Associate Pastor

Date Posted: July 12, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40+
St. John's Center UCC
East Earl, PA, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

Job Description

Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Youth

Role Overview

St. John’s Center Church in East Earl, PA is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to help grow the disciple-making ministries of our multi-generational congregation.

Key elements of this new pastoral role are to help our family of faith more effectively:

  1. Connect internally and externally.
  2. Grow faithful disciples.
  3. Share the Good News of Christ.

Our vision is:  Centered in Christ, Committed to Community, and Sent into the World.

Role Description:

Connect & Communicate

Strengthen connections within our Family of Faith, to neighbors, and to ministry partners.

  • Serve as point person to connect individuals to discipleship, service & fellowship groups.
  • Preach (up to 8 times a year) and assist in worship leadership as agreed with Sr. Pastor (i.e. welcome, communications, special events).
  • Improve John’s Center Church’s online presence by helping grow and update the website and social media outlets.
    • Help create simple digital content to better communicate and enhance St. John’s Center Church’s discipleship ministries, programs, worship services, and events.


Help evaluate, enable & strengthen St. John’s Center discipleship & Christian education ministries.

  • Preferred candidates will have passion and appropriate gifts to minister in 2 or more of the following areas (listed in order of priority):
    • Youth (grades 7-12): lead,coordinate, and oversee ministry.
    • Adults: in concert with Sr. Pastor, help grow & promote our small group ministry (on-site, off-site, online).
    • Children (nursery to 6th grade): help enable Sunday morning, midweek, VBS.
  • Collaborate closely on vision, strategy and execution with Sr. Pastor, Christian Education, and Consistory.
  • Help recruit, equip, and support leaders and volunteers.
  • Help identify Christ-Centered curriculum appropriate for our discipleship ministries.


  • Help mobilize believers for His service and mission (both local & global).
  • Help provide pastoral care to encourage, equip, challenge, and love those whom we serve.

Qualifications and Expectations: 

Please prayerfully consider these before submitting a resume.

  • Meets the spiritual, personal, and character qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9 and exhibits the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22.
  • Demonstrates a passion for God, His Word and helping people of all ages grow in their faith.
  • Has a Servant’s heart (Romans 12:9-13) and loves to serve the local church (1 Peter 5:1-4, 2 Tim 2:15).
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field.
  • Will support the mission, vision, and teachings of the congregation.
  • Has strong relational, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Remains flexible and adaptable.
  • Will become an active member and live within 30 minutes of the church.

An ideal candidate may include, but not limited to: 

  • Seminary degree (i.e. MDiv).
  • 1 to 5 years of ministry experience and is open to coaching and mentoring from the Sr. Pastor.
    • A new or recent seminary/college graduate seeking to enter full-time ministry will also be considered for the role.
  • 1-3 years of experience leading or facilitating youth and/or small group ministries.
  • Experience using social media and various newer technologies to connect with kids, parents and the larger church for communication and instruction.

Accountability: Role is supervised by the Sr. Pastor and accountable to the Church Board (Consistory).

Time Commitment: Full-Time (40+ hrs/week)

Compensation and Benefits: $35K+ based on experience


  • Flexible schedule.
  • Health insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • Professional development assistance.
  • Retirement plan.
  • Holidays.

Work Location: On-Site

How To Apply

Contact Pastor Ken Evitts via email at [email protected].

How to apply: Qualified candidates should email the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume including 3 or more references.
  • Statement of faith (regarding your relationship with God, Jesus Christ, church).
  • Links to sermon audio/video (if available).