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First Baptist Church Broken Arrow

Student Pastor

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 1,800

Location: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

The Role: Student 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 Student Pastor:

First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow (FBCBA) is seeking a Student Pastor who is a spiritually mature leader and has a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. He will be responsible to the church, under the direction of the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor, for overseeing all ministries in Middle School through High School. 

The Student Pastor will be responsible for developing and maintaining a vision for the spiritual formation of students, parents, families, and student ministry leadership that is biblical, comprehensive, and consistent. He must align the ministries he oversees with the overall mission/vision of our church, developing age-appropriate venues for multiplying disciples to follow Christ.

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The Student Pastor Will: 

The Student Pastor is responsible for the creation and management of a strategic plan for the spiritual formation of all students and student leadership that is aligned with the mission, vision, objectives and goals of First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow.

  • Give direction to student ministry leadership in the areas of enlistment, equipping, mobilization, and encouragement.

  • Advance the strategic small group ministry for students.

  • Coordinate and support the planning of Sunday morning student programming

  • Prioritize spiritual and leadership development of students.

  • Fully support families as we connect the church and home partnership.

  • Oversee the structures that support the Student Ministry, including strategic goals, budgets, and use of facilities.

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What You Bring: 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading a student ministry in a medium to large church setting.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Seminary training preferred.


  • A personal sense of calling from God to vocational Christian ministry in general and to student ministry specifically.

  • A mature Christian who is growing in their personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible Study, prayer and service.

  • Can identify closely with the mission, values, vision, theology, philosophy and methodology of First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow.

  • The proven ability to identify, equip and lead a team of volunteers.

  • Ability to collaborate, cooperate and function well in a team environment.

  • An understanding of student ministry as a foundational ministry of the church.

  • Ability to lead a staff team of associate ministers and interns, casting vision for the ministry and organizing the skills and talents of those team members.

  • Ability to relate well to adults in the ministry as parents of students or ministry volunteers.

  • Knowledge of developmental stages for students grades 6th – 12th and ability to choose and implement appropriate programming for those stages.

  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create and implement a strategic plan for the spiritual formation of all students and student leadership that is aligned with the mission, vision, objectives and goals of First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow.

  • Supervise the Student Ministry staff. Develop a healthy atmosphere among the team by fostering strong relationships and open dialogue with each staff member.

  • Give direction to student ministry leadership in the areas of enlistment, equipping, mobilization, and encouragement; having as the goal to place each leader in their area of giftedness. Leaders are to be vetted, equipped and have knowledge of our core values and ministry philosophies.

  • Prioritize leadership development of students by providing ways for them to lead out in ministry experience as it relates to weekly programming, catalyst events, and a mentoring ministry.

  • Oversee the structures that support the Student Ministry, including strategic goals, budgets, and use of facilities for ministerial purposes and reporting accordingly.

  • Coordinate and support the planning of Sunday morning student programming.

  • Plan, execute, and give direction to catalyst events (camps, retreats, etc...) throughout the year. 

  • Fully support families as we connect the church and home partnership.

  • Be available for counseling and support of students and their families as the need arises.

Other Responsibilities:​ 

  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships with area schools and administrations.

  • Serve in an assigned rotation as the minister on call.

  • Demonstrate effective supervisory responsibilities.

  • Attend all required staff meetings and complete forms and reports in a timely and concise manner.

  • Must have flexibility to accept and execute other duties as assigned.

  • Must maintain appropriate judgement and confidentiality.

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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