Associate Pastor

Date Posted: May 10, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
West Side Presbyterian Church
Seattle, WA, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Discipleship Pastor Family Pastor Senior
Other Details

Position overview
The Associate Pastor position at West Side Presbyterian Church is a full-time position. This role has primary responsibility for leading the congregation in our strategic vision to establish youth and young adults in the gospel as they navigate life’s transitions.

Essential Functions

  • Faithful and innovative implementation among congregation of our shared vision to establish youth and young adults in the gospel as they navigate the significant life transitions of these stages in life.
  • Creativity and energy around leadership development, especially the strategic vision of identifying, equipping, and launching leaders of gospel movements.Supervising discipleship staff.
  • Prayerful encouragement and training of lay leadership around this vision.
  • Preaching and teaching in partnership with the Senior Pastor.

General Leadership & Management Skills

  • Leadership that prays with and for the congregation.
  • Dedication to study, teach, and preach the Word of God with reverence, creativity and applicability.
  • Diligent and consistent attention, alongside fellow leaders, to aligning all areas of responsibility with congregational vision.
  • Commitment to extending hospitality and encouragement to those exploring faith; capacity to comfort and challenge believers in their own discipleship; maturity in engaging life’s tough questions through scriptural engagement.
  • Attentive, clear, and creative worship leadership and faithful administration of the sacraments.
  • Ability to engage skillfully in healthy conflict that fosters genuine unity.
  • Life balance, curiosity, and delight in Christ that overflows in play.

Job Description

West Side Presbyterian Church – 2 – Rvsd. May 2024

Additional Responsibilities

  • Be a colleague in ministry among your peers in the Seattle Presbytery and alongside partners in the gospel at other churches in West Seattle.

Interaction and Environment

  • Accountable to: The Session of WSPC and the Seattle Presbytery
  • Reports to and is evaluated annually by: Pastor
  • Supervises: Family, Youth and Young Adult Staff; Discipleship Associate Director

Physical Activities Required to perform Essential Functions

  • Energy and enthusiasm for a varied work schedule including periodic late nights, early mornings, or Saturday meetings. Maintain a rhythm of rest and renewal.

Education, Experience, and Personal Qualities

  • A mature and compelling relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Personal characteristics that foster the peace, unity, and purity of the church – especially humility, grace, integrity, courage, charisma, and humor.
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and preaching/teaching.
  • Demonstrated experience as a relationship builder in intergenerational community, and in diverse socio-economic and cultural contexts.
  • Experience leading and developing teams in a multi-staff ministry setting.
  • M.Div. or other graduate work commensurate with ordination standards of the PCUSA.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, familiarity with social media platforms, and curiosity / openness to employing new technology platforms.

This position is designated as Temporary to facilitate a shorter search process that supports the new mission strategy of the congregation. It is anticipated that this role will transition to an installed Associate Pastor position in the future.

How To Apply

Please send CV/Resume, a brief letter of introduction and three references to Personnel Elder Kraig Kennedy care of the church office email: [email protected] – subject line: Temporary Associate Pastor