Associate Pastor

Date Posted: July 11, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Trinity Community Fellowship
Farmer City, IL, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
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Trinity Community Fellowship (Farmer City, IL) Associate Pastor

The Big Picture

Trinity Community Fellowship (fctrinity.net/home) is currently seeking an individual to fill the role of Associate Pastor. He will assist us in growing a healthy, vibrant church that deeply loves God and one another. Serving under the Senior Pastor, the Associate Pastor will provide supportive leadership in the areas of teaching/preaching, pastoral care, leadership development, and overall spiritual health and growth of the congregation. This position also has the potential to roll into a full time senior pastoral position.


  1. Knowing the ‘Church’

The Associate Pastor will embrace an intensive interest in knowing the church, taking the initiative to understand the personal and family narratives of its active members, friends, and supporting community. This will be done by:

  • Utilizing Sunday mornings and Trinity hosted events to fellowship with old and new attendees.
  • Building relationships with individuals/families through phone calls, texts, or in person visits.
  • Making an effort to know the wider community by attending/being involved in local events as time permits.
  1. Teaching and Preaching

The Associate Pastor will exercise his gifts and talents to fulfill various teaching and preaching roles within the church including but not limited to:

  • Working with the Senior Pastor to develop a preaching plan/schedule.
  1. Pastoral Care

The Associate Pastor will work with the Senior Pastor, Church Board and Church Support Staff to provide the unique emotional, social, and spiritual support needed by this church.

  • Visit members in the hospital, care facilities, and homes.
  • Support the Senior Pastor in providing confidential pastoral counseling as needed.
  • Pray with and provide encouragement to individuals/families via phone calls, cards, or in person visits as needed.
    • Perform funerals and weddings as needed.
  1. Leadership Development/Ministry Growth

The Associate Pastor will work with the Senior Pastor, Church Board, and Church Support Staff, to discern where his gifts and talents would best be utilized to help improve the skills, abilities, and confidence of Trinity’s leaders, and effectiveness of the church’s various ministries.

     5. Administration

The Associate Pastor will work with the Senior Pastor, Church Board, and Church Support Staff to accomplish the church’s mission.

  • Meet weekly with the Senior Pastor to discuss immediate needs of, and the greater ministry/vision of the church.
  • Attend and participate in Church Business Meetings, Church Board Meetings, and Church Staff Meetings.

Personal Qualifications

  • Embody Biblical qualities of leadership found in 1 Timothy 3, Titus, and James 3:17-18 (self-controlled, disciplined, respectable, gentle, sincere; growing in wisdom and peacemaking skills)
  • In agreement with Trinity’s Doctrinal Statement.
  • Desires to have a healthy balance between God, self, family, and ministry.
  • Understands and believes in open, honest and effective communication.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Theological degree or equivalency from a recognized theological/pastoral training institution preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a youth, associate, or lead pastor preferred but not required.

The Compensation

Total Package: $60,000 – $80,000 Depending on Experience.

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 the Associate Pastor at Trinity?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Associate Pastor of Trinity?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Trinity and the Evangelical Free Church of America?

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