Associate Pastor at Ridgeland Community Church
About the job
Ridgeland Community Church
An average of 20 hours/week, $25,000 to $30,000 annual salary (depending on experience and other factors), three weeks of paid vacation per year for the first three years (prorated in the first year); four weeks paid vacation in the fourth year and afterward. Ridgeland Community Church anticipates that as the family ministry (described in this document) grows, the hour commitment and compensation will increase until this position becomes full time
Ridgeland Community Church is a small non-denominational church in Henrietta (a suburb of Rochester, New York) that is grounded in Scripture and orthodox theology. The church has recently launched a vision to invite international students and neighbors from our community into our fellowship. Through social events such as monthly barbeques, children’s arts camps, family game nights, and seeker Bible studies, The church has seen individuals turn lives to Christ. Ridgeland Community Church also has seen an increase in the number of individuals attending RCC services and/or groups. Because of this growth, Ridgeland Community Church believes God is leading the church to hire staff to focus on our ministry to families. Ridgeland Community Church hopes that this staff member also will have skills in print, digital, and social media for outreach purposes.
Character Qualifications Vibrant and growing Christian faith; moral grounding according to the pattern of 1 Timothy 3:1-7; and interpersonal grace in ministry and in relationships with others.
Skills Required The ideal candidate will have: i) a heart for, and experience in, developing and implementing ministries to children, youth, and parents with children still at home; ii) a heart for reaching the lost; iii) creativity with social media, video editing and website enhancement; and iv) good written and verbal communication skills.
Responsibilities The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop and oversee a robust Ministry to Families with a goal of nurturing a deep, or deeper, spiritual life within families at Ridgeland Community Church. Specific tasks will include but not be limited to: a) overseeing Children’s Sunday School including developing or selecting curriculum and recruiting, training and scheduling of Sunday School teachers; b) establishing a regular meeting of young families for fun and for providing resources for parents; c) organizing events (such as “arts camps”, “family game nights,” etc.), to attract more families to RCC; and d) such other efforts that the Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor and Elders develop over time.
In addition to the above-primary responsibility, the ideal candidate will share responsibility with others for communications within and from RCC, including but not limited to: a) enhancing and maintaining RCC’s online presence through social media and its website; b) preparation of RCC’s weekly electronic newsletter (called “Highlights”) and weekly bulletin; c) creation of outreach media such as videos, emails, and print resources; and d) such other communication-related tasks as the Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor identify.
Over time, the Associate Pastor may also take on additional responsibilities (such as, by way of example only, preaching periodically) as the Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Elders identify based on the Associate Pastor’s gifts, experience, and interest.
Accountability The Associate Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor and Elders.
Timeline Interviews may begin October 1.
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