ASSOCIATE PASTOR JOB DESCRIPTION (PT)
Green Mountain UMC
12755 W Cedar Drive
Lakewood, CO 80228
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Associate Pastor
STATUS: Part-time, Salaried. 20 hours per week
GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION: To work in concert with the Senior Pastor and staff to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
SUPERVISION: Reports to the Senior Pastor with annual performance evaluations performed by the GMUMC SPR Committee. Provides monthly updates to GMUMC Church Council. Operates with considerable independence within areas of responsibility subject to the United Methodist Discipline and local church policy.
Roles, Responsibilities and Organizational Relationship:
The Associate Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor for ministry guidance.
Provides leadership for the Adult Study programs, providing support to the group leaders and helping plan and implement spiritual enrichment programs for the various age and interest groups of the adult members of the congregation.
Following the strategic guidance of the Senior Pastor; works with ministry leaders to ensure they receive appropriate development and training, provides necessary support to leaders so that they can foster and nurture their volunteers, connects leaders throughout the church.
Following the strategic guidance of the Senior Pastor, manages the ministry and directs the employees and volunteers dedicated to serving the various ministries for which the Associate Pastor carries primary responsibility.
Provides pastoral care for congregants and can be available to provide counseling.
Preaches occasional sermons.
Qualifications and Aptitudes:
Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.
A bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, in a related field is minimum requirement.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with congregation, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
Green Mountain United Methodist Church is a progressive Christian community, where we welcome EVERYONE with open hearts, open minds and open doors, while still keeping many of the traditions of the United Methodist Church.