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West Covina Christian Church

Community Pastor

West Covina Christian Church
West Covina, California, United States

Date Posted: 01/06/2017
Categories: Evangelism Pastor - Other Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




Follow-Up and Assimilation: The Community Pastor will be responsible for following up with worship service guests (e.g., emails, postcards, and other means or communication). He will develop an assimilation plan working with appropriate teams and ministries to implement and oversee assimilation process.


Evangelism Planning and Implementation: The Community Pastor will recruit and train an Evangelism Team. He will define  the target group for evangelism and characteristics of that group. This profile will be shared with staff, Board of Directors, and evangelism team. The profile will be evaluated and refined yearly. The Community Pastor will develop a strategy for reaching our community based on the community’s profile. Additionally, he will work with the Evangelism Planning Team to organize evangelism and outreach activities and events.


Evangelism Training: The Community Pastor will provide evangelism training events which utilize modern-day evangelism techniques. He will also work with Fellowship Groups for evangelism training.


Greeters and Ushers: The Community Pastor will organize the greeters to be prepared to greet visitors and lead the meetings.


Missions: The Community Pastor will serve as a chairman of the Missions Committee and be involved in the planning, training, and leading short term missions teams.





Organize and Oversee Fellowship Groups: The Fellowship Groups of WCCC are organized around age or stage in life (e.g., youth, college, young adult, singles, young marrieds, parenting, empty-nesters, seniors, men’s, women’s, etc.). The Community Pastor will give oversight to these groups by developing leaders and assisting leaders in developing activities for their group. He will periodically visit each Fellowship Group for evaluation, support, and training.


Organize and Oversee Home Bible Study Ministry: WCCC Home Bible Studies (HBS) meet in the surrounding neighborhoods and use either a sermon-based Bible study or another study. The Community Pastor will promote the HBS ministry within the overall life of the church.  This includes advertising, promotion events, and clear ways for new people to become involved in a HBS. The Community Pastor will recruit, develop, train, and provide ongoing support and encouragement HBS leaders.


Develop Community Feel of the Congregation: The community feel includes the friendliness and inclusiveness of the church. The Community Pastor will periodically evaluate the friendliness and inclusiveness of the church using an evaluation tool and surveys. He will develop community building events (examples: retreats, picnics, etc.)


Work with Food and Fellowship Committee: Food and Fellowship Committee organizes the Sunday lunches and the food for other events in the church.





Preach One-Half of Sundays: The preaching will be split equally with the Ministry Pastor. The pastors will work in tandem to develop sermon series, giving special attention to teaching on initiatives put forth by the Vision Team and on what are perceived to be the spiritual needs of the church.


Worship Oversight Committee (“WOC”): The WOC meets twice monthly to evaluate the worship service and plan upcoming worship services. The Community Pastor will participate in WOC with the Ministry Pastor, Worship Director, and other committee members.


Creative Aspects of Worship Service: WCCC seeks to have creative elements in the worship service which communicate God’s truth and guide people into deeper worship (e.g., testimonies of personal growth or ministry highlights, guided times of prayer or Scripture meditation,  panel discussions, etc.). The Community Pastor will be involved in creating these elements of worship and then leading them during the worship service.


Teaching Team: Work with the Teaching Team to develop other ways for effective teaching in the church (e.g., seminars, classes, conferences, etc.)



PASTORAL DUTIES – 20% of time*


Visitation: Share responsibilities with Ministry Pastor to fulfill visitation needs (e.g., hospital, crisis care, etc.).


Counseling: Share responsibilities with Ministry Pastor to fulfill counseling needs (e.g., marital and pre-marital counseling, situational counseling, etc.) Counseling needs which require more than four meetings will be referred to professional counselor.


Conference Work: Attend monthly OMB (Ordained Ministerial Body) meetings. Attend annual OMB retreat and denominational conferences and assemblies.



*time may vary