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Good News Church

Pastor of Congregational Care

Good News Church
Ocala, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 09/29/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Come alongside the current pastor to alleviate many of the pastoral care responsibilities.  This may include things like counseling, weddings, funerals, hospital visits, baptisms, child dedications, Bible questions, member-to member mediation, church discipline issues, how-to-know Jesus conversations, etc.   

Following the idea in Ephesians 4 that pastors are given for the “training of the saints in ministry” we envision this person not just doing the things in the above paragraph, but training others to do them as well.  Ultimately, we’d love for him to raise up teams of people who minister under his oversight, so that those people use their gifts, and so that they can accomplish more than just what one pastor alone could accomplish.

Be the leader, evaluator, and trainer of our community group ministries and the people who lead them.  We currently have nine home groups, a men’s study, a women’s study, a high school group, a middle school group, and a college/career group.  To be clear, this pastor wouldn’t be the leader of all of these groups (though he’d probably have one community group that he leads himself) but he would be the shepherd over all these groups helping them operate to their maximum effectiveness.  He’d also be responsible to recruit and train new leaders to start new groups, as we usually need more groups every semester. 

Church Description:
Good News Church is a growing nondenominational church in Ocala, Florida.  We are reformed in our theology.  We are baptist in our practicing of the sacraments.  We are contemporary in style.  We are simple in our structure and programming.  While not quite fitting in to the seeker-sensitive/attractional church model, we are outward-focused in what we emphasize.  You can get a feel for us by visiting our website:

Good News began five years ago with a handful of people and now averages around 500 attendees on a Sunday. Our growth has been fairly consistent in that we’ve added about 100 new people each year.  We reach out to people of all different ages, though we usually skew younger, especially compared to the other churches in our area, due to our style and the fact that our main preacher is in his thirties.  There are a lot of families in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.  The church is currently led by one pastor and three additional elders.  


Position Qualifications:
Ordained or qualified and willing to be ordained
Minimum 3 years full-time pastoral ministry experience
A self-starter with excellent people and communications skills
Preaching skills (will need to be able fill in for the senior pastor at times)
Holding to doctrine similar to what is currently being preached (reformed baptist theology like Matt Chandler, John Piper, etc.)
Compatible to our philosophy of ministry (ie: contemporary but not showy, simple, outward-focused… we are not an Acts 29 church, but we’d fit in with that network just fine.)