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Westminster Presbyterian Church

Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lubbock, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 07/03/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Role of the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship is to facilitate local and international mission objectives of Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) and lead and develop the discipleship ministries of WPC.



WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Evangelical Presbyterian Church)

Lubbock, Texas Population: 300,000

Home of Texas Tech University

Affordable housing; great schools; multiple ministry opportunities. Church website:

POSITION: Associate Pastor for Outreach and Discipleship


The role of the Associate Pastor for Outreach and Discipleship is to facilitate the local and international mission objectives of Westminster Presbyterian Church ("WPC") and to lead and develop the discipleship ministries of WPC.



1. Create, facilitate and lead local outreach events in both "faith neutral" locations (such as, smaller, discipleship group sized events off-campus) and within the context of WPC’s facilities (such as larger, service oriented events like "Stop Hunger Now"). 4 large events annually (this includes Advent and Holy Week events) in partnership with Fellowship Committee.

2. Initiate contact with members of Lubbock community through one-on-one personal interaction and invitation on a weekly basis (especially with groups that meet on WPC’s campus, i.e.,

"Raider Sisters for Christ"; "Navigators"; "Parent’s Night Out" and others as opportunity permits)

3. Lead, serve and support the Missions Committee of WPC in their international mission efforts (including leadership on at least one annual mission trip and participation in local missions). Lead, serve and support the Connections Ministry of WPC (our social media strategy team) in partnership with Elder for Connections Ministry.


1. Develop, lead and oversee comprehensive discipleship programs for adults, including Men’s Ministry; Women’s Ministry; Wednesday night programming (in partnership with Discipleship Committee and Senior Pastor); Small groups (which will form and disband plan-fully and intermittently throughout the year); Adult Sunday School (coordinating with adult volunteers with occasional teaching); Youth and Children’s ministry (with Youth Director, Nursery Director,

College Director and Children’s Director as direct reports); New Member Classes; occasional ministry to our "Primetimers" ministry; Retreats

2. Attract, develop, motivate, and retain excellent volunteer staff, with the advice and direction of the Discipleship Committee, Senior Pastor and Session of WPC.

Additional Pastoral Duties


Regular congregational care responsibilities in partnership with Senior Pastor (hospital calls, weddings, funerals, home communion)



2. Assisting in weekly worship services.

3. Up to 12 annual opportunities to preach in the context of worship.

Administrative Duties:

1. Fulfill administrative tasks such as but not limited to mailings, databases, ordering discipleship materials, facilitating travel arrangements for missions’ teams.

2. Attend continuing education seminars and conferences pertaining to Discipleship and Evangelism, Missions.

3. Develop and manage with the Missions Committee and Discipleship/Evangelism Committee the program budget.

Accountability and Evaluation:

1. Reports directly to Head of Staff and Session.

2. Participate with all ministry staff in team building exercises to include but not limited to, weekly staff meetings, staff retreat and staff gatherings for fellowship, discipleship and training.

3. Performance reviews by Head of Staff and Personnel after the first 90 days and annually thereafter.



1. Must be committed disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, with personal maturity in leading and serving others.

2. Have a sense of calling to the spiritual development of persons; a heart for evangelism; possessing personal courage and perseverance in initiating new relationships (a natural "people person"); willingness to be trained and professionally developed; charisma.

3. Have a strong commitment to own spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being.

4. Have a strong commitment to servant leadership, working well independently, as well as part of a team.

Experience/ Education:

1. Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree from an accredited Christian College or Seminary.

2. Scriptural knowledge, theological competency, and knowledge of and adherence to EPC doctrine and Christian conviction.

3. Two to four years of ministry experience. Sales experience a plus.

4. Highly relational and team building skills with strong emphasis in administrating and organizing a church program.

5. Technical skills in computer use, to include but not limited to word processing and communication through social media, Facebook, text, email, etc.


This is a full-time salaried position

• Salary shall be competitive and will include benefits.

• Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory completion of a background check and credit check.

• Personal and professional references.

Interested Parties may apply by submitting a PIF with all relevant experience and references to the following:

Mr. Brent Clifford


Snail Mail: 3602 77


th Drive

Lubbock, TX 79423