Assistant Pastor

Date Posted: February 12, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Fellowship of Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Cary, NC, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

As part of the pastoral team at the Fellowship of Christ, the assistant pastor will be responsible for engaging and encouraging the congregation in the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations across the world, beginning in our local community. This pastor will help the congregation to live out the Cultural Commission to restore our culture back to God. We practice this by remembering we are sojourners who need to reflect God’s kingdom into the lives of all those around us. We do this by honoring the command to love our neighbors as ourselves.

The assistant pastor will serve as Director of the Community Life Platform. This position will focus on congregational care and transformation by developing and nurturing small groups and leading ministries to families, children, and youth.


  • Lives as a member of the body of FOC.
  • Reports to the Senior Pastor.
  • Works closely with Session and the other FOC platform directors:
    • Administration
    • Connections
    • Creative Arts
    • Care
    • Equipping, Prayer, Healing
    • Outreach

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • As the Community Life Platform Director:
    • Develop and nurture small groups.
    • Oversee ministries to families, children, and youth.
    • Develop and grow an active, strong young adult ministry.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Pastor and other church leaders, develop and implement programs to:
    • Keep our community present, engaged, and committee.
    • Build and cultivate discipleship through study and outreach groups.
    • Identify, nurture, and train the next generation of spiritual church leaders.
    • Oversee general congregational care.
  • Preach and teach in cooperation with the Senior Pastor.
  • Participate actively in local outreach opportunities.
  • Encourage and maintain the prayer life of the congregation.
  • Participate actively in the administrative management of the church.

 Related Responsibilities:

  • Complete the FOC core leadership training curriculum, including courses on “Building with the Spirit,” prophecy, and inner healing.
  • Participate in FOC Session and staff meetings.
  • Maintain professional development through outside study, seminar attendance and/or association relationships as appropriate to fulfilling the position.
  • Other pastoral responsibilities as requested by Senior Pastor.

Key Qualifications:

  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, whose life exhibits the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Belief in the Bible as the Word of God.
  • A servant’s heart: humble, teachable, willing listener.
  • .Discerns and practices the gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Understands and embodies these FOC distinctives:
    • Intimacy with Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit.
    • Healing – care for individuals’ spiritual, emotional, and physical healing.
    • Teaching and training for all through our School of Equipping.
    • Worship in all its forms as a priority.
    • Hospitality: a safe place where people come and find a home/community.
  • Ability to articulate personal faith and preach effectively.
  • Ability to disciple young adults on an individual and small group basis.
  • Ability to reach out to the unchurched.
  • Ability to lead with maturity and work as a team with staff and members.
  • Motivated and self-disciplined, with strong program and time management skills.

Required Experience and Education:

  • 3 or more years proven experience in pastoral or ministry leadership (5 or more preferred).
  • Master of Divinity (or parallel discipline).
  • EPC-ordained or qualified for candidacy.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].