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Associate Pastor - 1738

Beautiful Boston suburb, Massachusetts, United States

Date Posted: 03/08/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Assigned
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



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POSITION TITLE: Associate Pastor

LOCATION: Beautiful Boston suburb, MA

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

DENOMINATION: NonDenominational


MinisterSearch ( is partnering with a great church in their search for an Associate Pastor. This is a new position and requires a person who is called to pastoral ministry, demonstrates the heart and care of a shepherd, has administrative giftings, and is called specifically to New England. This smaller church is ready to break through to the next level.


Made up of a dynamic group of people growing in their faith and striving to live out the love of Christ, the congregation comprises people in every stage of life and from many walks of life—from their strong core of young families, seniors, students and teens to the children in our nursery. Their desire, whether a person has never been to church before or grown up going every Sunday, is for everyone to feel at home as soon as they arrive.


Widely regarded for its high quality schools and community spirit, the lovely Boston suburb where this church is located is a highly desirable community. In addition to offering a full range of housing options, the real estate market has been historically strong and resistant to economic downturns. The community's physical proximity to Boston, the Massachusetts seashore, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, along with excellent major highway access, all contribute to its broad appeal.


This is a traditional New England town that has grown significantly in the past generation. While it is in one of the more affluent communities in Massachusetts, many of the attenders come from surrounding neighborhoods that are less financially blessed. So, there is a great opportunity for the right person to minister to and reach a diverse group of people for the Lord.



  • Supervise the ministerial staff, give attention to the administrative details related to programming and aids in all pastoral responsibilities as deemed necessary and/or appropriate by the Pastor
  • Serve as Point person for all ministries (Youth, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, ESL, etc.)
  • Ensure that all ministries and programs are in line with the church's mission/vision
  • Oversee start-up, training, execution, and accountability for ministries
  • Serve as Liaison for Building Trustees
  • Provide day-to-day management of staff, volunteers, and building.
  • Oversee and administrate Small Groups, recruiting and training new leaders (teachers and hosts)
  • Develop and implement strategy to help connect as many people as possible to a group
  • Plant new groups in varied demographic/geographic areas
  • Oversee Connection groups and begin additional ones as needed, i.e., Financial Peace, Marriage, Parenting, Grief
  • Lead and oversee assimilation of new believers/visitors/members
  • Develop and implement a follow-up plan with visitors, including a plan to easily connect them with a “next step” (101 class, membership class, basic doctrines class, etc.)
  • Develop and implement plan to identify peoples’ gifts, provide training, and involve them in serving
  • Assist with basic shepherding needs, visitation, daily phone calls/emails/visits
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings 


  • Four-year Degree from an accredited University or College
  • Several years' full-time pastoral church leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to help a congregation grow in spiritual maturity through teaching, discipleship groups, administration, and pastoral care
  • Vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry within the church
  • Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with congregation, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Be highly people-oriented with an outstanding ability to communicate interpersonally
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including computer skills
  • Ability to think strategically, provide direction, and possess excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to preach and teach on occasion as needed