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Associate Pastor

Posted by: Trinity UMC

Posted date: 2018-Feb-19

Location: Gibsonburg

Job Description for

Associate Pastor

Trinity United Methodist Church

Faith United Methodist Church


Accountable toLead Pastor & Staff Parish Committees of Trinity UMC and Faith UMC

Direct Report:  Lead Pastor

Scope of Responsibility:  Oversight of the Christian Education ministries and the Evangelism or Outreach ministries of both churches.   

Job Summary:  The Associate Pastor will be responsible for developing, leading, and implementing ministries related to Christian education, spiritual care, and spiritual growth of both congregations.  The Associate Pastor will provide a unified sense of purpose and direction in terms of focus, vision casting, communication, planning of events, prayer and curriculum for the ministries.    

Attributes and Qualities: 

  • A personal and growing relationship with Christ  
  • A clear call to ministry demonstrating a passion for building and equipping others for ministry
  • Evidence of proven interpersonal skills as a team leader and player
  • Ability to understand and connect with individuals of all ages
  • Organized and able to recruit and work well with volunteers
  • Strong work ethic and moral integrity
  • Respect for authority
  • Experience in working with all age groups a plus
  • An attitude of servant leadership


  • Provide spiritual oversight, pastoral care and guidance to volunteers; leading them to become spiritually mature.  This contributes to the development of spiritual growth for all who participate in the various aspects of the ministries.
  • Communicate a vision for ministry that is relational, Christ-like in approach and purposeful for the realization of the mission of Trinity UMC and Faith UMC.   
  • Create strategies for recruiting, screening, training and mentoring ministry leaders.   
  • Build relationships and teams of volunteers to more effectively achieve goals and purposes.  These relationships and ministry teams must foster trust and open communication regarding the ministries.
  • Plan and schedule training events, retreats, service activities, seminars and missions trips for individuals that assist in the development of spiritual giftedness, calling and life purpose
  • Make contact with the ministry leaders on a regular basis in an effort to encourage, instruct and build strong relationships together in ministry.
  • Integrate Christian Education and Outreach ministries with the overall ministry of the church by coordinating with staff and volunteers
  • Participate in Sunday morning worship service as directed by the Lead Pastor
  • Conduct counseling, weddings, funerals, visitation and other special ministries working in conjunction with the Lead Pastor
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly Lead Team/Administrative Council meetings
  • Attend weekly worship and special worship services unless on vacation or Lead Pastor has been notified of absence
  • Provide a quarterly written report to the Lead Pastor and Lead Team/Administrative Council regarding the activities and any issues surrounding the oversight of the various ministries
  • Prepare yearly goals and tentative calendar that encompasses faith, vision and goal setting submitting it by January 1 of each year to the Lead Pastor and Leadership Teams of both churches. 

Performance Review:

The Associate Pastor will receive an annual performance review conducted by the Lead Pastor in the fall of each year.  This will be a comprehensive “360 degree” review based in part on feedback from ministry leaders and Leadership Teams.  The annual review will include a process of personal goal setting for the coming year, an appraisal of overall performance for the past year. 



Please email resume to gmail.com/">gibsonburgtrinity(at)gmail.com 

Please include references email and current phone number.

Please send everything to the attention of Pastor Max 


Once resume is received we will send a theological questionnaire. 

Job Title Associate Pastor
Post Details
Organization Trinity UMC
Email gibsonburgtrinity(at)gmail.com
Location Gibsonburg
State State -> Ohio
Zip Code 43431.00
Country Country -> United States
Deadline for applying 2018-Mar-02
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time & Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Ministry - Church
Church Job Category Church Job Category -> Associate Pastor
Denomination Denomination -> United Methodist
Church Size Church Size -> 101-250
Worship Style Worship Style -> Blended

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