About the job
The Associate Pastor of Family Ministries of First Covenant Church, PDX joins a team of staff and leaders to help nurture the spiritual health of children, students, and their parents/caregivers. Additionally, the Associate Pastor works alongside the Lead Pastor and leadership team to foster healthy family systems among the entire body of First Covenant as a fellow pastoral leader and caregiver.
We are looking for a creative, collaborative Associate Pastor who will champion our reimagined vision of family ministries, which has Christian adulthood as its goal. (S)he will help grow our mutually dependent and integrated ministries. The Associate Pastor will report to the lead pastor, and work in tandem with other church leadership and staff.
Master’s Degree in Theology, Christian Education, or Related Field. MDiv preferred
Demonstrated history in recruiting and developing leaders for ministry
Demonstrated history in working with a variety of ages in discipleship pathways
Demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning, collaboration, and effective communication
Demonstrates an active, vibrant Christian faith compatible with First Covenant, PDX and the Evangelical Covenant Church
Licensed, Ordained, or working towards credentialing in the Evangelical Covenant Church
Commitment to Health:
Working for a church poses unique opportunities and challenges. All pastors and staff of First Covenant, PDX prioritize rhythms of work and rest that promote healthy spirituality. The Associate Pastor will work with the Lead Pastor to craft and follow a rule of life to protect their physical, emotional, and spiritual vitality.
About First Covenant:
First Covenant, PDX is a historic Evangelical Covenant Church in the Pacific Northwest. We were planted in Portland 134 years ago by gospel-minded immigrants to love the city and her citizens.
Our vision is to be rooted and grounded and love, seeking to grow together into the fullness of Jesus. We are a small neighborhood church with a generous, pioneering spirit. We prioritize hospitality and welcome. We value spiritual formation for the sake of others. For well over a century, we have engaged in works of justice, mercy, and service in our city, always willing to follow the Spirit of God into the next adventure. We can’t wait to see where we’ll go next.