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Marin Covenant Church

Associate Pastor of Outreach

Marin Covenant Church
San Rafael, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/28/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Outreach
Denominations: Evangelical Covenant
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Dear Applicant,


Thank you for considering applying for our new Associate Pastor position here at Marin Covenant Church.


Marin Covenant Church is fully committed to being a blessing to our local community and to the world.  We are a growing church and looking to add to our pastoral staff.   


The individual who takes this position will lead and support the efforts of Marin Covenant Church’s local outreach and global missions.  We are looking for someone who can work alongside our Lead Pastor Team to take on the current work of MCC’s outreach and missions and who will bring their own expressions and vision to help grow, mold and enhance the effectiveness of our outreach ministries as we impact the community that we serve.  We are looking for this person to develop ministry teams, connect with community leaders, and help our church continue to look outside of herself to be a blessing to our community and to the world.


We strive to welcome all peoples, regardless of background or starting point, as we explore, embrace and embark on this life of faith.  At Marin Covenant Church you will find people from a wide variety of backgrounds.   We come from all over the generational, political, socio-economical spectrum , and have found a common desire to move towards a life in Christ that is inspired, intelligent, and involved.


With that perspective we are hoping to add an individual who has experience in a multicultural setting who can encourage connection and inspire partnership with the local community.


We are committed to:

  • Knowing and loving Jesus with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

  • Making space for anyone from a background to come and investigate who Jesus is and the life He invites us into.

  • Creating an environment where all spiritually hungry people can explore, wrestle and come to faith in Jesus.

  • Be a blessing to our community and to the world.


To find out more about Marin Covenant Church, visit our website at


If interested in this position, see job description attached and submit your resume, references, and supporting documents to me, Kate Hoj,, no later than January 1, 2018


We look forward to hearing from you.




Kate Hoj,
Chair of the Outreach Pastor Search Committee


Associate Pastor of Missions and Outreach Ministries


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead Outreach Team

    • Oversee the implementation of the budget for Outreach locally and globally.

      • In consultation with the Lead Pastor Team

  • Lead local Evangelism, Compassion, and Mercy ministries

    • Strategy for local evangelism

    • Easy on ramps for Marin Covenant to participate in local missions and outreach

      • Involve Marin Covenant in local outreach

      • Training for personal evangelism

    • Maintain and develop team to care for Hamilton School

  • Lead foreign Missions ministry

    • Maintain working knowledge between Marin Covenant and Evangelical Covenant Church missions ministries

    • Maintaining healthy relationships between Marin Covenant and missionaries

    • Oversee budget and care for missionaries

    • Responsible for the strategy

  • Lead local and foreign missions experiences

    • In consultation with Lead Pastor Team overall vision and values

  • Function as champion and resource for Evangelism and Compassion, Mercy and Justice for all departments for Marin Covenant.

    • Be a champion for voices that are not naturally at the table as well as advocate to get more diverse voices there.   

  • General Associate Pastor Duties

    • Preach or teach as assigned by the Lead Pastor Team

    • Pastoral Care

    • Participation in all church events

  • Minister in good standing with the Evangelical Covenant Church

    • Continuing Education and collegial responsibilities

    • Participate in Spiritual Direction


Additional Tasks:

  • Current Missions Partners

    • Hamilton

    • Evangelical Covenant Church

    • International Justice Mission, Compassion International, City Impact



  • Clear Call to Jesus and to the Pastoral Ministry

  • Bachelor’s Degree working towards or completion of a Master's Degree

  • Licensed or Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church or willing to be


Reports to:  Lead Pastor Team


If you would like to apply for this position, please submit:

  • Your updated resume  along with 3 references

  • Your covconnect profile (If you do not have a covconnect profile we can send you the questions to fill out)

  • A sermon or two

  • Written answers to the following questions.  


  1. Tell us about a formative spiritual and pastoral experience that has shapee your calling to serve in this capacity.

  2. How does this position match with your gifts, passion and calling?

  3. What are your particular passions in regards to missions and justice?

  4. What have you learned about yourself and your leadership from different personality type tools you have used?

  5. What in this job description give you the most excitement?  What gives you pause?

  6. Do you have any hesitation or pause for working in a church setting that is evenly split politically, a wide variety of spiritual maturity and temperaments, as well as the entire socioeconomic spectrum?

  7. Is there anything else that you think we should know about you, your gifts, your call?

  8. Is there any additional information you would like from us regarding this position, our church, or our context?