High School Pastor

Rolling Hills Community Church, Franklin, TN

Job Type: Full-Time   Posted: 4 weeks ago   Denomination: American Baptist

Church Description:

“Rolling Hills Community Church exists to bring glory to God by reaching people for Christ and nurturing them in the faith through inspired worship, genuine community and passionate ministry that transforms lives in our neighborhoods and throughout the world.”

Rolling Hills’ High School Ministry is designed to continue building on the biblical truths taught in our Middle School Ministry. As our teens grow and own their faith, we want to provide them with many opportunities to actively grow in their spiritual maturity before leaving our ministry.
During high school years, the pressures of discovering who you are, what you want to do in life, how to put faith into action, how to use wisdom in relationships and how to handle more responsibility can be overwhelming. Our hope is to partner with parents to guide and encourage students to actively live out their faith in everyday life and equip them with the spiritual maturity they will need to be successful in college and the world.
During their time in our High School Ministry, students will learn these core truths:
I am created to pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus.
I am designed to be an active part of a community who points each other to Christ.
I exist every day to demonstrate God’s love to a broken world.

About God
We believe in one God expressed in three persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:16–17, John 14:9–10, 1 Peter 1:2

About the Bible
We believe the Bible is God’s inspired word and is the ultimate and final authority on all matters of faith.

Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16

About Eternal Security
We believe that because God freely gives man eternal life through Christ, followers of Christ have security in their salvation for eternity—not by their own efforts, but by the grace and power of God.

John 10:28–29, Romans 8:35–39, Hebrews 7:25

About Jesus
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only son and Savior of the world.

Matthew 1:22–23, John 3:16, Romans 1:3–4

About Man
We believe that man was created by God to be like God, but that man willfully sinned and became separated from God, only to be reconciled through salvation and a fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27, John 15:4, Acts 4:12

About Baptism
We believe baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and is the public declaration that Jesus is one’s Savior. We do not believe that baptism is salvific, or essential to salvation, in nature, but we do believe that it shows our obedience to Christ’s lordship in our lives.

Matthew 28:19–20, Romans 6:1–4, Colossians 2:12

About the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian at the moment of salvation, and provides that person with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what pleases God.

John 16:5–15, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16

About Salvation
We believe salvation, or the forgiveness of sins, is a gift from God to man and comes only by grace through the blood of Christ (his death on the cross).

Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8–9, Titus 3:4–5

About Marriage
We believe that marriage is one of God’s greatest gifts. Marriage is defined as the covenant union of one man and one woman for life. A biblical marriage offers us a clear picture of the Gospel story and the relationship between Christ and His church. A wedding ceremony is, in essence, a worship experience accountable to God and His Word.

Matthew 19:4-6, Ephesians 5:22-28, Hebrews 13:4, Romans 1:26-28

Average Attendance: 2100  No. of Active Youth: 250

Job Description:


To work under the direct supervision of the Central Student Director and in cooperation with the Family Ministry Team of the church staff in carrying out the five functions of the New Testament church: worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, and ministry for the church. Fundamentally, the Student Pastor will lead the team responsible for ministry leadership with high school students and their parents.


Communication Skills
Proofreading / Editing
Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Training


– Live an exemplary life modeling the call, character, and competencies of a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
– Be a servant leader to his or her staff and teams of volunteers, the families and the overall church body.
– Grow personally in his/her own leadership and ministerial abilities by reading, attending conferences and having godly and professional mentors in his/her life.
– Be involved in the overall life of the church body by being a partner/member, actively participating in a community group, church-wide events, and functions.
– Be an excited and contributing member of the RHCC staff team.


– Communicate High School Ministry vision, along with Family Ministry vision, down to your team and volunteer leadership structure, up to your leaders, and out to parents and the community surrounding Rolling Hills.
– Plan the Budget. Manage the High School spending and budget allocations to ensure ministry stewardship, growth, and goal achievements.
– Lead High School Team to plan/write/ideate midweek sermon series.
– Clarify wins and gauge effectiveness for the Student Ministry.
– Evaluate and measure success for programs, teams, ministry events.
– Identify areas of growth and blind spots in ministry.

– Identify ways to engage the youth culture and reach the next generation.
– Create and Assist in a well-functioning Ministry System.

Staff/Core Team

– Utilize various books, conferences, and other leaders to maximize growth opportunities.
– Be the lead learner for your team, always motivating everyone toward a highly teachable economy.
– Continue to discover and implement ways to equip core team members to do ministry well.
– Develop opportunities to expand team learning and equip volunteers.
– Always look for ways to encourage all volunteers and student ministry staff.
– Create and nurture ways for your staff and volunteers to enjoy their time serving.
– Develop a team of leaders to teach and nurture students ninth through twelfth grade.
– Lead your team in developing a follow-up system that will engage families at RHCC.
– Lead your team to manage gaps between age transitions from middle school to high school and high school to college.
– Inform all volunteers of best safety practices and behaviors when leading teenagers.


– Partner with parents to elevate their roles as the Primary Disciple Makers of their students.
– Connect with parents regularly to assess the way we are ministering to them and their teens.
– Provide ongoing resources that will help a parent disciple their teen.


– Know and love students in the RHCC Student Ministry by building a relationship with each of them beyond weekly programming..
– Minister in whatever ways possible to students and their families.
– Continue to evaluate the process for how your team engages guests.
– Provide support for teens to reach their schools for Christ.
– Create and monitor ways for students to serve the Body of Christ. This includes discovering, understanding, and successfully utilizing their individual talents and spiritual gifts.


– Provide support for teens to reach their schools for Christ.
– Implement a comprehensive mission strategy for progressing students in missions from 9th grade through the end of high school.
– Provide support for teens to reach their schools for Christ.
– Involve students in local, state, national, and international missions. This includes maintaining an intentional pipeline for students to grow in their understanding of and experiences in missions.
– Coordinate and lead events designed to reach out to new students, disciple maturing students, and include their families.
– Lead in the development of outreach and discipleship event themes and content.
– Create ways in how to reach unchurched families in the greater Nashville/Franklin area.

Salary Range: 50,000

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