Community Church of Ephrata (CCE) is searching for an Assistant Pastor to provide excellent leadership for Youth and Children’s Ministry. This position, while having direct oversight of Youth and Children’s Ministry serves with the Lead Pastor and Session to shepherd our multigenerational congregation. The ideal person will make use of the opportunities that working with youth and children can bring such as: ministry to parents, volunteers, and outreach to the community. CCE is looking for a leader who understands how their particular responsibility fits into the larger picture of both the student’s family and the ministry of CCE in general.
CCE needs a person who can make meaningful connections with children, teens, and adults. They should be adept at leading with strong relational and organizational skills. This person will plan and execute weekly programs, strategic ministry initiatives, day-to-day discipleship, and special events. The ideal candidate is a self-starter (ready to try it!) and eager to learn (quick to listen!). The work history of the candidate should demonstrate at least two years of relevant experience and a track-record of effective ministry.
CCE expects the Assistant Pastor to exercise their calling to shepherd the flock. The Assistant Pastor must lead by example of life and godliness. The regular and specific areas of leadership will be:
1. Youth Ministry
a. Pursue teens and their families with personal care, contact and discipleship.
b. Develop CCE’s understanding of family ministry.
c. Serve with the Youth Committee, parents, and key volunteers.
d. Eventually become the primary visionary and manager of our mid-week and Sunday morning programs.
e. Work to promote youth ministry, coordinate with parents, recruit volunteers, develop leaders, execute outreach events, special outings, etc.
2. Children’s Ministry
a. Shepherd the Children Ministry Committee, parents, and various volunteers.
b. Guide volunteer recruitment and coordination.
c. Provide oversight of part-time staff.
d. Guide children’s curriculum oversight and management.
e. Support VBS program, outreach, and other special events.
1. Share the responsibilities of ordained ministry to:
a. Preach, lead worship occasionally.
b. Prayer, counsel, visitation, weddings, baptisms, the Lord’s Supper.
c. Participate in the EPC Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest.
2. Assist in various adult ministries as needed and as you grow with us.
1. Ideal applicants are ordained or ordainable in the EPC.
2. Applicants ordained from other Reformed bodies are accepted if they will transfer credentials to the EPC.
3. Non-ordained applicants with appropriate education and strong experience will be considered if they are on track to be ordained in the EPC.
4. Music ability is a plus to the applicant.
5. Appreciation for Washington small town living is a must!
Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com, Attn: Dan Martell APSC