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New Story Church – Associate Pastor

110 Valley Park Dr

Position Type

Associate Pastor



Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

If someone other than your mother told you that you are gifted at preaching, this might be the position for you.

If developing partnerships to lead hundreds of people to get in on the mission of God makes your heart start to pump, then you should keep reading.

This is an associate pastor position, which (in a church of our size) means you would wear a few hats. Here are the major areas you’d be contributing to:

Preacher & Teacher
The first hat you would wear is preacher/teacher. Your job would be to come alongside the lead pastor to help lead and shepherd the church through preaching and teaching. While the shape of this role will have to fit your skill level and be balanced with your other ministry responsibilities, we imagine you’d preach at least 10 times a year and teach multiple adult courses during the year. Ideally, you are not just someone to fill the pulpit, but you would become a leading voice of New Story, a carrier of our vision, and model of the deep life transformation that we long to see in our whole congregation.

Head (Recruiter, Trainer, Galvanizer, Organizer, Equipper) of Local & Global Outreach
Your job would be to help us create a culture where life transformation and the mission of God are seen as one thing. We are convinced that the best way to see God transform our people is the same way that God plans on transforming the world. Mission and transformation are not two things, they are one thing.

Your job would be to help us keep it one thing. While some teaching and training would be essential, we imagine this would mostly be a work of getting our people on mission with God at home, in our community, in our region, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Practically, this would look like:
• Working directly with our Pastor of Spiritual Formation to ensure that mission is part of our Spiritual Formation Pathway
• Developing local and global partnerships
• Discovering, recruiting, & training high-capacity leaders to champion our partnerships
• Gathering and training people (by the dozens) to send them out on mission
• Planning trips and leading teams into the city and around the world
• Teaching our people to live out their vocation as part of God’s mission
• Coaching our people in how to share the Gospel in a post-Christian world

Pastor & Team Member
We are not a huge church. Our staff team works together closely on many projects, especially anything involving the whole congregation. Depending on your gifting and experience, you might be pulled in to support children, youth, 20-somethings, men’s ministry, group ministry, or care ministry. As an associate, you would also be involved in “pastoral” duties, which might include things like: pastoral care & counseling, planning Sunday morning services, spiritual direction, weddings, funerals, visitation, and the like.

Bonus Features
You don’t have to do any of these, but we would consider any/all of these an added bonus: training in spiritual formation; experience in a post-Christian context; proven ability to do leadership development; the ability to do a one-armed pushup. (Just kidding about the last one.)