Job Description — Assistant Pastor
Position Title: Assistant Pastor
Religious Affiliation: Baptist doctrine.
Purpose of Position: To assist the Senior Pastor and Deacons in leading and equipping the church through administration and pastoral care.
Position Description: The primary role is to assist the Senior Pastor. This position requires that the assistant pastor is involved in other church ministries such as preaching by filling the pulpit as needed, teaching, counseling, small group ministries, and general support of other church programs. The goal is to equip and encourage the local body of believers to follow Jesus Christ and by doing so fulfill the mission of the church. Attendance at church meetings and staff meetings are required. It is expected that the pastoral staff will pray together, plan together, and develop a close spiritual and ministry bond.
Education/Experience: Degree from a Bible college or seminary preferred; two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supervision: The Assistant Pastor is supervised directly by the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Senior Pastor and Deacons.
Salary/Benefits: The position is a part-time position and is uncompensated. It is recommended that the applicant hold a full-time job.
Contract: The Assistant Pastor must sign a two-year contract.
Responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrate this commitment by reflecting grace and love in leading a healthy devotional and moral lifestyle.
Become a member of St. Phillips Baptist Church, submit to leadership, and be knowledgeable of and adhere to Scripture, the church constitution, doctrinal statement, policies, and core values of St. Phillips Baptist Church.
- Enhance and provide leadership to the ministries to ensure that SPBC is evangelizing, equipping, educating and encouraging these targeted groups.
Develop and grow in areas of Pastoral care, Expectations include:
Primary backup support for preaching when the Senior Pastor is not available.
Participate in worship service when not preaching.
Provide benevolence assistance as appropriate.
Provide pastoral counseling as needed.
Perform weddings, funerals, baptism and child dedications as scheduled.
Provide hospital visits as necessary.
Provide church training for others as needed.
- An attitude and communication style that reflects an understanding of servant leadership; with a teachable spirit.
- Assist and cooperatively work with other SPBC program organizational leaders and planning committee members (such as small group ministry and music ministry) in growing all ministries of the church.
Create teaching opportunities through small group interactions.
Develop meaningful relationships with not only those involved in the targeted ministries but also others within the church and outside the community.
- Develop effective leaders, of any age, that will exhibit Godly character, competence, and commitment to the work of Jesus Christ.
- Cooperatively work with other church staff and members of the body of Christ.
- Attend scheduled church and officer meetings.
- Actively participate in intra-church fellowship and committee meetings.
- Work with other churches/ministries in the community in evangelizing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In cooperation with the Senior Pastor, provide a comprehensive written annual pastoral report at the end of each fiscal year.
- Enhance pastoral professional skills and spiritual gifts through continuing educational opportunities.
- Be willing to accept other responsibilities/duties assigned by the Senior Pastor or the Deacon Ministry.