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Bridgewood Church in Savage, MN (near Minneapolis, MN) is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor who will serve at a pastoral level alongside our Senior Pastor, with direct responsibility for Youth and Young Adulty ministry. Bridgewood Church is a thriving, multi-generational congregation which seeks to impact and transform lives in our community. We live by our four core values which are centered on prayer, God's word, yielding to the Holy Spirit, and advancing God's kingdom. 

The full job description is below and you can learn more about Bridgewood Church on our website: . Qualified candidates can submit their resume through our website under the Staff page or send an email to: [email protected], along with a cover letter including a Statement of Faith. 

Title: Associate Pastor                                                                                                                       Accountability: Lead Pastor

Ministry Description: Serves at a pastoral level according to gifting and strengths with necessary preaching, teaching, administration of volunteers, visionary leadership and strong delegation and interpersonal skills. Focus: Youth - Middle School through High School and Young Adults - College age through the 20’s. This is a full-time job which is designed to meet the ministry needs of Bridgewood Church.


  • Exhibits a personal lifestyle and confession that demonstrates that Jesus is Lord of his/her life.
  • Is an active member of Bridgewood Church or is willing to pursue membership. 
  • Accepts the Bible as God’s infallible word and is biblically literate.
  • Is convinced of Bridgewood Church’s vision DNA written into its Four Core Values and its heart to be a “church of influence.” Bridgewood Church’s values require this position to be filled with male leadership.
  • A clear and effective communicator who is able to articulate a testimony of personal faith.
  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to work effectively within the organizational structure of Bridgewood Church.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well with others, relate to a wide variety of personalities, and is a team player. 
  • Possesses a pastoral heart for people, willing to listen, and show compassion and understanding.
  • Displays a love and ministry passion for youth and young adults and exhibits inward calling for the focus of this ministry.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and manage people.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and a willingness to be held accountable for his/her work.
  • Displays moral behavior, demonstrates the ability to maintain confidentiality, and applies sound judgement. 
  • Has a Master’s Degree of Divinity or a Bachelor’s Degree with an interest in pursuing a higher degree.
  • Preferably has some years of experience working in a church or Christian ministry or has some management and leadership experience in the work world.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with Lead Pastor to develop a visionary perspective and process concerning Bridgewood Youth and Young Adults and the ministry of Bridgewood Church.
  • Oversee Middle School and High School staff, volunteer staff, and all other volunteers in these ministries. Manage the ministry vision, curriculum, direction, goals, and strategies.
  • Oversee the ministry vision and staff for Young Adults at Bridgewood. Manage the ministry vision, curriculum, direction, goals, and strategies.
  • Collaborate with Bridgewood Adult and Children’s Ministries to provide consistency in vision, goals, strategies, and action points.
  • Mentor and develop empowered disciples and leaders who will seek to work within Bridgewood and advance God’s Kingdom in our community.
  • Preach and teach according to need and giftedness. Provide pastoral care to the focus areas of youth and young adults and as needed within the congregation. 
  • Join in pastoral duties of leadership and engagement where needed.

Purpose: The purpose of this job description is to give the congregation and the Associate Pastor a clear understanding of work expectations. No job description can ever cover every situation and circumstance of ministry. This document gives a framework and guidelines for this position. 

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