Job Description

South Lebanon Community Church is seeking a full-time Senior Associate Pastor who is gifted and called to church ministry, loves people, has a passion for evangelism, and corporate worship experience within a multigenerational congregational setting.

This person will assume the same responsibilities as the Senior Pastor, including teaching on Sunday, and helping to carry out the mission and vision of SLCC. After an intentional transition period the Senior Associate Pastor would take on the role of Senior Pastor.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in preaching, teaching, ministry development, team building, discipleship and spiritual formation strategies with proven success in implementing these strategies. The candidate will have a proven track record of leadership, organizational development and effective communication. They must have strong people skills and a driving passion to reach people far from God and help them grow deeper in their faith.

The candidate must embrace the ability to work within a community and promote innovation through collaboration. In addition, the individual will show an ability to connect across generations. Experience in a medium to large church setting and supervisory experience in a multi-staff setting is preferred.

Above all, the man must have a passion for God himself – dedicated to knowing Him and loving Him with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Goals and Expectations

South Lebanon Community Church has been intentional succession plan. This candidate would need the heart, desire, patience, teachable spirit and have the steadfastness to grow and learn the new role that awaits him.

The effective Senior Associate Pastor will achieve the following goals:

  • Co-Leadership​
  • Preaching/Teaching​
  • Provide Vision & Oversight​
  • Intentional Transition​

Personal Characteristics 

  • Excellent character, meeting the qualifications for elder outlined in scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-7) 
  • A man with a deep love of the Lord who is notably controlled by the Holy Spirit.
  • A strong leader with deep convictions to uphold God’s Word in the life of His church, standing firmly on the truth (unshakeable), ability to preach/teach from a Biblical worldview. 
  • Heart for the Bible, a good expositor of the Bible, excellent sound teaching /preaching, rightly dividing the Word of Truth, Biblical sermons that challenge the congregation 
  • Man of prayer, a prayer warrior, who waits to hear God’s voice, and know His will
  • A man with a deep love for people – a good communicator who is a relationship builder, a compassionate leader, encouraging and discipling others
  • One who can boldly state and show the way in which God is calling us to go, strong staff leadership in carrying out the vision (visionary)
  • Self-starter who is not afraid to fail, one who does not avoid the tough issues
  • Able to find ways to engage SLCC in broader Kingdom work outside of our body, grow community engagement and outreach
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Gifts of shepherding, preaching and teaching to lead a spiritually healthy church in making disciples. 
  • Powerfully worships Him in spirit and in truth, with adoring awe and astonishing wonder.
  • Theology and culture chemistry that is a fit with South Lebanon Community Church. 
  • Adaptable and flexible to effectively relate and communicate to individuals of very different cultures, ethnicities, economic statuses, and worldviews.


B.A. degree with Pastoral/Ministry Leadership or equivalent education is preferred but not required.

About South Lebanon Community Church | Aaron Hur Group

Established on January 1, 2019, SLCC has roots that stretch back more than 100 years. Born out of the Midway Church of the Brethren in 1902, from part of the Tulpehocken Congregation starting with 195 members. The Midway Congregation alternated meetings at the Bucher Meeting House on Scheaffer Road and the Midway Meeting House, both in South Lebanon, and was a part of the Church of the Brethren. Later, the congregation expanded the Midway Meeting House at the current location of 13 Evergreen Road. This building was subsequently enlarged with a sanctuary in 1951, Sunday School classrooms in 1987 and 1995, and the addition of a Family Life Center in 2001 that was enlarged in 2013 to facilitate worship services.

The church has seen many changes and much growth; yet, the goal to be faithful to God’s Word and obedient to the call to make disciples has been constant. In 1963, L. John Weaver became the first pastor, succeeded by Hartman Rice in 1980; Jack Harpold in 1983; and Charles Ilyes in 2005.  

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Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 week ago
Lebanon, Pennsylvania


Church Size
750-1,000 people people

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