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First Christian Church of Oceanside

Associate Pastor of Youth & College Mission

First Christian Church of Oceanside
Oceanside, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/26/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - College Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Disciples of Christ
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


First Christian Church of Oceanside is seeking an Associate Pastor primarily responsible for building a healthy, socially-conscientious, disciple-making youth and young-adult ministry. Our older, traditional congregation is investing significant resources into equipping this new ministry to help our 141-year-old church transition into its next season of life. This is an opportunity to create a forward-thinking incarnational youth and young-adult community from scratch in a church that is dedicated to serving our homeless and socio-economically marginalized neighbors. In addition, the Associate Pastor will occasionally be called upon to fulfill other pastoral duties in partnership with the Senior Pastor, such as preaching at worship services, teaching classes, hospital visitation, and congregational care.

This is a part-time, 40% staff position (16 hours per week). We are committed to bivocational ministry as an expression of faithful incarnational mission. So it will be necessary for candidates to have a viable second vocation that immerses them in the local North San Diego County community beyond their ministry work.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated track record of faithful and effective ministry discipling youth and young adults in the way of Jesus, a passion for serving the poor, and an affinity for the core values and priorities of the Disciples of Christ ( In particular, candidates should have a demonstrated passion for our calling to be “A movement of wholeness in a fragmented world,” and our priority for being a pro-reconciliation/anti-racism church.

Do you think you are called to this ministry? If so, email a cover letter and resume to office(at)fccoceanside(dot)org with “Associate Pastor” in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more informaiton, view our dojb description at