Associate Pastor

Administration; Children’s ministry; Communications; Counseling; Discipleship; Education; Evangelism; Pastor; Student ministry; Technology
Full time with benefits

EFC of Embarrass

Embarrass, MN
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Job Description

We are a growing, active Evangelical church in the rural community of Embarrass, MN with a unique outreach and ministry to approximately 12 surrounding communities within a radius of 37 miles. In the past several years we have experienced a healthy growth in numbers and have felt God leading us to seek an Associate Pastor.

Our desire would be that the candidate closely match the requirements listed below.

  • Experience in church ministry (more important than education)
  • Preaching & teaching experience
  • Have a good feel for ministry
  • Partner well with the pastor (plan series with, pray with, be a friend & brother)
  • Be of good character (humble, willing to learn, approachable, able to accept advice)
  • Strong in young adult & family ministry (able to motivate them to get involved)
  • Able to counsel (sharing in this with the pastor)
  • Disciplined to put in the time (a self starter, able to work without supervision, an initiator, available when needed)
  • A desire for community involvement
  • Able to teach/lead small groups
  • Pro Bible Camp (promote camp, encourage kids - not necessarily involved in the camp itself)
  • Understand & be able to work within the Iron Range Culture (Associate as well as wife & family)
  • Must meet the qualifications of an Elder (as per 1 Tim & Titus)


  • Working with families with young children (encouraging and equipping parents and families with young children lo be the primary disciple makers of their children so that God's Word and a Biblical worldview is lived out in life and the community.
  • Counselling ministry with young marrieds and crisis counselling with individuals, and couples as needed.
  • Working with the Christian Education Ministry Team on education, developing curriculum for children and young couples with children.
  • Scriptural study time and sermon prep; minimum preaching and teaching as needed
    working with lead pastor on weekly basis sharing strategies for groups
  • Sunday School teaching ministry on Sunday and teaching weekly small group studies with families with young children
  • Daily availability in church office prep work and in church office on lead pastor's Monday off (Associate pastor day off per week with family to be set.)

To apply:

To be considered for this position please submit a resume to the email address below or a written resume to the church address.
Evangelical Free Church of Embarrass
Attn: Search Committee Staff
5606 Taylor Rd
Embarrass MN 55732