Associate Pastor

Crossroads Church, 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord, NC 28083 is seeking an associate pastor.

STATUS: Full-time, Salaried Starting Base Salary ($45,000) but negotiable upon experience and credentials
HOURS: 40 Hours per week
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Continuing Education Funds
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to


GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION: To work in concert with the senior pastor and staff in order to make disciples for Christ for the transformation of the world.


SUPERVISION: Reports to the Senior Pastor. The Staff Parish Relations Committee provides an annual evaluation of the Associate Pastor’s performance as required by the United Methodist Discipline. Operates with considerable independence within areas of responsibility described below subject to the United Methodist Discipline and local church policy as determined by the church committee(s) with authority over the ministry area involved.


Organizational Relationship and Ministry Supervision:

The Associate Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance.

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.

At the direction of the Senior Pastor, provides spiritual leadership and subject matter expertise to other staff members.  Develops strategic guidance, project plans, and intermediate steps necessary to facilitate spiritual and numerical growth for the UMC.

Directs daily business operations and assists Senior Pastor with Administrative Tasks.

Performs administrative tasks such as developing programmatic budgets, organizing and managing volunteers, organizing and maintaining required documentation for external programs, and recruiting other participants.

Networks with community and local churches to develop partnerships.

The Senior Pastor provides an annual evaluation of the Associate Pastor’s performance.

The Associate Pastor will be responsible and subject to United Methodist polity and doctrine, informed by The United Methodist local church policy as determined by the Charge Conference, Senior Pastor, and Staff Parish Relations Committee.


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.

Licensed or ordained by the United Methodist Church or equivalent.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field is a minimum requirement. A master’s degree is preferred.

Four years’ experience working in a United Methodist church or equivalent is preferred.

Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry within the parameters of The United Methodist Church. 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.