General Information

Job Title:

Assistant Pastor (Outreach, Assimilation, and Small Group Discipleship emphasis)

Job Description:

Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC is expanding our pastoral staff and seeking a new Assistant Pastor.  Reporting to the Senior Pastor and the Session, this is a general pastoral role with a specific focus: outreach, assimilation, and small group discipleship.

Outreach & Assimilation:  Disciple and Equip Bethel in outreach to the community and welcoming new people into our fellowship.  The assistant pastor’s emphasis will not be merely to do this himself but to equip the saints for this work of ministry- reaching their friends, neighbors, and coworkers for Christ.  He must certainly lead by personal example in this area, however.  Duties will include facilitating community involvement, creating & leading greeting/assimilation teams, evangelism equipping/training for the congregation, intentionally creating relational structures within Bethel that facilitate assimilation (see “small group discipleship” below), and advising the Session on keeping Bethel as welcoming as possible, and personal involvement in evangelism & the community.

Small Group Discipleship:  Develop a vibrant, relational small group ministry within Bethel.  Duties will include: organizing and maintaining the ministry, identifying, equipping, and discipling small group leaders, championing small group involvement & plugging new people into existing groups, developing & providing curriculum, solve challenges/issues, and generally being a resource on all things small groups.

General Pastoral Duties:  As gifted and under the direction of the Senior Pastor, fully participate in general pastoral ministry at Bethel.  Duties will include planning & leading Sunday morning worship (including preaching), pastoral counseling, congregational care, teaching/educational ministry to adults, participation at all Session and Presbytery meetings, and other duties as necessary.

Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must be qualified in his character, his chemistry, and his competency.

Character:

  • A deep, vibrant love for, delight in, and devotional walk with Jesus Christ
  • A love for the Church (both generally and specifically for Bethel) in all her imperfections, the bride whom Christ loves and for whom He died
  • A passion to see the lost come to know and love Christ personally
  • A healthy prayer life
  • Biblically qualified for eldership in Christ’s church

Chemistry:

  • A good relational & philosophical fit with the current pastoral staff and leadership
  • Able to work well as part of leadership team
  • Approachable & Relatable, both to current members and outsiders
  • A capable, humble, joyfully energetic servant leader

Competency:

  • Personal Relationships (sincerely loves people and wants to do life/ministry with them)
  • Understands contextualization; can effectively communicate the Gospel of Christ to all types of people
  • Able to lead well and winsomely- set goals, create momentum, develop/train teams, build ministries from scratch, communicate effectively, etc.
  • Minimum 3 years full-time experience in either vocational ministry or the secular workspace
  • Ordained (or immediately ordainable) in the PCA (Fellowship Presbytery)

Application Deadline

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

TBD

General Information

Church/Organization Name

Bethel Presbyterian Church (PCA)

Contact Name & Contact Info

(803) 460-1315
mvanvlake@hotmail.com

Industry

Church

Denomination

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

City, State

Clover, SC

Description of Organization

Bethel Presbyterian Church believes we do not exist for ourselves, but for our King.  We exist as a fellowship of believers to make disciples of all nations.  We strive to glorify our sovereign Lord through vibrant, God-centered worship; to build up one another by teaching God’s infallible Word; to equip every member for works of service, and to be salt and light by proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed.

Our desire is to be a healthy, faithful resource church that is growing in order to multiply kingdom minded disciples; including planting gospel-centered churches locally, regionally, and internationally.  Bethel is a traditional church in a historically rural setting within the Charlotte metropolitan area, but our area is rapidly growing.  This simultaneously presents healthy challenges and tremendous gospel opportunity.  Organized in 1764, we seek to be true to both the Gospel and our own heritage while adapting to our changing context, all for the glory of God!

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