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Work for Northminster

Church Description

Northminster Presbyterian Church in New Castle, PA is seeking to hire a ministry associate. In the last couple of years, Northminster has seen significant transition. Another local Presbyterian Church closed their doors and over 70 new members came to Northminster. This was an infusion of leadership and ideas. At the same time, our pastor of 24 years retired, and a new pastor was called at the beginning of 2018 who brought new energy and enthusiasm. Northminster is a church on the rise.


Big Picture

After years of having a Christian Education director, we are looking for a different kind of staff person. We are seeking a person who can work with the senior pastor and various committees as somewhat of an associate or ministry assistant. Specifics of the job description will be tailored to the candidate, but the main focus is for the right candidate to be able to organize people and help structure systems to aid in the overall mission of the church. Above all, we want someone who can help us reach out to others.


Area of Responsibility

After some self-reflection, we have identified needs for improvement in the following areas of our church. The focus of this position could include work in several of the following areas:

  • Small Groups- We are looking to create more opportunities for people to connect in community.
  • Shepherding – We want to build a better system for care for each other beyond the pastor.
  • Welcoming & Assimilation- We want to help people who visit our church feel more welcome and find on-ramps to engaging in the church.
  • Volunteer Coordination- We want to expand the opportunities for our church members to serve the community.
  • Lectures/workshops- We want to expand our opportunities for people to learn and grow by providing and bringing in special adult-learning events.  


Character Traits

More than the right credentials, we are looking for the right person. We consider the following to be essential:

      Ability to work with multiple generations

      Good people skills and maturity

      A sense of humility and comfort in your own skin

      A sense of humor

We also value the following:

      The ability to partner with the senior pastor

      Collaborative/Team Player

      The ability to work with little instruction and in building projects and teams from scratch

      Create self-sustaining ministry that does not rely on them

      Teaching capabilities

      Leader who can help to develop leaders

      Local partnerships/Outreach/Volunteer opportunities


      Preaching abilities



This position will likely be part time with compensation depending on experience. A particular job description will be designed with the right candidate.


To apply, email with a resume with a cover letter explaining why you feel called to the position.


To download this job description as a PDF, CLICK HERE.



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