Student & Sports Outreach Pastor • Apply Now

Good Hope Baptist Church in Cary NC, is prayerfully receiving resumes for our future Associate Pastor of Student & Sports Outreach Ministries. This future pastor will work under the supervision of the Senior Pastor and alongside a team of staff members and volunteers to oversee all areas of ministry to students and their families in addition to providing leadership for the Sports Outreach Ministry.

The previous Student & Sports Outreach Pastor served in this capacity for nine years and recently relocated to serve as a Lead Pastor in a nearby Baptist church. If you believe God has prepared you to be a part of a growing multicultural church and help shepherd students and their families, and reach the local community through sports outreach, please review all areas of our website and social media to familiarize yourself with our church and its doctrinal beliefs in addition to researching the local area.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, with a salary based on experience.  The full job description can be found below.

If you are interested, please submit, at a minimum the following three attachments to studentpastorsearch@goodhopechurch.org

  • Resume that shows experience in the area of ministry to students and sports ministry, both paid and volunteer. Other leadership experience is a plus.
  • A cover letter explaining why you are seeking a relocation.
  • A statement of testimony regarding your acceptance of Christ and when.

Once we receive your documentation, we will notify you of its receipt. When the team is ready for further correspondence, they will notify you. After submission, if any of your contact information changes, or if you no longer wish to be considered for this position, please let the team know as soon as possible.

The search team is tasked with prayerfully discovering the pastor God has set aside for this position and will keep you and this position before Him.

Job Description

Associate Pastor of Youth and Sports Outreach
Summary:  The primary responsibilities of the Associate Pastor of Youth and Sports Outreach are to plan, administer, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate a comprehensive and active youth ministry for grades 6-12. Secondary responsibilities include oversight of an intentional recreational sports outreach ministry.

Qualifications

  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Consistent spiritual and moral character and lifestyle complying with the biblical leadership qualifications (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-16; 1 Pet 5:1-4).
  • Possesses a calling from God to be a youth pastor (Eph 4:11-13).
  • A heart for young people and a desire to see young people led to Christ and discipled into a deeper walk with Christ.
  • Gifted in Bible teaching.
  • Agreement with Good Hope Baptist Church’s Constitution and Bylaws and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  • Exhibits a passion for God in his personal life, family relationships, and ministry.
  • Competent in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to work in a team ministry environment alongside the Church Staff, Elders, Deacons, and Ministry Team Leaders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Give direction to and oversee the Youth Ministry including discipleship, evangelism, outreach, service, and fellowship.
  • Plan and develop programs for the youth ministry.
  • Evaluate existing programs to determine effectiveness.
  • Identify and provide ministry opportunities for students.
  • Work in coordination with the Pastor, Staff, and Elders to oversee the Sunday School program for the youth.
  • Lead a midweek Bible study for teens.
  • Partner with parents in the spiritual development of their middle and high school children.
  • Keep the church leadership and parents informed of all aspects of the youth ministry.
  • Meet monthly with youth ministry leaders to pray and discuss upcoming events, challenges, solutions, and praises.
  • Work with the nominating team to recruit student ministry leaders as needed.
  • Provide training for student ministry leaders.
  • Develop relationships with the youth providing discipleship, counseling, spiritual direction, and pastoral care.
  • Develop and lead the follow-up ministry for student visitors.
  • Communicate the vision of the youth student ministry to Good Hope Baptist Church via bulletins, website, announcements, and other forms of publicity.
  • Develop the student ministry budget and track expenditures throughout the year.
  • Contribute to the overall pastoral care of the church, including but not limited to hospital visitation, visitor follow-up, and member counseling.
  • Promote the ministry plan of Good Hope Baptist Church always seeking to resolve problems with other ministry leaders.
  • Meet with the pastor regularly keeping him informed of all events and activities planned for the youth and recreational outreach ministries. The Pastor may give further church-related responsibilities not previously stated.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, initiate, and lead a recreational/sports outreach program.
  • Evaluate costs of programs and offsetting fee structures.
  • Plan practice and game schedules and coordinate space and resources.
  • Supply age-appropriate devotional material for sports events as necessary.
  • Develop a structure of scholarship programs for participants in need.
  • Publicize sports programs to the community.
  • Recruit, evaluate, and train leaders and coaches for the recreational/sports outreach program.
  • Develop and maintain an intentional follow-up plan for the recreational/sports outreach program.
  • Develop the recreational/sports outreach ministry budget and track expenditures throughout the year.

Education and Experience

  • Three years of youth ministry paid staff experience required.
  • Required seminary degree (or degree in progress).