The primary role is to provide leadership and guidance in the youth and young adult ministries. The Assistant Pastor will also be involved in other church ministries such as preaching by filling the pulpit as needed, teaching, counseling, small group ministries, and general support of other church programs. The goal is to equip and encourage the local body of believers to follow Jesus Christ and by doing so fulfill the mission of the church in alignment with the church bi-laws and constitution. Weekly staff meetings are a requirement. It is expected that the pastoral staff will pray together, plan together, and develop a close spiritual and ministry bond.
Degree from Bible college or seminary preferred; or two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Assistant Pastor is supervised directly by the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Senior Pastor and the Church Board. If the Assistant Pastor and Senior Pastor are not in agreement on a matter, the matter may be brought to the Church Board for resolution. Major decisions by pastoral staff affecting core ministries of the church are subject to approval by the Church Board.
The position is a full-time position with an annual salary that is negotiable depending upon qualifications of applicant. The position will include an $800 a month living allowance. While the position is salaried, it is expected a typical work week will consist of a minimum of 40 hours. Annual vacation time is one week during the first year of employment and two weeks per year thereafter, with the same holidays as the rest of the church staff. Vacation leave needs to be approved by the Senior Pastor. Paid sick leave will be accrued at a rate of 1 day per month and up to 12 working days per year. Paid sick leave benefits may be accumulated to a maximum of 24 working days. Sick leave cannot be used until after 90 days of employment. Health insurance and housing are not included with the position.
The Pulpit Committee will conduct a 90 day evaluation, 6 month evaluation, and then yearly conclusive evaluation. The evaluation will be annually thereafter.
20-40 hours per year which is not counted as vacation leave.
Responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
∙ A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrate this commitment by reflecting grace and love in leading a healthy devotional and moral lifestyle.
∙ Become a member of Bastian Union Church, submit to leadership, and be knowledgeable of and adhere to Scripture, the church constitution, doctrinal statement, policies, and core values of BUC.
∙ Enhance and provide leadership to the Youth and Young Adults ministry programs to ensure BUC is evangelizing, equipping, educating and encouraging these targeted groups.
∙ Develop and grow in areas of Pastoral care. Expectations include:
o Primary backup support for preaching when the Senior Pastor is not available. o Participate in worship service when not preaching.
o Provide benevolence assistance as appropriate.
o Provide pastoral counseling as needed and under the direction of the Senior Pastor.
o Perform weddings, funerals, baptisms and child dedications as scheduled.
o Provide hospital visits as necessary.
o Provide church training of others as needed.
Proficient computer skills (ex. audio/visual, webpage maintenance, & etc.)
∙ An attitude and communication style that reflects understanding of servant leadership; with a teachable spirit.
∙ Assist and cooperatively work with other BUC program organization leaders and planning committee members (such as small group ministry and music ministry) in growing all ministries of the church.
∙ Create teaching opportunities through small group interactions.
∙ Develop meaningful relationships with not only those involved in the targeted ministries but also others within the church and outside in the community.
∙ Develop effective leaders, of any age, that will exhibit Godly character, competence, and commitment to the work of Jesus Christ.
∙ Cooperatively work with other church staff and members of the body of Christ.
∙ Attend and participate in scheduled monthly Church Board Meetings
∙ Work with other churches/ministries in the community in evangelizing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
∙ In cooperation with the Senior Pastor, provide a comprehensive written annual pastoral report at the end of each fiscal year.
∙ Be willing to accept other responsibilities/duties assigned by the Senior Pastor and Church Board.