Assistant Pastor of Next Generation Ministries
Job Overview: NEPC is seeking an Assistant Pastor who will provide pastoral leadership over the crucial area of Next Generation Ministries, a historic strength of our church. Next Gen. Ministries encompasses nursery through the end of high school, which includes NEPC Kids, Student Ministries, and our Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) program.
Why apply for this job? NEPC is in an exciting season of her life. After forty-plus years of healthy, reformed, gospel-centered ministry under the leadership of her founding pastor, NEPC is boldly pursuing her vision to be a church that “connects people to God and each other through Christ, by gathering, growing and going.” The challenges of a global pandemic and leadership transition have led to deep congregational unity and energy for what God has in store. NEPC is firmly in the “middle” of the PCA, and our congregational diversity reflects the diversity of the PCA. We are an evangelical, reformed congregation. We love the PCA, and love that the PCA is a Big Tent Kingdom denomination united by our constitution and commitment to the Word of God.
At NEPC, we do ministry as a team. You will experience the joys of working with over twenty other staff members all committed to seeing the gospel flourish in our city and in our world. As a team, we are able to collaborate together and share the ministry load. We aim for excellence and seek to spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
NEPC is strategically located in the northeast suburbs of Columbia, a growing area anchored by a healthy economy and the US Army’s Fort Jackson. Shaw Air Force Base is 45 minutes away. We have a strong military connection at our church. Columbia’s cost of living is affordable and we offer the amenities of a midsized city. Columbia is also the home of the main campus of the University of South Carolina.
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Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, and an MDiv. degree from an accredited seminary. The candidate should either already be an ordained PCA pastor or be able to pursue ordination in the Palmetto Presbytery at a future time.
Theological Commitments: The candidate should know and love our historic reformed creeds and confessions, while also resonating with a gospel-centered approach to ministry. His theological vision for ministry should reflect the broad, good faith subscription strand of the PCA.
Northeast Presbyterian Church
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Church Profile: NEPC is a midsize PCA church located in Columbia, South Carolina, the state capital. The church was founded in 1979 by the Rev. Dr. George Crow, who led the congregation for over forty years until his retirement in May of 2020. Our second Senior Pastor is the Rev. Josh Desch, who served under Pastor Crow as an Assistant Pastor before being called to his current role. For the past few years, NEPC has been in a period of transition, which has also coincided with the COVID pandemic. By God’s grace, the congregation has remained united and healthy during this critical time of transition. As NEPC passes the two-year mark under Pastor Josh’s leadership, the church is fully moving out of the transition phase into the new season that the Lord has in store for His church. NEPC averages more than 500 people per week in worship attendance between those in-person and those on the livestream. There are roughly 25 full-time and part-time staff members.
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