Associate Pastor

Date Posted: June 13, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Community Chapel By The Sea
Melbourne Beach, FL, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Family Pastor
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Associate Pastor
Community Chapel By The Sea

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP)

Position Overview
Full-time Associate Pastor reporting to the Senior Pastor and the Session. A major focus of this position involves outreach to young adults, families, and children. Full support and participation in all ministries is expected.

1. Plan, develop, and lead Chapel ministry programs and activities to reach young adults, families and children in the local community.
2. Disciple the youth in fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith from a Reformed perspective through activities involving worship, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship,
recreation, service, and missions. This includes planning and coordinating youth activities such as Bible study, Sunday school, youth retreats, vacation Bible school, service projects, and field trips.
3. Initiate and participate in local outreach opportunities that help our church demonstrate the love of Jesus to our community.
4. Support the Senior Pastor and Elders with ministry responsibilities including preaching on Sunday as needed along with filling in on other teaching capacities, other activities and special church events as requested or needed.
5. Personally and intentionally build relationships with Chapel members and visitors by welcoming them to the Chapel, prayer, visitation and outreach as needed.
6. Work with the Senior Pastor to equip members to share the gospel with unbelievers and the unchurched in our community.
7. Regularly attend and participate in weekly Sunday morning worship services and Wednesday evening activities.
8. Meet with the Senior Pastor on a weekly basis for mentoring, prayer, planning and mutual encouragement.
9. Attend meetings of the Elders and Deacons.
10. Assist with or handle other one-time, miscellaneous or emergency church related assignments that may arise over time as requested by the Senior Pastor, Elders or Deacons.
11. Prepare a monthly Associate Pastor’s Activity Report to be shared with the session.

1. A follower of Jesus Christ, committed to the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
2. Meets the Biblical qualifications for leadership given in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
3. Exhibits a genuine love for people of all ages and demonstrates an ability to communicate the Gospel with unbelievers and the unchurched.
4. Affirms the doctrinal standards of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith. (This document can be found at our denominational website: www.arpchurch.org)
5. Bachelor’s Degree required. Seminary (M.Div.) degree also required. Ordained or soon to be ordained, required.

1. Successful background check.
2. Interviews with Sr. Pastor and Search Committee members.
3. Establishing and maintaining presence in the Chapel community. Residence should be within a reasonable distance from the Chapel in order to perform expected responsibilities (Ideal residence is somewhere between the town of Indialantic and the Sebastian Inlet State Park).
Application Deadline: July 20, 2024

How To Apply

Send letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]
Email subject line should show RE: Associate Pastor Position

About Us
Community Chapel by the Sea is an Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Melbourne Beach, Florida, located on Highway A1A, the “beach road”, nestled between the Indian River
and the Atlantic Ocean. This area is noted for surfing, fishing, boating, and natural beauty.  The mission of the Chapel is to love the Lord, love others, and magnify the name of Jesus Christ.
Key to this mission is the spreading of the salvation message of Christ to people of all ages in our community. In doing so, the Chapel provides a place for Christian worship, fellowship, and spiritual renewal. We seek to further the Kingdom of God by consistently preaching the scriptures from a Reformed Theology viewpoint. For the full mission statement, visit the Chapel website at: https://chapelbytheseaarp.com/about.