Associate Pastor

First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point

Crown Point, IN 46307

Denomination: Reformed

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: November 17, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:



Bring energy, skill and spiritual passion to development of ministry and mission that transforms lives and fulfills our vision.


Ministry Coordination and Volunteer Development
Guide members to engage in the life of the church in ways that promote spiritual growth and service
Develop and guide ministries in consultation with the Lead Pastor and coordination with the Adult Discipleship Leader
Participate in leadership development in the broad scope of the church and for specific ministry areas
Create fellowship opportunities in the congregation

Community Outreach
Guide initiatives that carry out the church's vision to reach the Crown Point community and beyond
Initiate and oversee community partnerships to share and show Christ's love
Oversee First Impressions to effectively welcome and connect new attendees
Share with the Lead Pastor in preparing people for membership from non-church or other church backgrounds

Preach approximately one-fourth of the Sundays as skills and interest allow according to need and as scheduled in agreement with the elders

Pastoral Care and Counseling
Fully share in the pastoral care of the church with the Lead Pastor, Elders and Care Team, including visits to the sick, hospitalized and shut-ins
Share in counseling, weddings and funerals as needed

Support the Lead Pastor by sharing in the administrative of the work of the church
Serve as an Elder and as the Lead Pastor's alternate to classis

Reporting Structure
Reports directly to the Lead Pastor and follows the organizational structure as approved by Council

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About First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point:

First Christian Reformed Church is a thriving and growing congregation of 400 attenders, 150 of whom have come in the last year and a half. The church is multi-generational with a vibrant ministry to 100+ children, active Jr and Sr High ministries, adult Life Groups, and volunteer involvement of young and elderly alike. The congregation is active in the community, providing a variety of large-scale events and developing partnerships to share and show Christ's love. 

Job Qualifications:

A full time Associate Pastor will bring creative and strategic energy to our growing ministry and mission. He will be a member of our Ministry team and will have opportunity to share in ministry coordinating, volunteer development, community outreach, preaching, pastoral care, and administration. He will be passionate about our vision to grow deeper in discipleship while partnering in our community to share and show Christ's love in relational settings. The ideal candidate will demonstrate deep faith, a teachable spirit, self-starting motivation, effective communication and leadership skills. He will work well in team settings, connecting with individuals while strategically developing ministry areas to implement our vision. The candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree (masters degree preferred), five years of ministry experience, familiarity and alignment with the teachings of the Christian Reformed Church, and have experience as an effective preacher.  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Associate Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
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Not specified
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Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Lorye Postma
909 E Greenwood Ave
Crown Point
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