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University Covenant Church

Pastor of Discipleship and Care

University Covenant Church
Davis, California, United States

Date Posted: 01/30/2014
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Pastoral Care Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

University Covenant Church (UCC) of Davis, California, is seeking a Pastor of Discipleship and Care who has a heart for discipleship and congregational care. This person will engage with and develop ministries that equip and mobilize the UCC congregation. These include small groups, women’s and men’s ministry, adult education, Stephen Ministry, congregational care, and related ministries.

We seek a pastor who:

  • Has a mature and growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and can demonstrate and provide spiritual leadership within UCC.
  • Has the gifts and capacity to connect with, minister to, and advocate for adults of all ages as we focus on what it means to be disciples of Jesus and part of His church.
  • Is passionate about caring for the people of UCC, who represent the broad diversity found in this university community.
  • Provides creative leadership and equipping to build passionate, mature disciples of Jesus.
  • Will help people identify their God-given gifts, interests and ministry opportunities, equip
    them to serve others.
  • Will work together with a team of UCC Pastors and Ministry Directors.

    Required Education and Experience:
    A bachelor’s degree in any subject and a master’s degree in divinity studies from an acceptable college or university are required. 

    Candidates must be ordained and have at least 5 years of pastoral experience. Candidates ordained by another denomination must be willing to be ordained by the Covenant denomination.

    Demonstrated experience and skills of teambuilding, training and mentoring are essential.

    About Our Church and Our Town:
    University Covenant Church seeks to honor God, engage unbelievers and deepen the spiritual lives of committed followers of Jesus. We are a diverse church with a wide range of age, race, culture and denominational diversity, worship styles and faith backgrounds. Our church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination.
    We are located in Davis, California, home to a campus of the University of California. Davis is approximately 20 miles west of Sacramento, 80 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe. Our Vision, Mission Statement, Core Values, existing staff and other information regarding UCC may be found at our website: Information regarding the City of Davis may be found at: and

Compensation and Contact Information

This position is compensated at a rate that will be determined by the Elder Team within a range consistent with UCC policy. If you are interested in this position, please submit the following items:

• Application (available online at:
• Resume
• In two pages or less, explain your approach to discipleship and care


Note: Do not use the "Apply Now" button below to apply as it does not provide all the information we need. Instead, please send information to the person listed below.


Submit the above to UCC Human Resources Officer Shelley Bronzan at by February 28, 2014.