Assistant Pastor Job Description/Role
The Assistant Pastor must be a person who is committed to Christ, sound in their faith, and who is capable in their ability to preach, teach and apply Scripture. The role of the Assistant Pastor is seen as a calling from God.
The Assistant Pastor must be a spirit-filled individual who has confirmed their calling into pastoral ministry.
The Assistant Pastor must be able to work in a team ministry under the direction of the Pastor and the Deacons.
The Assistant Pastor will work in tandem with and be accountable to the Pastor and Deacons to oversee the ministry of Wivey Congregational Evangelical Church, (WECC) in fulfilling its vision.
They should be supportive of evangelism.
To assist the Pastor and Deacons with pastoral and ministerial responsibilities as directed. Support the overall vision, mission, and leadership of the WECC.
Teaching and preaching ministry on Sunday morning services. (rota).
Assist with our Community outreach.
Who we’re looking for: A person committed to personal prayer and growth as a disciple of Jesus, including personal and professional integrity. Of good character: mature, secure, humble, proven in their leadership skills (either inside or outside the Church), and has experience of leading in some capacity within the church.
Open to accountability for matters of personal life and the practice of ministry.
Committed to the proclamation of the Christian gospel and engaging with social needs. Committed to working within a team structure.
Communicates effectively to inspire and challenge our daily discipleship. Helps us encounter God more deeply and has an awareness of the Holy Spirit’s leading and encourages each member in developing their gifts. Operate in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Nurture Church’s Vision: The Assistant pastor’s job description involves playing a critical role in supporting and nurturing the vision, strategy, and objectives of the church.
Education & Skills: Ideally should have some Biblical qualification or working towards a degree from an approved Christian Bible college or university.
Be able to bring practical life application to the Scriptures. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to guide a person to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and become an identified follower of Christ through baptism.
Personal Attributes: 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 the 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 strong work ethics and personal integrity.
Lead Worship/ Worship Leader.
References will be taken.
Compensation: Negotiable, though the role ideally needs to be bi-vocational.
There is a genuine occupational requirement for the holder of this post to be a practicing Christian. An enhanced DBS will be required. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK
We are affiliated with EFCC in the UK www.efcc.org.uk
Application: Please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with covering letter.
Or post to
The Pastoral Team:
The Manse, Silver Street,
Somerset, TA4 2PA
(3) Pastors Vacancy: update 28th October 2022