Full-time Minister of Students and Discipleship
Woodmont Baptist Church is an established congregation averaging approximately 250 weekly attendees in an increasingly urban area that takes seriously Jesus’ command to “make disciples of all nations.”
Woodmont is a multi-generational church that values each age and stage, knowing that families are the front-line for discipleship. Woodmont is committed to the historic, robust, orthodox Christian faith as revealed in the Bible.
This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. The Minister of Students and Discipleship will be responsible for Student Ministry and church-wide discipleship while carrying on general pastoral duties as outlined below.
A man or woman whose life embodies the qualities of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:6-9
A clear call to vocational ministry
Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)
Previous experience in student or discipleship ministries preferred
Essential Competencies and Skills
A Love for Jesus and His Church: We desire someone who is growing in their love for Jesus and has a track record of faithfulness to the local church. The candidate should have a desire for pastoral ministry within the church.
Character: The candidate should possess a genuine commitment to humility and growing in the grace and knowledge of their Lord and Savior (2 Pet. 3:18). They should represent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) proportionally. They must be humble, trustworthy, diligent, and a team-player.
Calling: The candidate must be called by God to not only vocational ministry, but specifically ministry in an established church in an urban area.
Competency: The candidate must be qualified with spiritual gifts of shepherding, leadership, teaching, and discipling. They must be able to recruit, train, and encourage leaders. They must also be theologically and biblically competent, able to “rightly handle the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). They must have a firm grasp of the gospel and its implications for every area of life, faith, and practice. They must have a biblical ecclesiology and a high view of the local church. They should be organized and able to communicate well in writing and in person.
Culture Fit: Woodmont is affiliated with both the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Currently, the church is pastor and deacon-led and congregationally ruled. Women serve in all levels of leadership according to their gifts and calling. Our neighborhood and our city have changed drastically over the past eight decades, and it is vital that the candidate fit with both the culture of our congregation and of Nashville.
Chemistry: Woodmont’s staff and lay leaders work closely together to ensure that we are fulfilling God’s mission for our church. It is imperative that the candidate be able to work with our team “with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” (Phil. 1:27).
Responsibilities and Expectations
The responsibilities of the Minister of Students and Discipleship can be broken down into three major areas.
1. Student Ministry
Oversee and lead our youth (grades 6-12) and college ministries with the goal of leading students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Lead youth ministry activities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights
Create, plan, and lead special events and trips for youth such as mission trips and retreats
Coordinate and/or lead college ministry activities and off-campus activities to build
Recruit, train and equip volunteers also to build discipling relationships with students
Creatively plan programs and small group Bible studies to lead students through a path of
ongoing faithful discipleship
Maintain open and transparent communication with students and their families
Expand ministry strategies for family support, developing a plan for ongoing training and
encouragement for parents
2. Church-wide Discipleship
Develop and lead our church in a gospel-centered discipleship strategy that is consistent with the values and mission of the church.
Oversee groups and Bible studies by recruiting and training leaders, helping to choose curriculum, etc.
Lead church members to develop and practice spiritual disciplines
Ensure that current Bible study class information is available online and in bulletin
Develop healthy relationships with group leaders and ensure they are well-resourced and
trained to succeed
Ensure that group leaders have effective means of keeping attendance records and updating
member contact information
Aid in equipping church members in using their spiritual gifting by connecting them to
Oversee welcome team to get guests connected to groups, follow up with guests, and organize new member’s class
3. General Duties
Support the overall life and health of the church.
Attend staff meetings
Attend worship services
Oversee the budget for the student and discipleship ministries of the church
Teach and preach in accordance with gifting
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor
Compensation package commensurate with education and experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.