Pastor of Student Ministries

First Baptist Church of Watsonville

101 Madison, Watsonville, CA 95076 USA   MAP
Demographic: Suburban, with a large Spanish-speaking population
Statement Of Faith: FBC’s Doctrinal Statement

Sec. 1 We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and is the only authority for faith and practice. We believe it is free from error, and is sufficient for every need (II Timothy 3:16-17).

Sec. 2 We believe there is one God eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 10:30; Matthew 28:19).

Sec. 3 We believe in the virgin birth of Christ (Matthew 1:20); His shed blood for the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7); His bodily resurrection (I Corinthians 16:3-6); His return to heaven (Acts 1:9); and His future personal return to establish His kingdom on earth (Revelation 19:11, 20:6).

Sec. 4 We believe that all believers have received the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19-20), who convicts the world of sin (John 16:8) and baptizes believers into the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 13:13).

Sec. 5 We believe that man (mankind) is born with a sin nature and is separated from God. The only way a relationship can be restored with God is through forgiveness of sin by the death of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:4-11).

Sec. 6 We believe that in obedience to Christ, those who have believed in Him are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19), and are to partake regularly of the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-29), and are to be God’s ministers to the world (I Peter 2:9-10).

Sec. 7 We believe the church is composed of those whom the Holy Spirit has baptized into Christ’s body (I Corinthians 12:13) and that it is the means by which God intends to make Himself known in this world (Ephesians 2:2-13).

Sec. 8 We believe in a literal Satan and a literal lake of fire. The lake of fire is Satan’s final judgment as well as the judgment for all those whose names are not in the book of life (Revelation 20:7-15).

Sec. 9 We believe that those whose names are in the book of life will live forever with God (Revelation 21).

Watsonville, CA

First Baptist Church of Watsonville is seeking a full time Pastor of Student Ministries to shepherd students from grades 6 – 12. He will have the primary responsibility of directing, coordinating and implementing our youth ministry in a manner consistent with the doctrine, vision and values of FBC. This is a full time position, and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.

We value the Gospel:
So our Youth Pastor will be dedicated to sharing the Good News with students in our church and community. He will help disciple our students so that they are being transformed by the Gospel and conformed into Christ-likeness.

We value God’s Word:
So our Youth Pastor will ensure that the Bible is taught and studied. As their shepherd, he will lead the students to feed on the Scripture and make direct application of its truths to their lives. He will help students deepen their knowledge of the Bible and increasingly trust it as their daily guide. He will share the Scripture in a manner that is engaging and relevant to the students.

We value Community:
So our Youth Pastor will serve as part of supportive church body and a member of our pastoral team. He will work to develop community among the students so that the student ministry will be a place of love, encouragement, fellowship, and joy. He will be a gatherer of students, be engaged in their lives, and have vital relationships with them.

The Pastor must:
A. Be a born again believer who has a vital and maturing relationship with Christ.
B. Be a male who meets the biblical qualifications for an elder/overseer listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, maintaining proper practices in his home and be a spiritual leader to his family.
C. Have a demonstrated calling to the pastorate with the spiritual gifts of pastor-teacher, and possessing a shepherd’s heart.
D. Have the ability to lead, train and work well with volunteers, and raise up student leaders.
E. Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain healthy and motivating relationships with all students, parents, church staff, congregation, and community.
F. Become an active member of First Baptist Church, fully supporting and implementing the vision, values and leadership.

Desired Skills and Traits:
A. Strong teacher and discipler of God’s Word.
B. An outgoing personality who’s a gatherer, fun to be around, and willing to be engaged in the student’s lives.
C. Bilingual in Spanish, and has an understanding of the Latino culture. This would be very helpful in our community which is primarily Hispanic.
D. A self-starter who is comfortable coordinating his work with the ministry team and broader ministries of the church.
E. Have the attitude of a humble servant-leader
G. Possessing or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (a degree in Biblical studies is ideal) and experience serving in a healthy student ministry environment.

How to Respond:
Please mail or email a cover letter and resume to Pastor Allen Barnes. Tell us why you think you are a good fit for this position.

Send your resume to:
First Baptist Church of Watsonville
101 Madison
Watsonville, CA 95076

Date Posted: Fri, Feb 11, 2022   (187 days ago)
Salary: 45,000 - 51,000
Benefits: health benefits
Anticipated Hire Date: asap

Point of Contact:

Allen Barnes

Lead Pastor
101 Madison
Watsonville, CA 95076