Associate Pastor

St. Paul M.B. Church - Olive Branch, MS (30+ days ago)


Job Description:

St. Paul M.B. Church is seeking a Christ-centered, team-oriented Discipleship Pastor to develop and lead a broad-based discipleship pathway which should include the development and growing of our, Sunday School, Youth Ministry and its leaders. In addition, this pastor will oversee our spiritual growth groups and their leaders. The Discipleship Pastor will continue to develop the spiritual growth groups of St. Paul by recruiting, equipping and training group leaders and foster a culture and climate that invites and welcome people into the groups. This is a pastoral role that calls for a self-starter, an effective communicator and someone with a strong desire to see people grow spiritually. The Discipleship Pastor must work closely and in harmony with the Senior Pastor. He should have a firm grasp of the vision and mission of St. Paul M.B. Church and work alongside clergy and lay members to carry out the vision and mission. This is a critical role in the life and growth of St. Paul. The candidate will assist the Senior Pastor in pastoral care and therefore must be highly competent and excellent with people. He will also be called upon to preach, teach and lead seminars. The Discipleship Pastor must have a pastor’s heart and a heart for the Senior Pastor.

The Discipleship Pastor will meet the following personal and spiritual qualifications:

  • Be able to express a personal salvation experience of faith in Jesus Christ
  • Must have integrity, high moral values, and be able to express a “genuine call” to serve God and His church in this particular capacity
  • Must be an ordained minister
  • Meet qualifications as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7
  • College education and preferably a degree from seminary or the equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of full-time ministry related experience that should include youth ministry and show a track record of success in leading and developing leaders.
  • A high level of motivation and personal accountability
  • Follows the Biblical model of stewardship through tithing and giving generously
  • A team player with a high energy level and readiness to take on this significant challenge
  • Must have the ability to plan, budget, delegate, and meet deadlines on time

Must be in full agreement with the doctrine and teachings of the church

Job Type: Full-time


  • full-time ministry: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)