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Pathway Christian Church

Harlan, Indiana, United States

Date Posted:
Associate Pastor
Church Size:
50 to 100
Job Type:
Pathway Christian Church
Job Description:





Pathway Christian Church, located in Harlan, Indiana, is a non-denominational church with a Lutheran background.  We are looking for an associate pastor with the goal of assuming the senior pastor role of our church within two years.  Pathway's current weekly attendance is 60-65 people.   There is tremendous growth potential by reaching the lost in our community and surrounding areas, with special emphasis on attracting younger families and individuals who have walked away from the Lord or who have never heard the Gospel message. 



The associate pastor is responsible to the church for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, engaging in pastoral care ministries to meet the needs of the people of the church and community, and support of the senior pastor in administrative leadership.  The candidate should have experience and interest in working with young adults and young families as well as children and youth ministries.



  • Must be willing to be bi-vocational while studying to become the senior pastor.
  • Willing to relocate to the local area, preferably within the greater Harlan community.
  • Completed Bible college/seminary training with 2-5 years of experience in a church leadership position.
  • Proficient in teaching and preaching to multiple age groups.
  • Able to commit to two years of in-house pastoral training with the further commitment to assume the senior pastor position when needed.



  • Prepare for and conduct Sunday morning services, as well as other services as requested by the senior pastor.
  • Prepare and implement, upon approval, outreach to the community with a special emphasis to young adults and young families.
  • Lead the development of both children and youth programs.
  • Develop and implement a model to integrate all members of the body into one community seeking God, serving His body, and ministering to any who may have needs.


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Pathway Christian Church

We average 65-75 attendance each week. This church started with a group of about 25-30 people five years ago after breaking off from another church; they started meeting in an enclosed, small pavilion in the local park, graduated to meeting in a room in the local funeral home, and then purchased an existing church building almost two years ago. This is a very dedicated, committed, congregation that has followed the path God chose for them over the last five years. The current pastor would like to retire; therefore, we are beginning our sear More...