Assistant Pastor for Next Generations Part time

@ Covenant Community Church in Vacaville
  • Vacaville, California View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - EPC
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: February 8 2024
  • Application closes: May 31 2024
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    Job Description

    The Assistant Pastor for Next Generations provides spiritual, theological, administrative and pastoral
    leadership for the next generations (infancy through young adults) of CCC while also serving more
    broadly as a pastor to our congregation.

    • Profess a personal and mature commitment to Jesus Christ.
    • Live a life of active spiritual disciplines and discipleship to Jesus Christ.
    • Pray regularly for our next generation and for our congregation.
    • Serve as a spiritual model and spiritual leader for our entire church.

    Visionary Leadership:
    • In collaboration with the Pastor/Head of Staff and Session, and in alignment with the overall vision of
    the church, create and implement a comprehensive strategy to nurture the next generation (infancy
    through young adults) into committed disciples of Jesus.
    • Champion every next generation age group across the church, inspiring CCC to prioritize these
    young disciples, to invest in their lives relationally, and foster their inclusion in ministries and events
    across the church.
    • Develop and lead Next Generation teams to minister to each age group from infancy to young adults
    and their parents. Recruit, train, equip, coach and encourage volunteers and teams.
    • Plan, lead, oversee and administer existing regular Next Generation programming (including weekly
    Sunday children’s ministry programs and student ministry gatherings). Oversee annual events for the
    next generation such as Trunk or Treat, VBS, camps, and mission trips.
    • Develop new relational ministries for college/young adults.
    • Participate in continuing education focusing on child, adolescent and young adult faith development
    and ministry.

    Christian Formation and Discipleship of the Next Generations:
    • Partner with parents, finding ways to support, equip and encourage them as the primary disciples
    of their children.
    • Disciple our next generation by building relationships with our children, students, young adults and
    their parents; and by fostering such relationships across the church.
    • Teach the Bible with excellence, clarity and authenticity. In collaboration with the Pastor/Head of
    Staff, choose curriculum for the age group programs of the next generation.
    • Provide a warm, safe and friendly environment for children, students, young adults and families.

    Pastoral Care of the Next Generations:
    • Provide pastoral care to our next generation and their families in conjunction with the Pastor, Elders,
    Deacons and ministry volunteers. Pastoral care includes, but is not limited to, spiritual guidance,
    counseling, and hospital visits.

    Next Generation Community and Global Outreach:
    • Collaborate with local and global ministries and organizations to develop partnerships to engage our
    church’s next generation in mission in alignment with CCC’s mission strategy.
    • Facilitate ways to focus our attention and resources on the next generation outside the walls of the
    church. Promote relationships with local schools, ministries and other organizations.
    • Build connections with those who serve children, youth and young adults, including City of Vacaville
    leaders, and pastors and ministry leaders in our community and our denomination.
    • Be an exemplary Christian witness in all outside community interactions by being an ambassador for

    General Pastoral:
    • Participate regularly in Sunday worship and special services
    • Preach 8-12 times per year.
    • As part of the pastoral team, administer sacraments; officiate at weddings and funerals/memorials;
    make hospital visits.
    • Participate in church-wide ministry events.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    • Reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff.
    • Supervises Nursery Coordinator, Nursery and Preschool/Toddler staff, VBS Coordinator.
    • Supports volunteer leaders and members of Next Generation Ministry teams.
    • Meets regularly with the Pastor/Head of Staff, the staff team and each Next Generation Team.
    • Participates in all Session meetings (though not a voting member) and in all leadership retreats.
    • Participates regularly in the EPC Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest.

    • Full time (40+ hours weekly) ordained exempt. Schedule will fluctuate and will include evenings and
    weekends as needed to meet ministry needs.

    • Minimum of 3 years of paid or volunteer ministry experience; experience working with children,
    students and/or young adults is highly desirable.
    • Master of Divinity degree or Master of Arts in a theological discipline from an accredited evangelical
    seminary, or equivalent (those in their last year of seminary are also invited to apply).
    • Ordained or able to be ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

    • Starting salary will be based on education and experience within a range of $55K-60K annually. An
    employee benefit package is included.
    • If the candidate is not ready to be ordained within the first year, scoping will be at a lower director
    level until ordination is attained.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, EPC Pastoral Information Form, and any
    other relevant information to Pastor Nancy Duff by email.

    Application closes: May 31, 2024

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