The associate pastor will serve under the senior pastor to 1) provide supportive leadership in the areas of preaching, pastoral care, leadership development, and overall spiritual health of the congregation, and 2) to oversee the administrative and organizational functions of the congregation.
- Acts in the absence of the senior pastor, receiving ministerial phone calls, leading staff meetings, overseeing worship services, and other ministerial duties of the senior pastor.
- Serves as preaching associate to the pastor, preaching on Sunday and/or Wednesday at least once a month and on such other occasion as required by the senior pastor.
- Assists in discipleship development, serving as a facilitator/teacher in the different modules of training.
- Assists senior pastor in providing ministry counseling to the church membership and members of the community.
- Oversees the operation of the Awakening student ministry.
- Provides pastoral care to the congregation, including home and hospital visits, funerals, and other opportunities for care.
- Prays with church members and guests in times of need and as a part of the ongoing prayer efforts of the congregation.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the senior pastor.
- Supports the pastor and the church lay leaders in the accomplishment of the church’s mission through ministry effectiveness evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning, and overall direction of congregation.
- Develops and implements effective assimilation ministry under the guidance of the senior pastor.
- Provides point-person leadership for the church volunteers and church visitors.
- Ensures the operational readiness of the church through oversight of the support staff, performing duties in administration, finance, human resources, supply, and facilities management.
- Works in tandem with the senior pastor in the annual strategic planning process, including evaluation of ministry performance; review of mission, vision, and core values; development of key objectives and tactics; and establishment of goals.
- A theological degree or equivalency from a recognized theological/pastoral training institution or equivalent church staff experience.
- Must be spiritually mature and physically and mentally fit.
- Must possess a respectful, kind demeanor.
- Must be able to preach and teach sound doctrine.
- Must be able to relate to and care for persons of different races/cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Must be able to accept constructive criticism.
- Must be able to recognize and respect the culture of the congregation.
- Must be willing to discuss all innovations with the senior pastor before taking further steps.
- Possesses business acumen.
- Teams with church leaders in working toward shared goals and objectives.
- Displays competency in computer skills such as Word, Excel, email, and the Internet.
- Maintains a pleasant and personable attitude with all staff, congregation members, and community members.
- Uses professionalism and discretion; always maintains confidentiality; maintains a high level of excellence and quality.
- Lives a genuine Christian life, revealing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Models a healthy balance between God, self, family, and ministry.
Negotiable, based on experience
(part-time, 20 hours/week)