Christus Lutheran Church

Clintonville, Wisconsin, United States

Associate Pastor

  • Address: 120 N Main St, Clintonville, Wisconsin 54929
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Rev. Brian Crocker
  • Phone: 715.823.6521
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  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Sub-Category: Associate Pastor
  • Position Title: Associate Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Duties shared with the Senior Pastor:

              ~ Plan, coordinate and lead the worship services of the congregation

              ~ Preach and administer the Sacraments at said services in accordance with the

                  Congregation Constitution, the Constitution of LCMC, and the Ministry Standards of the

                  Augustana District of LCMC

              ~ Preside at Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals in the congregation, including conducting

        preparatory meetings for these events

    ~ Visit the hospitalized and home-bound to minister to them in their need

    ~ Provide pastoral counseling to people in need (members or non-members); and make

        referrals to professional and/or licensed counselors if the need exceeds one’s scope of

        knowledge or expertise

    ~ Call upon those people identified as prospective members, and issue invitations to

        non-church-goers to consider attendance and/or membership at Christus

    ~ Plan, coordinate and conduct Confirmation classes and activities

    ~ Provide Biblical study opportunities for adult membership

    ~ Be a visible presence in the Clintonville community, participating (if time allows) in

        activities/organizations that do not compromise one’s faith or confession

    ~ Attend and provide devotions at Congregation Council meetings, Worship Committee

        meetings, and Brotherhood meetings

    ~ Participate in the Clintonville Area Ministerial Association and area LCMC Ministerium

    ~ Maintain an open line of communication with the Personnel Committee, particularly

        regarding staffing and employee matters

    ~ Maintain a regular prayer and devotional life, understanding that a pastor must be fed

        by the Word and prayer in order to feed others the Word

    ~ Engage in Continuing Education opportunities that will enhance the ministry of the

        congregation and the effective and faithful functioning of the pastor

    ~ Endeavor to teach congregation members how to become disciples of Jesus Christ,

        support them in their discipleship, and equip them to make disciples


    Duties of the Associate Pastor apart from the Senior Pastor:

              ~ Be the pastoral contact for Education, Evangelism & Social Concerns committees

              ~ Oversee/coordinate Jr. and Sr. Hi Youth Groups and volunteers

              ~ Be the pastoral contact and counsel for the Sunday School

              ~ Be the pastoral contact and counsel for the VBS program

              ~ Organize, conduct and/or oversee young adult/couples/parenting ministry opportunities

              ~ Conduct and/or oversee First Communion classes (usually during Lent, with First

                  Communion given on Maundy Thursday)

              ~ Conduct and/or oversee training of new acolytes at least once a year (preferably twice)

              ~ Conduct New Member classes as directed by Evangelism Committee or as needed