Associate Pastor of Students & Mobilization

at Catawba Valley Baptist Church

Determined Upon Hire USD

Job Overview

Catawba Valley Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Students & Mobilization. This position serves within the pastoral leadership team to develop, promote, and execute a comprehensive program for student ministries (children – college-age) as well as oversees the development, life, and direction of the ministries of the church, so that they fulfill our mission and reflect our core vales.

Job Description


Assist the church to understand, embrace, and accomplish its mission to make disciples locally and globally thus achieving the church’s mission/vision, strategies, and goals.

Share with the pastoral team in shepherding the whole congregation through preaching/teaching, administering the ordinances, pastoral care, counseling, etc.

Assist the Senior Pastor in planning and conducting congregational worship services.

Fill the pulpit at least 3-5 times annually as requested by the Senior Pastor.

Assist the Senior Pastor to implement training processes for future leaders.

Serve as ex-officio member of all boards/committees unless otherwise stated by the bylaws.

Participate in weekly staff meetings.

Perform other duties as requested by the Senior Pastor.


Lead in the oversight and development of a year-round discipleship ministry to students (children-college) including activities such as retreats, Bible studies, service projects, mission trips, summer camps, children’s church, conferences, and so forth that will enhance spiritual growth.

Encourage, train, and provide resources for parents as they actively disciple their children.

Enlist and equip student ministry leaders/volunteers with the necessary resources and training.

Develop and support outreach to students on community school campuses.

Provide training and opportunities for students to discover and develop their spiritual gifts, encouraging them to utilize these gifts in the church.


Develop, promote, and execute a disciple-making strategy for our unique context aimed at reaching, training, sending gospel-centered disciples of Jesus Christ into the community and world.

Develop online and media engagement – initiate an assimilation process that moves people from online viewership to in-person relationships.

Facilitate community outreach events.

Enlist, train, and provide resources for life group leaders as well as ensuring curriculum adheres to our statement of faith, mission/vision, and core values.

Assist and coordinate with life group leaders and ministry directors ensuring all ministries are fulfilling their assigned mission and are aligned with the overall mission/vision of the church.

Be the primary staff person to administrate volunteer screening and on-boarding for necessary ministries, ensuring volunteers are fully trained and prepared to provide a safe place for families.

Biblical Functions:

The responsibilities of the pastor may be outlined in terms of his primary biblical roles as follows:

Elder/Overseer: a fellow contributor in the pastoral leadership team (cf. Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).

Evangelist: models the practice of personal evangelism and ensures that the church is challenged and equipped to be obedient to the Great Commission (cf. 2 Timothy 4:2, 5; Matthew 28:19).

Shepherd: models the heart of the Chief Shepherd and ensures that the church is well led, cared for, prayed for, protected and unified (cf. Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-4; 2 Peter 3:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:11).

Preacher/Teacher: communicates God’s Word in public worship and ensures that the church is growing to maturity in Christ (cf. Acts 6:4; Ephesians 4:11; 2 Timothy 4:1-4; Titus 1:9).

Equipper: partners with other leaders to equip and empower maturing members for significant service and ministry by discovering, developing, and deploying their spiritual gifts (cf. Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:2).

Ministry Requirements:

The Associate Pastor of Students & Mobilization will be held to the qualifications of a biblical Elder as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4.

Demonstrated commitment to living as a disciple of Christ, transformed by His saving grace, and committed to God’s ongoing sanctifying work of grace in his life.

Exhibit a positive attitude, healthy family relationships, and ability to set healthy boundaries.

Self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.

Strong technology, organizational, and administrative skill.

Demonstrates a high level of trust, discretion, and confidentiality.

Excellent verbal written communication skills.

Possess a professional appearance and demeanor.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time, 40+ hours a week position that will have evening and weekend expectations in order to fulfill ministry obligations.

Compensation & Benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience

Vacation & Retirement benefits

Ministry sabbatical eligible every (3) years

Flexible work arrangements

Professional development funds

Continuing education scholarship opportunities


How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Check out the church’s website to learn more about the church at: catawbavalleybc.org

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