Associate / Pastor to Students and FamiliesPosted by: Pastor Rich Saunders
Posted date: Nov-12-2020
Location: Three Rivers, MI
(Associate Pastor/Pastor to Students and Families)
We are looking for someone to minister to the students (6th - 12th grade), and to the families of those students, here at TRNaz (Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene). Along with the responsibility of being a Pastor to students/Pastor to Families of our Student Ministry, we’re looking for someone who will also serve in an Associate Pastor role, alongside our Lead Pastor, serving the Church Family of TRNaz in whatever capacity necessary.
We’re looking for someone who is either already district licensed and working toward ordination or someone who is already ordained. A degree is preferable (in some sort of church ministry), but a degree isn’t the most important factor. We’re looking for someone who has a vibrant faith, who not only talks faith, but whose life is a walk OF faith. Someone who is organized, self-motivated, and driven, but driven by a humble, servant’s heart. Someone who is daily seeking to better their personal relationship with God and who can articulate that journey to all ages (and without reservation).
Previous experience is important, but is more of a plus than a “must have.” What we’re looking for is someone who is willing to engage with people of all ages and who has a mind, and heart, for the community. TRNaz is a Church Family looking to grow, not for the sake of an increased number, but for the sake of the Kingdom and for the sake of those who may not yet know Jesus.
Responsibilities would primarily be student ministry related (and families of those students), but would also involve covering the pulpit for the Lead Pastor should a break be needed as well as filling other role needs, alongside the Lead Pastor, within the ministry here at TRNaz.
A good working relationship with the Lead Pastor is important as is a desire to do the work of the Lord above all else. Transparency and a willingness to lead by example are paramount as you lead the people of this church family and the surrounding community.
A Part-time or Full-time position is negotiable should a qualified person show interest. We’re also willing to work with someone who is bi-vocational should such a person desire to do ministry here at TRNaz, but doing work (connecting within the community) here OUTSIDE “church ministry” is important, whether that be a job or some other interest. We’re called to be in the world, just set apart, to bring others into the fold of faith in Jesus Christ.