Associate Pastor

Discipleship and outreach; Pastor
Full time with benefits

Parkview EFC

Rapid City, SD
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Job Description

Position Overview:

The Associate Pastor will play a crucial role in fostering a culture of discipleship within our church community. This role involves developing and coordinating various discipleship programs aimed at equipping believers to mature in their faith and actively serve both within the church and in the wider community. The successful applicant will be spiritually grounded and follow Biblical teaching in agreement with Parkview Statement of Faith.

Key Verse:
"He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me" (Colossians 1:28, 29).

Primary Responsibilities:

● Provide visionary leadership for the discipleship ministry, aligning it with the overall mission and values of Parkview
● Implement a comprehensive discipleship strategy that focuses on men’s and women’s ministries and discipleship groups at various ages and stages of their faith journey
● Shepherd, mentor and disciple individuals, providing guidance and support as they navigate their faith and personal growth
● Identify, equip and train leaders and volunteers to effectively lead discipleship groups
● Collaborate with staff and church leaders to ensure integration of discipleship efforts into the overall church ministry
● Regularly evaluate and assess the effectiveness of discipleship programs, making necessary adjustments to meet evolving needs
● Engage with the Parkview congregation through preaching, teaching and administering pastoral care as needed (including visitation, counseling, family/marriage care)
● Other assigned duties by lead pastor


● Must have a strong relationship with the Lord and be a man who meets the qualifications to be an Elder
● A deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to personal spiritual growth
● Willing, able and eligible to be ordained or credentialed in the Evangelical Free Church of America
● Possess the humble heart of a servant leader who has demonstrated discipleship involvement and experience at multiple levels
● A graduate degree from an accredited Seminary preferred OR a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a ministry related field from an accredited Christian school
● Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower others
● Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple discipleship initiatives simultaneously
● A team builder and player who is a self-starter and will take the initiative


Comprehensive compensation package:

  • Competitive Salary range depending on experience
  • Health coverage benefit
  • Retirement contribution
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Sabbatical leave


Find the complete job description and additional questionnaire to be completed with your resume and email to the address listed there.

About this Church

Church: Parkview Evangelical Free Church (Parkview)
Location: 333 Sandra Lane, Rapid City, South Dakota
Parkview is a vibrant and growing Christian church, dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth, fostering discipleship and spreading the message of Jesus Christ. We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Associate Pastor to lead and guide our congregation in their journey of spiritual growth and discipleship.