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Associate Pastor

Job type: Full-time

Category: Associate/Executive Pastor

Location: Chicago, IL Post Date: May 05, 2017


Description of the Church:

St. Paul's Bible Church is a diverse, non-denominational, Christ-centered church located on the southwest side of Chicago in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. Our vision is to "Love Jesus, Grow with Others, and Serve the World." We desire to reach the community around us and are involved in many local, national, and worldwide missions. We are especially excited about how God is raising up a new generation of people to lead and impact the world with the message of the Gospel. To find more information about us, please visit our website at

Associate Pastor Overview:

The primary responsibilities of the Associate Pastor will be to oversee all aspects of the student ministries and help in organizing and leading the Sunday worship services at St. Paul's Bible Church. Special attention will be given by the Associate Pastor to the Junior High and Senior High age ministry, leading them to discover and live out the truths of the Gospel. This position will serve as a spiritual leader and role model, and be responsible to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to Student Ministry including evangelism, community groups, worship, and discipleship. The Associate Pastor will be responsible to equip and empower adult volunteers to engage students of all ages with the truth and grace of Jesus Christ, meeting them in their context and discipling them in a personal deepening relationship with Christ. Additionally, the Associate Pastor will give oversight to the Sunday morning worship ministry and will contribute to the overall service planning.


Pastoral Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead Junior High and Senior High Youth Group
  • Help with Wednesday night Kid's Club
  • Lead Sunday School for the Jr/Sr High
  • Create and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for Youth Group: Jr/Sr High
  • Work with the Christian Education Committee to research, review and order age appropriate
  • curriculum for the various student ministries (including Children's Church and Sunday School)
  • Identify, train and develop volunteers to assist in the Student Ministry at St. Paul's Bible Church
  • Identify, develop and monitor spiritual growth and spiritual gifts in students
  • Train students in leadership and develop responsibility, accountability, and involvement of students in ministry
  • Plan and execute student events in collaboration with other Youth Group leaders and volunteers
  • Foster communication with parents through informational meetings, mailings and electronic
  • communication
  • Provide pastoral care for students and their parents in coordination with other pastoral staff as needed
  • Connect students, parents and volunteers to life and service in the church
  • Help to plan the Sunday services
  • Lead the Worship Team
  • Build positive social dynamics and quality music
  • Organize and practice with the Worship Team for upcoming services with input from the group members
  • Help less experienced participants become knowledgeable of their instruments and roles
  • Strengthen the individuals on the team by helping them grow in their spiritual formation
  • Participate in staff and elder meetings


  • Growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Meets the Scriptural requirements for church leadership found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Be in agreement with our statement of beliefs, vision, and values
  • Ability to lead, interact and influence a diverse array of cultural, social, educational, and economic backgrounds
  • Proven ability to recruit, motivate, lead, and release people into ministry
  • Ability to self-evaluate, willingly embrace and implement the team's initiatives, and positively respond to constructive feedback
  • Have a strong work ethic and high level of initiative to lead with faith, wisdom, and a "can do attitude" that produces results
  • A dynamic visionary who can effectively communicate the mission and vision of the church and its
  • Senior Pastor, and who leads with a heart to truly serve, and develop the people around him
  • Experience teaching and preaching
  • Experience in planning and leading worship services, including musicians and singers in a blended musical style
  • Be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of experience in church leadership and a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies (or equivalent)

Status: Full time

Office Hours: To be determined in conjunction with the senior pastor

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: Negotiable based on education and experience

Vacation: 3 weeks, including 3 Sundays

Pastor's Conference: All expenses paid (travel, food, hotel, conference) for one conference per year, which has been approved by the Board of Elders

Housing: A two-bedroom apartment located in the church (based on need, utilities included with the apartment.)

Reports to: Senior Pastor and the Board of Elders.

How to apply

Please visit our website at, to better understand our beliefs, programs, vision, and values. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

They also may be mailed to Pastoral Search Committee, St. Paul's Bible Church, 1960 W 94th St., Chicago, IL 60643.

In addition to your resume, please provide at least three references; at least two of these should be from a previous church or other ministry in which you have served.