Associate Pastor

Date Posted: October 16, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Community Church
Greenville, TX, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

Primary Responsibilities: Discipleship Coordination of Church Leaders/Life Group Leaders/Deacons, Member Care and Biblical Counsel, Teaching, Coordination of Outreach Ministries, Safety/Security Protocols, and Occasional Preaching.

Specifically, this position will help care for the church by:

Discipleship/Leadership Development: 

  • The senior pastor desires a co-pastor who can work with him to develop lay members into disciple-makers.
    • We want Grace to be a church that trains leaders to send them out to other churches for revitalization and growth.
  • The associate pastor will help to develop and train life group leaders and establish new life groups within the church as the congregation grows.
  • Ideally, the associate would be involved in developing and teaching our in-house curriculum.


  • Sharing the pastoral load of counseling, member care, hospital visitations, etc.
    • We desire our pastoral staff to meet with members and visitors regularly to know them well and to be known by them.
    • This role would include both performing these duties, but also training others to do them as well.
  • This role will grow to include working with deacons to participate in ongoing Christian education for counseling.
    • In time, Grace’s counseling ministry will fall under the Deacon’s supervision, and the associate will be involved in this educational process.

Service & Outreach Ministry Oversight:

  • Discipleship, creating, and implementing safety protocols and guidelines for mercy ministries, other outreach ministries, etc.
    • This position aims to help our deacons be discipled and trained to be more effective ministry leaders.
  • Working with the deacons to establish new evangelism and outreach ministries.
    • Grace desires our deacons to be the primary hands and feet of the church.
    • The associate will provide spiritual oversight to make these ministries more effective.
  • Help manage fire safety protocol, shooter/intruder, background checks, CPR training, abuse training for the care of minors, coordinating with the city when needed for inspections, etc.

Additional Responsibilities:

Additionally, this position will assist the broader ministries of the church by:

  • Occasional preaching during the year.
    • This would include a willingness to fill the pulpit on an emergency basis. This position is NOT a primary preaching role.
  • Community and City Involvement in Greenville: Greenville Minister’s Association, For the City, Fish (local benevolence ministry).
  • Attending regular corporate gatherings of GCC and addressing congregational needs as required.
  • Attending elder, deacon, and staff meetings. As well as other necessary gatherings of the staff.
  • Participating in a GCC Life Group.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience: Theological Masters Level degree preferred. Previous pastoral and/or counseling experience with a lower theological degree may be substituted for a master’s.

Additional Job Details

Position: Full-Time

Salary/Benefits: $60,000 + Benefits Package (Negotiable based upon experience and education)

Elder: This position would become an elder position after a waiting period.

Location: Greenville, TX

Website: Grace Community Church

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How To Apply

Send resume, statement of faith, and references to [email protected].