Job Openings

City of God Church (www.cogchurch.org) is an Acts 29/SBC church in Lafayette, IN.

Our Mission:

We exist to glorify God by making disciples who love Jesus, love people, and advance the gospel.

 With these goals in mind, we are seeking an Associate Pastor to help us fulfill our ministry. Below you will find a basic job description for this position.

 If you feel that you might be a good candidate for the job, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the job
  • A resume or C.V. and three professional references

 You can submit these materials to Eric Roseberry (eric AT cogchurch.org).

 If you meet the basic qualifications for the position you will receive an e-mail asking for further information.

 A Snapshot of City of God Church

 City of God Church is currently a part of Acts 29 and the Southern Baptist Convention. The church started in 2010 on campus with several Purdue students. Our history and background have given COG several unique aspects worth considering as you decide whether or not to apply for this position. Currently, our demographic is 60%-70% Purdue students. On a typical Sunday morning during the school year, we will have 700-800 people in worship. This number drops to 200-250 during the summer months. We have seen a lot of growth in other age groups over the past few years, but this position will require someone comfortable ministering to students, and who can be flexible with the ebb and flow of the school year.

Job Title: Associate Pastor
Position Type: Full Time

Role and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to help individuals at City of God connect with the church in a deeper way and cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus. How can we help individuals: initially connect with the church, grow in their commitment to City of God (groups and service), and become leaders who are fulfilling our mission?

This position will be heavy on relationships. The person applying should be comfortable with people and energized by time with them. Examples of the relational aspects of this ministry include: one-on-counseling, working with leaders to help develop their walk with Jesus, meeting with people who are new to City of God to help them get connected, etc.

This person will assist our current ministry team leaders to help develop City of God’s calendar, recruit and train new volunteers, and incorporate these ministries into the overall vision of City of God.

These areas include:

  • Hospitality
  • City Groups (small groups)
  • Men’s and Women’s Ministry
  • Domestic and International Outreach
  • Children’s Ministry

Again, you are not being asked to lead all of these various ministries but help and assist our current leaders as they seek to lead our people in these areas.

Outside of the description above, this position will help shoulder the load in terms of general pastoral ministry at City of God. This person will need to be comfortable as a generalist, and it’s understood that they will not be able to specialize in one particular area of ministry at this particular moment.

Some of these general pastoral duties include:

  • One-on-one counseling with members in need of care
  • Preaching 5-7 times per year
  • Other teaching opportunities that will present themselves: membership meetings, new member’s classes, pre-marital counseling, etc.
  • Working with staff, interns, and other leaders to accomplish the goals of City of God Church
  • Administrative tasks as deemed necessary

This person will work under and report directly to the Lead Pastor (Eric Roseberry).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A four-year degree (or 10+ years of ministry experience)
  • Agreement with the doctrinal distinctives of Acts 29 and the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Self-led and self-motivated
  • Able to function well in a team environment
  • Flexibility with a role that will develop as City of God continues to grow
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Enjoys spending time with people

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