Repairer of the Breach
Must possess the qualifications and characteristics outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9.
As he is joining another pastor, he must work well with others and exhibit attributes such as those listed in Ephesians 4:2-3 (humility, gentleness, patience, bearing with others in love, eager for unity & peace).
Preference will be given to someone who has proven proficiency in the ministry opportunities listed below, with special emphasis upon abilities in Biblical counseling and training people for ministry.
In addition to agreement with the church’s statement of faith, this person should also be unified with the elders in regard to the doctrines of grace and at least sympathetic toward new covenant theology.
Preference will be given to someone with some Bible school or seminary education.
The Job Description
Emphasis will lie primarily on:
Sharing the pulpit with the Lead Pastor
Meeting people for discipleship and ministry training. This pastor will focus attention on actively mentoring and training people in spiritual maturity and ministry to others
Meeting individuals & couples for pastoral/Biblical counseling as well as engaging in regular visitation. With the isolation of island-life there are few options for receiving pastoral/Biblical counsel other than from a pastor or other Christian acquaintances. This provides a large opportunity for applying God’s Word to a whole range of struggles that people face. Proactive discipleship and counsel will take place through regular visitation of those in the congregation.
Other responsibilities will include:
Being an evangelistic witness in the community
Facilitating church programs including small groups, conferences, committees, and assisting with day-to-day administration.
Other ministry opportunities depending on need and the gifts, interests, and passions of the Associate Pastor.
If you have the heart to see lives changed for Christ...If you've been praying for something different and seeking something more in your life...If you think "out of the box" and have dreams of serving Christ in a mighty way...this could be the position for you.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
We desire to know your heart before anything else. "For where your treasure is there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21.
Salary: $15k - $20k
Job Status: part time
Experience required (years)
Worship style: Multiple styles
G P Elliott