Associate Pastor with a Worship Focus. The person God calls to this ministry will join a staff of five pastor/head of staff, associate pastor (position now open), director of youth ministries, coordinator of children's discipleship (half time), and church administrator.
We invite you to think deeply and pray earnestly regarding this position. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us. We welcome your interest and application.
The following information is included in this announcement:
Profile Chapel by the Lake and Juneau
Associate Pastor with a worship focus
Reports to Pastor, Head of Staff
The candidate will:
Possess a living and growing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Be an ordained Presbyterian pastor (or the willingness to be ordained) and must fully embrace ECO's ("A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians") Essential Tenets.
Possess a master's level degree in a field of Christian ministry M.Div., M.A. in Christian Ministry with emphasis in an area such as pastoral leadership, worship leadership, practical theology, et cetera.
Be spiritually gifted as a pastor and embrace his/her role as a shepherd to the people of CBTL.
Possess the ability to lead worship musically with guitar, vocals, or piano and have a strong musical background.
The candidate must possess:
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with believers and non-believers.
Strong leadership abilities, including recruiting, training, inspiring, and nurturing volunteers.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team approach to ministry.
Strong organizational and administrative skills, such as planning, implementing, maintaining programs.
Responsibilities of this Position
Pastoral leadership (60%)
Engage in pastoral ministry and care.
Develop a specialized ministry to Millennials (20s thru 30s), particularly through worship experiences and related activities.
Participate in church staff life and Session activities by attending weekly staff meetings, monthly Session meetings, coordinating events with the church administrator, et cetera.
Mentor and help equip the Board of Deacons.
Preach in Sunday worship at least six times each year.
Take up other duties as assigned and when opportunities arise.
Worship leadership and ministry (30%)
Oversee the worship experiences at Chapel, working closely with the Head of Staff.
Mentor and work closely with the Worship and Music Committee as it directs and facilitates worship at Chapel.
Recruit, equip, and nurture people to lead worship through music and other means.
Design, plan, and lead worship experiences according to the liturgical year, including All Saints Day, Advent-Christmas, Longest Night, Holy Week, Easter, etc.
Oversee and guide the ministries of greeters, ushers, and tech (sound and visual) people.
Spiritual growth and development (10%)
Engage intentionally in spiritual disciplines to refresh and deepen your walk with Christ.
Practice personal Sabbath-keeping.
Pursue thoughtfully the development of your skills as a pastor and worship leader by reading in your fields, attending conferences, networking, and using your study leave every year.
CHAPEL BY THE LAKE AND JUNEAU
Chapel by the Lake is a medium-sized church (circa 450 members) that proclaims the Gospel in Alaska's capital city, Juneau, a community of about 33,000. It is located 11
miles from the city-center and is adjacent to the University of Alaska, Southeast. Our congregation is generationally diverse and dedicated to discipling all generations especially our children and youth.
Submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following documents are required:
CV or resume, which must include work history for the past 10 years
Five (5) references, which should include at least two (2) people who can speak to your professional qualifications and professional experiences, and at least two (2) people who can speak to your personal faith and Christian experience. Be sure to include phone numbers, preferably cell numbers, and email addresses. (This information may be included within your CV.)
A faith statement, which describes your relationship and growth in Jesus Christ. Circa 750 words.
A statement describing how your spiritual gifts, experiences, and education are relevant to the position and will guide your ministry at Chapel. Circa 1000 words.
Chapel is a member of "A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians" (ECO) and is joyfully reformed and evangelical. A clearly-articulated, Christ-centered theology propels our ministry and mission.
We welcome your questions:
Mr. Tom Brice, Chair of Personnel, email@example.com
Rev. Dr. Douglas Dye, pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel website, www.chapelbythelake.org