High School Director at Highland Park Baptist Church
Southfield, MI

High School Director


Position Description:

Highland Park Baptist Church is looking for a theologically grounded and highly relational High School Director / Pastor who has a heart for the spiritual growth of students and aims to expand and develop a dynamic high school student ministry.


Who are we?

Highland Park Baptist Church is an unapologetically Bible-based, metropolitan church located just North of Detroit in Southfield, MI.  We are entirely about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, working toward growing disciples, worshiping God, and transforming our world through local and global outreach. Our desire is to provide a place where everyone can worship and grow (Matthew 28:18-20) as one family in Christ.


Co-located on HBPC's campus is Southfield Christian School.  SCS, a ministry of HPBC, is a +600-student school educating young men and women in grades preschool-12.  Students benefit from a challenging, college-preparatory education grounded on the principles of the Bible, Southfield Christian School seeks to prepare young people to live full and productive lives.


Why Work with Us?

As a ministry team, we view our work as an act of worship to our Great God.  Our constant prayer is that our High School Director would establish the work of our hands.  Because God is sovereign, Has planted HPBC and us in this place at this time in order to share and live out the good news of the gospel.  If this resonates with you, we invite you to connect with us.


Did you know?

Detroit, Michigan, a.k.a “The Motor City” isn't just the center of the automotive world, it's also a great place to live.  Detroit's innovative and diverse cultural makes it a natural hotspot for a thriving food scene.  Moreover, Detroit's downtown revitalization is well underway and the town boasts a second-to-none collegiate and professional sport-loving fan base.   From the hardwood forests of the suburbs to the historic architecture of the Edison district, Detroit's affordable housing and low cost of living make it a great place to call home for people of all lifestyles. And, if you're into the great outdoors, Michigan is the place for you.  With over 2,000 miles of mountain bike trails and lots of fresh water, opportunities for watersports such as kayaking abound.


Who is the Ideal Candidate?

The ideal candidate is a disciple maker who is passionate about seeing students thrive in their knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ.  Additionally, the candidate understands the importance of partnering with parents to reach students with the Gospel of Christ and raise them for His glory.


The HBPC High School Director will...


Be the primary Bible teacher in the High School Ministry on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.
Recruit, train, and oversee the volunteer staff for the High School Ministry (with support from the Family Ministries Pastor).
Plan and oversee fun and engaging student activities and events
Consistently evaluate student needs (cultural challenges facing today's youth) in the church, the school, and the community and shape appropriate ministries to effectively reach and disciple them.
Proactively interact with youth outside the church walls by attending student-involved sporting events, school plays and/or concerts, etc.
Develop student leaders who, from time to time, participate in Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings  (leading worship, teaching)
Work in tandem with Southfield Christian School leadership to ensure cross-ministry collaboration and effectiveness.
Oversee the High School Ministry budget under the supervision of the Family Ministries Pastor.
Perform other duties as requested by the Senior Pastor, Elder Board, and Family Ministries
The following describes a few of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the High School Director:

A personal, growing walk with Jesus Christ
Proven ability to lead and effectively teach in a corporate, youth group setting.
Ability to recruit and develop volunteer leaders.
A passion to see the lives of young adults transformed and pointed towards Jesus.
Ability to have hard conversations in a gracious and clear manner.
What will put you ahead?

A gifted matball player (mashup of dodgeball and kickball...what could be better?)
A fun-loving/outgoing (and it shows)
A fan of Chick-fil-A, there's one located less than 2 miles from church.

Submit a resume and cover letter to our Family Ministries Pastor, Lake Slabach.


Highland Park Baptist Church
28600 Lahser Rd
Southfield, Michigan 48034


Lake Slabach

[email protected]



Southfield, MI
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
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