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Woodlyn Baptist Church – Associate Pastor

Woodlyn, PA

Position Type




Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Woodlyn Baptist Church ( seeks a full-time Associate Pastor with a view to becoming our lead pastor upon the retirement of our present pastor.

-Compliance with 1 Tim 3:2-7; Titus 1:5-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4.
-He will hold to the evangelical and reformed faith consistent with our church’s Statement of Faith.
-Applicant should be committed to preaching expository sermons by exegeting the Scriptures and allowing the Spirit to guide in relevant application to the congregation.
-Ministry requirements include demonstrated leadership skills exercised with a compassionate heart to shepherd the flock.
-A candidate should be committed to the work of building up and strengthening the church in view of the biblical marks of the church. He will need to exercise vigilance regarding the flock by the on-going work of equipping the saints in the face of increasing opposition to and misunderstanding of the Christian faith in our society, so that God’s people are ready and able to respond with Christ-like love for all their neighbors.
-He will be committed to encourage evangelism locally and globally along with his personal example.
-He must possess competent verbal and writing skills.
-We are looking for a pastor who is passionate about reading, studying, and preaching the Word of God; a shepherd who personally cares for the flock and oversees his fellow leaders in caring for them.
-He should be theologically trained with a Masters of Divinity or higher.
-He will exhibit good interpersonal skills and will thoroughly enjoy the fellowship of his brothers and sisters and the work of cultivating and participating in edifying relationships within the congregation.

Key responsibilities will include preaching, pastoral oversight, involvement in planning, and discipleship responsibilities (which includes biblical counseling). His initial responsibilities will focus on building up the families in our church, outreach to the lost and unchurched in our community (with a special view toward families with children), and pastoral visitation of church members as needed.
Our church was founded in 1948 as a result of a home Bible study almost directly across the street. We are strategically located on a main thoroughfare in Delaware County near major highways, an international airport, a large city, Philadelphia, and next to the small city of Chester. There are several nearby colleges and universities.

The Compensation
We are offering annual salary of $50,000 plus parsonage and help with health insurance.

The Process
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Associate Pastor at Woodlyn Baptist Church?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Associate Pastor of Woodlyn Baptist Church?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Woodlyn Baptist Church?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected]