Associate Pastor of Students
Thank you for your interest in the Associate Pastor of Students position at First Baptist Mason. This is a full time salaried position including a 3 bedroom 2 bath parsonage and insurance benefits. While this position is primarily Student Ministry focused there will be other duties assigned depending on the gifting of the individual (i.e. worship, communications, recreation, etc.)
About the Student Pastor
The Student Pastor at First Baptist Mason is a spiritual and organizational leader responsible for leading all aspects of the student ministry of the church. He or she will serve as a minister to the congregation and in particular all 6th-12th grade students, leading and inspiring them to know, imitate, and share Jesus, together with their parents and adult leaders. Primary responsibilities include engaging students who are already in the church and seeking to reach those who are not; shepherding and discipling students; recruiting, developing and shepherding volunteers; building relationships with parents; and leading all aspects of student ministry programming.
As a member of the First Baptist Mason Staff, the Student Pastor will work collaboratively with other staff members and lay leaders to accomplish the mission God has given us. The Student Pastor will create a Christ-centered environment in which all students feel welcomed and appreciated so that they might experience the Holy Spirit’s redemptive work in their lives. In response to the grace the students receive, we encourage and equip them to “know Jesus intimately and proclaim Jesus boldly” in all aspects of their lives.
About First Baptist Mason
First Baptist Mason is a growing, revitalizing church located in the Hill Country of Texas. Being a "Faith Family" is a big deal here and we strive to "Know Jesus Intimately and to Proclaim Jesus Boldly" in al that we do. A Multi-generational church that is passionate about not only reaching the next generation but to lay solid foundations that will prepare them for life. Our worship style is blended but with a modern slant. We have an amazing group of talented musicians and singers who lead us in worship each week. Our style is very casual and we want people to come as they are. We currently average around 150 in worship and 75 in Life Connection Groups on Sunday Morning. We regularly approach 200 in worship and have new guests each week. We will be the only church in Mason with a full time student pastor as well.
We currently average about 45-50 Jr High (5th-8th grade) on Wednesday evenings and a small number of High School Students. (The field is ripe for harvest.) We have strong relationships with Young Life and FCA which both average close to 100 students. We have worked hard to build relationships with our schools from Superintendent down allowing you access to minister to our students. And the high school has off campus lunch so the Student Pastor can meet students for lunch without having to check in at the school.
Pastor Bryan Cawley has been at First Baptist Mason since January of 2021. He has been married to Mandy, a high school English teacher at Mason High, for 18 years and has two daughters in the ministry, Annalise in 10th grade and Brynlee in 7th grade. Bryan served several churches as Student Pastor and College Pastor throughout Texas and Oklahoma as well as spending time as a 7th grade science teacher. He is a wealth of knowledge in the area of student ministry but most importantly will support you, encourage you, and champion for you in your ministry.
Mason is an agricultural, ranching, and hunting community located on the north end of the Texas Hill Country (45 minutes north of Fredericksburg, 30 minutes west of Llano. Austin and San Antonio are each about 90 minutes away.). It is a small town way of life and a great place to raise a family. It offers a beautiful combination of rugged Texas landscape, as well as historic, recreational, and cultural opportunities for all. It is not hard to see why Mason is known as the “Gem of the Hill Country.” The population within a 20 minutes drive from the church is almost 3500 with a Median age of 51.
Mason is a one high school town that loves the "Punchers." From football at the "Puncherdome" on a Friday night, to excellence in academics in Fine Arts, Mason ISD is one of a kind. We have won the UIL Lone Star Cup 3 out of the last 4 years and recently won state in Academic endeavors, Girls Golf, and One Act Play. Our Tennis Program is one of a kind having one over 130 state titles in the last 100 years. No one else is over 60. Our students are prepared for the real world and regularly receive over $1 million in scholarship awards each year.