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Call Description

Christ Lutheran Church – Call Description

Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) in Santa Clarita, California is a vibrant, midsize congregation in a growing, family-oriented suburb of Los Angeles. We are prayerfully seeking an Associate Pastor who loves the Word of God, enjoys the people of His church, and can flourish in a team-based ministry.

The person we seek will be an excellent preacher and teacher with the ability to communicate the gospel into a post-Christian milieu. He/she will be adept at connecting with non- and new-members, guiding them into greater engagement with the church and into growing union with Christ. The right candidate will be hungry to see the growth of God’s people, dedicated to continual learning and improvement, and eager to be a key part of our Lead Pastor’s team.

Shared Responsibility

  • Worship Leadership (60/40 preaching split between Lead/Associate)
  • Pastoral Counsel & Confession
  • Visitation Ministry
  • Confirmation Ministry Teaching
  • Small-Group Leadership, especially in the context of Men’s Ministry

Sole Responsibility

  • New Member Outreach & Engagement Ministry
    • Oversee an intentional process that guides people from first connection to full engagement
    • Serve as the primary guide for new members into the life and ministry of Christ Lutheran Church

  • Young Adults Ministry
    • Develop and lead an intentional approach to reaching, keeping, and discipling young adults (post-college, married or not married, no children)

Education & Experience

Master of Divinity with three years of ministry experience (ordained or lay); rostered or eligible to become rostered on the LCMC Clergy Roster

Core Competencies

  • An excellent preacher and teacher who can open up biblical truth in ways that are clear and compelling
  • A discerning spirit who read situations correctly and makes wise decisions accordingly
  • An understanding of and love for historical theology

Personal Characteristics

  • A personable pastor who can converse easily with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Takes God seriously, but not himself
  • Humble, hungry, and smart