Assistant Pastor of Discipleship and Community Life Part time

@ Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Lansdale
  • Lansdale, Pennsylvania View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCA
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2022
  • Application closes: 31 January 2023
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    Job Description

    Position Summary
    The Pastor of Discipleship and Community life will oversee multiple ministry areas with primary responsibility being the strategic development of discipleship and community life in the church. This position will help the church intentionally pursue its core values of disciple-making and community fostering within the larger vision of the church. As an ordained minister, the assistant pastor will also regularly perform the duties of pastoral ministry, especially the public and private ministries of the Word and prayer.

    Job Description
    As the Pastor of Discipleship and Community Life
    • Oversee and provide support for the various discipleship ministries in the church (children, youth, adult)
    • Organize and coordinate Cornerstone’s Discipleship Program (leading and teaching various classes/bible studies/seminars, scheduling and utilizing interns, building a robust discipleship culture)
    • Develop and oversee the church’s community groups system (registration, curriculum, scheduling, recruiting / training / coaching leaders)

    As the Assistant Pastor
    • Create and supervise the church’s assimilation process (from welcome, follow up, membership, to plugging members into community groups/discipleship)
    • Minister to and shepherd the congregation (with a particular focus on newcomers, college students, 20s/30s demographic)
    • Participate in the Sunday worship services (preaching ~6-10 times a year, regular worship leading, occasional administration of sacraments)
    • Assist senior pastor in providing organizational leadership and training to various staff, officers, lay-leaders, interns, and seminary students
    • Engage in general pastoral responsibilities and congregational care to members (visitations, counseling, funerals, weddings, etc)
    • Participate in the duties of a presbyter (attend monthly session meetings, biannual presbytery meetings and annual General Assembly)

    Requirements
    • Possesses a clear vision and specific conviction for pastoral ministry
    • Master of Divinity Degree (or its equivalent)
    • Ordained or ordainable in the Presbyterian Church in America (or willing to transfer credentials)

    Desired Qualities
    • Self-starter – a self-motivated spirit who works better with general guidelines and a clear goal rather than being micromanaged
    • Team player – loves sharing and celebrating team wins/successes and also enjoys collaboration / sharing ideas
    • Kingdom-minded – loves Presbyterianism and Reformed theology but is most passionate about seeing the gospel-preached and the kingdom advancing for God’s glory Compensation
    • Full details of the package discussed in the interview process

    How To Apply
    • One page cover letter
    • Resume (email addresses of at least 2 references and their relationship to you)
    • 2 recent sermon recordings (video links preferred)
    • Completed Questionnaire (3-5 sentence responses)
    1. What aspect or area of ministry is most life-giving to you?
    2. What’s been the toughest part about pastoral ministry in your experience?
    3. Describe something you’ve recently learned about walking with Jesus.
    4. What does “gospel-centered” ministry to you?
    5. Pick and describe your favorite two Christian books in recent years.

    Application closes: January 31, 2023

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