Associate Pastor

Santa Maria, CA

We seek an Associate Pastor who understands Gospel-centered ministry and has a heart to see people set free by the Gospel to love and serve their neighbors. He should be a friendly, out-going, Spirit-led servant who does not take himself too seriously. We desire a pastor who has the passion and experience to identify, train, equip, and mobilize leaders in our congregation to be Spirit-dependent, joy-filled, kingdom-minded disciples who know how to make disciples.

Supervisor/Direct Report: Senior Pastor and the Elder Board


§  Support the Senior Pastor in planning and implementing ministry

§  Provide Gospel-centered counseling, prayer, ministry, and care to people as needed

§  Serve as an active member of Grace by attending services, small groups, and church activities and events

§  Attend weekly staff meeting

§  Work alongside our Deacon Board to care for the church body

§  Lead the outreach ministry to our community

§  Assist the Senior Pastor and elders with various pastoral needs of the church body

§  Oversee and lead our small groups and Sunday School classes

§  Help assimilate newcomers and new members into the life of the church

§  Perform pastoral duties as necessary: weddings, funerals, etc

Full Time

Requirements: § 5-10 years of pastoral ministry in a local church § A team player who works well in a team environment § A teachable, humble heart that is willing to confess sin, continue to learn, and models servant-leadership § A Seminary degree required (Th.M or M.Div) § Meets the character qualifications of an elder as stated in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 § Agreement with our Affirmation of Faith § Self-starter who actively pursues ministry and people § Able to teach and preach expositional, Gospel-centered messages (Sunday morning preaching, etc) § Strong communication abilities (oral and written) § Keep regular scheduled office hours and follow work rules and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook, By-laws, and Constitution


Benji Magness


How To Apply

You can apply by emailing the following to [email protected]:

1) an updated resume,

2) a recent photo of you/family,

3) an overview statement of your own theological distinctives (no more than 1 page)

4) your understanding of what it means to be “Gospel-centered” in life and ministry

5) a sample of your preaching/teaching (video)

Due to the number of expected applications, we will contact you if we desire to move forward in the hiring process with you. May the Lord bless and guide you as you seek His will.

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