Kenwood Baptist Church is looking for the person God is calling to serve as our full-time Associate Pastor. We are seeking a shepherd and leader who meets the following characteristics, qualifications and demonstrates the following skills. We are eager
to welcome this person into our church family, to support and follow their leadership, and to worship and minister together for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This position reports directly to our Senior Pastor, Reverend Dr. David Palmer.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Within the congregation, the Associate Pastor has a primary responsibility to shepherd the congregation to the person and glory of Christ and obedience to His Word. Within the pastoral staff, the Associate Pastor has a primary role to
support and extend the ministry vision of the Senior Pastor within an atmosphere of servant leadership, personal godliness, Christ-honoring friendship, and ministerial excellence.
ESSENTIAL HABITS OF THE HEART:
Lover of Christ
Active Devotional Life
Intercessory prayer life
Committed to the inspiration, authority & sufficiency of the Word of God
Theological agreement & shared convictions with Kenwood Baptist Church Statement of Faith
Personal holiness & integrity
Personal & spiritual hospitality
Initiator of relationship
High energy level, energizer to others
Team player & builder
High competency + Low ego
>Seminary trained, Masters of Divinity (minimum), including competence in Hebrew & Greek
> Skilled at cross cultural, cross generational ministry within a socioeconomically diverse congregation
> Demonstrated work ethic and excellence in previous ministry environments
> Committed to the values and practices of historic pastoral ministry
> Skilled at mobilizing members and executing strategy
> Gifted communicator in oral, written and digital contexts
> Strong interest and experience in men’s ministry and workplace discipleship
> Three years experience in ministry
Our Associate Pastor will also have demonstrated success in these AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND RESULTS:
KNOWING THE CONGREGATION: The Associate Pastor will embrace an intensive interest in knowing the congregation. This will involve taking initiative to understand the personal and family narratives of the active
members and friends of the church. This will impact the Associate Pastor’s ability to shepherd in all other areas.
ASSIMILATION AND NEW MEMBERSHIP: The Associate Pastor will have a primary role in recognizing new attendees to the church and assimilating members into the ministry. This assimilation will involve supervising
the new member process, gift assessment, and active participation in church life.
SMALL GROUP MINISTRY: The Associate Pastor will actively support an expanding small group ministry within the broader church body. This expansion will involve identification and training of group leaders and
hosts. It will also entail increasing group participation within the congregation.
TEACHING AND PREACHING: The Associate Pastor will provide teaching and leadership within the overall discipleship and teaching ministry of the church. This will include occasional preaching on Sunday morning,
adult Sunday school classes, and Wednesday night programs.
SHEPHERDING THE CONGREGATION: The Associate Pastor will work closely with the Senior Pastor to share the shepherding responsibilities for the whole congregation in pastoral care and counseling, weddings, and
funerals, and hospitality.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: The Associate Pastor will assist in leadership development and mentoring of pastoral staff, lay leadership, men’s ministry and seminary interns & fellows.