Pastor of Student Ministries
About Topeka Bible Church
Topeka Bible Church in a nondenominational church with an average in-person weekly attendance of 1,000 individuals located in Topeka, Kansas. TBC is in a campus setting, with two large buildings, each housing auditoriums. One building is located at 1135 SW College Ave., while the other is located across the street at 1101 SW Mulvane St. Services are held simultaneously, with live worship music in each while the speaker originates in one auditorium and is streamed live to the other. Six years ago, TBC completed a $5 million building project which houses its children’s ministries and a second auditorium, with the original auditorium and this newer auditorium each seating five hundred. The next year, a $700,000 remodeling project of its original building was completed. Two years later, a complete redesign of the main parking lot was finished. In all of these projects, TBC adhered to its ‘no-debt’ policy.
TBC is a healthy organization with a wide variety of ministries such as a dynamic children’s program, an active student ministry, several Sunday adult classes, dozens of small groups, a trend-setting women’s ministry and several men’s studies and groups. TBC has a heart for missions, both locally and globally, with over twenty percent of its budget going to fifty-five missionaries and missions organizations. Dozens of TBCers go on short-term missions trips each year to places such as Haiti. The young adults ministry sponsors regular missions trips to the Czech Republic and Hungary.
TBC is actively involved in serving the needs of the Topeka community. Two examples are its clothing closet, which gives away over 2,000 articles of clothing each month and its involvement with local parachurch organizations to reach an underprivileged area of the city.
TBC is also actively involved to reach Topeka’s spiritual needs, along with physical needs. One example is its annual light show, which involves over one hundred volunteers working together to produce a Light Show, attracting over 5,000 Topekans – the majority of whom have no church home, where the gospel is clearly presented. Short clips of the show can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK59CiEoWuo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjP35mrA_kQ&t=57s.
Camp Catapult is staffed by one hundred fifty volunteers, allowing five hundred children to have fun while hearing and growing in the Word for one week during the summer.
TBC is on solid financial footing, with receipts exceeding expenses by at least $400,000 each of the last eight fiscal years. This ‘excess’ is applied to special missions needs, benevolence needs and capital projects.
About the Pastor of Student Ministries Position
The Pastor of Student Ministries is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the Jr. and Sr. High ministries with the goal of those individuals becoming devoted followers of Jesus Christ who are impacting their generation with the gospel. The person in this position will work closely with the Executive Pastor, an Assistant and a team of engaged volunteers to continue and build upon this successful and dynamic ministry.
Specific Responsibilities involve:
1. Design and oversight of the Biblical curriculum for all student programs, events and classes
2. Creation and implementation of events and activities that foster a sense of community within the Student Ministry
3. Discipleship of individual students, as well as facilitation of a network of individuals who are actively discipling students
4. Connection with students on a regular basis outside of church activities (eg., school events, extracurricular events, etc.)
5. Recruitment of volunteer leaders who are passionate about ministry to students and who engage with students to mentor them spiritually
6. Management of the Student Ministry social media accounts
7. Provision of pastoral care for students and their families
8. Stewardship of the annual Student Ministry budget and administration of the church’s resources in a God-honoring fashion
Topeka Bible Church
1135 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
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