Associate Pastor


Calvary Baptist Church

Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Position Opening: Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth (full-time)

Description of Church:
Calvary Baptist Church strives to be a healthy, gospel-driven, confessional church (New Hampshire Baptist Confession, 1833) committed to Christ-centered, expository preaching, and the Doctrines of Grace (i.e., the five points of Calvinism). The mission of Calvary Baptist Church is to lead others in Windsor Locks, North Hartford County, and beyond to faith in Christ and growth in Christlikeness for the glory and enjoyment of God. Windsor Locks is a suburb of Hartford, CT.

Job Description:
The Associate Pastor serves Calvary Baptist Church by planning worship services and leading in corporate worship, providing oversight of the youth ministry, and assisting the Senior Pastor in administrative and pastoral duties.

Character and Skills:
The ideal Associate Pastor candidate will:
• Profess an unashamed faith in Jesus Christ, have a genuine and growing relationship with Christ, be teachable, and be an example of humble servanthood.
• Be a biblically-qualified pastor who will shepherd in a biblical manner (1 Tim. 3:1-7; 2 Tim. 2:15-16; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-3).
• Have a solid understanding of Scripture’s redemptive storyline and theology in general.
• Be well-organized and a creative thinker guided by God’s Word.
• Be able to relate well with a diversity of people: leadership, volunteers, various age groups, guests, and the surrounding community.
• Be competent at reading music and leading corporate singing. (The ability to lead singing from either the piano or guitar is desired).
• Have a basic knowledge or willingness to learn audio and visual technology for worship services (e.g., Easyworship and Powerpoint).

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Work with the Senior Pastor and Choir Director in selecting songs and ordering the worship services.
• Recruit, develop, and organize volunteer instrumentalists and singers.
• Oversee the Audio/Visual volunteers.
• Lead the congregation in corporate singing.
• Assist the Senior Pastor in administrative duties (e.g., planning, assimilating new members into the ministries of the church, help train ministry leaders, etc.).
• Assist the Senior Pastor in pastoral duties (e.g., visitation, counseling, discipleship, etc.).
• Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor and attend other leadership meetings (e.g., deacons’ meetings, small group leaders’ meetings, etc.).
• Oversee the youth ministry by planning youth activities, recruiting volunteers, and supporting parents in the discipleship of their teens (7th – 12th grade).
• Teach in Sunday School (either adults or teens).
• Preach, as determined by the Senior Pastor.

• Minimum Level of Education: A bachelor’s degree in music/worship studies or biblical/theological/ ministry studies (a master’s degree is preferred).
• Experience: A track-record of ministry (previous experience in youth and/or music ministry is desired).
• Family: Married.
• Subscribe to the church’s covenant and doctrinal statement.
• Provide sufficient character references.
• Pass a background check.

Time Commitment and Compensation:
• The Associate Pastor is a full-time position (at least 40 hours per week).
• Compensation will be discussed during the interview process and determined based on the candidate’s abilities, experience, and education. In addition to a full-time salary, a parsonage is provided for the Associate Pastor and his family, if he desires this housing option.

Contact Information:
If interested in this position, please email your doctrinal statement and philosophy of ministry statement (if available) along with your résumé to Pastor Duane Farley at [email protected]

This job description was designed as a convenience to acquaint the job applicant with the basic elements of the position. The duties of the Associate Pastor position are not limited to what is contained in this description, and therefore may be asked to perform various functions not listed. This description is solely for the purpose of summarizing basic duties, and it is not intended to be a contract or specific terms or conditions of employment. This description may be amended from time to time as necessary for organizational reasons.