Assistant Pastor

Oakhurst UMC

Job Description

Assistant Pastor

Oakhurst United Methodist Church – Seminole, FL

General Description:

The Assistant Pastor’s primary purpose is to carry out the vision of Oakhurst UMC by effectively developing Membership Care systems, Discipleship Systems, and advancing the mission of Oakhurst UMC in imaginative and missional ways. This position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Discipleship Ministries of the church including children’s, youth, teen, young adult, and adult ministries while functioning as part of a team leadership model which includes the Senior Pastor and other team members. This positional also provides structure and oversight for Membership Care and Advancement in coordination with the Senior Pastor, Certified Lay Ministers, and other team members of the congregation.

Education and Experience:

-         Master’s of Divinity Degree from an accredited University Senate Seminary preferred

-         Bachelor’s Degree required

-         3 years experience in leadership in a ministry setting (as staff, congregational leader, or pastor)

-         Missional Mindset

-         Catalytic leadership of emerging ministries a plus

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Range: Negotiable Based on Experience

Benefits: Paid Time Off and Negotiable as per Employee Handbook and Conference Guidelines

Work Remotely: As approved by SPRC and/or Senior Pastor

Essential Job Functions



Prepare for Sunday morning programming (during the week):

·        Including purchasing and preparing children and youth curriculum for volunteer leaders

·        Preparing adult educational spaces

·        Coordinating Alpha and other ongoing adult Discipleship opportunities in conjunction with the Senior Pastor

·        Use church marketing strategies to promote Oakhurst UMC in the community

·        Use Constant Contact to connect with members and constituents via email

·        Write devotional for weekly email from the Pastor


·        Ensure the educational and discipleship spaces, specifically for children’s and youth ministry, are properly prepared for the month ahead

·        Ensure the required technology is properly deployed for the month throughout the given space parameters

·        Identify new church constituents for invitation into service to the church prior to membership

·        Prepare and assist Senior Pastor in Coffee with the Pastor

·        Prepare and assist Senior Pastor in leading quarterly Foundation’s orientation

·        Using the information from the membership info sheet, put church leaders in touch with new members as needed. Check in with new members after 6 months to be sure that they’ve found connections with our ministry teams.

In Support of:


·        Recruit, train, encourage and empower ministry team leaders in all areas of discipleship and membership. Connect with leaders consistently.

·        Prepare and provide regular training opportunities for leaders within the congregation

Other Tasks:


Special Events

·        Coordinate missional outreach opportunities with church leadership

·        Coordinate internal and external discipleship opportunities with church leadership and in the community

·        Strategically integrate the congregation into areas of need identified within the community

Administration Duties

·        Provide oversight to various components of the budgeting process

·        Weekly staff meetings for the development and deployment of ministry within the church

·        Bi-monthly reports to the Church Council

·        Regular Engagement with the Senior Pastor in carrying out the vision and mission of the congregation

Worship Leadership

·        Ability to lead worship including preaching on a regular rotation in coordination with Senior Pastor

·        Exhibited comfort level in writing, collaborating, and coordinating worship experiences

Other duties as assigned and as developed based on personal skill, interest, and need

Email Resumes to [email protected]

About Oakhurst UMC

Oakhurst, located in Seminole Florida, is situated in a suburb of two major cities - Tampa and St. Petersburg. Located one mile from the beach, this congregation is actively involved in missions in our community, St. Petersburg, Cuba, and Kenya. A missionally minded church, Oakhurst continues to expand and grow to reach new people in new ways.

Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Master’s degree

Date Posted
2 years ago
Seminole, Florida

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