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Associate Pastor Full Time

Poolesville Baptist Church

17550 West Willard Road, Poolesville, MD



Associate Pastor

Ministry Focus: Children, Youth, Outreach

General Job Description
The Associate Pastor is one who is gifted and is called to church ministry, loves people, and has a passion for evangelism, outreach, and discipleship both personally and in ministry within a multi-generational congregation. He has a passion for the Word of God and a desire to teach and proclaim the Word of God with conviction and confidence, always moving the congregation towards consistent spiritual growth. The Associate Pastor is one who casts a vision for the ministries under his direction – specifically children and youth. He lives out the Great Commission by sharing the gospel boldly in teaching and preaching opportunities, by being in the community, and through one-on-one relationships.

Detailed Job Description
The following defines the specific functions performed by the Associate Pastor:

  • As an elder, work with the other elders in shepherding the congregation.
  • Participate with the elders in the overall vision casting and leadership of the church’s teaching and discipleship ministry.
  • Assist the elders in equipping the congregation in evangelism and outreach.
  • Oversee the children and youth ministries – working with the volunteers to cultivate a nurturing and discipleship-oriented environment that leads toward evangelism.  Recruit and train volunteers for these ministries as needed.
  • Work within personal gifting in the overall discipleship ministry of the church (discipleship groups, special small groups, classes) while leading toward evangelism.
  • Preach several times a year and be prepared to be the emergency backup speaker in case of last minute need.
  • Visit members in their homes, hospital, and care facilities.
  • Conduct funerals and weddings as needed.
  • Provide pastoral care to children, youth, and families
  • Provide confidential pastoral counseling in emergencies and on a short-term basis

Personal Qualifications

  • Exhibit evidence of Christian character and servant leadership as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4 in work environment as well as in home/family setting.
  • Give evidence of a spiritually balanced life (prayer, Bible study, rest, worship, financial stewardship).
  • Doctrinally aligned with PBC’s Statement of Faith, doctrinal positions, mission, and core values.
  • Give evidence of a strong work ethic and personal integrity, having convictions, yet gracious and humble.

Education & Skills

  • Engaging experienced teacher/presenter who can bring practical life application to the Scriptures
  • Demonstrate outstanding verbal, written, and electronic communication skills in preaching, teaching, discipling, counseling, and evangelizing
  • Demonstrate wisdom and ability to guide a seeker to become a baptized disciple of Jesus
  • Knowledge and ability to use the Bible to guide a new disciple to ongoing spiritual maturity
  • Bachelor Degree preferably from a Christian college or university with emphasis in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Discipleship, Education or Church Leadership
  • Seminary/Graduate Degree is helpful with emphasis in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Discipleship, Education or Church Leadership

Hours & Benefits

The Associate Pastor will be classified as a full-time, exempt employee. Benefits offered will be consistent with the current policy for insurance, paid time off (PTO) and holidays. This is a minimum 40 hour per week position.

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to pastor@poolesvillebaptist.com

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