Associate Pastor – Church Plant

Date Posted: February 15, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
Orlando, FL, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
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Reporting to the Sr. Pastor, the Church Plant Associate Pastor is responsible for leading efforts at establishing a vibrant Evangelical Presbyterian Church in West Orange County by creating a missional community around shared relationships, teaching, preaching, training, evangelism, and leadership.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initial immersion in the structure, culture, vision, mission, and values of First Presbyterian Church.
  • Work with the core team to cultivate relationships, establish leadership and develop a strategy for the west side, including a focus on “gathering” people.
  • Prepare and preach sermons at the Church Plant and/or FPCO.
  • Disciple the Church Plant through prayer and bible studies.
  • Establish a discipleship structure for the members of the church plant.
  • Train, equip, and support group members in establishing evangelistic efforts.
  • Assist with the administrative details related to the church plant (building, website, office, denominational paperwork).
  • Train covenant partners in community engagement and evangelism.
  • Attend regular leadership, staff, and Session meetings.


  • Ordained EPC Pastor (or approved by Ministerial Committee as ready for ordination).
  • Master of Divinity degree required.


  • Possess a strong and abiding faith in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, spiritual maturity, and a commitment to a Christian lifestyle.
  • Relational and engaging personality that naturally gathers people in the community by sharing the gospel and making them aware of God’s love for them.
  • An ability to work with people of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and generations.
  • Have an obvious commitment to and passion for prayer, personally and corporately.
  • A demonstrated plan for self-care and personal renewal even as he/she gives so much to others.
  • Excellent leadership, administrative, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from staff, leaders, or congregation.
  • Able to support and communicate the vision, mission, and values of FPCO.

How To Apply

Send resumes to Tamara Muhlbach, HR Director, at [email protected].