Foothills Bible Church - Student Pastor

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  • Littleton, United States

Foothills Bible Church - Student Pastor

Job description


SNAPSHOT

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.


Requirements

POSITION PROFILE

Full-Time Position: Student Pastor

Mission: To help people become faithful followers of Jesus Christ Values : Worship, Grow, Serve, Connect, & Share

Position Summary

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.

Position Responsibilities

Essential Functions:


  • 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 information
  • Responsible to provide pastoral care for all ministry leaders and students:
  • Recruit, train, and equip leaders for service in ministry
  • Continue with or develop and implement leader training, specific to ministry that is in alignment with church culture
  • Continue 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 advancement
  • Continue with or develop and maintain a system for scheduling and follow up with volunteers as needed for all required church functions
  • Provide or arrange for personal shepherding and care for all leaders and volunteers, as applicable
  • Responsible to provide a plan for consistent communication to ministry teams and leaders to ensure that team is aligned and unified
  • Provide 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 guidelines
  • Develop and maintain a system for welcoming new students and families
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking and follow up of absentee students
  • Provide spiritual counseling support for students and families as needed or requested by Pastoral staff
  • Manage ministry calendar in coordination with the church calendar
  • Create and maintain a system for the creation and planning of all aspects of curriculum and discipleship training for students
  • Work with the Finance Manager and Executive Pastoral staff to develop and manage ministry budget
  • Establish annual goals for ongoing growth and development of ministry that is in alignment with overall church goals and initiatives
  • Responsible for generating reporting on ministry metrics as requested by Executive Pastoral staff
  • Plan, and execute weekly classes or ministry events in cooperation with church processes and systems
  • Responsible to oversee curriculum or teaching content that is in alignment with overall church doctrines and initiatives
  • Maintain ministry classrooms, supplies, and equipment
  • Implement a plan for ongoing communication within the ministry to maintain healthy connections between team members and students and families
  • Plan and execute annual events such as Summer Camp, Winter Camp, and monthly activities
  • Maintain ongoing communication with other local church student ministry teams and local high school campus ministry groups to promote citywide unity and collaboration
  • Qualifications:


  • Must be computer literate with knowledge in all Microsoft Office software
  • Self-starter able to complete projects with excellence, in a timely manner
  • Must have highly effective communication skills
  • Must be highly organized
  • Creative outside of the box thinker
  • Ability to recruit, develop, and manage volunteer teams
  • Ability to manage and facilitate necessary classes, programs, and events
  • Coachable and able to take direction well
  • Considerable interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge 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 church
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities and tight deadlines, work under pressure and remain flexible
  • Must be able to use discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to use discretion in decision making in all types of scenarios
  • Understanding of and alignment with the core values, mission, and vision of the church
  • Must be integral and committed to living a public life that is founded in Christ-likeness and above reproach
  • Personal Responsibilities

    Uphold Biblical priorities in life, in the order outlined below:


  • Growing in your personal relationship with Jesus
  • Relationship with spouse (if married)
  • Relationship with children (if applicable)
  • Relationship with your friends and staff
  • Purpose in life/ministry
  • Develop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.