General Information

Job Title:

Associate Pastor

Job Description:

Job Overview

CrossRoad Baptist Church in Ames, Iowa is seeking to call a full-time missional, disciple-making associate pastor to help shepherd our college ministry and provide pastoral leadership in other areas alongside our current Pastoral team and volunteers.

The ideal candidate would meet the biblical qualifications of a pastor, have a passion for reaching and discipling students, have a track record of developing leaders, and be currently making disciples through missional living.


  • Approximately 50% of their time will be given to reach, train, and multiply disciples of Christ among college students.
  • Another 25% of their time will be toward overseeing the comprehensive trajectory of our family ministries (birth-high school) alongside current staff and ministry leaders.
  • The final 25% of their time will be assisting in other areas depending on gifts and fit within the current Pastoral team.


  • He reports to the Senior Pastor as a staff member of CrossRoad. Staff meets weekly, and the Pastoral staff meets regularly for encouragement and collaboration.
  • He will also help our Pastors and Deacons grow in our ability to shepherd and care for the people of CrossRoad through personal contacts, meetings, and visitation.


  • This is a full-time position and salary/benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Position Qualifications:


  • Meet the biblical qualifications of a pastor as defined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
  • Passionate about Christ, campus outreach and missions, and being planted in a local church.
  • Possesses integrity in their personal and professional life.
  • Demonstrates a desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Leads with confidence and loves team.
  • Is self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to lead people effectively and passionately in God’s Word
  • Strong desire to work as a team with other leaders and pastors


  • Seminary degree is required.
  • 1-5 years of experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with college students; Working with internationals is a plus.
  • Experience in other ministries also a plus (young adults, young marrieds, teaching, preaching, etc.)

Application Deadline


Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:


General Information

Church/Organization Name

CrossRoad Baptist Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(515) 232-6022




Baptist - Other

City, State

Ames, IA

Description of Organization

Reaching Ames to Reach the World. Located in Ames, Iowa we have Iowa State University at our doorstep. We reach American and international students as well as families in Ames and the surrounding communities with the Gospel. We affirm the Doctrines of Grace and are a part of the GARBC (General Association of Regular Baptist Churches) and locally, the IARBC (Iowa Associate of Regular Baptist Churches).

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