Student Pastor

Westside Fellowship
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Elon, NC
Salary Details
TBD based on experience and education
Contract Type
Closing Date
Seeking a Student Pastor who will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating, and implementation of student discipleship at Westside Fellowship.

Job Description

The principal function of the Student Pastor at Westside Fellowship will be to serve as the primary director, curriculum designer, Bible teacher, and discipleship/mentorship coordinator for WestsideYouth, by creating and implementing a comprehensive discipleship ministry for the Middle School (6th-8th) and High School (9th-12th) students at Westside. Additionally, the Student Pastor will fulfill shepherding opportunities as indicated by the Senior Pastor, the elders, and the needs of the church.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has a deep desire to see students come to know Jesus Christ.  Someone who is passionate about discipleship and is committed to fostering disciple-makers who know and treasure Jesus Christ. Someone who will lead the students and their families in becoming committed followers of Jesus and growing in Him.

The focus is to foster a youth ministry that will not only reach students, but also partner with families in the evangelism and discipleship process.  This includes outreach to the community in order to build relationships that will in turn seek to build the body of Christ at Westside Fellowship.

The harvest is ripe for students at Westside Fellowship, as our church campus is located immediately beside Western Alamance High School and within 5 miles of Elon University in Alamance County. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Saving faith in Jesus Christ, and ability to clearly articulate the core tenets of the gospel.
A growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Meet the qualifications of a pastor as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in theology, biblical studies, youth ministry or equivalent.  MDiv is preferable (completed or in-progress).
Affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000
Affirm the Westside Fellowship Statement of Faith
Must have a love for students and their families.
Demonstrate a spirit of humility and contriteness (Psalm 51:17, Isaiah 66:2)
Effectively Communicate to a wide audience (1 Timothy 3:2)
Realize that you are working for and serving the Lord, under the authority of His local church.
Able to maintain discretion about church business and privileged information.
Self-motivated, self-disciplined, and evidence of being a lifelong learner.


Additional Preferred Qualifications (Education, Skills and other requirements): 


A wife who will be an active member at Westside Fellowship and an integral part of the WestsideYouth ministry.
If not ordained, then work toward that station with the approval and guidance of the Elders at Westside Fellowship.
Understand the value of longevity in ministry and have a desire to build for the future.
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
Ability to build and lead volunteer teams.
Display such desirable qualities as, teamwork, cooperation, dependability, punctuality, accountability, organization, hard work, respect, humility, sense of humor, a teachable spirit and staff loyalty.
Ability to create, organize and implement multimedia, current digital communication, and technology needs of the church.


Regular Duties:

Under the direction and leadership of the senior pastor, the Student Pastor will…

Lead and organize WestsideYouth by implementing elements of praise & worship, biblical teaching, fellowship, evangelism, and missions.
Plan the weekly, monthly, and quarterly WestsideYouth activities/events/programs, including a weekly service on Sunday nights.
Plan, prepare, and execute annual activities such as summer camp, VBS, and other discipleship/fellowship events (such as: conferences, camps, retreats, or others if approved by the Senior Pastor).
Recruit, train, and oversee WestsideYouth volunteers, with giftedness, to assist in the ministry and to serve as adult supervision, Bible study leaders, mentors, and in other capacities needed for the proper functioning of the WestsideYouth ministry.
Ensure communication with parents of youth is open and current.
Make routine visits to the individual school campuses where students attend, so as to be a part of our students’ lives by supporting them in the sports/activities in which they are involved.
Prepare and implement the WestsideYouth budget.
Attend all worship services, weekly staff meetings and other monthly leadership meetings.
To a limited extent, work with the children’s ministry to build relationships with future youth and oversee curriculum to ensure a smooth transition from WestsideKIDS to WestsideYouth.
Assist Senior Pastor in pastoral ministry-related tasks such as visitation and outreach
Occasionally preach during church worship services.
Assume primary leadership responsibilities of the church when the Senior Pastor is away.
Be a faithful and active member of Westside Fellowship.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor



The salary and compensation package will be based upon experience and education.

How To Apply:

If interested, please submit the following to

1.Salvation Testimony

2. Statement of Faith

3. Resume
4. Cover Letter

Organization Description

Westside Fellowship exists to glorify God by carrying out the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). The vision of Westside Fellowship is to create a community of authentic believers and to witness a community transformed by the life-changing reality of the gospel, as people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. 

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