Employment (Churches)

Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth

Mulford Evangelical Free Church, Muscatine, Iowa

Shepherd worship and youth ministries to make disciples who are being transformed into the likeness of Christ for the glory of God.

Ministry description

We are seeking a pastor to equip the saints for the work of the ministry and shepherd our worship and youth ministries.


  • Displays Christian character and servant leadership in the church and home/family setting (1 Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Pet 5:1-4)
  • Possesses personality, temperament and interpersonal skills to relate and serve effectively within a multi-generational congregation setting
  • Gives evidence of a spiritually-balanced life: prayer, Bible study, accountability, rest, worship, financial stewardship
  • Is doctrinally aligned with Mulford Church’s Statement of Faith and with the mission and core values of the church
  • Possesses or is willing to seek ordination within the EFCA
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and personal integrity



The associate pastor will shepherd the church to greater love of God through Scripture-based, Christ-exalting worship, including the music ministry of the church as an extension of the teaching ministry of the church (Deut 31:19, 32:1-43). Areas of responsibility include:

  1. Shepherding Sunday service: He will provide continuity and artistry to the worship experience (Ps 33:3). He will work with the senior pastor to help connect the service with the sermon. He will work with the worship team to choose music and other elements to facilitate the exaltation of Christ.
  2. Shepherding special services: He will plan and coordinate Good Friday, Christmas Eve and other corporate worship services.
  3. Equipping volunteers: He will strive to unleash people’s God-given talents for the Kingdom, actively recognizing and developing them (1 Cor 12:4-6).
  4. Innovation: He will incorporate new songs, technology and worship elements that are biblically and contextually sound.
  5. Administration: He will coordinate the worship team schedule, assigning musicians and sound/computer techs for the Sunday service. He will organize and lead necessary practice sessions. He will work with the team to evaluate budget needs.


The associate pastor will come alongside the youth of our church and provide a bridge between the discipling done by parents and the eventual autonomy the youth will have as young adults.

  1. Discipleship vision: He will shepherd our high school and middle school youth to biblical maturity. He will equip our students with a solid, biblical foundation prior to their graduation. His discipleship responsibility will include engaging, relevant, and biblical teaching.
  2. Equipping volunteers: He will disciple the disciple-makers in our youth ministry (2 Tim 2:2).
  3. Encouraging parents: He will be an available and biblically-reliable resource for parents.
  4. Youth/family missions: He will oversee opportunities for students to engage in disciplemaking and will mobilize our youth for missions.
  5. Relationship-building: He will seek opportunities to meet the youth and their friends and family where they are in the community, and to build bridges to the church.
  6. Administration. He will coordinate the youth group schedule, including regular meetings and special events. He will work with the team to evaluate the budget needs of the youth group.

Young adults

The associate pastor will oversee discipleship and fellowship of young adults in the church.

  1. Relationship-building: He will facilitate gospel-centered relationships with young adults within the church, as well as building bridges to those in a similar life phase in the community.
  2. Spiritual growth: He will disciple the young adults in our church by leading a regular small group.
  3. Biblical faithfulness: He will equip young adults for service in the Kingdom, encouraging and training them for mission trips, local outreach projects, and service within the church body.

Other responsibilities

  1. Preaching: He will have regular opportunities to preach during the Sunday morning worship service.
  2. Additional responsibilities: He will help in other areas of ministry as directed by the elder team.

How to apply

To apply submit a cover letter and resume to mulford@machlink.com.

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