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Bethel Baptist Church

Associate Pastor

Bethel Baptist Church
Greeley, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 05/31/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:





STATUS: Full-time, Salaried

HOURS: At least 40 Hours per week

BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Pension, Continuing Education Funds


GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:  To work in concert with the senior pastor and staff in creating relationships for the accomplishment of the Church's misson which is to spread the glory of God revealed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   


SUPERVISION: Reports to the Senior Pastor. Operates with considerable independence within areas of responsibility described below subject to the Sr. Pastor.


Organizational Relationship and Ministry Supervision:

  • The Associate Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. 
  • Following the strategic guidance of the Senior Pastor; works with ministry leaders to ensure they receive appropriate development and training, provides necessary support to leaders so that they can foster and nurture their volunteers, connects leaders throughout the church.
  • Following the strategic guidance of the Senior Pastor, manages the ministry and directs the employees and volunteers dedicated to serving the various ministries for which the Associate Pastor carries primary responsibility.   
  • At the direction of the Senior Pastor, provides spiritual leadership and subject matter expertise to other staff members.  Develops strategic guidance, project plans, and intermediate steps necessary to facilitate spiritual and numerical growth for the Bethel. 
  • Performs administrative tasks such as developing programmatic budgets, organizing and managing volunteers, organizing and maintaining required documentation for external programs, and recruiting other participants.  
  • Networks with community and local churches to develop partnerships.
  • The Senior Pastor provides an annual evaluation of the Associate Pastor’s performance. 
  • The Associate Pastor will be responsible and subject to Bethel Baptist church policy as determined by the Elders, Senior Pastor.


Ministry Oversight and duties

  • Will oversee the hospitality and assimilation efforts of the church including greeting, ushering, and follow up; as well as integration into body life, life groups,    church directory, etc.
  • Flexibility in regards to peripheral ecclesiological/theological/philosophical ideas and ministry methods.  
  • Will develop relationships with the membership of the church and new attendees and members.
  • Will oversee youth ministries.  
  • Will oversee (adult) Sunday School ministries.  
  • Will oversee life group ministries.  
  • Will oversee counseling ministries.
  • Will preach occasionally throughout the year.  


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  1. Must be a highly relational person able to read people, help them, love them, and care about them.  
  2. Must embrace Christian discipline and Bethel Baptist doctrine and theology.
  3. A master’s degree, or the equivalent, in a related field is minimum requirement. 
  4. Must meet the minimum qualifications of eldership as presented in scripture.
  5. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry within the parameters of the Church.
  6. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
  7. Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with congregation, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.