Gateway Community Church

Student Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Brian Aaby

Senior Associate

I love the heart and passion the staff and congregation have for the people of Wylie. While technically a suburb of DFW, Wylie has its own character traits and feels like a “community.” The hope and desire for student ministry are to reflect the community feel of the church as well as to be connected, served, and impacted so that transformation takes place.

About This Organization

Gateway Community Church began as a mission of the First Baptist Church of Garland, TX. A handful of families responded to the call to begin Gateway under the leadership of founding pastor Dr. Blake Switzer and his wife, Shawn.

From its inception, Gateway has focused on connecting people to God and each other. The church is in a fast-growing community northeast of Dallas, and GCC has continued to grow with the community through the years. Gateway currently averages more than 700 each Sunday and experienced a record attendance of more than 1,000 people on Easter Sunday, 2022.

The church has a healthy staff culture and a congregation that continues to grow in diversity. They have preliminary plans for expansion as their three Sunday morning services continue to grow.

Position Description

The Student Minister position is looking for a recruiter and servant leader who can lead a team and ministry to the next level. The Student Pastor will need to understand the size and scale of a ministry of over 60 students, leading high-level volunteers, large outreach events, and Wednesday night programming that can reach 100 students. The Student Pastor will need to be a steady voice with numerous things. For this ministry to move forward, the new Student pastor will be able to focus on leading the team, recruiting leaders, and developing great relationships with parents, students, and leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review all curricula used by the church’s student ministry and ensure they are consistent with the church’s doctrinal commitments.
  • Develop an annual budget for the student ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget.
  • Develop a Bible teaching and event calendar for the student ministry that takes into consideration the full counsel of God’s Word and the spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental needs of the students in our community.
  • Lead the students at summer camp and in short-term mission experiences.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A Person with 3-5 years of Leading a similar ministry
  • A proven track record of recruiting and training a team
  • A Relational Leader with a desire to see families grow together
  • A Humble Leader that is a team player

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