Mulberry Baptist Church is a contemporary, largely younger congregation, Southern Baptist church with a five-member staff (Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor (open), Children’s Director, Preschool Director, and Ministry Assistant). We are looking for a full-time Associate Pastor to lead our Youth and Discipleship ministry. We believe the best fit for this ministry would be one who would consider themselves fun, relational, outreach-oriented, theologically conservative, a discipler, loves teaching, meeting, and working with students (middle and high school), and loves developing and overseeing discipleship ministries for all ages.
For this position, you would be responsible for the student ministry (middle and high school) including Sunday morning and Wednesday night Bible study, discipleship, regular social events throughout the month, summer retreat/camp, etc.. If so desired, our parents are used to helping with the behind-the-scenes event and retreat planning so you can spend more up front time with the students. For this position, you must enjoy discipling, hanging out, and talking to students and their friends and be able to lead them and be a part of relational evangelism. In short, if you enjoy sitting behind a desk all day, this is not for you; however, if you love spending time with and impacting students’ lives, send us your resume!

In regards to the discipleship portion of the position, you would oversee and develop the discipleship ministries for youth and adults. We currently have Sunday morning Bible studies, Life Groups (Sunday evening small groups that meet once a month), D-Groups (discipleship groups consisting of 4 to 6 individuals who meet weekly to discuss that week’s reading), Men’s and Women’s groups that meet monthly, etc. For the most part, these ministries need a point person to help with needed training, resources, organization, scheduling, etc.

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To apply, please send a cover letter, resume (references not necessary at this point), and at least one recent example leading/teaching a youth Bible study to If you have additional videos, they would be helpful.
 For additional information, call Pastor Brad at 843-505-6890.