Associate Pastor


North Central District C&MA

WHO WE ARE We believe in Jesus. Jesus is at the very center of all that we believe and do. We want to know Him better and grow to become more like Him every day. we believe the gospel We believe that God sent Jesus to die for our sins and that He rose again as Savior of all. Those who turn to Him in faith are forgiven of all their sins and receive His gift of eternal life. This is the good news at the heart of all we do and proclaim. we believe the bible The Bible is God's Word, inspired and true. It is our standard for what we believe and how we live. WHERE WE ARE Our church is in the city of Staples in north-central Minnesota with easy access to the great outdoors as well as Brainerd, St. Cloud, Fargo, and the Twin Cities. We are a church of 175-200 individuals. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR This is a full time position with highly competitive pay. Children and Student Ministries - Oversee a program for the spiritual development of youth from birth through the end of high school. - Partner with the children’s ministry team. This team includes volunteer leaders from AWANA, Children’s Church, Nursery, and Sunday School. The Associate Pastor will work with these teams to evaluate the effectiveness of their ministries. You are empowering others to do the work of ministry. - Serve as the primary leader of the Staples Alliance youth group. This would include coordinating weekly youth gatherings, special events throughout the year, and outreach opportunities. - Be available throughout the week to meet with youth and their families. We want somebody who is relationally gifted. - Coordinate special events like LIFE Conference, camp, youth missions, Vacation Bible School, etc. - Continue the cultivation of a volunteer friendly environment in conjunction with the lead pastor and ministry leaders. - Communicate information and promote opportunities for children and adults to grow through involvement in children’s and student ministries. - Lead in the planning and development of outreach ministries for children, youth, and families. - Continually focus leaders and volunteers on the central task of making disciples for God’s glory. Other Ministries - Assist in Sunday services as agreed upon with the lead pastor. - Participate in regular staff, elder, and Governing Board meetings. - Availability for baptisms, weddings, funerals, counseling and visitation. - Involvement and investment in the community is a must. - Take advantage of training opportunities for personal and ministry development. - Work towards accreditation or ordination by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. An Alliance background is preferred. - Develop evangelism and discipleship approaches in conjunction with church leaders and volunteers. Character Traits - You must have a strong, demonstrated relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship guides and directs all areas of your life and character. - An undergraduate degree or greater from an accredited Bible college or seminary. - Have a passion for reaching kids, students, and their parents. - Strong verbal communicator with relational skills. - Clear passion and energy for ministry that is partnered with a strong work ethic. - Must be committed to living in the Staples area. We feel that this is essential for community involvement. - Prior church experience is helpful. - Collaborative team-player.


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