Associate Pastor

Date Posted: March 24, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Highland Park Church
Columbus, NE, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

Highland Park Church (Columbus, NE) – Associate Pastor

The Big Picture

Highland Park Church (highlandparkministries.org) is seeking full-time Associate Pastor.

Position Status: This is a full time, salaried position with a minimum of 50 hours/week required. Office hours will be set by the Senior Pastor with remaining hours flexible as needed.

Reports To: Senior Pastor


The role of the Associate Pastor is to work in harmony with the Senior Pastor and elder board, have a firm grasp on the purpose, values, and philosophy of Highland Park Church and equip key ministry teams for this mission. The Associate Pastor, along with the other staff pastors, is one of the primary support persons for the Senior Pastor. He must be qualified according to the biblical standards of an elder in 1 Tim. 3:1-6; Titus 1:6-10. He must demonstrate a level of theological capacity and ministry training – a degree from an accredited Bible college or seminary is preferred.

General Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Preaching and teaching: Use spiritual gift of teaching and preaching to shepherd the church; including, assisting the Senior Pastor in Sunday pulpit fill, assigned weddings and funerals.
  2. Leadership: Serve as an elder, working with other elders, staff-pastors, and office staff to lead and serve the church.
  3. Discipleship: Shepherd the church body through relational discipleship, biblical crisis counseling, and joining with other members in the process of repentance and restoration.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Equipping Ministries: Recruit teachers, plan topics, and provide overall leadership for the Sunday equipping classes, weekday classes, and other teaching ministries according to the discipleship vision of the church.
  2. Student Ministries: Oversee the overall student ministries structure, provide for regular teaching and preaching to students in Midweek context, work with a qualified volunteer staff to disciple students and their families, organize annual retreats and other activities for connection and growth.
  3. Member Care: Develop and maintain membership process for prospective members and ongoing care for current members; this includes membership classes, maintaining church database, and being a point of contact for visitors.
  4. Administration: Assist with practical administration processes of the church as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

The Compensation

Total Package: $60,000-$70,000 plus health stipend.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as an Associate Pastor at Highland Park Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as an Associate Pastor at Highland Park Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the beliefs of Highland Park Church?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected].