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Grace Bible Church

Associate Pastor

Grace Bible Church
Akron, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 05/14/2013
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Grace Bible Church ( is an independent, elder-governed, established Bible church located in Northeast Ohio.  We are seeking a salaried, full time Associate Pastor to join our team of seven full time and five part time staff.  This position will work closely with the Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor and the Leadership Team.


Ministry Responsibilities

  • Provide direct oversight of the adult discipleship ministries
  • Share preaching responsibilities
  • Provide premarital, marital and pastoral counseling
  • Oversee visitation ministry
  • Plan, coordinate, and strengthen small group ministries
  • Develop and oversee a ministry of assimilation to new believers and new members
  • Conduct wedding ceremonies and funerals as needed
  • Oversee both men’s and women’s ministry
  • Recruit, train and develop volunteers
  • Develop and implement an annual calendar of activities and programs
  • Develop and manage the discipleship annual budget
  • Attend and participate in leadership and/or staff meetings
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the staff for the development of the discipleship program



  • The Associate Pastor will be accountable to the Elders/Leadership Team of Grace Bible Church
  • Participate in the Elders/Leadership Team meetings as a non-voting member



  • Must be a born again believer
  • Must embrace the beliefs of Grace Bible Church as documented in the Grace Bible Church Statement of Faith
  • Must have a desire to grow and mature in the fruit of the Spirit as outlined in Galatians 5
  • Must become a member of Grace Bible Church
  • Master of Divinity or Master of Theology
  • Preferred experience of at least five years
  • Facilitate the formation and articulation of ministry philosophy and direction
  • Proficient in computer applications