Bethany Community Church

Senior Associate Pastor

Bethany Community Church
Seattle, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 08/09/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Bethany Community Church is a church of six locations in Seattle, each with their own pastoral staff, but all sharing the same DNA and mission. Bethany North is looking for someone to lead the way in both Missions and Discipleship ministries. The Senior Associate Pastor will work closely with the Lead Pastor to shepherd, extend pastoral care, develop leadership amongst lay people, build administrative systems, and nurture community as part of Bethany North’s location.



In collaboration with the Lead Pastor, the Senior Associate Pastor will:

  • Shepherd the community through leading and assisting in worship, as well as maintaining a prominent, public role in each weekend service, including leading the Sunday welcome and set up teams, preaching occasionally, and building pastoral relationships.
  • Oversee both local and international missions ministries.
  • Oversee discipleship and leadership development, in conjunction with other ministries
  • Facilitate the growth and use of the spiritual gifts of attendees and members at all ages.
  • Oversee Family Ministries Department
  • Lead and collaborate with staff and volunteers to ensure effectiveness and quality in all aspects of the church’s life, by strengthening key administrative and logistical systems. Perform general pastoral duties, including:
  • Provide pastoral care and demonstrate compassion in times of need, including weddings and funerals.
  • Proactively build relationships with attendees as well as local residents and neighborhood organizations. Participate in appropriate North and Bethany-wide staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as situation requires or as assigned by supervisor


  • Strong spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ and lives a godly lifestyle
  • Experience in leadership and a passion for growing the Kingdom
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; able to rightly discern the Word of God
  • Proven administrative ability
  • Demonstrated skills in assessing needs, casting vision, mobilizing teams, and supporting/managing workers, either paid or volunteer 
  • A self-starter, well organized, and able to delegate when needed
  • A loyal team player that is able to submit to church leadership and is committed to the mission, values, and strategy of Bethany Community Church
  • Willingness to become a member of Bethany Community Church who attends regularly and supports the church financially
  • Makes a positive contribution to a staff culture that increasingly embodies excellence and the ethics of servant leadership demonstrated by Christ
  • Willing to complete the pastoral licensing requirements set forth by Bethany Community Church within six months of start date (if applicable)
  • Baccalaureate degree required; Masters of Divinity or Masters of Theology Required

Work Schedule: Typical work schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 40+ hours/week
Physical Demands: Must be able to work in an office environment, often at a computer
workstation. Must be able to move between buildings on campus. Must
be able to lift small boxes and/or equipment up to 25lbs.

Working Conditions Due to seasonal activity, job duties may often require additional hours
and availability outside normal working hours. May require flexibility to
adjust work schedule from time to time to work early or later than regular
The office environment is fast-paced and may be considered stressful,
due to seemingly regular interruptions because of numerous urgent and
unexpected requests that requires multi-tasking.
Non-smoking building and environment.

Compensation: Dependent on experience
Benefits: Full benefits for employees working 21+ hours/week including: medical,
dental, and life insurance.




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