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Minister of High School Full Time

Olive Baptist Church

Pensacola, FL



Olive Baptist Church exists to develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  This position, and all employees of Olive Baptist, are expected to embrace the church’s mission, as well as our Core Values: 1) to seek to know God, 2) to connect people with the message of Christ, 3) to equip people to walk with Christ, and 4) to share God’s love by serving others.

Principle Function

The Minister of High School is responsible for organizing, planning, conducting and evaluating comprehensive education and discipleship programs for and providing leadership to high school students and volunteers.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Direct high school connection groups with the guidance of the Minister of Education
  • Oversee and teach Wednesday night high school worship
  • Assemble leadership team for each program –  recruiting, equipping, and evaluating all volunteers for high school
  • Plan and implement local evangelistic opportunities for the high school ministry
  • Discover, develop, and deploy student leaders in the ministry
  • Provide spiritual counsel for students, their parents, and volunteers in the student ministry
  • Plan and oversee Mission Trips with the Missions Office
  • Plan special events and activities that edify the overall educational plan for students (camps, retreats, Discipleship Now, etc.)
  • Adhere to church approved guidelines as set forth in the OBC Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Make hospital visits to members/family of members of the high school ministry
  • Coordinate the calendar of activities for the high school ministry
  • Prepare, submit for approval, and administer church budget expenditures for the high school ministry
  • Be available for the spiritual needs of the community
  • Report repair and maintenance needs of the high school facility to appropriate personnel
  • Coordinate and cooperate in ministry with Minister of Middle School
  • Maintain professional growth through continued education conferences or courses that assist the overall job description
  • Remain current on educational methods and trends pertinent to evangelizing and discipling high schoolers
  • Equip associates, residents, and interns who are called into the ministry
  • Maintain a presence in the local schools
  • Preach and teach as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Minister of Education

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Theology (or equivalent hours) preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in full-time student ministry preferred
  • Oversee a student ministry of 100+ (either 6th-12th grade or only 9th through 12th grade)

Essential Competencies

  • Clear Ministerial Calling
  • Teachable
  • Vital personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible study and prayer
  • Strong Core Character
  • Effective at forming, growing, and maintaining personal relationship
  • Effective at managing people, places and things
  • Ability to lead effectively, i.e. use of personal influence to further propel the biblical vison of community and Christ’s kingdom embraced by Olive Baptist
  • Consistent Execution of Vision
  • Clearly articulates the Gospel
  • Excellent communicator
  • Maintain proper priorities of the home
  • Participates in church-wide vision
  • Tithes

Working Conditions

This position is primarily in an indoors environment, occasional outdoor activities and camps.  The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential competencies of this job and include sitting, standing, walking, climbing, lifting 50lbs., talking, and hearing.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential competencies.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full time salaried position.  Salary wages will be proportionate with knowledge and experience.

To apply for this job email your details to hcason@olivebaptist.org

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