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Salem Reformed Church – Assistant Pastor

707 S 5th St, PO Box 304

Position Type

Assistant Pastor


Reformed (Other)

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

About Us
Salem Reformed Church is a vibrant, growing church located in Menno, SD. Every age group is well represented at Salem Reformed with many young families and children being one of our highest demographics. Our heritage comes through the Evangelical and Reformed merger in the 1930’s. We have been a part of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference since 2006.

Job Summary
The Assistant Pastor will be a devoted and joyful disciple of Jesus Christ, abiding in Christ, devoted to prayer and the word of God. The Assistant Pastor is responsible for living and proclaiming the Gospel of Christ and encouraging the local church body to do so, for guiding the spiritual development of the congregation, and for providing pastoral care in meeting the needs of persons in the church and community. The Assistant Pastor will assist the Senior Pastor to conduct the business of the church, promote vision for the church, and build and help facilitate the growth of our church in our community. The Assistant Pastor will also share general pastoral duties, preach on occasion and be committed to being part of our team. The Assistant Pastor will report to the Senior Pastor and/or the Consistory (Elders and Deacons) and will assist the Senior Pastor in providing leadership for the church along with the Consistory.

• Support the Senior Pastor in planning and implementing the church vision and ministry.
• Ministry to the children/youth by working with the Christian Education Committee and the youth advisors. Assist with the discipleship of junior high and high school students in the church by teaching confirmation class, Sunday School class and active participation with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
• To reach and connect with young adults and families with the primary purpose to grow Salem Reformed Church.
• Provide Biblical counseling, prayer and ministry to people as needed and as directed by the Senior Pastor.
• Serve as an active member of the church congregation by attending services, church events, staff meetings and other church functions as directed.
• Act in the absence of the Senior Pastor; receiving ministerial phone calls, leading staff meetings, overseeing worship services, and other ministerial duties of the Senior Pastor.
• Assists with pastoral care to the congregation, including home and hospital visits, funerals, weddings and other opportunities for care.
• Welcomes visitors and creates ways for new guests to get plugged into the local body and ministry.
• Become involved with the local community, including the Menno-Olivet Ministerial Association.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Education & Skills
• Bible college degree, preferred.
• Three years serving at a church with responsibilities that align with this position is beneficial.
• Displays competency in computer skills such as MS Word, Excel and email.
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate clearly, both orally and in written form.

Hours & Benefits
The Assistant Pastor’s schedule will include a mix of normal business hours at the church office, church services, evening meetings, committee meetings and other obligations that may arise.

Contact Us
If this role and the responsibilities described align with God’s calling on your life, please send a current resume and cover letter to [email protected] introducing yourself to our Pastoral Search Committee. Feel free to contact us if you need more information about Salem Reformed Church to consider your fit with our church.