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Minister of Youth and College Full Time

First Baptist Church of Ellijay

164 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540



Minister of Youth and College


First Baptist Church Ellijay

164 Dalton Street

Ellijay, Georgia 30540


Job Title: Minister of Youth and College

Department: Ministry

Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Reporting to: Senior Pastor

Coordinates With: Student and College Committee

Supervises: Student and Children’s Assistant and volunteers

Position Description: Candidates, first and foremost, love the Lord and know who they are in Christ and desire to give God the glory in all things. This position requires a leader who is doctrinally sound and wants to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This position will provide influential leadership, vision, and direction to all involved in Student Ministry. The Minister of Youth and College will devote time to mentoring students and volunteers, and they will be expected to lead students to the Lord in worship, spiritual growth, evangelism, and service.

Spiritual Criteria:

  • Profession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth
  • Modeling of standards and expectations of leaders within FBC Ellijay
  • Willingness to become an active member of FBC Ellijay


  • Bachelor’s degree required, with seminary degree achieved or in progress
  • Three years of experience preferred in youth/student programs
  • Must be ordained by FBC Ellijay within one year of hiring date if not ordained when hired
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a FBC Ellijay background check

Key Responsibilities:

  • Disciple students by leading as a disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Plan and execute biblically accurate, culturally relevant services for the Student Ministry
  • Plan and lead student retreats, mission trips, and group worship gatherings for the Student Ministry
  • Recruit, equip, and develop volunteers, adult small group leaders, and student leaders
  • Develop an active student committee to assist in planning
  • Communicate with parents
  • Assist in the development of the Student Ministry budget
  • Support students by attending school and community events when possible
  • Support the programs of the church, faithfully participating in church services and encouraging students to do the same
  • Provide spiritual counseling and direction to students on an individual basis
  • Assist the Senior Pastor in providing pastoral care and meeting other needs of the congregation

Skills and Expectations:

  • Experience in organizing multiple projects and events
  • Organized and flexible
  • Able to teach scripture with comfort and authority, command respect of students and manage large groups of teenagers, enforce safety and security protocols, and maintain confidentiality
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Energetic and creative with the ability to participate in activities
  • Significant study and preparation for teaching
  • Combination of office and computer tasks

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials to Youth Pastor Search Committee :

[email protected]

Letter of Interest
Video Testimony

About FBC and Ellijay: Ellijay is small and maintains a close community. Gilmer County has a few elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school which has around 1200 students. It also has a private Christian academy and a thriving homeschool community, and we have students from all of these environments as part of our ministry. FBC holds events and maintains a visible presence in the community. As a church, we are in the process of transitioning to be Elder-led. FBC Ellijay, due to its location in the heart of downtown, has a vast opportunity to spread the love and gospel of Jesus.

To apply for this job email your details to fbcellijaypastorsearch@gmail.com

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