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Associate Pastor of Students and Family Ministry

Oak Grove Church

Shellsburg, IA

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: May 24, 2018

Job Description:

Oak Grove Church (OGC) is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Student and Family Ministry (APSF) to lead our children and student ministries (Kind.-12th grade) so that families are impacted with and transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, and discipled in growing Christlike maturity. The APSF will be_noemailmitted to family-equipping discipleship, which focuses on equipping parents as the primary disciple-makers in their children's lives (Deut. 6:4-9), develops biblically-centered teaching, family-strengthening structure, and relational programming that engages with youth of all ages. The APSF will report directly to the Lead Pastor and be accountable to the elders.

Shepherding and Teaching
1. Know and pray for children, students and their families
2. Teach regularly, though not always, on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings
3. Plan and lead regular relationship-building activities with children, students and families at a pace that strengthens families
4. Create environments that foster meaningful, biblical_noemailmunity among Middle School and High School students.
5. Intentionally seek out and strive to assimilate students into student ministry program
6. Plan and lead mission trips
7. Work to build meaningful connections in the_noemailmunity.
8. Assist lead pastor with hospital visitations as necessary, specifically as it relates to children, students and their families
9. Preach as needed during Sunday morning corporate worship

Strategic Planning and Team Building
1. Develop student ministry vision in conjunction with overall church mission, working closely with pastor and elders to ensure purposeful unity and direction
2. Determine and implement appropriate, strategic levels of personal involvement between children and student ministries
3. Work with pastor to develop cohesive family-equipping discipleship strategy
4. Identify, examine and train potential volunteers for family ministry developing, empowering and supporting them to serve in their unique areas of giftedness
5. Equip Middle and High School students for the challenges they will likely experience when transitioning to college or work in a secular world and provide tools to keep them founded in Christ.
6. Coordinate VBS (or other agreed-upon outreach/discipleship ministries)
7. Provide pastoral leadership to ministry team members

Sunday AM Responsibilities
1. Be present and engaged in corporate worship and Sunday School
2. Assist in service planning, preparation and involvement as deemed necessary
3. Help we_noemaile and assimilate ne_noemailers

Staff and Administrative Responsibilities
1. Organize and maintain updated list of ministry attendees, families, and leaders within our church management system
2. Attend and participate in regular staff meetings
3. Provide regular APSF updates to pastor, elders and deacons
4. Communicate clearly, and regularly to pastor, elders, ministry leaders, participants, and church family
5. Maintain regular office hours, with freedom and expectation for being out of the office for relationship-building
6. Help pastor and elders understand the ongoing needs of children, students and their families so we may better support your ministry
7. Help pastor and elders know how we can better support you and your family in life and ministry
See full job description and introduction video at http://oakgrove.cc/apsf/

About Oak Grove Church:

Oak Grove Church is a regional Church near Shellsburg, IA, and the campus is in the middle of four different communities, Shellsburg, Urbana, Center Point, and Vinton, IA. People from these different communities attend Oak Grove. These towns are bedroom towns for some who work in Cedar Rapids, while some live in the country. Each of these communities is part of the Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Area, and are located about 25 minutes north of Cedar Rapids, and about 35 miles southeast of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. For someone who likes to live in a more rural area, close to a Metro Area, there is great potential in the church for spiritual growth and for reaching out to the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The congregation is a mix of ages with a few more individuals over 60, has different ministries, and a great worship team.There is a wonderful facility here for ministry, and there is no indebtedness.  


Character and Heart 1. He is a biblical leader (1 Tim. 3, Titus 1, 1 Pt. 5) recognized by abiding (1 Jn. 2:6) and increasing (2 Pt. 1:3-8) faith in Christ, as well as fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5). 2. Demonstrates pastoral calling (Acts 20:28), humility (Acts 20:19, 24), passion (Acts 20:20-21) and gifting (Acts 20:27; Eph. 4:11-16; 2 Tim. 2:15). 3. Gives evidence of personal worship, spiritual growth, evangelism and discipleship. 4. Models Christ-like living 5. If married, demonstrates biblical family priority with loving, servant leadership (1 Tim. 3:5) 6. If unmarried, has current testimony of Christ-honoring relationships 7. Has a teachable spirit, and is able to receive constructive criticism and apply it for personal development 8. Exhibits love for children, youth and families 9. Agrees with Oak Grove Constitution and Bylaws, Mission, and Values See full qualifications at http://oakgrove.cc/apsf/ 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Associate Pastor of Students and Family Ministry
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Associate Pastor
40,000 - 50,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Oak Grove Church
Contact Name:
Cherilyn Magee
6101 32nd Ave
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