Calvary Baptist Church – MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR

  • Family Ministry (Youth, Children, etc.)
  • Alexandria, LA

Calvary Baptist Church


Denomination: Baptist

Weekly Attendance:  1,300

Location: Alexandria, LA

The Role: Middle School Pastor

Meet Calvary Baptist Church:

The driving purpose of Calvary Baptist Church is to lead every person to become a fully-devoted follower of Christ. We believe that a church isn’t a building—it’s the people! No matter who you are or where you have been, Jesus teaches you can begin again with Him. You can also begin again here at Calvary! We believe that the local church should provide opportunities for members and guests to participate in worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism.


About the Middle School Pastor:

Calvary Baptist Church is seeking a Middle School Pastor who can take the lead as we transition from Junior High to Middle School ministry. We have so much potential with our city’s largest middle school at our doorstep. We also have tremendous support from parents and the leadership of the church through incredible volunteer leadership. Our incredible student ministry staff team and structure is ready to make a new addition to carry us to the phase of Kingdom building.

The Middle School Pastor’s Responsibilities Include:

Ministry and Programs

Organize, supervise, and coordinate the Middle School Discipleship strategy

Organize, supervise, and coordinate various monthly connection events

Organize, supervise, and coordinate mission trips/projects

Organize, supervise, and coordinate the implementation of Summer Camps

Assist in organizing, supervising, and coordinating the Chi Alpha house, its employees, and its volunteers

Encourage and assist parents as they disciple their children

Continuously analyze, develop, and improve all student ministry programs and activities

Pray regularly for students and this ministry

Develop relationships with students by spending time with them outside of church environments

Maintain personal involvement in outreach to local school campuses
Leadership Development

Is involved in personal discipleship, either small group or one–on-one

Committed to modeling, recruiting, and training others in relational ministry

Recruit, train and supervise volunteers to minister to middle school students

Recruit and assist in training and supervising interns with the Lead Student Pastor

Develop relationships with lay leaders by spending time with them outside of church environments

Be a student of current youth culture, trends and issues

Oversee the Middle School Budgeting Process and funds

Ensure appropriate communication to leaders, students, and parents regarding the ministry, its programs and purpose

Assist in the maintenance and promotion of publicized communication pieces as they relate to student ministry

Meet weekly with Lead student Pastor for overall planning/strategy for student ministry

Attend weekly staff meetings as needed

Ensure appropriate follow-up with first time visitors and on-going connections with current students in the ministry

Be proficient with Mac & PC systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online databasing systems

Report is directly to the Lead Student Pastor

Work as a team with the student ministry staff

Recruit, and equip volunteer leaders for ministry

Work with other staff members as needed for larger church events and coordination
Churchwide Responsibilities

Serve the overall body of the church as needed

Participate as needed in church-wide camps, outreaches, & services

Actively integrate students into the overall church body through participation and service

What You Bring:

Education & Experience

Under-grad degree required

Seminary degree preferred

2+ Years of FT Ministry Experience, ideally in Student Ministry
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Leadership abilities

Ability to promote mission and vision of Calvary Baptist Church

Supervisory skills

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Ability to recruit members and students into the Youth Ministry

Networking skills a plus

Administrative /organizational skills necessary, such as the ability to manage a calendar, create and maintain budgets, etc.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

Passionate and driven individual who loves Jr High!

Confident demeanor with exceptional emotional IQ and maturity

Possesses an intentional focus on developing leaders

Able to build relationships and personal connections quickly

Able to empathize and share concerns/needs of others as necessary

Able to  balance playfulness but can set tone for environments

What it’s Like to Live in Alexandria, LA:

Resting alongside the south bank of the Red River, Alexandria, LA, offers the perfect mix of historical landmarks, vibrant arts, and diverse neighborhoods.The culture of the city is predominantly Cajun, and  residents overall can be considered among the wealthiest among Virginia’s localities. Cajun bonhomie and an annual Mardi Gras celebration thrive among all the amenities of a modern Southern city.

The performing arts are centered in the Alexandria Cultural Arts District  downtown area. Located within a few blocks of each other are three performance venues: Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, the Hearn Stage, and the Riverfront Amphitheater. The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center is the home of the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, which has performed in Alexandria since 1968.

A robust sportsman’s culture is nurtured by outdoor opportunities at Kisatchie National Forest, nearby bayous and manmade lakes. The Red River is the focal point of the city, and the Alexandria Levee Park puts festival grounds and an amphitheater right on its banks. Boat tours highlight the river’s role in shaping Louisiana history, while annual bass tournaments speak to its lure for fishermen. The Alexandria Riverfront Center hosts statewide conventions and galas. In central Louisiana, residents and guests enjoy a treasured, peaceful lifestyle. Diversity is celebrated through food, fun, family, arts, and festivals.


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