About the job
The Associate Pastor will connect to the congregation as a shepherd, live in Grace, walk in love, and live out the values of Christian faith. The Associate Pastor will inspire the congregation through supplemental Biblically-based preaching. Other major focuses will be discipleship; encouragement of church involvement; the promotion of spiritual growth, love, grace, and forgiveness; all of these relying on the Gospel. He or she should have passions that align with the mission and vision of the church.
The Associate Pastor should strive to know individuals within the congregation; encourage the use of members’ God-given talents. The Associate Pastor should be an effective communicator and organizer with the goal of prioritizing the unity of the church body. The Associate Pastor must have the vision to move the congregation forward in deepening their spiritual journey with Jesus Christ.
Dardenne’s growth needs will include the hiring of several pastors over the next few years. The current needs include an Associate Pastor of Connections and an Associate Pastor of Families. Descriptions are below. At this time, Dardenne is looking for candidates who can fill one of these roles. We are seeking PIF’s that could fulfill the role that best suits their spiritual gifts.
The Associate Pastor of Connections’ role will be to oversee the connection and spiritual growth strategy of Dardenne Presbyterian church. The Pastor of Connections will invite and encourage participation of new members into the community life of the church through an introductory New Members class. The Connections Pastor will facilitate relational connection and spiritual growth of adults by developing a plan for assimilating guests, growing small groups, developing mentoring relationships and overseeing the strategy for congregational care, counseling and support during times of crisis, death and illness. In addition, the Associate Pastor of Connections will mentor and oversee Deacons.
The Associate Pastor of Family Ministries’ role is to oversee the family ministry strategy of Dardenne Presbyterian Church. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs, values and strategy of Dardenne Presbyterian Church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its mission, vision and values. The Family Ministries Pastor partners with parents to disciple their children while equipping healthy families. The Associate Pastor will coordinate the ministries of the pre-school, children’s ministry and student ministry. The oversight and execution of marriage and family events and men’s & women’s ministries will be a focus of this position. Teaching and mentoring of confirmands in the Confirmation Class will also be a focus.