Associate Pastor


Bethel Baptist Church

Wilmington, DE United States

Character & Competencies Profile
-Gospel-saturated, evidently authentic, and whole-hearted disciple of Jesus Christ
-Devoted to prayer and the ministry of the Word
-Full support of calling to and life in ministry from wife and family
-Deep resonance with Bethel’s doctrine & values (see website)
-Aspiration to the office of overseer, and qualified (1Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; 1Pet 5:1-4)
-Heart of a shepherd for the flock entrusted to his care
-Track record of evangelistic heart and lifestyle
-Track record of effective discipling in one-on-one and small group settings
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Strong & spiritual management and people-oversight skills
-Strong & spiritual organizational and administrative skills
-Team player who can work well with and complementary to the lead pastor
-Graduate theological degree or comparable training strongly preferred
-Relevant pastoral ministry experience (per the Job Description) required

Job Description
-Shepherding oversight of “Bethel Kids” Ministry and Student Ministry (7th-12th grades)
-Provide vision and direction in cooperation with ministry leaders
-Oversee PT (10 hrs/wk) Children’s Ministry Director
-Support and train existing volunteers and help identify and recruit new volunteers
-Ministry of the Word
-Preaching (~6-10x/yr)
-Teaching (e.g. periodic Discipleship Curriculum classes, membership class, etc.)
-Biblical counseling
-Track record of effectiveness in pastoral counseling
-Relevant counseling training preferred
-Oversight of local outreach
-Help shape vision and strategy
-Mobilize the church in active engagement
-Oversight of Planning Center, website, and social media
-Provide vision and direction
-Oversee volunteers
-Shepherding oversight of assimilation process (guest welcome, welcome team, etc.)
-Customary pastoral responsibilities: visitation, weddings, funerals, etc.

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Handout: Associate_Pastor_Job_Description_2022.pdf