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at Main Street Church

Denomination: Non-Denominational (Charis Fellowship)

Average Weekly Attendance: 300-350 (includes in-person and online)

About Main Street Church:

Main Street Church is located in Chelsea, Michigan. We are an emerging church plant that is just over five years old and who have over 300 individuals who consider Main Street their church home. Chelsea is located in the center of multiple small communities which make up the growing rural corridor between Jackson and Ann Arbor. In total, over 41,000 people consider this corridor home. However, less than 9% of these individuals attend an evangelical church. We have a distinct non-traditional cafe-type feel as we worship together and invite others to hear about how much Jesus loves them. We earn that voice by loving our community with the hope that they will fall in love with Jesus.


Our Mission: Represent Jesus and the Bible in a relevant way to those who live in these communities. 


Our Motto: Join us for church with a bunch of imperfect people. 


Our Discipleship Values: My Worship strives to Find Out, Live Out, Help Out, and Reach Out.​

About the Associate Pastor Position:

The Associate Pastor should have strong organizational and relationship-building gifts and delight in taking on challenges as a self-starter while maintaining humility and patience.


Detailed Job Description

The following defines the specific functions performed by the Associate Pastor:


  • Executive/organizational role: 60%

    • To support the Lead Pastor by providing and maintaining an organizational structure to best execute the mission of the church.

    • Forming and structuring discipleship and ministry systems.

    • Oversight of ministry teams and groups guiding leaders' spiritual health, and training, while helping them set objectives and goals for their ministry. 

    • Budget oversight: formation and presentation, monthly review, giving/expenditure procedures, ministry team spending, and financial team oversight

    • Reviewing and executing church procedures and by-laws for this phase of our church

    • Coordinate and lead Elder Team meetings

    • Oversight of church calendar and database 


  • Shepherding/relational role: 40%

    • Primary Leader for Mobilization Team and Next Step Groups 

    • Participation in Sunday Morning Series and Message Planning

    • Mid and Small Group Teaching Responsibilities

    • Spiritual Discipleship Opportunities


Personal Qualifications

  • Be positive, patient, friendly with pastoral attitude and take the mission of the gospel seriously, while maintaining a teachable heart

  • Be a self-starter, able to anticipate needs without oversight, focus on the tasks at hand and efficient follow-through; capable of and knowing when to ask for assistance

  • Have a heart to love people into a relationship with Christ as their Lord and Savior

  • Value a relational, small-community approach to ministry

  • Be energized by evaluation, coordination, process and shepherding


Education & Skills

  • A minimum of a Bible Degree required with strong biblical literacy and hermeneutic 

  • In addition, they must have a minimum of an associate's degree.

  • Agree with majors of the Charis Fellowship Common Identity 

  • 5 years of full-time ministry experience

  • Ability and experience in forming and maintaining quality ministry systems

  • Possess personality, temperament and interpersonal skills to relate and serve effectively within a multi-generational congregation

  • Have strong communication and leadership skills, both oral and written, with the capacity to lead multiple teams and groups

  • Need to be confident in computer skills

  • Energized by a church that consistently ministers outside of a traditional church dynamic

  • Experience in community organizational systems and change


Hours & Benefits

Classified as a full-time, exempt employee; 40 hours +

  • Two Weeks Vacation (Max of two Sundays)

  • Biblical Education Financial Consideration

  • Personal Healthcare Stipend

Exterior Building at Main Street Church
Sunday Service at Main Street Church
Main Street Kids Ministry Watching Educational Video
Family Dedication
Teen Rally 9-Square
Christmas Eve Service
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