Associate Pastor


Western PA District C&MA

Job Description: The Pastor of Adult Discipleship at the Upper St. Clair Alliance Church is a full-time, salaried position assisting the Lead Pastor in leading several key areas of Adult Discipleship Ministries. The final details of the job description will be tailored to the unique passions and skills of the successful candidate. Skill Set: The Pastor of Adult Discipleship will be a ministry generalist able to lead leaders and oversee various elements of the overall ministry of Upper St Clair Alliance Church in support of the Lead Pastor. This leader must be able to communicate clearly, administrate teams and projects, and support in providing pastoral care for the congregation. He must be “above reproach”, humble, teachable, and responsible in his affairs and leadership of the church. • Ability to lead leaders, shepherd volunteers, and oversee various elements of the overall ministry of Upper St. Clair Alliance Church in support of the Lead Pastor • Ability to communicate clearly • Ability to give and receive direction with grace and mercy Experience Qualifications: • Possesses competent general Bible knowledge, specifically in spiritual leadership, and demonstrates the application of the gospel to daily life. Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop and maintain a systematic plan for assimilation of guests, regular attenders, and members into the discipleship pipeline for the purpose of spiritual growth and a deeper sense of community. • Develop and maintain an enthusiastic welcome team (ushers, greeters, etc.) who understand and embrace their role in the assimilation process. • Develop and maintain an annual plan that enables the continuous growth and improvement of Adult Discipleship Groups (LIFE Groups, Adult Bible Fellowships, and Adult Bible Studies) and increases the involvement of the congregation. • Implement methods or recruiting Adult Discipleship Group leaders and participants. • Foster a strong, active, growing, and recruiting-focused network of leaders, members, and individuals interested in becoming part of the Adult Discipleship Group ministry. • Plan and execute regular group leader training and appreciation events, assisting the growth of a healthy body of leaders who will in turn help grow a strong Adult Discipleship Group ministry. • Plan and execute Adult Discipleship Group connection events as a means of bridging the gap between attractional environments and growth environments. • Identify, develop, and/or select group curriculum and other study materials and tools. • Work with the Communications Coordinator to create promotional materials and communication methods that increase awareness of the purpose, importance, and availability of the Adult Discipleship Group ministry. • Develop and oversee the annual budget for Adult Discipleship Ministries. • Maintain records of key metrics pertaining to church growth, retention, and engagement. • Assist the Lead Pastor as needed and preach approximately 8-10 times per year.


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