Southern Baptist Convention

ABC Philosophy of Student Ministry

Antioch Baptist Church believes that parents have been called by God to be the primary disciple-makers of their children (Dt. 6; Eph. 6). The student minister’s job is not to replace the role of the parent, but rather to come alongside parents to encourage and equip them in this disciple-making task. The student ministry at ABC will be driven by faithful gospel preaching/teaching, solid theological training, personal discipleship, engagement in mission efforts, and other opportunities for spiritual growth. The end goal is that our students would become mature, disciple-making disciples who love Jesus, the local church, and the nations.


Student Minister Job Description
• Prepare and teach weekly Wednesday night youth Bible study and youth Sunday School class
• Plan and administrate periodic youth events, including possible summer camp
• Provide care and counsel to ABC students and their families
• Provide resources and encouragement to ABC parents
• Plan, implement, and participate in fundraisers
• Attend staff meetings
• Participate in VBS along with students
• Plan and participate in youth outreach, as well as church outreach
• Assists the Lead Pastor in preaching, teaching, and other Pastoral duties as assigned. Serve in the Sunday morning worship gathering as needed
• Communicates with the Stewardship Committee regarding budgetary and financial needs for his areas of responsibility.
• Communicates quickly and clearly to the Lead Pastor any issues which might adversely affect the ministry of the church.
• Updates website to reflect student activities
• Reports to Lead Pastor

Student Minister Desired Qualifications
• Exemplary godliness (cf. 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9)
• Sound doctrine,
• Faithfulness in handling the biblical text
• Commitment to make disciples
• Wisdom and maturity
• Ability to relate naturally and effectively to students (grades 6-12) and parents
• Ability to work independently
• Willingness to submit to oversight
• Completion of the ABC membership process
• Preferred to be married, and if so, with supportive and godly spouse (will consider single male)


Gary Shugart
(919) 740-9792

Antioch Baptist Church

8490 NC Highway 39
Middlesex, NC 27557-8981
(919) 965-8249