Position: Associate Minister
General Description: Our Associate Minister will lead youth, family, and outreach ministries,
engaging participation in worship, study, service, and play within our congregation and our
community. She or he will collaborate with the Senior Minister, staff and lay leadership to
nurture and energize the daily life of our church and its ministries. Together with us, he or she
will honor Congregational principles of Faith, Freedom, and Fellowship through practices
inspiring spiritual growth in the 21st century.
Status: Full-time, Salaried position
Duties / Responsibilities
A. Provides theological and organizational leadership for Christian Education, in accordance
with our Covenant and ideals set forth in Article III, Sections 2 and 3 of our Constitution.
Duties include oversight of children’s / youth ministry and staff; development and continuity
of curriculum; and expansion of learning and service opportunities for young adults and
B. Serves as primary advisor and resource person for the Children’s / Youth Ministry
Committee. Serves as advisor and resource person for various church boards and committees
as agreed upon and assigned by the Senior Minister.
C. Coordinates community outreach programs targeting families, young adults, and youth.
D. Assumes preaching and worship responsibilities as needed and agreed upon by the Senior
E. Participates with the Senior Minister in the theological and spiritual teaching aspects of
F. Demonstrates a pattern of interest, attendance, and involvement in the over-all life of the
church, with particular emphasis on engaging youth and families in fellowship, learning, and
G. Assists with hospital and home visits, weddings, funerals, and counseling, as assigned by the
Senior Minister, or upon request of individuals or families.
H. In the absence of the Senior Minister, assume responsibilities as appropriate.
I. This position description is not intended to be all inclusive: therefore this Minister will also
perform other reasonably related position duties as required
Education and Experience
A. Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university
B. Graduate Degree from an accredited theological seminary preferred.
C. Evidence of successful church / community involvement with youth and families.
D. Familiarity with successful strategies for growing church engagement and membership
among all age groups, with emphasis on younger generations.
A. Demonstrates passion for reaching out to and working with youth and families as a spiritual
B. Inspires trust and maintains confidences.
C. Demonstrates the initiative and problem solving skills required to achieve organizational
Supervision / Evaluation
A. Supervised by the Senior Minister
B. The Senior Minister is responsible for conducting an annual evaluation, in coordination with
First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ (UCC)