Associate Pastor Discipleship

Job Description: 


 


Associate Pastor - Owego Church of the Nazarene


 


**Position Title:** Associate Pastor  


**Reports To:** Senior Pastor  


**Location:** Owego, NY  


**Employment Type:** Full-Time  


 


Position Summary:


Owego Church of the Nazarene is seeking a dedicated and passionate Associate Pastor to oversee discipleship programs and assist with the overall operations of the church. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Wesleyan theology, a heart for spiritual growth, and the ability to preach as needed. This role requires a commitment to personal spiritual development through prayer and Bible reading, and a drive to foster spiritual growth within the church community.


 


Key Responsibilities:


 


- **Discipleship Leadership:** Develop, implement, and oversee discipleship programs to nurture the spiritual growth of church members. This includes small groups, Bible studies, and mentorship programs.


 


- **Preaching and Teaching:** Assist the Senior Pastor in preaching during services as needed. Prepare and deliver sermons that are biblically sound and relevant to the congregation.


 


- **Pastoral Care:** Provide pastoral care and counseling to church members, addressing their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.


 


- **Church Operations:** Assist in the day-to-day operations of the church, including administrative duties, event planning, and coordination of volunteers.


 


- **Worship Services:** Collaborate with the worship team to ensure that worship services are spiritually enriching and align with the church's mission and values.


 


- **Community Outreach:** Engage with the local community to promote the church's mission, outreach programs, and community events.


 


- **Personal Spiritual Growth:** Commit to ongoing personal spiritual development through regular prayer, Bible study, and participation in accountability groups.


 


- **Theological Integrity:** Uphold and teach the principles of Wesleyan theology in all aspects of ministry.


 


- **Team Collaboration:** Work closely with the Senior Pastor, church staff, and ministry leaders to support the overall mission and vision of the church.


 


Qualifications:


 


- **Education:** No required degree ; however knowledge or experience that is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Ministry,


     or a related field.  


 


- **Experience:** Minimum of 3-5 years of pastoral or ministry experience, preferably in a church setting or Para-church organization. 


 


- **Theological Knowledge:** Strong understanding and commitment to Wesleyan theology and the doctrine of the Church of the Nazarene.


 


- **Communication Skills:** Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to preach and teach effectively.


 


- **Leadership:** Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others.


 


- **Pastoral Care:** Compassionate and empathetic approach to pastoral care and counseling.


 


- **Administrative Skills:** Strong organizational and administrative abilities.


 


- **Personal Qualities:** Deep commitment to personal spiritual growth, integrity, and a passion for discipleship.


 


Application Process:


 


Interested candidates are invited to submit the following: 


 


- A cover letter outlining their call to ministry, relevant experience, and understanding of Wesleyan theology.


 


- A current resume.


 


- Three references, including at least one pastoral reference.


 


- A statement of faith and philosophy of ministry.


 


About Owego Church of the Nazarene:


 


Owego Church of the Nazarene is a vibrant community of believers committed to loving God, loving others, and making disciples. We are rooted in Wesleyan theology and seek to embody Christ's love through worship, service, and outreach. Join us as we strive to grow deeper in our faith and wider in our impact.


 


Please send your application materials to Owegosearch@owegonaz.com


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Owego Church of the Nazarene is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.