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Chapel by the Sea

Associate Pastor

Chapel by the Sea
Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Date Posted: 04/18/2012
Categories: Other Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Chapel by the Sea is a traditional, non-denominational Bible church located in Alaska’s economic hub and largest city. Anchorage is an ethnically diverse population of approximately 300,000 people living within a 30 minute drive of the Chapel’s campus. The Chapel holds a high view of the historic Scripture, and values expository teaching and preaching, supporting and sending local and international missionaries, and pursuing multi-generational discipleship opportunities for those who attend the fellowship. Our average Sunday School attendance is 130, and attendance in our Sunday morning services averages 235 people.

The Associate Pastor uses his spiritual gifts and talents in partnership with the other pastoral staff, elders, and deacons to enable and oversee Chapel ministries. Even as he pursues his own calling, enlisting and equipping others for works of service is an applied passion. Specifically these responsibilities will be focused on the areas of music and worship, administration, and as needed, preaching and teaching. The Associate Pastor should be a man proven by experience with at least 7 years of formal, active pastoral ministry experience with an emphasis in music. Skill in the application of modern electronic tools to aid in worship is highly valued.

Spiritual Character. The Associate Pastor’s character qualifies for the office of elder as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.

Spiritual Gifts. The gift mix of pastor/teacher, administration, and mercy-shower are highly valued for the responsibilities of this position at the Chapel.

Formal Training. At a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from an accredited Bible college or university is required. Formal music education is highly valued.

Theological Agreement. The applicant must read and agree with the Chapel’s purpose and faith statements as outlined in the Chapel by the Sea, Inc. Constitution and Bylaws, edition April 2, 2008. (Available at or in writing by request)

Pastoral Care.
• Shepherding Demonstrate concern for the total ministry of the church seeking to foster and promote the cause of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. Seek to remain informed of the spiritual life and programs of the congregation, and in accordance with his spiritual gifts devote himself to expanding the vision and distinctive ministry that God has given him and the church.

• Counseling Provide occasional pastoral care to those in personal crisis through visitation, counseling, and prayer. Make appropriate professional referrals when necessary.

• Visitation As needed, visit Chapel families and new attenders in their homes, in the hospital, in nursing homes, etc.

Administrative Oversight.
• Music The position is responsible for budgeting, ordering, organizing, and legal reporting obligations (the Chapel operates under a CCLI license) for the music ministry of the church.

• Technical support/ equipment Coordinate with the tech team to budget, order and install audio/visual equipment needed for the worship ministry.

• Care groups Coordinate with the senior pastor and other ministry leaders to plan and implement the Chapel’s small group or in-home ministries.

• Vacation Bible School Coordinate the annual week-long summer children’s ministry. This includes helping choose a curriculum, recruiting leadership, facilitating leaders, and generally encouraging church-wide participation.

Worship and Music.
• Worship leader In concert with the Senior Pastor, coordinate and develop all aspects of the weekly worship services including meeting with the choir, worship teams, media tech teams, musicians, ushers and any others participating in leading the weekly Sunday services. As this position is primarily responsible for the music and congregational singing in our worship services, select and/or review music that graciously considers and reflects the broad musical sensibilities of the fellowship.

• Choir director Coordinate all aspects of directing the Chapel Choir including recruitment, training, rehearsing, and presenting. Prepare the choir for special seasonal ministries and outreaches.

• Music and Drama coordinator Disciple people with vocal or instrumental music abilities to utilize their talents in worship with a God-honoring heart. On occasion find creative opportunities to incorporate drama in special, usually seasonal, presentations.