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First Baptist Church Broken Arrow

Spiritual Development Pastor

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 1,800

Location: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

The Role: Spiritual Development Pastor

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Meet First Baptist Church Broken Arrow:

Established in 1904, First Baptist Church is a multigenerational congregation, serving the Christian community in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. For almost a century, FBC was located in a downtown location. In 2020, Dr. Matt Brooks became the new senior pastor, following the 33-year tenure of Pastor Nick Garland. By all accounts, the intentional transition was an exceptionally healthy one. 

As the church grew, we experienced several building programs and built new facilities. In 1990, FBC became debt free and purchased a 142-acre site just off the Broken Arrow Expressway. The leadership and congregation chose to buy the land and build their facilities debt free. As a result, money has been used for ministries and missions rather than debt service.  

Through the years, FBCBA has established other churches and assisted struggling local churches to help them re-establish a strong foundation. In 2001, FBCBA built on an already strong missions foundation and became a Global Focus church, literally following Acts 1:8 as our mission strategy. In 2011, FBCBA merged with a congregation in Coweta, OK to form a satellite campus. In August of 2020, that campus was released to become its own independent church. 

FBCBA is biblically conservative and deeply rooted in the Word of God, expositional teaching, and life application. Worship is vibrant, and there are two worship expressions: blended and modern. We also emphasize evangelism, missions, and discipleship. FBCBA is purposefully a multi-generational church and seeks to provide ministry and worship opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional church attenders of all ages and backgrounds.

The future is remarkably bright because the community is growing; we have a very talented and dedicated staff, a great location with modern facilities, and no debt. FBCBA is excited and filled with anticipation as we look forward to our future with a new Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and a growing staff.


About the Spiritual Development Pastor:

First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow (FBCBA) is seeking a Spiritual Development Pastor who is a spiritually mature leader and has a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. He will be responsible for planning, casting vision, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive disciple-making strategy for adults. The focus of this position is leading the adult groups ministry of the church (including Sunday School, small groups, and 365 groups), as well as developing spiritual development content in a variety of formats for the purpose of multiplying disciples.

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The Spiritual Development Pastor Will: 

The Spiritual Development Pastor is responsible for the creation and management of annual objectives and key results for the ministry. These ministry-level objectives cascade from and support church-wide objectives. 

  • Multiply adult Sunday School and small groups.

  • Develop and launch a strategy for gender-based and peer-based disciple-making.

  • Create and implement a disciple-making content development strategy.

  • Identify, recruit, and train leaders in Sunday School and groups ministry. 

  • Develop a digital small groups strategy.

  • Develop a digital leadership training platform.

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What You Bring: 

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience, seminary degree preferred.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience on a medium to large church staff leading in Spiritual Development/Discipleship/Christian education ministry.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create, implement, facilitate and evaluate the philosophy, methodology, and strategic plan for the spiritual formation of all adults, assuring that it is aligned with the mission, vision, values, and shared strategies of First Baptist Church Broken Arrow.

  • Oversee and provide leadership and direction to adult Sunday School classes and groups, implementing strategies to multiply groups, spiritually and numerically.

  • Create and implement a strategy for curriculum and content development that supports and expands the disciple-making objectives of the church.

  • Establish vision/direction, equip, supervise and lead the spiritual development ministerial and support staff.

  • Identify, recruit, vet, train, and oversee lay leaders serving in the Spiritual Development Ministry.

  • Oversee the structures that support Spiritual Development Ministries including strategic goals, annual objectives, budgets, staff reviews, data management, curriculum, and church-wide reporting structures.

Other Responsibilities​ may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead regular team meetings to communicate clearly strategic, tactical and operational goals.These meetings should also develop a sense of teamwork and foster a sense of cooperation and continuity among the ministries.

  • Support the office of the Senior Pastor as needed, including working with the Spiritual Development Team to support key sermon series and alignment during strategic times of the year, including the development of sermon-based curriculum. 

  • Oversee the pastoral care of the Spiritual Development staff and serve as a resource to the team for additional “difficult” pastoral care situations.

  • Be available to serve the church as a decision counselor, pastoral counselor, and on-call minister (as assigned). Perform weddings and funerals as available.

  • Coordinate all Sunday School and small groups classroom and meeting space needs, (establish guidelines for setting priorities and resolving conflicts regarding classroom and space needs).

Core Competencies: In addition to the specific responsibilities required for this role, First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow also seeks candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that enhance the effectiveness of our staff.

  • Management skills and personal effectiveness.

  • Leadership capacity in developing vision and strategy; setting clear expectations and goals.

  • Clear and concise communication skills. 

  • Pastoring/Shepherding by utilizing emotional intelligence and demonstrating Christ-likeness and a commitment to personal spiritual growth.

  • Self-development skills and a teachable spirit.

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What it's Like to Live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma: 

Broken Arrow is a suburb of Tulsa with a population of more than 111,000 people. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and part of the greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area, located in Tulsa County.  Broken Arrow is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Broken Arrow offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Broken Arrow there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Broken Arrow and residents tend to lean conservative. 

Broken Arrow offers both small-town charm and big-city amenities. Some of Oklahoma's most scenic natural areas surround the community, making it a top spot for outdoor activities, while its cultural attractions draw people seeking arts and entertainment, especially in downtown's Rose District. Broken Arrow also includes a thriving business climate, three renowned hospitals, and excellent public and private schools.

Although Broken Arrow was originally an agricultural community, its current economy is diverse. The city has the third-largest concentration of manufacturers in the state. 

  • Broken Arrow was listed in Money Magazine's 2006 and 2012 list of the 100 best places to live.

  • Broken Arrow was listed as one of the "Top 25 Affordable Suburbs in the South" by Business Week Magazine in 2007.

  • The Pride of Broken Arrow marching band won first place in the Bands of America Grand Nationals championship at Indianapolis in 2006, 2011, and 2015.

  • Broken Arrow has been listed as a "Tree City USA" for over six years in a row.

  • Family Circle Magazine featured Broken Arrow as one of the ten best towns for families in 2008.

  • Broken Arrow was named the 9th Lowest Crime City in the U.S. by Business Insider in 2018.

  • The United States Conference of Mayors in 2018 named Broken Arrow The Most Livable Small City in the United States.

  • Also in 2018, Wallethub named Broken Arrow as The Best United States City for 1st Time Homebuyers.

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