Associate Pastor of Connections

Clarksburg Baptist Church Clarksburg, WV Full Time
4 days ago

Job Description

Purpose: The Associate Pastor of Connections will build disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to all adult ministries, from young adults to senior adults, while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Primary Role: The Associate Pastor of Connections will partner with Life Group leaders, staff, and Church Council to ground the congregation in the foundations of faith so that they may mature as church leaders and will work to streamline and create processes to connect with visitors and move them along in discipleship until they are committed followers of Christ.

Organizational Dimensions: Reports directly to the Senior Pastor and works in coordination with the Adult Discipleship and Prayer Commissions.

Pillars for Success: To be successful, the Associate Pastor of Connections must be able to effectively perform each of the following essential roles:

  • Champion – Develop and lead a gospel-centered discipleship strategy, promoting and fostering the church’s Life Groups.
  • Reach – Develop and implement strategies to engage, love, and minister to our community.
  • Connect – Develop and implement strategies to help guests feel welcomed, take next steps, get connected in a Life Group, and engage in service.
  • Equip – Ensure that every member is well-trained to serve the church and community, share the gospel, and disciple others.
  • Empower – Help members to identify their gifting and develop systems to enable them to utilize their gifts.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help build a culture of discipleship, leading our attendees to Gather, Grow, and Give as part of a broader community at Clarksburg Baptist Church.
  • Recruit and equip a team of volunteers in young adult, men, women, and senior adult ministries that leads to sustainability in these ministry areas (not solely dependent on paid staff). For example, creating regular community opportunities for each of these groups to connect with others in the same stage of life, and connecting them with a Life Group that will foster spiritual growth.
  • Disciple attendees to lead and make disciples of their peers.
  • Recruit and equip Life Group leaders with a wholistic approach to discipleship.
  • Evaluate curriculum needs of our Life Groups to ensure we are progressively teaching and modeling the life of Christ and teaching the full counsel of Scripture.
  • Conduct outreach in the community, seeking out relationships with those who do not know Christ, modeling a mission-focused lifestyle.
  • Coordinate and schedule quarterly church-wide service projects in coordination with the Mission and Outreach Commission to disciple members into a deeper relationship with each other and Christ.
  • Assist the Senior Pastor in shepherding Clarksburg Baptist Church and perform additional tasks at his direction.
  • Fill the pulpit at the direction of the Senior Pastor.



  • Must have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and must demonstrate the reality of that relationship evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior.
  • Must have a love for Jesus and a desire to see lives and the community changed by the gospel.
  • Must clearly possess the character qualification of a Pastor listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
  • Must have a strong understanding of scripture; degree in Biblical theology or ministry preferred (or in pursuit thereof).
  • Must have the passion and gift of discipleship.
  • Must possess pastoral influence, strong verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively preach and teach outside of dedicated ministry area.
  • Must have proven ability to work with and maintain positive, healthy relationships with those inside and outside the church
  • Must have ability to balance team and individual responsibilities, and contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Must have ability to adapt to changes in the environment, to change approach or method as is most fitting for each situation and be able to deal with change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Must be able to pass a background check performed by Clarksburg Baptist Church.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to find a solution for, or to deal proactively with, ministry-related issues.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on critical, time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to recruit, train, motivate, and lead volunteers.
  • Ability to stay organized and detail-oriented.

Salary & Benefits


  • Vacation days

Can be done remote?

  • No

About Clarksburg Baptist Church Church

Baptist - American Baptist 100-250 people

Our History

Clarksburg Baptist Church (CBC) was founded in 1848 on the same downtown corner where we are currently located. We feel called to continue to minister in the community that God has placed around us. At one point CBC had the chance to move to a different location, outside of town, and decided as a church family to remain downtown to positively impact the local area. We are not entrenched in tradition and are willing to change or try new things. We have a heart to minister and reach young growing families within our community. We have strong ties with the West Virginia Baptist Convention. We are a fully autonomous church. Our church has a conservative theological view and believes that the Bible is the Word of God and put the teaching of the Bible above church traditions and cultural pushes.

Our Unique Community

Clarksburg Baptist Church hosts a Christ-centered recovery ministry weekly and has strong ties to the local community mission. CBC has more than 50% of our membership who participate in LifeGroups outside of Sunday worship service. The church provides community outreach ministry events during the year, including a "Walk for Water" to provide safe water around the world, and "World Market" to help provide jobs and funds for vunerable people. You will find our congregation generationally diverse. We have an vibrant youth and children’s ministry, while continuing to have active participation by older generations. We have young professionals and families that attend and serve in ministry regularly. With the changing trends, CBC has been able to maintain participation and attendance without compromising the Gospel. We hope that every person who enters our building or comes into contact with us feels welcome and that we are seen as good neighbors who are intent in spreading the Gospel and fulfilling the Great Commission. Our mission is to Gather together like it makes a difference, Grow like never before, and Give like we won't run out!