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Associate Pastor/Young Adults/Youth

Job Description
Westside Christian Church is looking for an Associate Pastor for young adults and youth. The reason this position is open is because our Senior Pastor will retire at the end of 2024. Jason Baker, our current associate minister, will move into that position. We need to fill that associate pastor vacancy.

Westside Christian Church averages a Sunday morning attendance of about 250 people in two services. We are traditional in that we offer Sunday School, Children’s church, Sunday night bible study and youth groups and Wednesday night prayer and worship.

Although special focus of this job lies with youth and young adults, the associate pastor also will teach bible studies, preach on occasion, participate in visitations, officiate weddings and funerals, and provide support for church ministry as directed by the senior pastor and elders.  This requires a high energy individual with passion for ministry. Daily activity will be varied, often unpredictable, and not conforming to set hours. Strengths will be the same qualities in the senior minister, a strong, supportive Board of Elders, and a giving church with many volunteers for service.

Westside Christian Church is in a beautiful part of the country. Southern Oregon has mild very pleasant weather with an hour drive access to both the ocean beaches to the west and the mountains for hiking and skiing in the east. The North Umpqua River, which runs through our town is world famous for its fly fishing, hiking trails and waterfalls.

Roseburg, where our church is located, is a town of about 25,000. We have surrounded small towns and unincorporated farming communities such that the population we draw from is approximately 50,000. Douglas County is largely made up of blue-collar conservative people. Substantial poverty and substance abuse applies to this populace. Yet, there is a palpable sense of community and generosity not often seen in larger cities.

You will have unique opportunities for home and living experience. Many live just out of town in one of the endless farming valleys surrounding our town in a beautiful country setting. Yet, these folks are within 10–15 minutes of unimpeded scenic driving to Roseburg.

Key Responsibilities

  • Function as the spiritual and executive leader of Westside Christian Church’s Youth/Young Adult ministry.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate teaching materials and curriculum.
  • Provide Bible-based instruction along with appropriate along with appropriate teaching materials and curriculum.
  • Provide support and recruit Youth/Young Adult volunteers for Church Activities.
  • Teach Youth/Young Adult Sunday School classes and weekly group meetings.
  • Provide outreach, missions, and fellowship opportunities to the Youth/Young Adult..
  • Provide support and guidance to parents.


  • Born again Christian, servant-hearted, with a genuine passion for Youth/Young Adult Ministry and biblical education.
  • Proficient understanding of challenges and needs of young people.
  • Be a competent preacher and teacher of the Bible and the foundations of the Christian faith.
  • Be willing to seek further education and skills as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • College Diploma or University Degree preferred.
  • Basic knowledge using social media platforms.
  • Basic knowledge using Microsoft Office suite products (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel).
  • Basic knowledge using Google suite products (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Meet).
  • Ability to lead by example.
  • Shares religious faith consistent with Westside Christian Church. See What We Believe at What We Believe

For a detailed job description, please click Detailed Job Description  .

This is a full-time salaried position with compensation of $45,000-$50,000 based on experience.  3 weeks paid vacation annually and a gas allowance.

 Physical Address

Westside Christian Church

2712 W. Harvard Ave.

Roseburg, OR  97471


Submit your resume with references to Jason Baker at and include a personal statement of faith and your vision for ministry.


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