Associate Pastor


We are seeking a qualified candidate to join the staff and elders of Rothbury Community Church in the tasks of leading and shepherding the people of Rothbury Community Church. The candidate will serve as an elder of the church. The primary area of responsibility will be the overseeing of Student Ministries (Junior High & Senior High). Other areas of responsibility will be determined by giftedness and need (i.e. music, community outreach, administration, etc.).


Base Salary: $35,000+ (depending on education and experience)

Benefits: HSA, medical, dental, retirement, continuing education, library fund


Average of 45 hours per week

Position Overview

The position of Associate Pastor is a fulltime position dedicated to the ministry of Rothbury Community Church. In addition to general pastoral responsibilities, the basic function is to oversee and coordinate ministries for Junior High and Senior High grades by coming alongside parents in the discipleship of their children and ministering to students from unchurched homes.

Job Description

The position is expected to generally be divided as follows:

70% - Student Ministries

15% - General Elder/Pastoral Duties

15% - Other (i.e. music, community outreach, administration, etc.; TBD by giftedness and need).

Responsibilities regarding Student Ministries include:

  1. Vision and Leadership – implementing a biblical philosophy of ministry for Student Ministries through a comprehensive curriculum plan and the recruitment, training, and empowering of qualified volunteers.
  2. Administration – actively communicating with volunteers, parents, students, elders, and church members on the status of Student Ministries, as well as preparing for gatherings, events, etc.
  3. Discipleship – diligently studying the Scriptures and teaching students through regular gatherings and personal relationships, seeking to integrate students into the life of the church.
  4. Prayer – practicing, exemplifying, and encouraging a life of prayer for and by those involved in Student Ministries.
  5. Outreach – personally developing relationships with community members for the sake of evangelism and equipping students for the task of evangelism.

Responsibilities regarding general elder/pastoral duties include:

  1. Regular attendance and participation in the corporate gatherings of the church.
  2. Regular attendance and participation in the meetings of the Board of Elders and staff.
  3. Participating with the elders in the shepherding of the membership through prayer, regular contact, visitation, etc.
  4. Active participation in a Life Group.
  5. Assisting the pastoral staff for the regular ministries and events of church life.


Congregation Size: 
250 - 500

Employment Type:

Job Type:

2500 West Winston Road



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Other Information: 
Church Profile Rothbury Community Church exists to glorify God through equipping believers, edifying the church, evangelizing the world, and exalting the Lord in all things. Rothbury is a smaller community in beautiful West Michigan. The closest major cities are Muskegon (south) and Ludington (north). Our membership (200) comes from Rothbury, as well as the surrounding areas of Hart, Montague, Shelby, Whitehall, and more. Our membership is made up of a variety of ages (0-102) and backgrounds.
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