Who We Are Looking For
We are praying for an experienced and elder-qualified man of God, with a heart for developing the next generation of Christ-centered leaders, to serve as Community Bible Church’s Associate Pastor. This pastor will champion CBC’s Family Ministries by developing volunteer teams and parents for biblically developing youth from kindergarten through high school. Other ministry responsibilities will include scheduled preaching, volunteer development, teaching in various contexts, shepherding, evangelizing, community outreach, and serving as a non-voting elder. The ideal candidate will have adequate pastoral training, local church experience, a clear ministry calling, and a cultural fit to flourish in this vital
Purpose: To assist in advancing the mission of Community Bible Church—“to know Christ and to make Him known“—by serving as a pastor to the entire congregation, with special emphasis given to the teaching and shepherding of families.
Qualifications: The Family Pastor will be a man called of God and set apart to the gospel ministry, in accordance with our doctrinal statement, and committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture for such a leader (1 Tim 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9). A minimum of a MDiv or equivalent is required, with at least 5–7 years of pastoral experience required.
Oversight: The Associate Pastor is supervised by the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Elder Board. The Senior Pastor, in consultation with the other staff and the Elder Board, will conduct an annual performance evaluation and review at the beginning of each calendar year.
Salary/Benefits: The position is a full-time position with an annual salary ranging from $75,000 to $90,000 dependent upon qualifications of applicant. While the position is salaried, it is expected a typical work week will consist of 40 hours. Duties worked outside of Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, count as hours worked. Annual vacation time is four weeks with the same holidays as recognized by South Dakota state government. Vacation leave needs to be approved by the board of elders. Two weeks paid sick leave per year with an additional allowance of up to 40 hours per year for family sickness. Unused sick leave may accumulate up to a total of three weeks. An additional allowance for emergencies may also be made. Health insurance and housing are not included with the position. One week per year for professional development is also included in this position. This time is not counted as vacation leave.
Responsibilities: The responsibilities for this position cover general pastoral duties, along with more selective responsibilities that concern nursery, children, youth, families, and couples. These responsibilities include:
● Maintain 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 Community Bible Church, submit to leadership, and be knowledgeable of and adhere to Scripture, the church constitution, doctrinal statement, policies, and core values of CBC.
● Serve as the church’s second main teaching pastor by filling the pulpit in the absence of the Senior Pastor or at his request.
● Model personal evangelism and encourage others to do the same.
● Maintain a consistent study schedule and prayer life to ensure that your own walk with Christ is healthy and sound.
● Develop meaningful relationships with not only those involved in the targeted ministries but also others within the church and outside in the community.
● Develop effective leaders of any age that will exhibit Godly character, competence, and commitment to the work of Jesus Christ through the process of discipleship.
● Cooperatively work with other church staff and members of the body of Christ.
● Attend Elder meetings and proactively inform them of the needs of the congregation. Meet regularly with Senior Pastor and other staff. Attend weekly staff meetings.
● Actively participate in intra-church fellowship and committee meetings.
● 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.
● Provide pastoral counseling as needed which includes crisis counseling, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, counseling of youth, officiate weddings, funerals, baptisms, and child dedications as requested.
● Serve as a teacher and/or a recruiter of teachers for the Youth ministry. This includes Sunday school, Wednesday night AWANA, and Sunday night youth gathering. Further, serve as a teacher and/or a recruiter of teachers for the Children’s ministry, which mostly consists of Sunday school.
● Recruit, train, assist, and oversee the VBS coordinator and VBS volunteers.
● Oversee the AWANA ministry by meeting regularly with our AWANA commanders, organize AWANA registrations into classes, oversee the background check process, and attend AWANA and assist with any needs that might arise.
● Plan and oversee Youth events that are geared towards spiritual edification and fellowship among the students. These events can include but are not limited to mission trips, weekend trips, outings in the community, or events at church.
● Provide logistical support needed for Sunday school, such as ordering materials, training teachers, preparing children’s Sunday school curriculum, and ensuring that rooms are organized and stocked with supplies.
How To Apply
Please signify the opening you are applying for and send the following requested materials by email.
• Intro Letter (briefly cover your testimony of faith, ministry calling, and fit for this opening)
• Current Resume (include your personal, family, work, and educational information)
• A Personal or Family Photo
• Two Sermon Samples (please email weblinks or digital recordings of audio or video sermons)
• Four References (two references from ministry leaders and two from non-family members)