Associate Pastor

Arts; Church planting; Evangelism; Pastor; Student ministry; Technology
Full time with benefits

Madera Church

Green Valley, AZ
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Job Description


Madera Church (a fast growing church plant with the EFCA) is conducting a search for a full time Associate Pastor. This important role will provide oversight for our Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry, and assist the lead pastor in other pastoral duties, as needed.

As Associate Pastor, you will partner with the volunteers of Madera Church in providing a vibrant and engaging youth and worship ministry that assists in connecting people to God through the truth and hope of Jesus.


  • Evidence of a growing relationship with Jesus, through personal spiritual disciplines, education, accountability and service to others
  • Three years of related ministry experience required
  • BA in Bible (or ministry focus) encouraged, MA preferred
  • Alignment with (and ability to maintain a commitment to) the doctrinal statement, values, and mission of Madera Church
  • Heart for youth and worship with a commitment to helping others live out the great commission and great commandment
  • Ability to teach and guide youth, while also providing ways to reach out and draw in youth from our community
  • Proven ability to provide servant leadership, direction, and vision to others and build and equip ministry teams to carry out the ministry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; as well as the ability to recruit others to help accomplish the vision
  • Competent administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong problem and conflict resolution skills
  • Possess a growing knowledge of modern worship styles and strategies
  • Able to provide skilled vocal and instrumental leadership (guitar and/or piano ability preferred), as well as, insights into audio and visual needs
  • Spiritual gifts that could be helpful would include teaching, evangelism, leadership, shepherding, and/or administration


  • Recruit, train, equip, empower and encourage ministry leaders and volunteers
  • Oversee Youth and Worship ministry vision, plans and budgets


  1. Engage youth to live out our mission to Know, Grow and Go
  2. Plan and oversee regular Youth Ministry opportunities ( e.g.- Youth Group, small groups, serving, outreach events, social outings, youth mission trips, retreats etc.)
  3. Communicate regularly with parents and Youth Leaders, as you partner with them to disciple the youth of Madera Church and our community
  4. Develop student leaders who invest in other students and our community
  5. Provide support and continuity with our kids ministry, working with our Kids Ministry Director
  6. Pray for families of youth


  1. Passionately lead others to engage in worship
  2. Plan, coordinate and lead rehearsals
  3. Develop a creative team for song selection and stage design
  4. Utilize Planning Center Online for updating and distributing worship song resources and scheduling volunteer involvement.
  5. Coordinate with projection team for accurate slides
  6. Oversee Worship, Sound, Light, Livestream, and set-up teams


  • Associate Pastor will partner with and report to the Lead Pastor
  • Associate Pastor will partner with and supervise the Kids Ministry Director and Worship/Youth Team volunteers
  • The Associate Pastor will work alongside other church staff and volunteers


  • Full-Time Salaried Position
  • $50k to $60k/year (to be determined based on experience and education)

If interested in exploring this position, please send cover letter and resume to: Subject: Associate Pastor Search

You can learn more about Madera Church by exploring our website:

About this Church

Madera Church is a new church family found 20 minutes south of Tucson. We serve and are striving to reach the Madera area communities (Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado). We currently gather Saturday at 4pm in the Continental School Gym (1 mile east of our future building site of 15 acres). We consider ourselves a church of Home Groups and offer 7 groups in our community throughout the week. They pray and care for one another, find ways to serve and study the passage we explore together at our weekend worship service.

Our worship style is contemporary/modern (electric drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals). Our lead pastor shares a message that goes verse by verse through a book of the Bible with application in mind. We desire to partner with parents and have a growing kids and youth ministry with approximately 50 kids represented in both. Nursery is available during our entire service, kids (5 to 5th grade) stay with parents for worship through song and are dismissed to kids ministry after 2 songs, and youth group (6th - 12th grade) follows the service: with games, dinner and time for learning and prayer.

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