Associate/Student Pastor

Oakland Woods Baptist Church

Clarkston, MI 48348

Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Category: Youth Ministry

Church Size: 100 - 250

Salary: $40,000 - 50,000

Posted on: October 04, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Oakland Woods Baptist Church (OWBC), established in 1985, is a multi-generational congregation that values biblical teaching and loving one another. We are very community focused and in a present phase of expansion as seen in our regular attendance which is upward of 100 adults, compared to 60 adults just a year ago. Our current youth group includes around 30 students that range from 7thgrade to 12th grade. Our church has an immense heart for the unreached, which can be seen in our thriving bus ministry that provides local children in our area an opportunity to hear the gospel message. Each Sunday morning, on average 40-50 school-aged children have the opportunity to receive a free breakfast and learn about God's message of love and salvation. On Wednesday evenings, we provide an engaging Awana program to over 70 elementary and preschool students. The result of this bus ministry is that we now have a racially diverse group of students in both our youth group and our children's ministry. We anticipate that our youth group will grow to 40 students in the Fall of 2023 and retain an upward growth trend.

At this time, OWBC is seeking a Student Pastor who will be primarily responsible for:

Reaching, discipling and integrating the current and next generation of students into church through faith in Jesus Christ.
Planning and executing biblically rich, relevant and engaging services for our middle school and high school students (e.g., Sunday school, weekly meetings, service projects, retreats, and other activities).
Creating, promoting and managing a youth ministry calendar.
Establishing and nurturing personal relationships as a trusted mentor and counselor to individual students.
Maintaining communications with parents of students pertaining to the activities of the ministry.
Participating in weekly meetings with the Senior Pastor ensuring comprehensive understanding, accountability and agreement.

OWBC is prepared to provide a $37,000-$40,000 annual salary as well as health insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and two weeks of vacation. Interested candidates may send their resume to for consideration. 

About Oakland Woods Baptist Church:

Oakland Woods Baptist Church (OWBC), established in 1985, is a multi-generational congregation that values biblical teaching and loving one another. We want to disciple people as they grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and closer as a family in the body of Christ. We are focused on Christ & engaged in our Community. Our desire is to be a faithful witness for Jesus Christ in our community and around the world.  

Job Qualifications:

OWBC seeks a Student Pastor candidate who:

Confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and demonstrates a vibrant and growing personal walk with Jesus.
Meets Biblical qualifications found in Titus 1, 1 Timothy 3, and 1 Peter 5.
Affirms our Statement of Faith (BF&M 2000).
Is compassionate to teens from a variety of backgrounds and desires to support all students.
Can communicate the Scriptures with depth and effectiveness.
Has a passion for missions and service projects.
Holds an undergraduate or graduate degree.
Can recruit, disciple, equip and collaborate with volunteers.
Has ability to manage a student ministry budget.
May be willing to a future discussion regarding obtaining his commercial driver's license with passenger endorsement (Paid for at the church's expense, to enable you to drive the church bus for activities).
Desire to develop relationships with families from our bus ministry. While an ability to speak Spanish is not necessary, it may be helpful in this area. 

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Associate/Student Pastor
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Full Time
$40,000 - 50,000
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100 - 250

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Benjamin Maier
5628 Maybee Rd
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