General Information

Job Title:

Assistant Pastor of Church Planting

Job Description:

We are here to mentor young leaders. Utilizing The Imperfect Pastor model, we know that limits are part of every Christian’s calling. The most important thing for this pastor is to cultivate their heart and mind in Christ through prayer and worship, friendship, and then serving in the ways God calls them.

Our residency will develop and train a pastor by serving with us for 18 months – 3 years and then leaving here to plant in New England. The planter will be integral in prayerfully choosing where to plant.

The Church Planting Resident’s role is to grow and lead in an atmosphere of the Gospel and Christian hope. The Church Planting Resident will help lead and serve in different areas and ministries for the time they live in Simsbury.

Position Qualifications:

  • Joyfully committed to the Gospel of Jesus
  • Ordained or ordain-able in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
  • MDIV from a reformed seminary
  • 2-5 years of ministry experience

The following areas will be explored together to determine fit and calling (the pastor will not be expected to serve in more than a few of these ministries:

  • Discipleship and Faithful Presence Ministries
  • Deaconate and Care/Chaplain Ministries
  • Organize and coordinate with discipleship ministries of CPC (Men’s ministry, small groups, women’s ministry, etc.)
  • Co-lead (with the pastor and an elder) faithful presence ministries at CPC with a focus on the ones that will be part of the church plant. (FP is our umbrella term for local efforts of service and evangelism).
  • Preaching and Teaching
  • Preach on Sunday mornings once/month
  • Serve periodically in Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Sunday Morning worship (liturgy and/or music)

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Job Type:

Full Time

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General Information

Church/Organization Name

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(860) 480-7174




Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)

City, State

Simsbury, CT

Description of Organization

Covenant Presbyterian Church is a 62 year old church plant in Simsbury, CT (10 miles from Hartford). We deeply love Jesus and long for His Gospel to flourish in New England once again. We are a vibrant church with two worship services, one contemplative and one that gets pretty loud.

Our people are joyfully committed to worship, spiritual friendship with one another, and growing as a faithful presence in our town and region. We have a retreat center at the back of our property that specializes in ministry to the marginalized, utilized by a number of anti-trafficking groups, prison ministries, and other faithful presence-type groups.

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