Associate Pastor at Discovery Church
Newton, NC

Position Description

The Associate Pastor is one who is called to church leadership, loves people, and has a passion for outreach, healthy relationships, commitment to scripture and the discipleship of young adults. The candidate needs to be able to navigate cultural distortions in a way that builds a bridge using biblical truth. This person has a passion for the Word of God. The Associate Pastor will be in love with Jesus, humble and trustworthy.  The candidate will receive vision and direction from the Senior Pastor.

Responsibilities include:

Produce a thriving, generative environment in all areas of responsibility.
Oversee and meet with Directors for ministry evaluation, using metrics and goals to determine effectiveness and innovation
Ensure operations of church are running smoothly
Visit church members in hospitals, care facilities and home
Conduct weddings and funerals
Preach several times a year and be prepared to be the emergency backup speaker in case of last-minute need
Provides Biblical counsel and guidance to individuals and couples as needed
Take the vision of the Senior Pastor and make sure it is effectively communicated and carried out
All other duties assigned
Job Requirements:

Gifted in relational outreach - great people skills
5 or more years’ experience in ministry.
M.Div. or equivalent.
Has led various types of small groups and enjoys sharing encouraging and helpful messages from the pulpit.
In agreement with the doctrine and positions Discovery Church
Personal Qualifications:

Possesses personality, temperament and interpersonal skills to relate and serve effectively within a multi-generational congregation setting
Exhibit evidence of Christian character and servant leadership as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4 in work environment as well as in home/family setting
Give evidence of a spiritually balanced life (prayer, Bible study, rest, worship, financial stewardship)
Give evidence of a strong work ethic and personal with strong leadership skills
Engaging experienced teacher/presenter who can bring practical life application to the scriptures
Loyal to the vision and mission of the Senior Pastor
Desired Skills:

Action Oriented – Loves tough challenges, promotes a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Builds Effective Teams – Empowers others, builds identity, achieves goals and confronts division
Communicates Effectively – Great communicator. Keeps the main thing in front of others and uses an appealing style, candidness and humor.
Collaborates – Promotes a positive approach. Accepts responsibility and works to build bridges. Is humble and self confident
Administration – Capable of handling and communicating details, allowing other leaders to know and fulfill their roles.
Decision Making –Makes decisions that prioritize the health and welfare of Discovery Church.
Personal Growth – Accepts responsibility to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually; sets personal goals to know Jesus, the bible and how to show others how to do the same.
Hours & Benefits

The Associate Pastor will be classified as a full-time, exempt employee. Benefits offered will be consistent with the current policy for insurance, paid time off (PTO) and holidays. This is a minimum 40 hour per week position.


Discovery Church
2201 Startown Road
Newton, North Carolina 28658


Tanya Turbeville

[email protected]


Newton, NC
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$60,000 - $75,000
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry