Associate Pastor of Family Ministry

Mt. Vernon Christian Church
Job Type
Associate Pastor, Discipleship & Small Groups, Family Pastor, Other
Kirkwood, PA, 17536
Salary Details
$50,000-$55,00 Salary, Health Care benefits, Retirement and more...
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
The Associate Pastor of family ministry will work alongside of the senior Pastor and other key leaders to further the mission of the church. This will happen in numerous ways, which are explained in the job description.

Job Description

Job Description: Associate Pastor of Family Ministry

The purpose of the position of Associate Pastor of Family Ministry is to assist Mt. Vernon Christian Church in fulfilling its goal of helping people grow deeper in their walks with the Lord and to reach farther in the community. This individual will work alongside the Senior Pastor in the area of family ministry, providing spiritual leadership, encouragement and resources.

Education: Required at minimum a Bachelor’s degree from a Bible College

Key Qualities

Have a healthy and growing walk with the Lord
Self-motivator who can lead and listen, including leading publicly
Strong organizational and detail skills
Humble and a collaborator
Strong communicator, both verbally and written
Musical ability to both play and lead vocally and instrumentally (guitar)


        Primary Responsibilities

Support the Senior Pastor in the overall leadership of the church ministries.
Supervise and provide oversight for the Children’s and Student Ministries.

Supervision of all paid & volunteer staff associated with Children and Student Ministry.
Working with current staff/volunteers to train, recruit and strengthen the ministries. This includes Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Working with the Children’s Ministry Director and Student Ministry leaders, finding ways to equip and encourage parents in the training of their children.
Work with the Children’s Ministry Director and Student Ministry leaders to set the budget for the next year.
Regularly attend both KidVenture (similar to Awana) and ‘The Forge’ (Student Ministry Gathering) They happen on the same night, so attendance will have to be rotated.

Direct oversight of the small group ministry. This would include recruiting and training new leaders and building the program. This individual must lead a small group as well.
Oversee MVCC’s outreach programs and events (Egg Hunt, Concerts, etc.)

This would include developing new ideas for different family events and implementing them.

Assist in worship ministry by leading the congregation in singing on Sunday mornings or during any special services. Our worship ministry director will compile the music and arrangements, schedule practices ect…the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries (this individual) will vocally lead many songs and assist in playing guitar.


Secondary Responsibilities

Assisting in Pastoral Responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Senior Pastor. Some include:

Preaching or other teaching opportunities
Visitation/hospital visits
Assisting with weddings and funerals

Attend all staff meetings/congregational meetings or other meeting deemed necessary by the Senior Pastor or Elder board.


Spiritual Expectations

Align with the Theology, Vision and Mission of MVCC (found on our website)
Meets the Biblical qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7

Reports To

Senior Pastor

This individual will provide the Senior Pastor monthly reports.

One performance review annually.

Time – Hours per Week Expected: 45 hours (includes all church related activity) Evening hours will be required. This is a Full-Time position.
Salary- $50,000-$55,000
Benefits: Health Care Assistance, Vacation Time, Federal Holidays Off, Mileage and Cell phone reimbursement, Retirement benefits

Salary and benefits will be discussed in detail as the candidate progresses through the process.

How To Apply-

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to 

We also ask that you send a link or file of you leading worship/or singing and playing. Your voice should be clearly heard. If you have a current link or file to you teaching/preaching, please include that also.

References will be requested once a candidate moves farther along in the process.

Organization Description

We exist to glorify and worship God by making disciples, through Biblical teaching, authentic community, and gospel-centered multiplication.


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