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Full-Time Student Minister 

Seymour First Baptist Church is currently seeking a full-time Student Minister who will have a

passion to shepherd and disciple students, equipping them to make disciples who are transformed

by the Gospel, connected in Biblical community, and living out God’s mission in their lives. The principal function of the Student Minister will be to coordinate and oversee the ministry to students

under the guidance of the Family Pastor.


Church and Community Profile 

Seymour First Baptist Church (SFBC) is located in unincorporated Seymour, Tennessee. 

Founded in 1893, the church has a rich history, including a move in 1994 to a new, larger

building on 30 acres on Chapman Highway, which is a main thoroughfare between Knoxville

and Sevierville.  SFBC has grown over the last 3 years from just under 300 to 700 active

attendees who are eager to realize the great potential God has placed before them. Seymour

students have come from home school families, three different public school systems (Sevier,

Blount, Knox), and a Christian private school (The Kings Academy), which brings international

dorm students to our services from differing faith backgrounds. Seymour is a fast-growing

community in East Tennessee. Seymour has just under 16,000 residents and offers both suburban

areas as well as expansive farmland.  Seymour has beautiful mountain views, numerous locally

owned restaurants, and a great location in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  Residents

wanting to enjoy the dining, shopping and entertainment of a larger city can be in Knoxville, the

third largest city in the state, in less than thirty minutes. For those wanting to enjoy the great

outdoors, you can be boating on Douglas Lake or hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National

Park in less than an hour.  On your way to the Smokies, you will pass through Pigeon Forge and

Gatlinburg, two premier tourist destinations that focus on creating a family-friendly atmosphere

while preserving the history and heritage of the area. 


Essential Characteristics

  • A man with an authentic and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  He is consistently committed to Bible reading, study, prayer and sanctification as a Christian in all areas of life.

  • A believer who holds a passionate and firm understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • A pastor who not only meets the Biblical qualifications for leadership within the church (1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1), but who is also growing in pastoral character, knowledge, and skill.  His shepherd’s heart enables him to use his gifts to comfort, counsel, convict, challenge and equip others.

  • Be in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

  • A servant leader and teammate who demonstrates genuine humility as evidenced by the ability to listen to and work with people from all walks of life.  He will work in partnership with and under the authority of the SFBC Family Pastor and Lead Pastor.

Job Description: Student Minister


Principal Function:

 The principal function of the Student Minister will be to coordinate and oversee the ministry to students under the guidance of the Family Pastor.  He will ensure the student ministry is meeting the needs of students within the vision and direction of the church.  He is responsible for shepherding students in 7th-12th grade toward a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  The Student Minister will report directly to the Family Pastor.



  1. Coordinate Sunday School and facilitate Wednesday activities with a strategy for spiritual growth.

  2. Oversee recruitment and training of volunteer workers/leaders in their ministry to students.

  3. Develop a plan for student leadership and help them grow in their gifts.

  4. Plan and oversee events and activities that provide opportunities for fellowship, discipleship, and evangelism.

  5. Develop and maintain a plan of discipleship that helps students grow in and love God’s word.

  6. Maintain communication with families of ongoing student and church activities.

  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Family Pastor and Lead Pastor.


As an employee of Seymour First Baptist Church, you are an important aspect of the ministry of Christ through this church body.  Because of this, you must be a model of Christian behavior and morality.  You must agree to live a witness of the life of Christ in testimony, behavior, and attitude.  You must attend worship on a regular basis, be involved in Bible study, maintain a regular discipline of prayer, and abstain from behavior that would be contrary to the Christian lifestyle as described in scriptures and interpreted by this church.

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