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Associate Pastor

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Job Description:

The Associate Pastor (AP) is called to make Biblically-based, theologically informed, and missionally focused disciples, aiding their spiritual development and leading their leadership development with a strong emphasis on bringing in the next generation of active congregational members. The Associate Pastor will model, teach, and coach our members in announcing the gospel to downtown San Diego and our neighbors.

The AP is accountable to the Senior Pastor as head of staff. The Director of Christian Education, whose responsibilities include the oversight of children's, youth, college and family ministries, will report directly to the AP. The AP will work as a colleague with staff, officers, and members who lead and work in all areas of church life, especially_noemailmunications, City Tree Christian School, Ladle, and other ministries of the church that minister to and with our younger congregation, and which reach out into the_noemailmunity.

The AP is responsible for providing servant leadership for and involvement in the educational and discipleship ministries of the church, from birth to young adults, including ministries to young families and young adults. The AP is also responsible for outreach to the people of downtown as well as the greater San Diego area, offering a fruitful invitation to life in Christ and with our congregation.

Leadership will be provided for the ministries of the church that meet, invite, we_noemaile and assimilate new members into the life of the church.

A. Build connections that enable new families and young adults to engage fully in the life of the congregation.
B. Invest in and make disciples of the younger half of our congregation.
C. Cultivate a passion among the younger half of our congregation for faithful participation in weekly worship, regular study of the Word, service to others, and especially for making new disciples.
D. Work collaboratively with the Director of Christian Education to oversee and provide support to all Christian Education ministries, for the purpose of making disciples of the children and youth and of the congregation.
E. Provide a pastoral presence for City Tree School.
F. Recruit, train, and lead members to develop family ministries in which individual families are strengthened in the context of the larger church family, e.g. fellowship events and missional ventures.
G. Coordinate events and activities that introduce neighbors to the gospel, our church ministries, and to the congregation.
H. Provide creative leadership to foster small group ministry which connects our members with each other, and invites neighbors.
I. Develop events and other points of intentional contact for members to bear witness in the city to the love and justice of Jesus Christ.
J. Participate in other pastoral ministries as requested by the Pastor such as teaching and preaching, leading in worship, giving spiritual direction, presiding over weddings, performing baptisms,_noemailmunion and funerals, making hospital and home visits and counseling.
K. Provide a monthly written report of pastoral activity; if ordained attend session meetings.
L. Attend weekly staff meetings and as scheduled.
M. Work closely with the Pastor on other tasks as assigned.

Please_noemailplete and submit the PIF which is attached


A. Excellent Biblical literacy, theological maturity, and evangelical conviction. B. Demonstrate a personal commitment to and a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ by living in accordance with His teachings and a passion for bringing others into fellowship with Him. C. Demonstrate strong servant leadership skills with a history of effective team building, mentoring, discipline, and counseling. D. Creatively use resources and identify opportunities for development, particularly in reaching out to the community. E. Ability to encourage, direct, and lead staff members and church members in all aspects of Kingdom work (discipleship, mission trips, evangelism, outreach, various ministries). F. Provide teaching and counseling that nurtures the congregation in Christ. G. Bring an enthusiastic and fresh understanding of young adult culture to the ministry H. Build, nurture, and maintain meaningful relationships with and between others, including the ability to cross cultural boundaries.  

Position Information:

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

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Contact Name:
Ben Montoya
320 Date Street
San Diego
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