Associate Pastor

Date Posted: March 17, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
First Church in Windsor
Windsor, CT, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Bi-vocational,Support Position
Other Details

First Church in Windsor is a member of the United Church of Christ that embodies an open and affirming covenant. Established circa 1630, First Church in Windsor seeks to live by Faith, be known by Love and be a voice of Hope through transformational worship, fellowship, and social justice. We seek a Pastoral Associate/Associate Pastor to enhance and grow our community with creativity and spiritual vision to bring our mission to fruition. Our ideal candidate is spiritually mature with a deep passion for the Lord and is excited about sharing that love and spiritual growth with others. This role has a primary focus on youth, young adults and families but will also be involved in pastoral ministry to the entire congregation. The candidate will be responsible for cultivating relationships with members of the church and provide mentoring connections with young people.

Can you lead and support various ministries such as community outreach, faith formation, youth development and pastoral care? Do you have ideas on how to inspire and empower today’s youth and young adults? Can you successfully develop and implement these ideas? And are you ready to create new programs and initiatives as inspired by God? Are you energetic, enthusiastic, personable, and approachable? Only the confident and innovative need apply! If this sounds like you, send your resume and cover letter on over. We are excited to meet you, soon! We are open to applicants who are full-time. However, part-time arrangements will be considered on an individual basis.

Core Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Create safe spaces for young people to explore their faith in the church and community.
  • Teach the Gospel through faith formation.
  • Implement and organize opportunities for youth and young adults such as confirmation classes, Silver Lake enrollment, youth service trips and other related activities.
  • Design and direct the Silver Lake Sunday and Youth Sunday worship services.
  • Encourage and support activities for mission and outreach ministries.
  • Develop community engagement by representing the church in the wider Windsor community, by being visibly active at community events.
  • Respect the traditions of the church while introducing changes, new approaches and programs that support the mission of the church.
  • Lead worship services approximately every 4-6 weeks (or when asked) and fill in for the Senior Pastor when she is away.
  • Participate in Sunday, holiday, and community worship services.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Pastor, Deacons and other staff.
  • Support Senior Pastor in weddings, funerals, visitations and other pastoral care needs.
  • Attend staff meetings; attend meetings of boards and committees as needed or directed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors in Religious/Theological studies or Human/Social Services Field.
  • 3+ years of youth development and/or youth leadership.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Christian education and pastoral care for all ages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Divinity.
  • Ordained by the United Church of Christ, will consider ecumenical partners.
  • Previous experience working with young people in a Christian setting preferred.


  • Leadership: 3 years (Required)


  • Hybrid-work model; Flexible hours; Mandatory Sundays.
  • Optional Housing.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Retirement Contribution.
  • Benefits Package is comparable to $60,000 compensation.
  • Four weeks paid vacation.
  • First Church In Windsor provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $60,000.00 per year

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Windsor, CT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

How To Apply

Please send Resume, Cover Letter and other relevant materials (videos, sermons, certificates, etc.) to [email protected].

Or, apply at Pastoral Associate/ Associate Pastor – Windsor, CT – Indeed.com