Associate Pastor (Youth & Discipleship)

Living Hope Bible Church

Job Description

1.    Support the Senior Pastor in the overall vision casting and leadership of the church’s teaching and weekend service planning, design, and execution. Developing goals and objectives for the ministry area.

2.    Communication skills to effectively preach several times a year and be prepared to be the emergency backup speaker in case of last-minute need. Always have an “emergency” sermon ready.

3.    Recruit, teach, train, spiritually support, and effectively serve volunteers for adult small groups and ministries within the church.

4.    Provide leadership in developing the high school youth and young adult ministries.

5.    Conduct the occasional funeral and wedding.

6.    Assist with the annual Living Hope Camp.

7.    Provide pastoral care to youth and families; provide confidential pastor counseling to children, youth, and families.

8.    Intentional about building relationships with the congregation.

9.    Interact & foster a relationship with the school systems in the area.

10. Provide oversight and assist with the planning of our Life Groups.

11. Recruit and equip adult ministry servants to help plan and implement ministry objectives and events through a Youth Ministry Team.

12. Must read and understand the Living Hope by-laws.

13. Ministry opportunities and responsibilities may be

14.  assigned by the senior pastor. This will always be consultative, including occasional preaching, regular worship leadership, general pastoral visitation, assisting with classes, and other ministry functions.

15. Ensure continuity between the various ministries.

16. Follow the Safe Haven Child Protection Policy and train their ministry servants accordingly.

About Living Hope Bible Church

Living Hope Bible Church is a non-denominational, evangelical church. Our church is located in rural southeast Iowa in the farming community of Eldon. Our congregation comes from parts of four different neighboring counties. We are often described as a loving congregation with biblical preaching! We are growing and in need of another pastor to focus on our young people. We currently have two services. We have a traditional service and a contemporary service.

Experience Required
Entry Level


Education Required
High School Diploma

Date Posted
1 month ago
Eldon, Iowa


Church Size
100-200 people

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