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Living Oaks Community Church

Newbury Park, California, United States

Date Posted:
Executive Pastor
Missionary Church
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Living Oaks Community Church
Job Description:

Living Oaks seeks a Lead Associate pastor to lead implementation of the church’s vision, with specific emphasis on its vision for evangelism and disciple-making.  This position would (1) work under the Lead Pastor and closely with church leadership to develop and execute a strategic plan to effectuate the vision of the church – making Biblical disciples in relational environments, (2) shepherd and manage church staff, helping them to develop and grow individually and as a team, (3) evaluate all church ministries and programs for alignment with and effectiveness in achieving the vision, and (4) preach and perform other pastoral duties as needed. 



Implementation of and Alignment with Vision/Mission

-        Prepare strategic plan for the church to execute the vision

-        Develop and shape infrastructure to facilitate execution of the vision, including process for assimilating new people into the church body

-        Monitor all church programs for effectiveness and consistency with the vision

-        Serve as LOCC’s intentional agent of unity across all personnel, ministries, and functions to best accomplish our mission



-        Shepherd and manage the pastoral staff and lay leaders, under the direction of the Lead Pastor; and develop them as servant-leaders

-        Oversee the design and implementation of ministry plans

-        Cultivate unity among staff, volunteers and the body

-        Manage and oversee regular lead team meetings

-        Conduct regular, face to face meetings with each lead team member to discuss ministry performance

-        Conduct staff performance evaluations


Preaching and Other Responsibilities

-        Preach and carry out pastoral duties (in support of Lead Pastor)

-        Other pastoral or administrative duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor or Elder Board

-        Meet regularly with the Elder Board


Desired Attributes

Leadership gifting

Organizational abilities






Seminary degree

7+ years experience in vocational ministry

Meets Biblical qualifications of an overseer (1 Tim 3:2-7; Tit 1:6-9)

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About the Church

Living Oaks Community Church

Living Oaks started 9 years ago as a church plant in Newbury Park, California and has grown to become a church of 900-1100 people at weekend services. We are part of the Missionary Church. We believe God is calling us to actively reach unbelievers and to be a church that makes Biblical disciples through relational environments. We want to build authentic community where everyone is welcome and can experience the love, hope and truth of Jesus Christ our Savior. We are dependent on the Holy Spirit and seek His leading as we re More...