Associate Pastor

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Oak Grove Church

Evansville, WI United States

Associate Pastor

Job Description
Oak Grove Church is looking to hire a courageous and compassionate associate pastor who is Christ-centered and gospel-focused, and will support the growth that God has given by assisting the elders, pastor and congregation in advancing the Kingdom of God. We are looking for someone who aspires to be a “mighty man” and who will join us in our 1 Samuel 22:1-2 situation. Our congregation has doubled in the last year, thus we need a man who will assist the elders and pastor in forging the saints into a team united to see Jesus Christ as King. The candidate will equip the saints (Ephesians 4:12) for the work of ministry – training, mentoring and encouraging folks to leave comforts & safety (1 Samuel 22:5) and to serve as God calls (1 Samuel 23:1-5). Courage: The candidate will have a track record of standing firm for Christ in the face of opposition and exhibit a zeal for the glory of God. Compassion: The candidate will have a track record of empathy for the lost and an earnestness for the salvation and sanctification of others.

The associate pastor will administer the church’s discipleship training system. The candidate will assist the pastor and elders to implement and improve a system to make disciples. This will require administration, mobilizing and training teachers, enlisting participation, and managing group meetings, devotionals, preaching occasionally and overseeing our custom designed App.

Job Qualifications
• Two essential gifts: Shepherding and Administration
• Must meet the qualifications of an elder listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
• Able to communicate in a manner that is full of grace and truth. Skill needed in teaching, leading devotionals and preaching several times a year.
• Must subscribe to OGC’s statement of faith and become a member of the church ( https://www.oakgrovechurch.com/what-we-believe/ )
• Seminary trained or equivalent experience in life and service
• Skill with spreadsheets and database management

Position Information
Job Title: Associate Pastor
Time Type: Full Time – Salary. Exempt.
Job Category: Associate Pastor
Salary: Based on qualification and experience with the intent that the candidate be free to fully serve the Lord.
Worship Style: Blended
Church Size: 250
Reports to Senior Pastor
Office supplied.
Mondays off.
About OGC – Church Description

Oak Grove Church was founded in 1856 and has maintained its historic mission of glorifying God by making disciples who follow Christ in all of life. The Word of God is our final authority and to keep it that way we left a denomination departing from orthodoxy in 1999 to become a nondenominational church. The last 15 years have seen God resurrect a slowly dying congregation of less than 50 to the point that we built a second facility, opening a new sanctuary in July 2020.
At OGC, disciples are disciplined learners and ministry practitioners. We understand a Church is not a building or service you attend. The Church is what we are: a people gathered into the Lord’s Household, disciple brothers and sisters devoted to Christ and to one another. OGC is a healthy church that draws not only from our immediate city of Evansville but from ten other zip codes in the region. OGC reflects the diverse social and economic situation, employment (farmers, professionals, household managers, and everything in between), and ethnicity of our tri-county area. The common denominator of those who call OGC home is a hunger to know God and an earnest desire to glorify Jesus Christ. Worship attendance and participation in our discipleship training system have doubled in the last year and prayer groups have tripled in size and earnestness. We are looking to hire a courageous and compassionate associate pastor who is Christ-centered and gospel-focused, and will support the growth that God has given by assisting the elders, pastor and congregation in advancing the Kingdom of God. If there is one passage the depicts the moment our congregation is in, it is 1 Samuel 22:1-2.

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 7th, 2022.

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 7th, 2022.

Handout: Associate Pastor.ogc.2022.pdf