influential churches in Little Rock, it is known throughout the entire Southeast as a church making a difference in their community and around the world.
Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock began with a small group of students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville who were inspired in the late 1960’s with a vision for a new kind of church. This group grew to about 30 who met in a home. In August of 1977, this group held its official first service at Little Rock’s Anthony School.
Continued growth through the years and a drive for greater impact in their city led the leadership team to consider and become a multisite church.
In the last decade they have launched a spanish-speaking congregation (at West Little Rock Campus) and their fifth campus, at the new Midtown Campus
Over the years Fellowship has been involved in ministries around Arkansas and throughout the world. They have been used by God to plant churches, partner with other ministries across the globe, send and support missionaries, and provide resources for outreach and discipleship. They seek to be a people of God who make disciples who live by His grace and for His glory at home and across the world!
Fellowship Bible Church is an elder-led church (with a mix of lay-elders and a few pastoral staff-elders).
The leadership culture at Fellowship is marked by character, laughter, authenticity and a desire to do all with excellence.
The teaching time is focused on taking the deep truths of the Bible and explaining them in a manner that makes sense today. FBC spend most of the year preaching through books of the Bible, with occasional breaks for a topic-based series.
The Little Rock campus has three venues from which congregants can choose: the Worship Center, the Warehouse and the Chapel. Each of these venues offers a different worship style but has the same teaching.
The Worship Center is the largest venue and provides a rich blend of hymns, contemporary and modern worship and most often hosts the live teaching.
The Warehouse worship experience incorporates many modern elements including high top and low top tables and set-aside areas for young families and nursing mothers.
The Chapel is their most traditional worship experience, which has hymns, communion and other elements that engage the more traditional worshiper.
Fellowship Student Ministries (FSM) seek to create desired environments for those in junior high and high school. They focus on creating large group settings where all can feel welcomed and engaged. In addition they seek to move students into small group settings where students can grow in relationship with Jesus and friends while feeling known.
High School Ministry meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Many Discipleship Groups (D Groups) meet prior to the large group gathering (simultaneously while Jr. High Group meets in their large group setting) and several meet at other times/locations throughout the week.
The High School Pastor will give oversight the male D Group leaders, male students and collaborate with the Girls lead for High School to lead the ministry for all 9th to 12th grade students at the West Little Rock Campus.
Each FSM small group (known as Discipleship Groups, or D Groups) have six to twelve members, and each group is based on grade and gender. These groups meet throughout the week to help students grow in their understanding of the Bible and practice of Scriptures as well as create community with their group leader and other participants.
Fellowship Bible Church is equipped with ample resources to create a variety of environments where high school students can be met by loving leaders and grow together in Christ and in relationship with one another.
FSM leadership seeks to teach and model God's Word in relevant ways. Both large and small group (D Group) settings take time in God's Word to discover what the Lord has said to His people. Fellowship Bible is known for their commitment to real and applicable teaching of the Bible.
Fellowship Bible Church is a fun environment with many rewards-- however it is a driven environment as well. The new leader should come in ready to laugh, but also equipped and driven to work. The Fellowship Student Ministry (FSM) team does much in collaboration, therefore they seek to overlap their work schedules so that much of their in-office times are shared and community can be built.
Because of the size, scope and growth of FSM it is imperative that the new Pastor come in with the knowledge that much of his time will be spent with the adult population in student ministry. Time with students is always desired (and should be modeled), but the realistic expectation for this new hire is that he will equip and empower leaders for relational ministry with students.
The high school ministry has a solid foundation to build upon. The new High School Pastor will be charged with the opportunity to build upon this foundation and continue to relationally invest in leaders, families and students to continue building a culture that is both invitational and biblically relevant.
Though there are a few socio-economic classes that make up Fellowship Bible Church, the immediate area is seen as affluent. The new hire should understand the challenges this creates, as many students have a lot of opportunity right at their fingertips which can create a "competition with the world mentality." FSM seeks to meet teens where they are, the new High School Pastor will want to equip lay-leadership to do exactly that. With so many schools represented it will be impossible the the High School Pastor to "be all to all," therefore he should model relationship with students, but empower the lay leadership (D. Group leaders) to be actively involved in the lives of students.
As FSM continues to grow, it is imperative that the new High School Pastor continues the ministry structure that is scalable to grow with the church. This primarily happens through the recruitment, training and sustaining of the leadership team. FSM has a strong group of volunteers who seek to be equipped with the effective tools and methods to meet students where they are, partner with parents through the teen years and equip students to love Jesus and others well.
Fellowship Bible Church is seeking a team oriented pastor passionate about student discipleship and building into volunteers to join the Student Ministry team at the West Little Rock Campus. This position is specific to the West Little Rock campus, so responsibilities listed below are campus specific unless otherwise noted.
- Recruit, train, equip, and shepherd male 9th-12th grade D group leaders
- Assimilate, oversee, and check in on High School guys D groups
- Connect, counsel, and shepherd male high school students though campus presence, extra-curricular activities, coffees, etc.
- Share preaching responsibilities for Wednesday Night services in line with the multi-site teaching arc with the Student Pastor
- Be present and contributing during any FSM events and programming
- Connect and partner with parents of High School Guys
- Help assimilate High School seniors into what is next
- Keep up with latest trends and developments within student ministry to ensure FSM’s ministry is innovative and relevant
- Serve as Pastor on Call when needed
- Recruit, train, equip, and shepherd Wednesday Night volunteers
- Assist in planning and executing multisite student ministry events, classes, and trips
- As assigned, execute logistics and planning on ministry events and trips
- Interpersonal Savvy – Able to comfortably relate to students, leaders, and parents of varying backgrounds and personalities
- Congregational Focus – A desire to shepherd students and leaders in West Little Rock
- Emotional Intelligence – Knowing how to step into difficult situations and bring wisdom, grace, and truth with a pastoral heart
- Developing Others – A heart for building leaders and knowing the investment in them is the primary way of investing in students
- Operates well in a team environment – Willing to voice an opinion, engage in healthy conflict, and be on board with the direction of the team.
- Relates comfortably with parents and students
- Serves and interacts well with volunteers.
- Operates well in a team environment
- A heart to serve the Lord and grow his Kingdom.
- Committed to Fellowship’s mission, values and beliefs.
Experience and Education
· College Education (required); Seminary preferred
· At least 2 – 3 years’ full-time ministry/pastoral experience
· Reports directly to Student Pastor