Assistant Pastor

Date Posted: March 15, 2024
Hours Per Week: 50
Living Branch Church
Noblesville, IN, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Family Pastor
Other Details

Living Branch Church began public worship in August of 2017 as a church plant of Crossroads Com- munity Church in Fishers, IN. Living Branch is a church of approximately 85 people with over 20 teenagers. We meet Sunday mornings at Legacy Christian School and in members’ homes through- out the week for various Bible studies. Particularized in December of 2020, Living Branch has three ruling elders and three part-time staff members. Living Branch is pastored by its planting pastor, Keith Doane. The church is blessed with generous givers and a close-knit community.

The mission of Living Branch Church is to glorify God and enjoy him forever as we make disciples of all nations. Living Branch seeks to carry out its mission with the following core values:

  • God’s Word: We believe the Bible is the story of God’s love reaching into our lives.
  • Worship: We believe we were created to worship God and be in relationship with Him.
  • Community: We believe in community. Our lives are fuller when lived together.
  • Loving Our Neighbor: We believe we are to love our neighbor because God has first loved us.

Noblesville is a growing community with historic roots. Located just north of Indianapolis, it is the seat of Hamilton County, and is in the midst of a population boom as one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Noblesville boasts a rich cultural life including intimate and expansive music venues and the NBA developmental team for the Indiana Pacers. It has an excellent parks system with over 100 miles of trails, and strong public, private, and homeschool co-op options. As the tenth largest city in the state (population: 73,000) and a growing number of unchurched and de-churched people, “the fields are white for harvest.”


  • Be vigilant to maintain a close, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and Scripture, evidenced by holiness, humility, integrity and transparency.
  • Seek obedience through the power of the Holy Spirit to the requirements laid out in 1 Timothy 3 for the office of elder.
  • Remain committed to loving and caring for his wife and children and not allowing the consuming and demanding nature of his pastoral call to result in neglect of his family.
  • Pursue ongoing spiritual growth through personal study and further theological education, thereby equipping himself for spiritual battle and for helping others in the congregation and community.
  • Maintain regular contact with mentors for wisdom, encouragement, counsel, and accountability.
  • Be committed to regularly and actively praying for the congregation as a whole and its individuals by name, and taking an active interest in the individual congregants’ lives, including their spiritual growth and challenges.

Core Responsibilities

Candidates will need to demonstrate gifting and desire in the areas of youth ministry and preaching.

Youth Ministry: Approximately 50% of responsibilities

  • The Assistant Pastor will be primarily responsible for leading the Youth Ministry Team at Living Branch Church.
    • This involves working with an established team of volunteers to deepen and grow the youth ministry at Living Branch.
    • The current youth ministry consists of bi-weekly Bible studies with over 20 students in the 6th-12th grade along with an annual presbytery retreat.
    • We desire an individual who will be able to cast vision and grow the youth ministry both in terms of depth of discipleship with current students and in terms of expanding the reach of the ministry to new students.
  • The Assistant Pastor, as Director of Youth Ministry, will meet on a regular basis with the Senior Pastor and/or a ruling elder for youth ministry oversight.

Sunday Morning Worship/Preaching

  • Preach approximately 10-12 times a year.
  • Help lead Sunday worship (Call to Worship, pastoral prayer, communion, etc..).
  • Help organize set-up for Sunday worship (greeters, chairs, etc.).

Secondary Responsibilities

This section of the job description is intended to give flexibility to meet the needs of Living Branch and also to utilize the specific giftings of potential candidates. The following ministries include some areas of need within the church (there may be others). Note: we would not ask a candidate to partici- pate in all of these ministries.

  • Outreach/Evangelism.
  • Leading the Outreach team.
  • Pastoral Care.
  • Meeting with and caring for the people of Living Branch.
  • Social Media and Website.
  • Overseeing the Living Branch website and social media presence.
  • Adult Discipleship.
  • Further developing the Adult Discipleship Ministry.
  • Men’s Ministry.
  • Participating in the leadership team of the Men’s Ministry.
  • Music Ministry.
  • Participating in the Worship Team.

Other Responsibilities

In addition to ministry responsibilities, a candidate would be expected to pursue the following objectives.

Personal Development

  • Pursue professional growth in the Word and ministry skills.
  • Meet with the Senior Pastor for mutual encouragement and growth.

Presbytery/denominational life

  • Attend Presbytery and Pastor’s Prayer meetings as able.
    • Presbytery meets quarterly in February, May, September, and November b. Pastor’s Prayer meets on the third Wednesday of each month.


  • Attend Session meetings as able or requested.
  • Attend staff meetings.

Vacation/Study Leave

4 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of Study Leave.

How To Apply

Please send all resumes and inquiries to Rev. Keith Doane at [email protected].