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Westminster Presbyterian Church

Assistant Pastor with a path to Associate

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lubbock, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 09/11/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

POSITION:  Assistant Pastor for Outreach and Discipleship


WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Evangelical Presbyterian Church)

Lubbock, Texas  -  



The role of the Assistant 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. 


  1. 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)


  1. 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


  1. 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


  1. 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.
  4. This      position is a 3 year, renewable term with a pathway to Associate Pastor      standing.





  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 required.


*Please provide a detailed resume with all relevant experience and references.