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Associate Connections Pastor

Trinity Presbyterian Church

San Carlos, CA

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: December 03, 2013

Job Description:


Trinity is embarking on a transformation and looking to innovate with our associate pastor position in how we minister to families. The pastor will have a passion for working with families and youth as they deal with issues they face in their lives and neighborhoods. This passion will be_noemailplemented by core strengths in building connections between youth and families and the life of the congregation and_noemailmunity in ways that help us all grow as followers of Jesus Christ. There is no template for this position, and the pastor will require a thirst for building and learning through innovation, collaboration, and relationship building.


Family and Youth Ministry

 Create innovative, engaging, and thriving programs that cultivate a hunger in our youth for a

lifetime_noemailmitment to Jesus Christ.

 Attract, motivate, and equip volunteers from our congregation who are eager to invest in and

significantly influence the spiritual lives of our youth.

 Build connections that enable families and youth to feel valued and embraced as part of the Trinity

family and the broader church’s mission.

 Develop opportunities with a focus on enabling parents to disciple their children through spiritual

formation for the family.

 Cultivate a passion among our families and youth for consistent involvement in Bible study,

worship,_noemailmunity outreach, and other discipleship opportunities.

 Work collaboratively to promote seamless transitions and high levels of retention among children,

middle school, high school, and young adult programs.

 Supervise part-time youth interns.

 Develop youth opportunities to build meaningful connections with our multigenerational church

 Identify opportunities for youth to participate actively in worship and the larger ministry of the


Pastoral Ministry

 Assist in worship preparation and service; preach as needed, with an expectation of about one time

per month.

 Work collaboratively with the senior pastor and program staff to provide creative expressions of


 Share responsibilities for pastoral care and counseling.

 Lead or participate on ministry teams and groups—e.g., Connections, Youth—as needed.

 Attend staff meetings, and provide support and resources as needed.

 Act as head of staff for the senior pastor as required.


 Understands current models of family-based ministry

 Has a passion for working with younger generations and families

 Is open to theological diversity

 Is joy filled, personable, energetic,_noemailpassionate, and enthusiastic, and has a cooperative spirit and

a sense of humor

 Is a visionary, is creative, and has innovative leadership abilities

 Has the ability to collaborate effectively and partner with ministry teams, the congregation, staff,

volunteers, and parents

 Has proven experience in recruiting, developing, leading, and retaining volunteers, with an ability to

delegate with poise

 Has an authentic leadership style, with strong verbal and written_noemailmunications skills

 Has integrity, is a self-starter, is efficient, and is detail-oriented while seeing the big picture

 Is highly_noemailanized, and has the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, assess results, and follow

through on_noemailmitments

 Has a strong working knowledge of the social media, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, used by youth and

young adults

 Is familiar with basic office software programs and media/sound technologies

Position Information:

Job Title:
Associate Connections Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Associate Pastor
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Contact Name:
Kristan Verveniotis
1106 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Carlos
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