Full-Time Associate Pastor
Summit Drive Church
Summit Drive Church is a diverse, community-minded congregation who feel called to glorify God by developing caring, passionate followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that God is on mission and calling his people to join him on mission within our city and beyond. Summit Drive Church is located in the beautiful city of Kamloops, British Columbia, where it was planted in 1981 and is associated with the North American Baptist Conference. Summit Drive Church is a mid-sized congregation with Sunday attendance (prior to Covid) ranging between 450 and 675 (with three services), and approximately 1000 people who call Summit Drive Church their home church.
The Associate Pastor is a person with strong pastoral giftedness, proven leadership and communication skills; who works alongside and supports the Lead Pastor in shepherding the Summit Drive church body. The Associate Pastor will have a deep seeded conviction that the local church is God’s primary vehicle for God’s saving work in the world, and have a commitment to doing church “as a team.”
Reporting to the Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of all the church pastors and their direct ministry staff (excludes Lead Pastor) in the accomplishment of the mission of the church. This will include general oversight of several the functional areas of ministry within the church (children’s, families, youth, young adults, 60+, online, missions etc.). The Associate Pastor will assume the responsibilities of the Lead Pastor’s responsibilities in the Lead Pastor’s absence.
Qualifications: This candidate must be a mature follower of Jesus who is dedicated to the ministry of the local church, open and teachable, and must work well in a team setting. This candidate will require a Bachelor Degree (preferably in Religious Studies, Education or related fields), and preferably a Master of Divinity or related graduate theological degree, and have at least 5 years, and preferably 10 years of experience in working in a church setting.
Thank you for taking the time to prayerfully consider this role. To apply, please send a current resume, cover letter and list of work-related references to our Lead Pastor, David Fields: [email protected] . Since this role requires a teaching/preaching function, please send a copy or link of a recent sermon from a church setting. If a candidate is selected for a follow up interview, we will request a brief (2-3 pages total) testimony, description of your call to pastoral ministry, and philosophy of ministry.