Minister of Students and Worship


  • Have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Be called and committed to leading congregational worship and serving students and their families in the local church
  • Knowledge of computer-based music platforms used by churches
  • Ability to read music and to assist all instrumentalists and vocalists as needed
  • Degree from an accredited seminary or an accredited college or seminary
  • Experience in leading worship and working with students
  • Agree with the Current Baptist Faith and Message
  • Experience with working with all kinds of individuals
  • Strong organization skills in the church
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to listen effectively and communicate clearly
  • Passionate about leading worship, teaching God’s Word and discipling students
  • Demonstrate servant-leadership
  • Teachable, conscientious, motivated, and a self-starter
  • Be a faithful giver to the church
  • Pass a background check and a financial credit check


Responsibilities/ Summary of Duties


  • Direct the planning, organizing, and evaluation of a comprehensive music ministry, to include praise teams, an audio/visual team, and a seasonal choir (Easter, Christmas, and an occasional worship choir) 
  • Plan and coordinate the Sunday morning worship service with the senior pastor for the purpose of leading it, along with the senior pastor
  • Organize, create, and supervise different worship ministry teams
  • Recruit and oversee the scheduling of volunteers within the music ministry (including student creative ministry teams, audio/visual, praise teams, and children’s choirs) for services and special events 
  • Ensure the audio-visual team has what it needs for Sunday morning services or for other church related special services/events 
  • Lead congregational singing in a blended service that engages people in worship 
  • Provide support for the student-led Sunday evening services (assist with rehearsals, create teams, mentor, participate in, ensure audio-visual needs are met, and any other duties as needed) 
  • Incorporate special music in morning worship services, which includes the student ministry creative arts team as needed 
  • Be a resource for the children’s and pre-school choir 
  • Be responsible for the music budget and follow the financial guidelines and procedures of the church 
  • Find a fill-in person (preferably within RHBC) when on vacation/sick 
  • Stay up to date on current music/worship methods and materials, utilizing them where appropriate 

Student Ministry:

  • Develop a student ministry strategy that aligns with the vision and mission of the church
  • Direct, develop, and evaluate comprehensive youth and college ministries that emphasize the spiritual growth of students
  • Propose and manage budgets for the youth and college ministries
  • Oversee Sunday morning youth and college Bible Studies and Wednesday evening youth discipleship
  • (Primarily Youth) Plan, organize, and coordinate mission trips (summer), ministry/servant evangelism projects,
    outreach opportunities, retreats, conferences, events, and fundraisers
  • Recruit, train, equip, and empower adult leaders and student leaders
  • Plan, involve students in, and lead the weekly Sunday night church-wide student-led worship service
  • Support and serve students in their school setting
  • (Primarily Youth) Be intentional in ministering to parents by engaging, supporting, and involving them in the student ministry
  • (College) Partner with the Baptist Campus Ministry at Eastern Kentucky University


 General Responsibilities:

  • Support the vision and mission of the church by working closely with staff and leaders to fulfill the church’s vision
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Attend and participate in Sunday morning and Sunday evening worship services and other church events
  • Willing to preach when asked
  • Perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals as needed
  • Other duties assigned by the Senior Pastor


Application Requirements:

Cover Letter; Resumé; Philosophy of Worship and Student Ministry Statement (i.e., using 750 words or less tell us what you desire to accomplish, your strategy of accomplishing it, and why you want to accomplish it); References upon request. Send all correspondence to [email protected].