Associate Pastor
Full-Time (Salary TBD)
Location: Hazelwood, MO
Hazelwood Baptist Church is an established Baptist church located in an established suburb of North County St. Louis, Missouri. Our average Sunday worship attendance is around 325. Our vision is to be a disciple-making church and our purposes are to worship, grow, serve, share, together. We believe that living and doing life together is important as we were not made to go through this journey alone. It is our desire not only to share the gospel and truth of Jesus Christ, but also to live as disciples in our faith.
We have people from all different types of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. We come in all different shapes, sizes, and skin colors. One thing we do have in common is that we love Christ and are united to be disciples of Jesus. Another thing we have in common is that we all have a past. No one in our church family has lived a perfect life; that’s why we so much need Jesus and that’s why we so much need each other.
The Associate Pastor is responsible for providing ministerial support to the Lead Pastor and to oversee the disciple-making vision of the church as well as all HBC facility ministry operations. In the area of disciple-making, the candidate will develop a comprehensive discipleship plan that is consistent with the mission of the church. This will include both developing leaders and equipping the church for the work of the ministry so that our church can effectively fulfill the Great Commission to the glory of God through Jesus Christ. As facilities manager, he will be responsible to administrate the buildings and grounds. He is expected to contribute to the team spirit of the staff through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, and prayer support.
To be hired in the role of Hazelwood Baptist Church Associate Pastor, a candidate:
  • Must possess a strong Christian spiritual and moral character and is expected to be or become a member of Hazelwood Baptist Church. As a leader within our ministries, it is expected that he would be intentionally involved in disciple-making efforts, mentoring others in God’s love, and being mentored in faith and leadership.
  • Will understand and agree to our church’s mission and core values
  • Must be licensed to ministry and preferably be ordained with a Bible or seminary degree
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively as a member of a team, and yet be able to work independently to plan, execute, and oversee all associate pastoral related ministries
  • Must be able to utilize a networked computer system in order to coordinate ministry within the church
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position that pertain specifically to the candidate’s role as Associate Pastor include:
  • Assist the Lead Pastor in fulfilling his role as the primary spiritual leader, vision caster, and pastor/teacher of the church
  • Assist the Lead Pastor in providing pastoral care for church members
  • Preach when requested or in the Lead Pastor’s absence
  • Assume the Lead Pastor’s leadership responsibilities when the Lead Pastor is not available
  • Perform typical duties of an associate pastor including preaching, teaching, funerals, weddings, visitation, etc.
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position that pertain specifically to discipleship include:
  • Oversee the disciple-making vision for the church in the following areas:
    • Adult Sunday School
    • Growth Track Classes – special disciple-making classes offered periodically to help people take their next step in engaging the disciple-making vision of the church
    • LIFE Groups
    • Healing Ministries
    • Family Ministry – (including Men’s, Women’s, and Marriage ministries)
    • Leadership Development
    • Outreach & evangelism for the church
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position that pertain specifically to administration and facilities management include:
  • Oversight and management of all facilities and properties of Hazelwood Baptist Church
  • Serve as the staff representative to the HBC Trustees and as on-site liaison between HBC Trustees and contracted support companies
  • Serve as the staff representative to the Kitchen and Church Fellowship ministries
  • Supervise the custodial and maintenance employees and volunteers
  • Manage and recommend space requirements for all HBC ministries by partnering with the Pastoral Team, Ministry Staff, Church Staff, and Volunteer Ministry Leaders
  • Serve as the overseer of facility safety and risk mitigation
  • Assist the Sr. Pastor in fulfilling his role as the primary spiritual leader by helping him with the administrative oversight of church office management
To be hired in the role of Hazelwood Baptist Church Associate Pastor, a candidate:
  • Must model high standards in his own personal, family, and devotional life and maintain a good example in relationships with others, engaging in practices such as study, prayer, and tithing
  • Must consult the Lead Pastor on plans, events, policies, and situations
  • Must work closely with all other members of the church staff and leadership, effectively uniting with and complementing other church ministries
  • Must support church ministry and activities by attending staff meetings and staff prayer times, reporting on ministry activities, faithfully attending Sunday and Wednesday church services, being part of a LIFE group, attending church wide activities, and performing other assignments as directed
  • Must maintain a weekly schedule with a minimum work week of 40 hrs.
  • Must prepare and develop an annual budget and oversee the budget and expenditures for any ministries under his oversight
  • Must perform other responsibilities as determined by the Lead Pastor
Vickie Silkey
6161 Howdershell Rd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042