Associate Pastor

Eastpark Church


Denomination: Christian Missionary Alliance

Category: Associate Pastor

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: May 01, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Staff Position Description | March 2024

Eastpark Church is committed to fulfilling God's purpose for us here in Vancouver. We're en-
tering a new season of growth and change so we're seeking an Associate Pastor who is pas-
sionate about Jesus and the local church, and able to help fulfill the mission God's given us.

A - Purpose and Scope of Role

The purpose of the Associate Pastor's role is to provide the leadership and management neces-
sary to fulfill our mission through the regular weekly ministries of the church.

The scope of the Associate Pastor's role is to oversee:
Operations — Facilities / Finance / Administration / Communication
Community Outreach — Local school relationships / Sunday Fun Day
International Mission — International partnerships / Short Term mission trips
Integration — Newcomer and Partnership Events / Weekend Welcoming Team
Pastoral Care — Pastoral Care Team / Life Groups / Stephen's Ministry / Seasoned Citi-
zen's / Women's and Men's Ministry / Take Them a Meal / Prayer Ministry / Weddings
and Memorial Services / Baptisms and Child Dedications

B - Goals of Associate Pastor role

The goals of the ministry are determined by the Eastpark Church Mission: To see people trans-
formed by Jesus Christ, as we proclaim the gospel with our words and our lives.

The goals of the Associate Pastor are:
Ministry — to ensure the church ministries you are responsible for are well led, coordinated
and contributing to the Mission
Leadership — to ensure the ministry area's under your leadership are developed to their
full potential
Team Work — to ensure you work in a complementary partnership with the Lead Pastor
Personal Development — to ensure you continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus
and in your leadership ability

C - Core Tasks

1. Partnership with Lead Pastor — regular and weekly meetings with lead pastor to
prayerfully plan and oversee leadership of Eastpark Church
2. Mobilize Volunteers — recruit volunteers to ensure good spiritual leadership of church
ministries by identifying, empowering, encouraging and caring for ministry leaders
3. Development of Ministries — oversee strategic changes within ministries to facilitate
and encourage growth.
4. Finance — facilitate the preparation of the annual budget in conjunction with the Lead
Pastor and Treasurer / manage the finances of the church in conjunction with the Trea-
surer and Lead Pastor
5. Leadership Team — this position includes membership of the Eastpark Church Leader-
ship Team, attending and participating in the monthly meetings (see Organization Chart).
6. Teaching — contribute regularly to the Weekend Teaching schedule (approx. monthly)
7. Other duties — as assigned by Lead Pastor.

D - Terms of Employment

As per the Eastpark Church employee handbook.

E - General

1. Hours of Work – full time position
2. Compensation – salary available upon application
3. Contract Period – this is a permanent full time position
4. Report – to the Lead Pastor

F - East Park Church Staff Philosophy

1. Purpose and Mission – Our purpose in everything we do at Eastpark is to glorify God (1
Cor 10:31). The Mission of Eastpark Church is To see people transformed by Jesus
Christ, as we proclaim the gospel with our words and our lives. Every staff appointment
is made for that reason and with that focus.
2. Principle of Work – all work is spiritual when done as worship to God. ‘Church work' is
not more ‘spiritual'. The primary philosophy of staffing is to mobilize and nurture the gifts
and abilities of others (Rom 12:1; 1 Cor 10:31; Eph 4:11-12)
3. Perspective – Jesus is the hope of the world so we take the opportunity to serve Christ
in the church very seriously. We are committed to doing everything diligently, in a man-
ner and style that is contemporary and relevant, to a standard of excellence that honors
God (1 Cor 10:31)
4. Job Satisfaction – we are committed to being an excellent employer committed to best
practices and to providing a healthy, satisfying and encouraging work environment where
each staff member shares responsibility for the morale and relationships in the office (1
Pet 2:12)
5. Attitude – God gives us the strength to do whatever he wants done, so we are commit-
ted to having a positive ‘can-do' attitude (Phi 4:13)
6. Fun – God loves laughter and celebration. Our goal is for the staff culture to reflect
God's character and personality, so we will be relaxed, have fun, and celebrate the suc-
cesses he gives us (Ps 126; Lu 15:10,22-25)
7. Team Work – the staff work together to promote and reinforce the leadership culture and
climate at Eastpark Church. We must be good team players, committed to each other
and to working together to achieve the overall vision (Rom 12:4-6a; 1 Cor 3:5-9; 1 Cor
12:4-7; Eph 4:11-13) 

About Eastpark Church:

We are passionate about living personally with Jesus and following Him in the mission of the church. We have little interest in, or time for, the traditions and expectations of traditional church goers. 

Job Qualifications:

We less concerned about qualifications than we are about who God has called to this position. We are looking for an applicant with 5+ years of pastoral/leadership experience, with the ability to be part of our teaching team, and lead and develop teams. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Associate Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Not specified
Organization Type:
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Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

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Contact Name:
David Lawson
15815 NE 18 Street
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