Foothills Bible Church - Student Pastor
Foothills Bible Church is a healthy and growing church that has been in the city for nearly 50 years. What began as a Bible study for a small group of people has grown into a church with over 1500 members who are impacting Littleton, Colorado. Nestled in the foothills just several miles from downtown Denver, Foothills Bible Church sits on over 25 acres of property at the base of the Hogback, the gateway to the Rockies. Foothills is a Bible church with a heavy emphasis on serving the community and building faithful followers of Jesus. Foothills Student Ministry is poised for even more growth with the leadership and vision of a student pastor who deeply loves reaching unchurched teenagers.
HISTORY & CURRENT STATUS
Foothills Bible Church’s mission is to help people become faithful followers of Jesus Christ. For almost 50 years, it has faithfully been advancing the Gospel with strong Biblical teaching. Two years ago, after a rigorous evaluation on how well the church was reaching the lost and determining what kind of environment and culture was present, the leadership of Foothills adopted a new and relevant vision: ‘Everyone’s welcome because nobody’s perfect and God has big plans for your life’. The church noticed that they were growing and had become a large congregation, some key elements were missing if they were to make every single person feel accepted long enough to hear the Gospel. That vision overhaul has had two profound effects on the church community. First, new people who normally felt they were not welcome at church, have heard the message and are coming and growing in Christ. Second, the church body has been radically changed. They are now more focused locally than ever to actively pray for and love their neighbors. You can see a video about the vision here.
The church campus is on 25+ acres in the Denver metro suburb of Littleton. The ministry in this community is predominately middle to upper middle-income families. With more than 80% of adults participating in small groups which are referred to as Growth Groups (G2s), FBC has a vibrant multi-generational approach with an emphasis on families that is evident in growing kids and student programs, along with a pre-school and kindergarten operating during the week.
FSM has a dedicated building that the students have actually named, "The Shed." This two-story complex filled with rooms for small groups, Café, a basketball/volleyball court, and an Auditorium for corporate worship is a dynamic asset in facilitating viable ministry to students. Just behind The Shed is a hill that is used for tubing in the winters. The large, grassy field and open space also create a fun environment to facilitate outdoor games and activities. The Student Pastor at Foothills will be given high trust in utilizing all available resources to reach the students of Littleton.
STUDENT MINISTRY APPROACH
Foothills Student Ministries (FSM) is the student ministry of Foothills Bible Church. It is of significant importance to the leadership and adults of this church. With an average of approximately 85 students meeting on a weekly basis, this ministry is ready for growth and visionary leadership.
The students of FSM are ministered to in both corporate and small group gatherings throughout the course of the month. Small groups are a big deal at FSM and Foothills as a whole with approximately 80% of the entire church is involved in small groups! Foothills places a high value on biblical teaching/preaching and instructing young people to live in light of God's word.
Summers are typically filled with international missions trip opportunities ("Go Trips"), summer camp, and fellowship activities for students. Winters, since it is ColoRADo, afford a myriad of trip and event options to plan for students such as skiing, tubing, and other winter activities to connect with students in a meaningful way.
Full-Time Position: Student Pastor
Mission: To help people become faithful followers of Jesus Christ
Values : Worship, Grow, Serve, Connect, & Share
The student pastor fully embraces the FBC Vision by creating a safe, non-judgmental place for non-Christians; an environment where everyone is growing in grace and students are equipped to live God’s BIG plan for their life right now. The student ministry has a healthy foundation after 4 years of growth.
Manage and provide oversight for Foothills Student Ministries (7th- 12th grade)Working under the direction of the Executive Pastor and/or member of the Ministry Leadership team, responsible for the development of ministry vision that is in alignment with church initiatives and culture.Act as liaison between Ministry Leadership Team and the Student Ministry to support seamless communication of church-wide initiatives and ministry informationResponsible to provide pastoral care for all ministry leaders and students:Recruit, train, and equip leaders for service in ministryContinue with or develop and implement leader training, specific to ministry that is in alignment with church cultureContinue with or develop and implement a system for discipleship of leaders that includes oversight of ministry team participation in church-wide discipleship and training classes as well as a strategy that supports leader promotion and advancementContinue with or develop and maintain a system for scheduling and follow up with volunteers as needed for all required church functionsProvide or arrange for personal shepherding and care for all leaders and volunteers, as applicableResponsible to provide a plan for consistent communication to ministry teams and leaders to ensure that team is aligned and unifiedProvide or arrange a system for personal shepherding and care of all students, ensuring that all leaders who have access to or interact with students are appropriately trained per child safety guidelinesDevelop and maintain a system for welcoming new students and familiesDevelop and maintain a system for tracking and follow up of absentee studentsProvide spiritual counseling support for students and families as needed or requested by Pastoral staffManage ministry calendar in coordination with the church calendarCreate and maintain a system for the creation and planning of all aspects of curriculum and discipleship training for studentsWork with the Finance Manager and Executive Pastoral staff to develop and manage ministry budgetEstablish annual goals for ongoing growth and development of ministry that is in alignment with overall church goals and initiativesResponsible for generating reporting on ministry metrics as requested by Executive Pastoral staffPlan, and execute weekly classes or ministry events in cooperation with church processes and systemsResponsible to oversee curriculum or teaching content that is in alignment with overall church doctrines and initiativesMaintain ministry classrooms, supplies, and equipmentImplement a plan for ongoing communication within the ministry to maintain healthy connections between team members and students and familiesPlan and execute annual events such as Summer Camp, Winter Camp, and monthly activitiesMaintain ongoing communication with other local church student ministry teams and local high school campus ministry groups to promote citywide unity and collaboration
Must be computer literate with knowledge in all Microsoft Office softwareSelf-starter able to complete projects with excellence, in a timely mannerMust have highly effective communication skillsMust be highly organizedCreative outside of the box thinkerAbility to recruit, develop, and manage volunteer teamsAbility to manage and facilitate necessary classes, programs, and eventsCoachable and able to take direction wellConsiderable interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with othersStrong analytical and strategic problem-solving skillsKnowledge of the approaches and techniques involved in budgeting, project management, record keeping, etc.Capable of coordinating multiple tasks and adjusting to the changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and scheduling of a growing churchDemonstrate a strong work ethic and take initiativeAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities and tight deadlines, work under pressure and remain flexibleMust be able to use discretion and maintain confidentiality at all timesAbility to use discretion in decision making in all types of scenariosUnderstanding of and alignment with the core values, mission, and vision of the churchMust be integral and committed to living a public life that is founded in Christ-likeness and above reproach
Uphold Biblical priorities in life, in the order outlined below:
Growing in your personal relationship with JesusRelationship with spouse (if married)Relationship with children (if applicable)Relationship with your friends and staffPurpose in life/ministryDevelop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.