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Parkside Bible Church

Assistant Pastor

Parkside Bible Church
Watertown, New York, United States

Date Posted: 11/12/2013
Categories: Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Assistant Pastor, Staff Position


Job Description Overview


Parkside Bible Church ministers to the Watertown, NY area as well as the 10th Mountain Army Division stationed at Fort Drum.  We are a church that averages about 350 on Sunday mornings. We are a generational mix (though mostly 20 – 40’s), and have a strong children’s ministry. Sunday mornings include two (2) identical worship services. Responsibilities will be in the area student and young adult ministry, and sometimes worship. We are looking for a driven, self-motivated, experienced pastor with a passion for youth, young adults and worship.




Personal Qualities

-         Commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ

-         Committed to the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) Statement of Faith

-         Team player who is flexible and can work outside their specialty when needed

-         Passion to lead youth and young adults, calling others to serve the ministry

-         Lead worship when needed, calling others into the Lord’s presence

-         Teachable spirit with good communication skills

-         Preference given to those who have post-secondary education especially seminary

-         Proficient in media and technologically

-         Minimum of three (3) years of ministry experience


Youth Ministry Responsibilities

-         Passion to see Student Ministries grow in number and in spiritual maturity and not just maintain the ministry.

-         Skill in organization and administration.

-         Team player: must act, give input and make decisions based on what is best for Parkside and not get stuck in personal ministry.

-         Called to Youth: not as a transition position to the next stop.

-         Vision for Future Youth Ministry: organize and grow with a solid core of youth in place.  Lead like a rancher who invests his time in teaching, organizing a team of adult workers alongside student leadership.  Balance fun activities (monthly) with a solid base of discipleship (weekly). There are approximately 3,000 students (9-12 grades) in the area (Watertown, Carthage, Indian River).


Young Adults Responsibilities

-         Passion to see the students continue to grow in number and in spiritual maturity on into their college and career years.

-         Organizational and Administrative Skills: to network those in the area and away at school with a team of coworkers concerned for the college students.

-         Creativity: this is a new emphasis for Parkside. Plan big events, as well as regular meetings that can motivate and challenge this hard to reach group.

-         Called to Connect: Youth must segue into Young adults, so that a teen graduating does not feel disconnected but transitions well and does not get lost.


Worship Responsibilities

-         Able to recruit, organize and develop a worship team to lead Sunday services.

-         Select appropriate music based on input from the sermon topic.

-         This responsibility will ONLY be AS NEEDED, and will not start until at least six months so as to expedite the Youth and Young Adult ministries.


Other Responsibilities

-         Attend weekly staff meetings to work closely with the team

-         Assist in pastoral care with someone in their area of ministry or as needed



-         $38,000 to 42,000, Salary and benefits fit experience and education