Associate Pastor

Full time with benefits

Santa Margarita Community Church

Santa Margarita, CA
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Job Description

Ministry description

Santa Margarita Community Church is seeking to add a true Associate Pastor to serve alongside our current full-time Pastor and staff. Staff includes one women's/mission staff deacon and one administrative assistant, both part time.


  • Demonstrates maturity and godliness as outlined in Gal. 5:22-26, I Tim. 3:2-7; Titus 1:6-9
  • Have the gifts, training necessary for the position and the ability to get the work done
  • Has an ability and desire to Pastor people of all ages
  • Is a team player, willing to both lead and follow pastors and elders
  • Agreement with our philosophy of ministry, doctrine, constitution/ bylaws and church culture


I. Assist the Pastor

  • Meet weekly with the Pastor to discuss all aspects of ministry, including sermon prep
  • Provide assistance to Pastor’s church and community projects
  • Back up Pastor: preach, teach, counsel as needed
  • Accept other duties as presented by lead pastor and elders

II. Shepherd church members

  • Shepherd those under your responsibility
  • Take part in day to day care and visitation of the sick
  • Regularly meet with and pray for church members
  • Practice hospitality, especially with those new to the church

III. Lead aspects of organization

  • Oversee children’s ministry through their families
  • Oversee our ministry to youth through their families
  • Oversee mid-week table groups for all ages
  • Oversee other areas according to your own gifts and desires

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