Job Description for Associate Pastor
Membership and Congregational Care
(Part Time, Called Position)
1. Develop programs for bringing new members into the congregation.
Develop and manage the process for interested people to explore
and enter into church membership including community outreach
to spark interest.
Design and monitor the process for integrating new members
into the congregational life and activities of the church.
Help members of the congregation develop necessary skills and
awareness to assist and support potential and new members.
2. Provide pastoral leadership to the Deacons of the church and work
with the Deacons to develop programs which help establish a culture
of care within the congregation.
3. Share with pastoral/professional colleagues in the pastoral functions and
leadership of the congregation.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. Participate regularly in worship leadership as part of pastoral
staff; preach approximately 6 times per year, as agreed upon
among the pastoral staff.
2. Share in the full range of pastoral ministry, including hospital visitation,
weddings, baptisms, and memorial services.
3. Attend and participate in Church Council meetings.
4. Share in the leadership of the Quest (confirmation) program.
5. Share in other pastoral responsibilities as agreed among the pastoral staff
1. Be part of the pastoral/professional staff team, supervised by the Lead
2. Act as staff liaison to various committees and groups in the
congregation's life including new members, Deacons, visitation team,
FFUN and others as agreed among the pastoral/professional staff.
3. Serve the wider Church through participation in the UCC Chicago
Metropolitan Association and the Presbytery of Chicago as appropriate.
4. Participate in ecumenical and interfaith groups as called upon.
The work is generally performed under common business-office conditions.
Duties assigned may also be performed in other temporary locations, or in
institutions, hospitals, homes or other locations as designated by supervisors.
Activities, particularly with mission programs, may involve some moderate