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  Associate Pastor

New Community Church

LaGrange, GA

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: December 05, 2016

Job Description:

I. Purpose of the Job:

The Associate Pastor serves New Community Church by playing an instrumental role alongside the Lead Pastor in the building, growing, and maintaining the vision and mission of the church. In addition the Associate Pastor will be responsible for overseeing the pastoral care of the congregation. This position may also include general oversight of student ministries at the church as well as teaching messages in adult services 8-12 times annually.

II. Experience and Knowledge Required:

Ability to pastor people:
Build meaningful relationships
Care for people
Disciple people
Train people

Ability to lead others:
Organization/management of leadership teams
Present vision and mission clearly church wide to leadership/congregation
Lead by serving others
Delegate well
Strong sense of team
Recruit and develop volunteers
Interact collaboratively with leadership and volunteers

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Comfortable in front of people
Clear verbal and written_noemailmunication skills
Teach in Lead Pastors absence (8-12 times annually)

III. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Weekly Responsibilities:
Attend/lead weekly all staff meetings
Attend weekly Staff Pastors Meeting
Attend weekly Creative Arts meeting in preparation for weekend service
Initiate appointments with small group leaders, dream team, potential leadership and
Review connection cards for pastoral care issues, prayer needs, info requests, etc. and
provide follow up
Continually evaluate and develop assimilation systems that will create growth
Be available for appointments (counseling, pre-marital, etc.)
Respond to emails and phone calls within 24 to 48 hour time frame

Weekend Responsibilities (Services):
Have campus facility opened and prepped for services
Oversee Security of campus facility following worship services
Love, encourage and pastor volunteers
Connect with new people
Be available for ministry time with individuals
Assist with Baptisms when needed
Lead/Assist with Assimilation Process courses as needed (i.e. New Comers Lunch,
Membership Class, PLACE, etc.

Special Events:
Work collaboratively to plan, staff and implement all special events for the campus.

Small Groups:
Meet regularly with Small Group Leaders
Continually recruit and train new small group leaders
Communicate weekly with small group leaders to support, encourage and serve them.
Research curriculum and growth resources for small group leaders

Dream Team (Volunteers):
Continually seeking out potential Dream Team members
Plan/Implement monthly meeting with all Dream Team Leaders (volunteer leadership team)
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Highlight areas of service
Continually encourage all members of the Dream Team
Plan/Implement Dream Team specific events (Quarterly Rallies)


Attributes: Strong leadership skills, Positive attitude, Heart of a servant, Fun/enjoyable/outgoing, enjoys interacting with others, Loyal, Must have a passion for the vision and mission of New Community Church, and Must have a high value for diversity.  

Position Information:

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

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
New Community Church
Contact Name:
Senica Hixon or Noelle Morrissette
1200 S Davis Rd.
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