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Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles – Associate Pastor

110 W. Woodward Ave
Alhambra,
CA,
91723
USA

Position Type

Associate Pastor

Denomination

Baptist (SBC)

Ministry Area

Discipleship

Avg. Weekly Attendance

250

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
Our church and our English Lead Pastor are looking for a gifted, full-time pastor to share the preaching duties and be the primary person overseeing and deepening the adult small groups, Sunday school and other trainings.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to preach in a relevant, engaging, impactful and memorable way.
• Agrees with the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) and is a strong supporter of the SBC and its collaborative outreach ministries (i.e. IMB, NAMB, etc.).
• Mature believer with a growing and vibrant faith who lives out the Great Commission.
• Shows a commitment of love and service to the local church.
• Experience with multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-generational churches and the community they serve (MBCLA is located in Alhambra, CA, with a population that is 45% Asian, 45% Hispanic and 10% Anglo).
• Ability to speak Spanish and/or Mandarin is an asset, but not required.
• A great team player with excellent maturity and people skills.
• Seminary trained; having an MDiv degree is an asset, but not required.
• Meets biblical qualifications for a pastor/elder found in Titus 1:5-9 and I Timothy 3:1-7
• A minimum of 2-3 years of pastoral (or comparable) experience desired.

MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversees, equips and trains the adult Sunday School teachers; determines the schedule for the year-long Sunday school classes.
• Cultivates vibrant small groups that integrate the Word of God in the lives of its members to exhibit characters of openness, vulnerability and deep, committed relationships.
• Shepherds, equips and trains adult small group leaders to ensure their overall health and effectiveness in their ability to teach God’s Word.
• Plans enrichment, parenting, and marriage seminars utilizing the resources of MBCLA or outside special speakers.
• Collaborates with a team to plan special seminars and events aimed at equipping the congregation and open to outside guests.
• Works closely with the English Lead Pastor and staff to create an ethos in the church that embodies our purpose statement and key behaviors (below).

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversees and maintains the budget for the equipping and small groups ministries.
• Reserves rooms and resources for equipping ministry events including weekly Bible Study and special events in conjunction with the church’s administrative staff.

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