Mineral Springs UMC in Monroe, NC is seeking an Associate Pastor
EXPECTATION: It is expected that each member of the MSUMC staff will worship regularly; will attend to their spiritual growth through participation in a small study group or regular devotional time and through the discovery and employment of their spiritual gifts; will give regularly in support of MSUMC; will pray for the ministry and mission of MSUMC; will participate in continuing education activities related to the appropriate areas of responsibility. Provides clear leadership for assigned areas in support of MSUMC mission. Additionally, as an appointed United Methodist clergy, the associate pastor will be actively involved in the United Methodist connection beyond the local church as appropriate.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provides leadership and direction for MSUMC middle school and high school ministries including program development and leadership; recruiting, training and oversight of volunteer leaders to enable successful ministries at the middle school and high school levels; youth community outreach and missions; management of related budget line items, and; other duties as appropriate.
Provides leadership for church-wide congregational care including counseling, funerals and grief care and visitation. Responsible for increasing lay involvement in congregational care activities church-wide.
Leads the design, launch and ongoing leadership of a comprehensive ministry to increase the number of persons in the 18-30 year old demographic in the Mineral Springs church community.
Performs all the duties of clergy in the United Methodist Church including preaching, teaching, baptisms and weddings under the direction of the senior pastor.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Senior Pastor
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides leadership for all aspects of the MSUMC middle high and senior high youth programs. Provides leadership for church-wide congregational care.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master of Divinity Degree (either completed or in-process) or Deacon
Experience: Ordained or with the expectation of ordination with 4 years
Skills: Strong relational skills both personal and via telephone; verbal and written communication skills; ability to multitask; flexibility; maintains confidentiality of sensitive information without exception. Connection with the theological position of Mineral Springs United Methodist Church. Demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings. Strong commitment to continuing education.
Knowledge: United Methodist Church doctrine, polity, and Scripture. Current on trends in youth ministry, use of technology and Safe Sanctuaries policy.
1.Serves on the MSUMC staff with primary responsibility for MSUMC youth ministry, congregational care and young adult ministry in support of the MSUMC mission
- Assists in developing and fulfilling all strategic objectives of MSUMC as adopted by the Administrative Council.
3.Responsible for setting goals; developing and managing budgets; recruiting, training and motivating lay involvement in youth ministry and congregational care in accordance with MSUMC mission.
4.Manages the MSUMC Safe Sanctuary program for youth.
- Fulfills requirements for Young People’s Ministries as stated by UM Book of Discipline para. 256.3.
- Participates in worship planning and worship as directed by the senior pastor.
7.Participates in local and global mission efforts (both youth and adult) to provide leadership and support for both the mission work and the members of the team as appropriate.
8.Shares general pastoral responsibilities with senior pastor.
9.Attends all Staff and leadership meetings as required and ensures that youth and congregational care ministries are represented on Administrative Council and other meetings as needed.
Note: The responsibilities identified above are not intended to be all-inclusive. There are numerous tasks essential to the successful fulfillment of our mission to Live for Jesus, Grow Disciples and Change Lives in the name of Christ; therefore, an employee may be assigned other related projects by the senior pastor or the Staff-Parish Relations Committee as needed.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
At-Will; Appointed by the Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference
Performance will be formally reviewed annually. The review of this job description will be a part of the annual performance review.