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Berea Presbyterian Church, PCA

Assistant Pastor of Worship & Youth Ministries

Berea Presbyterian Church, PCA
Hockessin, Delaware, United States

Date Posted: 02/11/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCA
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Berea Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Hockessin, Delaware is searching for an energized and godly Assistant Pastor to lead the congregation in a) the Sunday worship service; and, b) the shepherding of our children and youth; and, c) preaching from the pulpit as needed.

Specifically, the candidate will cover the following responsibilities:


1. Worship Leadership (40%)

  • Plan weekly worship services in conjunction with the Senior Pastor and worship team leaders
  • All Sunday morning worship prepared to ensure the highest level of grace driven excellence
  • Responsible for all elements of the volunteer led worship (including the worship teams, sound team and special elements – choir, solo, special
  • music etc.)

2. Children and Youth 40%

  • Directly lead the JR & SR High volunteer staff and youth programs
  • Identify and disciple a volunteer staff and then oversee effective discipleship programs for the youth, to include:
    o Children’s Sunday School and Junior Church
    o VBS
    o Pioneer Girls and Boy’s Brigade

3. Preaching and Administrative 20%

  • Attend regular staff meetings
  • Attend Session meetings
  • Preach 8x a year


The successful candidate must:

  • Already be ordained, or be actively and earnestly pursuing a pastoral degree and be confidently capable of ordination in the PCA denomination within a couple of years.
  • Be able to articulate a philosophy of worship that is scriptural and capable of spanning traditional and contemporary traditions.
  • Be musically competent.
  • Have demonstrated leadership capabilities with adults and youth, preferably in a ministry setting.
  • Be willing and able to otherwise perform the above job description, preferably having experience in leading or designing a Christ-centered worship service.

Established in 1952, Berea consists of a congregation of about 150 souls spanning multiple generations. It is located in Hockessin, Delaware near the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey state lines. The immediate surroundings feature a developed suburban community that is increasingly diverse. Offering personal and ministerial opportunities within two hours are beaches, mountains, and the metropolitan cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.