Student Ministries Pastor, Yankton, SD


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We are Calvary Baptist Church and by God's grace we have a 73-year history of Gospel-centered ministry in the city of Yankton, SD. Though we started in a living room, our congregation is now a multigenerational mix of 350 regular attendees and members and our Student Ministries are weekly reaching 60 to 80 students from 7th through 12th grades. We are a community of believers committed to reproducing devoted followers of Jesus, of all ages, who love and obey Him. Our mission is "Building Up to Reach Out" and we accomplish this in a variety of Biblically principled ways that are resourced by an annual budget of over $1.5 million. Besides our weekend worship and spiritual formation groups, we serve our community through our daycare, preschool, and community collaborations giving us a connection to scores of unchurched families.



Seventy-five minutes southwest of Sioux Falls and sixty minutes northwest of Sioux City, we are located in the city of Yankton, South Dakota, a state known for its freedoms and the first capital of the historic Dakota Territory. Yankton is situated on the Missouri River, and U.S. Highway 81, along South Dakota's southeastern border with Nebraska. Besides its prominence as one of South Dakota's key cities, it is also the county seat of Yankton County and a strong resourcing community for northeastern Nebraskans and southeastern South Dakotans. Yankton has a city population of 14,500 and Calvary Baptist Church has a geographic reach of nearly 40,000 people within a 30-mile radius. Furthermore, students from 11 different regional schools participate in Calvary's student ministries.



At this season in our church's life, we are praying for a student ministries pastor who will build upon the existing momentum. We are specifically looking for a leader to engage all students and work collaboratively with other ministry departments for reaching and discipling more students and their families. Our next student ministries pastor will have experience in leading a growing student ministry and will have a track record of interdepartmental collaboration and intentional mission alignment. We are looking for a man who is both scripturally sound and relationally engaging in his teaching and preaching style, able to effectively speak to both those who are far from Christ as well as to those who are more mature in their faith. Beyond this, we are looking for a man who is driven by the Great Commission to offer students both local and global outreach opportunities. Because the student ministries are facilitated by an army of volunteers, this pastor will also be able to confidently lead the ministry and develop adult volunteer teams with the visible support of his wife (if married). With both mid-week student gatherings and weekend worship services, we desire a leader who will further integrate students into the multi-generational life of the church. More than anything, we desire to see lives transformed for God's glory and are praying for a student ministries pastor who embodies this passion.

If you feel that you are fit for this pastoral opening then please apply by sending the following materials to • Intro Letter (make sure this briefly covers your testimony of faith, ministry calling and general fit for this opening) • Current Resume (make sure it includes your personal, family, work and educational information) • A personal or family photo • 2 sermon samples (Please email digital recordings of audio or video sermons. We prefer weblinks, if possible) • 3 references (2 references from ministry leaders and 1 from a non-family member of your choosing)


Calvary Baptist Church
Converge Heartland
2407 Broadway Ave.
Yankton, South Dakota 57078

Phone: (833)285-8488