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Associate Pastor Search

Madera Church is conducting a search for a full time Associate Pastor. This important role will provide oversight for our Youth Ministry, Outreach Ministry, and assist the lead pastor in other pastoral duties, as needed.

As Associate Pastor, you will partner with the volunteers of Madera Church in providing a vibrant and engaging youth and outreach ministry that assists in connecting people to God through the truth and hope of Jesus.

  • Evidence of a growing relationship with Jesus, through personal spiritual disciplines, education, accountability and service to others
  • Three years of related ministry experience preferred
  • BA in Bible (or ministry focus) encouraged, MA preferred
  • Alignment with (and ability to maintain a commitment to) the doctrinal statement, values, and mission of Madera Church
  • Heart for youth and outreach with a commitment to helping others live out the great commission and great commandment
  • Ability to teach and guide youth, while also providing ways to reach out and draw in youth from our community
  • Proven ability to provide servant leadership, direction, and vision to others and build and equip ministry teams to carry out the ministry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; as well as the ability to recruit others to help accomplish the vision
  • Competent administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong problem and conflict resolution skills
  • Passion to connect people to serving opportunities in our community
  • Spiritual gifts that could be helpful would include teaching, evangelism, leadership, shepherding, and/or administration
Ministry Description
  • Recruit, train, equip, empower and encourage ministry leaders and volunteers
  • Oversee Youth and Outreach ministry vision, plans and budgets


  1. Engage youth to live out our mission to Know, Grow and Go
  2. Plan and oversee regular Youth Ministry opportunities ( e.g.- Youth Group, small groups, serving, outreach events, social outings, youth mission trips, retreats etc.)
  3. Communicate regularly with parents and Youth Leaders, as you partner with them to disciple the youth of Madera Church and our community
  4. Develop student leaders who invest in other students and our community
  5. Provide support and continuity with our kids ministry, working with our Kids Ministry Director
  6. Pray for families of youth


  • Passionately lead others to engage in serving
  • Plan, coordinate and lead serving and evangelism opportunities
  • Develop an outreach team for creative connection with our community
  • Utilize Planning Center Online for scheduling volunteers
  • Coordinate all church mission trips and serve days
  • Associate Pastor will partner with and report to the Lead Pastor
  • Associate Pastor will partner with and supervise the Kids, Youth, Outreach and Service Team volunteers
  • The Associate Pastor will work alongside other church staff and volunteers
Time Required and Compensation
  • Full-Time Salaried Position
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Retirement Plan available
  • Range: $50 to $60k – to be determined based on experience and education


About Madera Church

Madera Church is a new church family found 20 minutes south of Tucson. We serve and are striving to reach the Madera area communities (Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado). We currently gather Saturday at 4pm in the Continental School Gym (1 mile east of our future building site of 15 acres). We consider ourselves a church of Home Groups and offer 7 groups in our community throughout the week. They pray and care for one another, find ways to serve and study the passage we explore together at our weekend worship service.

Our worship style is contemporary/modern (drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals). Our lead pastor shares a message that goes verse by verse through a book of the Bible with application in mind. We desire to partner with parents and have a growing kids and youth ministry with approximately 50 kids represented in both. Nursery is available during our entire service, kids (5 to 5th grade) stay with parents for worship through song and are dismissed to kids ministry after 2 songs, and youth group (6th – 12th grade) follows the service: with games, dinner and time for learning and prayer.


If interested in exploring this position, please send cover letter and resume to:

Subject: Associate Pastor Search