Associate pastor for discipleship and Youth

Westminster is a dynamic, growing congregation of about currently 250 members/225 in worship, situated across the street from a large middle school.  We are committed to being the church outside our walls, reaching people with the good news of Jesus Christ.  We partner together with many other churches and non-profit ministries.  Westminster is a lively, joyful congregation that is deepening in discipleship and ministry.  Our demographics are getting younger, and we are committed to being a purposefully multi-generational congregation with increasing focus on the next generation.  Westminster is affiliated with the Fellowship Community.

We are seeking an Associate Pastor whose heart beats for inviting people into discipleship to Jesus Christ, and walking with them on that path- and particularly with teenagers.  The majority of the position is in relation to youth ministry, but there are also general pastoral responsibilities, such as regular preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and other organizational leadership.

A mature, evangelical faith, a gentle, teachable spirit, an authentic, winsome manner; and a passion to love and reach young people are all important to us.  We are seeking someone with experience in, and a heartfelt calling to, youth ministry, the wisdom to reflect on it, and the ability to work effectively in a team setting. 

Westminster has a strong connection to the ministry of Young Life.  Experience or familiarity with this relational, incarnational, approach to ministry is necessary- as is a willingness to partner together with Young Life.