Associate Pastor

Website Ridgeland Community Church

Ridgeland Community Church

Associate Pastor Ministry Description



Position               An average of 20 hours/week, $25,000 to $30,000 annual salary              (depending on experience and other factors), three weeks of paid vacation per year for the first three years (prorated in the first year); four weeks paid vacation in the fourth year and afterward. We anticipate that as the family ministry (described in this document) grows, the hour commitment and compensation will increase until this position becomes full time.



Who we are           We are a small non-denominational church in Henrietta (a suburb of Rochester, New York) that is grounded in Scripture and orthodox theology (see our Statement of Faith).  We have recently launched a vision to invite international students and neighbors from our community into our fellowship.  Through social events such as monthly barbeques, children’s arts camps, and family game nights, as well as through seeker Bible studies, we have seen individuals turn their lives to Christ.  We also have seen an increase in the number of  individuals attending RCC services and/or groups.  Because of this growth, we believe God is leading us to hire staff to focus on our ministry to families. We hope that this staff member also will have



Character              Vibrant and growing Christian faith; moral grounding according to

Qualifications          the pattern of 1 Timothy 3:1-7; and interpersonal grace in ministry and in relationships with others.



Skills Required       The ideal candidate will have: i) a heart for, and experience in, developing and implementing ministries to children, youth, and parents with children still at home; ii) a heart for reaching the lost; iii) creativity with social media, video editing and website enhancement; and iv) good written and verbal communication skills.



Responsibilities      The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop and oversee a robust Ministry to Families with a goal of nurturing a deep, or deeper, spiritual life within families at Ridgeland Community Church.  Specific tasks will include but not be limited to: a) overseeing Children’s Sunday School including developing or selecting curriculum and recruiting, training and scheduling of Sunday School teachers; b) establishing a regular meeting of young families for fun and for providing resources for parents; c) organizing events (such as “arts camps”, “family game nights,” etc.), to attract more families to RCC; and d) such other efforts that the Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor and Elders develop over time.


In addition to the above-primary responsibility, the ideal candidate will share responsibility with others for communications within and from RCC, including but not limited to: a) enhancing and maintaining RCC’s online presence through social media and its website; b) preparation of RCC’s weekly electronic newsletter (called “Highlights”) and weekly bulletin; c) creation of outreach media such as videos, emails, and print resources; and d) such other communication-related tasks as the Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor identify.


Over time, the Associate Pastor may also take on additional responsibilities (such as, by way of example only, preaching periodically) as the Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Elders identify based on the Associate Pastor’s gifts, experience, and interest.




Accountability                 The Associate Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor and Elders.


Timeline               Interviews may begin October 1.


Contact                Pastor Fritz Longabaugh at







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