Associate Pastor

Date Posted: February 4, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Central Baptist Westerly
Westerly, RI, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

General Description:

This is an ideal position for a spiritually mature person with a deep passion for the Lord that is excited about sharing that love and spiritual growth with others. This self-motivated individual reports to the Senior Pastor and participates in weekly planning and professional development meetings with the senior pastor. This person will have a primary focus on youth, young adults and families but will also be involved in pastoral ministry to the entire congregation. The candidate will build relationships with members of the church and provide mentoring connections with young people. The ideal candidate must be energetic, enthusiastic, personable, and approachable. Responsibilities of this person will include, but are not limited to:

Assist in the pastoral ministry of the church
Opportunities to preach during the year

Opportunities to assist in a funerals or weddings

Opportunities to make visits in hospitals, nursing homes, and with shut ins

Work with Deacons and Lay Assistants in worship

Assist in serving communion in worship and at homes

Opportunities to attend board meetings

Coordinates with the Senior Pastor a strategy for the sharing of pastoral care needs

Intentionally builds relationships with congregation.
Develop and oversee youth and family ministry programing
Develop multiple level programs for children and youth such as Baptist Youth Fellowship and Elementary School programs.

Recruit and organize volunteers

Establish and build relationships in local schools as part of outreach efforts (senior projects, music programs, nursery care)

Administer youth budget

Offers Bible Study classes with specific focuses such as discipleship for young adults and parenting

Establish events that are inter-generational and will bring families together

Include children from our extended church families and Vacation Bible School attendees.

Assist in Sunday School programing
Serve as a consultant to the Board of Christian Education

Work with Children’s Church and Nursery Program leaders

Coordinate the integration of children and youth in morning worship


Personally demonstrates the Fruit of the Spirit.

Must be a person of Prayer.

Must possess excellent communication skills
Able to demonstrate a commitment to Christian education and pastoral care for all ages
Master’s of Divinity preferred
American Baptist Churches USA recognized ordination preferred

Experience preferred but not required.

Hours & Benefits:

The Associate Pastor will be classified as a full-time, exempt employee.

Benefits offered will be consistent with the current policy for insurance, paid time off (PTO) and holidays.

This is a full-time position.

How To Apply

Interested parties can submit a resume to Dr. Cal Lord at [email protected] or call 1-401-596-4929 with questions or for more information.