Associate and Assistant Pastors
Assistant Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Role Description: Assistant Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Purpose: Comprehensively lead and deepen spiritual formation, with an emphasis on equipping adults and youth in missional discipleship.
Pastoral Profile: A Depth-of-Growth leader to complement the Lead Pastor’s Breadth-of-Growth leadership and ensure our spiritually-diverse congregation increasingly becomes the embodied hospitality of Jesus for the Glory of God and Good of Neighbor with the following characteristics:
- Passion for developing both people and systems, with experience discipling and equipping lay leaders. This role is a mentoring conductor skilled in strategically and personally equipping leaders in ministry, not a 1st chair musician who executes the ministry on behalf of the church.
- Experience discipling “nones” and “dones” who’ve rejected evangelical culture &/or theological assumptions in a hyper-individualistic, secular, & progressive context. This is not the Bible Belt, but a context where even Christians are skeptical of institutions and distrustful of any spiritual authority outside themselves.
- Eager for high ownership and freedom to innovate in a post-Christian context and grow the church in order to train, send, and support church planters across the region.
Reports to Lead Pastor
Relates/Works Closely with Lead Pastor, Connections Lead
Direct Reports Table Kids Coordinator, Sunday Morning Team Leaders, Community and Discipleship Group Leaders
Leadership Responsibilities Pastoral & Organizational Leadership (12 hours per week)
- Attend and participate in Staff and Shepherding Team (/Session) Meetings.
- Preach 12-15 times per year and lead liturgy up to weekly.
- Work with the Connections Lead to personally connect visitors to all levels of involvement at The Table, especially ensuring new individuals/families are warmly welcomed in Community Groups.
- Oversee and develop all Sunday Morning Hospitality Teams (disciple team leaders, cultivate hospitality, improve process, etc).
- Coordinate community, outreach, and connections-related events as needed.
- Shortly after particularization (tentatively: 2024), the Session will give the Lead Pastor a 4-6 month sabbatical, during which this role will assume weekly preaching and staff leadership.
Community and Discipleship Groups (25 hours per week)
- Disciple, equip, and coach all existing leaders in both Technical and Adaptive needs, shepherding members as needed and bringing critical needs to the Shepherding Team (/Session).
- Lead the Spiritual Formation Incubator (pre-leader discipleship class), and create additional resources/experiences to build on that foundation over the long-term.
- Develop and maintain a robust leadership pipeline for identifying and equipping CG/DG Leaders.
- Strategically plan and implement group multiplication to ensure space for new members.
- Manage intake/outtake process for members and leaders, anticipating seasons of rest and growth.
Family Nurture (12 hours per week)
- Oversee and develop Table Kids Coordinator.
- Start, lead, and develop The Table’s youth ministry with the following principles:
- Emphasis on both discipling families (parents + youth) and evangelizing youth.
- Directive leadership to instill The Table’s DNA in the short term, but increasingly openhanded and team-based lay leadership as the ministry grows.
- Explore potential partnership with YoungLife and lay-led Youth Discipleship Groups.
Primary Strengths Required
- Meets the qualifications of Elder (Titus 1:5-9, 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
- Motivated and willing to take ownership as part of a team that gladly submits to one another.
- Enjoys collaboration, eager for constructive feedback, and quick to trust; a devoted team player.
- Very high emotional intelligence and self-aware; eager to forgive, repent, and resolve conflict.
- Driven, proactive leader willing to take risks and fail for the sake of equipping the church to disciple and evangelize in a post-Christian context.
- Thrives in ideologically diverse communities, and trusts that belonging catalyzes believing.
- Hospitable and servant-hearted, especially toward those most skeptical of Jesus & his Church.
- High cultural intelligence; can comfortably navigate controversial cultural topics with truth and love.
- Creative and strategic, able to design contextualized ministry solutions with a bias toward action.
- Proven ability to personally and relationally develop leaders and equip disciples across diverse church backgrounds and levels of spiritual maturity.
- Ordainable in the PCA; Theologically Reformed and Covenantal.
- 2-3 years combined experience in pastoral ministry AND/OR leading, developing, and building teams in a professional/non-ministry organization.
Time and Compensation
- 50 hours per week at $TBD (Salary+H/A) per year, commensurate with experience.
- Note: As a church plant that is only 80% self-sustaining, this position requires a commitment to raise up to $1,500 per month for 3 years.2
- Social Security stipend plus 2.35% of total compensation (Salary + H/A) toward retirement.
- Up to an additional $500 per month for Health Insurance (through the Colorado Health Exchange).
- 2 weeks paid vacation and a 1-month summer respite for personal retreat and study leave per year.
- TBD budgets for ministry-related hospitality, resources, and vocational development.
How To Apply
If you’re interested in applying, please send the following information to the Executive Assistant, Hannah Jarman (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 1st, 2022:
- Cover Letter & Resumé
- At least 3 references directly related to the role description.
- Links to at least 3 sermons and other examples of ministry content demonstrating philosophy of ministry alignment and experience in a similar cultural context.