Associate Pastor

Discovery Church

Job Description

Position Description

The Associate Pastor we are looking for is one who is called to church leadership, loves people, and has a passion for outreach, healthy relationships, commitment to scripture and the discipleship of young adults. Our candidate needs to be able to navigate cultural distortions in a way that builds a bridge using biblical truth. This person has a passion for the Word of God. The Associate Pastor will be in love with Jesus, humble and trustworthy. Our candidate will receive vision and direction from the Senior Pastor.

Responsibilities include:

-         Produce a relationally healthy environment in all areas of responsibility.

-         Produce a thriving, generative environment in all areas of responsibility.

-         Oversee and meet with Directors for ministry evaluation, using metrics and goals to determine effectiveness and innovation

-         Ensure operations of church are running smoothly

-         Visit church members in hospitals, care facilities and home

-         Conduct weddings and funerals

-         Preach several times a year and be prepared to be the emergency backup speaker in case of last-minute need

-         Provides Biblical counsel and guidance to individuals and couples as needed

-         Take the vision of the Senior Pastor and make sure it is effectively communicated and carried out

-         All other duties assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Gifted in relational outreach - great people skills.
  • 5 or more years’ experience in ministry.
  • M.Div. or equivalent.
  • Has led various types of small groups and enjoys sharing encouraging and helpful messages from the pulpit.
  • In agreement with the doctrine and positions Discovery Church


Personal Qualifications:

·        Possesses personality, temperament and interpersonal skills to relate and serve effectively within a multi-generational congregation setting

·        Exhibit evidence of Christian character and servant leadership as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4 in work environment as well as in home/family setting

·        Give evidence of a spiritually balanced life (prayer, Bible study, rest, worship, financial stewardship)

·        Give evidence of a strong work ethic and personal with strong leadership skills

·        Engaging experienced teacher/presenter who can bring practical life application to the scriptures

·        Loyal to the vision and mission of the Senior Pastor

 Desired Skills:

  • Action Oriented – Loves tough challenges, promotes a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. 
  • Builds Effective Teams – Empowers others, builds identity, achieves goals and confronts division.
  • Communicates Effectively – Great communicator. Keeps the main thing in front of others and uses an appealing style, candidness and humor.
  • Collaborates – Promotes a positive approach. Accepts responsibility and works to build bridges. Is humble and self-confident
  • Administration – Capable of handling and communicating details, allowing other leaders to know and fulfill their roles.
  • Decision Making –Makes decisions that prioritize the health and welfare of Discovery Church.
  • Personal Growth – Accepts responsibility to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually; sets personal goals to know Jesus, the bible and how to show others how to do the same.

Hours & Benefits

The Associate Pastor will be classified as a full-time, exempt employee. Benefits offered will be consistent with the current policy for insurance, paid time off (PTO) and holidays. This is a minimum 40 hour per week position.

About Discovery Church

Our Mission is to always be representing Jesus. Our values are broken down into Five Treasures and Five Keys. The keys unlock the treasure in our life. LOVE GOD through INVITATION. FIND FREEDOM through LEARNING. SEE GOD through PRAYER. EXPERIENCE HEALING through SERVING. DISCOVER JOY through LOVING

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Master's Degree

Date Posted
10 months ago
Newton, North Carolina


Church Size
1,000-2,500 people