Associate Pastor of Worship & Discipleship

Good Shepherd Community Church

Job Description

Vision: A pastor, with a pastor’s heart and a passion for the Gospel, who is skilled in leading music and has a

deep desire to see God’s people grow spiritually.

Summary: The Pastor of Worship & Discipleship will work in close coordination with the Senior Pastor in

planning worship services that help the congregation see and savor the glory of God in Jesus Christ, through

the power of the Holy Spirit. He will be responsible for leading the worship team to play and sing the best

doctrinally-sound old and new songs. Additionally, he will help shepherd the flock by preaching expository

sermons at least quarterly, overseeing volunteers in Children’s and Student Ministries, and assisting the Senior

Pastor as needed.

Relationships: He will be accountable to the Senior Pastor and to the Elder Board.


A. He must be a man who meets the qualifications of elder/shepherd as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and

Titus 1:5-9.

B. He must love God deeply and be committed to prayer.

C. He must joyfully hold to the final authority of God’s Word without apology or compromise.

D. He must have a passion for evangelism and discipleship.

E. He must agree with and be able to teach and defend from the Scriptures the theology of the Good

Shepherd Statement of Faith.

F. He must model loving leadership as a husband and father.

G. He must humbly possess gifts in music, leadership, teaching, and organization.

H. He must be able to motivate, develop, and lead volunteer teams effectively.

I. He must give full support to the Senior Pastor and his vision and philosophy of ministry, promoting a

spirit of love and unity.

J. He must be committed to resolving conflict biblically and quickly.

K. He must desire to help lead and participate in church events, Bible studies, and other gatherings to

grow personally and lead by example.

L. He must have an earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Bible College or a Master’s degree

from an accredited seminary.

Compensation: $55k+ (based on experience) & Health Insurance

“And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the

work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the

knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”

- Ephesians 4:11-13


About Good Shepherd Community Church

Good Shepherd is a non-denominational church with a passion for the Gospel, a strong doctrinal rootedness and a passion to reach our neighborhoods and the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hold to expositional preaching from God’s Word and vibrant worship that glorifies God. We currently have two Sunday morning services (9 & 11am) and our average attendance is about 300. It is a joy to see old and young worshipping together, singing the best old and new doctrinally-sound songs/hymns. God has blessed our congregation with a wonderful group of Christ-centered musicians (piano, keys, bass/cello, drums, guitar, electric guitar, and violin).

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
2 months ago
Bellingham, Washington


Church Size
250-350 people