Shae

Hi, I’m Shae Frazier.

Largo, FL

Phone Number

(317) 997-1880

Email

[email protected]

Experience

First Christian Church
Student Pastor

Education

Johnson University
BA in Youth Ministry
Minor in Bible & Theology

Church Affiliation

Non-Denominational

Years In Ministry

3 years

Personality

ENFJ

Skills

Teaching/preaching, funerals and weddings, volunteer recruitment, curriculum development, student leadership

Tools & Software

Microsoft Office Suite, Planning Center Online, ProPresenter, Servant Keeper

Personal

Single

Top 3 Strengths

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Social/People Skills0%

Student Pastor Questionnaire Responses
Personal Info
Please share briefly how you became a Christian.
I grew up in a Christian household with both parents at home. I was taught the gospel message at a young age on how Jesus died for me and forgave my sins. Baptized at a young age, I went through my highs and lows but really found my relationship with God taking off in Seventh grade. Since then, I have had my ups and downs, but aim to pursue God daily.
How would you describe yourself?
  • Fun
  • Intense
  • Motivational
  • Flexible
  • Inspirational
  • Loving
  • Organized
Personality Type
ENFJ
Tell me about some people (i.e. authors, mentors, and ministry leaders) that have had a big impact on you.
My father is a huge role model. I have watched him overcome so many obstacles in life and remain steadfast. My previous boss Chase Hill whom I pastored under is another example. He showed me what it means to love the church unconditionally, encouraged me to build up from the ground with student ministry, and taught me what it meant to lead and help a staff.
Parents/Volunteers
How do you plan to engage and inform parents or guardians about your ministry objectives and progress?
I love to get in a habit of having meetings with parents about what their student(s) are learning, events on the calendar, and resources to help stay in the know with their student(s). As for volunteers I think quarterly meetings are huge in order to talk shop on what we are doing well, what we are not doing so well, and what changes we can make down the stretch.
Tell me about a time when you developed a new team of volunteers into a strong working group. What did you do?
My last ministry was just that. We started the student ministry found the ground up. After a recruitment Sunday I had my volunteers and was able to meet with them to see what they think would be the best approach for the student ministry. We met as often as possible to make sure we were on the same page, to share critiques, and to live life together. I think volunteer appreciation is huge so I would often try to purchase gifts for volunteers and write letters just so they knew that they were appreciated. Volunteers are pivotal in ministry.
How would you alleviate the confusion when you are communicating with volunteers and it becomes apparent that they don’t understand what you’re saying or vice versa?
I think biblically a one on one setting should be sat out at first. I never want to publicly embarrass a volunteer or make them feel belittled. Next, I would run by the issue with someone disconnected from the situation to see if what I was trying to communicate was clear, and third I would meet with that volunteer as well as another leadership member in the church in hopes to find understanding on both ends and reconciliation if needed.
Spiritual Growth
Once you lead a student/child to Christ, how do you communicate their decision to their parents? Once a child accepts Christ as their Savior, how do you begin discipling them?
I think this go back to meeting with parents regurally to give them resources on next steps. I like to have a Bible for the student after their decision, and then maybe a meal with that student and their parents. This allows space for honesty, planning next steps such as serving and growing, and breeds relationship with both the parents and students.
As the spiritual leader of your ministry, how are you going to help volunteers grow in their faith?
Meeting with volunteers regularly again breeds growth, but I believe one-on-one meetings are essential as well. Being able to meet a volunteer where they are at, walk through a book or study with them, and being a listening ear is what I believe produces growth. Filling volunteers up is essential since they are being poured out in ministry weekly to the students.
Ministry Growth
What is your philosophy of ministry?
Building relationships so that Christ can work through His discipleship.
What was the most creative idea you introduced in your last ministry role? What steps did you take to implement that idea with leadership, volunteers, and families if applicable?
Combined youth group and meetings outside of youth group. This was difficult for my senior high at first to want to have middle school combined with them in programming. However, I was able to encourage them as the middle school students looked up to them. They gained a sense of responsibility in that aspect. The leadership was all in as long as I took responsibility for the outcome My volunteers were stretched with combined programming, but I listened to their input and made changes when needed. As far hangouts apart from regular programming this took more effort from the parent side of things. They were the means and locations for the hangout, after the first few hangouts the parents became more engaged. It made room for more relationships being built, and students feeling comfortable inviting their friends to church.
How would you evaluate systems and structures to see if there could be improvement?
Meeting with leadership, congregants, students, and volunteers to access from the inside. Then take time from the outside looking in as new staff member to see what could possibly change.
Give an example of a successful outreach program or event that you put together.
I helped our children’s director in a program called mobile ministry. We would load a mini trailer of yard toys and food. We would then go to lower income areas and hangout with the kids, do a small Bible lesson, and feed them. This led to students coming to the church for programming such as VBS and Trunk or Treat. It was extremely encouraging to be able to be a part of something that brought kids and families to the church!
How would you deal with a teenager in trouble?
For my own accountability I would notify the head pastor of what is going on, depending on the situation I would then contact the parents and/or the local authorities.
What goals have you set in the past for your ministry area. Did you accomplish them and if so, how did you accomplish them?
Growing programming- We tripled from 5 to 15 in my tenure ( This was done through volunteer and student leadership recruitment as well as event planning) Deeper Discipleship- I watched student(s) beginning to take their own faith and grow. In doing so they begin to feel a responsibility to bring others to church so that they could start a relationship with Jesus too. (this was done through normal programming) Personal Growth- This happened for me as I took in the interim role as head pastor for 5 months. It allowed me to experience heartache with the church, to expand my flock, and to lead a full-time staff. I surrounded myself with helpful influences, and read as much as I could to help grow into a stronger leader.
Is there a process that you go through when choosing a platform for screening volunteers, curriculum choices?
I think a simple background check is huge especially working with kids and teenagers. As far as curriculum I am open to purchasing it, but prefer to make my own.
What have you done in the past to ensure your church has a safe environment, including emergency procedures.
Discussed with leadership active shooter procedures, kept doors locked in building during youth activities, and always kept a buddy system on trips.
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and student pastor?
There is a work relationship and friendship. Both, I believe are needed in a church setting. I expect some guidance and discernment from the lead pastor. A teaching heart who is able to help me grow, but also freedom and trust to do ministry in the way that I believe can reach students the best. As far as a friendship, I think there is a time and a place for work-talk and it is important to take time to just be with each other as friends. Friendships cultivate work relations, work relations cultivate church relations, and church relations cultivate community outreach.

References

Nate Thompson || (513) 225-3841 || [email protected]
Tammy Schrock || (814) 442-0402 || [email protected]
Chase Hill || (814) 521-3929 || [email protected]
John Schrock || (814) 279-2440 || [email protected]

Favorite Bible Story

Peter’s Reinstatement

Favorite Scripture

Galatians 2:20