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Associate / Assistant Pastor

BASIC FUNCTION: To work in support of and with the Senior Pastor and staff to carry out the mission of Lighthouse United Methodist Church.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To assist in all the various acts of worship as directed by the Senior Pastor to include, but not limited to, leading prayers, reading lessons, assisting at communion and baptisms. Assist in seasonal liturgical services of the year including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday Community Stations of the Cross.

  2. Occasionally preach at worship services as needed by the Senior Pastor.

  3. Assist the Senior Pastor with various administrative activities by working with the Administrative Assistant.

  4. Help the Senior Pastor prepare and deliver training programs, bible studies, and membership classes as directed.

  5. Oversee the work of lay servant leadership by ‘providing guidance, support, and training’ to recruited volunteers in this ministry. This includes recruiting liturgists, cross bearers, communion stewards, and other persons that participate in worship.

  6. Other ministerial duties as needed.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Immediate supervisor: Rev. Dr. Matthew M. Williams
Other Working Relationships: The Staff Parish Relations Committee

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to the mission and theological task of the United Methodist Church to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
  • Committed to an Inclusive Church.
  • Ordination as an Elder or Deacon.
  • Must work well in high stress seasons of ministry.
  • Must conform to the Florida Conference standards as defined in the Youth / Child Protection Policy.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Organized, motivated, and excellent time management.

To apply, please send a Letter of Interest, your resume, and two letters of recommenda- tion to Rev. Dr. Matthew M. Williams at mwilliams@bglighthouseumc.com

City: 
Boca Grande
State: 
Florida
Employer: 
Lighthouse United Methodist Church
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Job Category: 
Administrative Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)