The Reformed Church of Bushkill is looking for an Associate Pastor to work with the Senior Pastor in developing and executing an outreach strategy to reach young people and families in our community. We anticipate, Lord willing, that this will become a full-time opportunity in 12-18 months; commensurate with the growth of the ministry.
_ The Associate Pastor will attend regular Sunday morning worship services
_ The Associate Pastor will develop and present creative weekly children’s teaching moments and object lessons to be given to the younger children during the morning worship service
_ The Associate Pastor will maintain weekly communication with the youth and parents of the congregation
_ The Associate Pastor will meet weekly (on a day other than Sunday) with the Jr/Sr. High for Discipleship and Fellowship.
_ The Associate Pastor will teach the Jr/Sr High Sunday School class on Sunday morning – help develop a Sunday School curriculum and provide support and guidance to the Sunday School teachers
-The Associate Pastor will outline and execute an outreach strategy with the pastor; to reach youth and families in our community; and will meet weekly with the pastor for prayer and planning.
- The Associate Pastor will organize at least 4 discipleship/fellowship events throughout the year, designed to bring parents, children and the congregation together.
-The Associate Pastor will meet quarterly with the Consistory to present a vision and progress report
_Candidate must have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
_ Must be a person of strong character whose life reflects the characteristics of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
_ Must affirm the essential doctrines of the Christian faith held by the Reformed Church of Bushkill (ie. Salvation by Grace alone through faith in Christ alone/ Inerrancy, Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture/ The Trinity etc.)
_ Must be willing to become a member of The Reformed Church of Bushkill
_ Must have a track record of prior ministry experience in a Church setting
_ Must have a valid driver’s license and pass criminal record and child abuse clearance requirements
_ Must be able to clearly articulate their faith and understanding of Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ
_ Formal education related to and/or experience in working with young people preferred
_ Must demonstrate a call and heart for youth ministry
_ Must have a knowledge of networking through social media and be able to relate to the pressing needs and issues that our young people face
-Must have an aptitude for and be willing to use and learn the media technology in the church
_ Must be able to devote 24-30 hours a week to fulfill the requirements of this position and be at the Church or Office at least two or three (2-3 flexible) evenings during the week. This will allow for a bi-vocational opportunity for the right candidate.
_The Associate Pastor will be paid on the 15th and 30th of each month. Gross pay will be $850.00 per pay period ($20,400 / annually) with a review every 6 months.
-The Associate Pastor will have an office in the Church Office building
_ The Church will cover expenses within budget for necessary travel and supplies that fall beyond the scope of weekly ministry requirements that take place at the Church
Please email any questions to: [email protected]
About our Church:
The Reformed Church of Bushkill is a small church of about 100 congregants. We are located on a busy county road in a rural setting in Northeast Pennsylvania. Doctrinally we are committed to upholding the Inspiration and Sufficiency of Scripture, the Supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ and the necessity of being reconciled to God through personal faith in Him and Him alone. Our worship style is a mix of contemporary and traditional. Our mission is to reach the lost for Jesus Christ and disciple believers in their relationship with Him. We are currently seeking a part time (potentially leading to full-time/ 12-18 months) Jr/Sr. High youth pastor to work with our young people and develop an effective outreach program for the youth in our community. You will be building a ministry from the ground up.
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