Job Description - Overview
Job Title: Associate Connection Pastor
Reports To: Senior Pastor
Salary Range: $38,000 to $47,000 – Based on Experience
Purpose: The Associate Connection Pastor is someone who loves people and strives to see them assimilated into the body of New Life.
Procedure: Resumes accepted through February 17.
Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85742.
Overview: The Associate Connection Pastor will serve as part of the pastoral staff of New Life, meaning they will shepherd families and have a caring heart for the whole body. Their primary responsibility is loving people.
They will oversee small groups, adult Sunday school, and membership classes with the goal of seeing each person attending New Life engaged in worship, connection, and service. They will oversee the assimilation process, pastoral care, and visitation. They
will also play a key role in overseeing discipleship.
This person will function under the direct leadership of the Senior Pastor and under the overall governance of the Elder Board. As part of the church’s pastoral staff, they will partner in the overall work of the church, coordinating ministry with each of
the other pastors (children’s, youth, worship, etc.).
Job skills & Requirements
- A committed Christian who will participate and engage in the New Life community.
- Be in unified with the culture and doctrine of New Life as presented in our
30 Core Competencies and our Teaching Doctrinal Statement (Available at
- A bachelor’s degree, seminary and/or pastoral experience preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience in small groups.
- Knowledge of computers, including word processing and electronic communication.
- Good relational skills and a heart to care for people.
- Must be able to lead meetings when necessary and be available for church meetings as needed.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Job Responsibilities & Duties
- They will advance a church wide Connection Group (small group) and Connection Class (adult Sunday school) ministry.
- They will recruit, train, and support Connection Group and Connection Class leaders.
- They will oversee the entire process of assimilating people into the body, specifically into worship, connection, and service.
- As part of this they will oversee NL101 (our membership class), Meet the Pastors Dinners, Dinner Club, the Welcome Table, Fireside Chat, and guest follow-up.
- They will evaluate and create new ways to communicate with and assimilate people into the body.
- They will function as a pastor for the whole body, being available to build relationships, counsel, visit, and otherwise pastor the people of New Life.
- They will actively visit people in crisis, build a visitation team, and equip Connection Leaders and Team Leaders to more effectively love people.
- Within this they will be most responsible to care for the Connection Leaders and Team Leaders of the church.
- They will engage in Pastoral counseling, generally referring people to specialized counselors after three sessions. Natural exceptions to this will occur, especially in the case of established classes such as pre-marriage counseling or discipleship
- Overseeing pastoral care they will frequently be involved in memorial services and may be involved in weddings or other special services of the church.
- They will work to establish relationships with unchurched people.
- As part of the pastoral team, they will be a visionary leader for the church as confirmed by the senior pastor and Elder Board.
- They will develop, shepherd, serve, and encourage teams and team leaders ministering with him
- Their teaching will complement the ministry of the primary teaching pastors. They will participate in Wednesday night classes, other supplemental classes, and training for visitation teams, Connection Group Leaders, and Team Leaders. They will not
normally teach at weekend worship services.