Our church is prayerfully seeking a full-time assistant pastor for Lifeway, the English Ministry of Austin Korean Presbyterian Church. The pastor will provide supportive leadership in the areas of preaching, pastoral care, leadership development, and overall spiritual health of the congregation, with the emphasis of overseeing our college ministry.
We are seeking a candidate who has a clear calling for the church, is passionate about serving, walking with, mentoring, and discipling, college students, and who can work on a team with the pastors and elders of our church.
Austin Korean Presbyterian Church or AKPC is a Korean American Church located in Austin, Texas. Both ministries, KM (Korean Ministry) and EM (English Ministry), known as Lifeway, are healthy and growing together in partnership to expand God’s Kingdom.
Lifeway is a multi-generational (50 percent of college students) and multi-ethnic congregation made up mostly of Korean Americans. Our church has a rich history, celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness this year, and is the largest Korean Church in the greater Austin area. We are looking for an assistant pastor who will work closely with the Pastor of Lifeway and the congregation of Lifeway.
Please visit our website for more information: https://www.akpc.org/ and https://www.akpc.org/english-ministry.html
This assistant pastorship (EM college) is under the supervision of the Session and the senior pastor. This position will be under the leadership of the EM pastor and will assist the EM pastor including Sunday preaching, shepherding and administrative duties. The pastor is expected to attend all staff meetings, and be present at church events, functions, and special services throughout the year.
The assistant pastor will directly oversee all ministry aspects of our College Ministry including teaching, planning, discipleship, mentoring, counseling, event coordinating, and outreach.
✓ Worship: Preach Christ centered and relevant sermons periodically throughout the year for Lifeway and more regularly and consistently for our college ministry.
✓ Leadership: Partner to fulfill the vision, mission, and direction of Lifeway along with key church leaders of AKPC. Embrace a team ministry philosophy and foster a collaborative spirit with Lifeway and AKPC staff, elders, and deacons.
✓ Discipleship: Equip, train, mentor, and disciple the leaders and members of Lifeway through discipleship, bible studies, prayer meetings, etc.
✓ Pastoral Care: Visit, pray for, and counsel members in need of prayer and support.
✓ Creativity: Execute new and innovative ways to reach the church and the unchurched. Be open-minded to new ideas and methods for ministry.
✓ Master’s Degree from an accredited theological school (M. Div. or higher)
✓ 4 years of experience leading and pastoring young adult/college/adult congregation
✓ Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills
✓ Strong ability to develop and maintain effective working and interpersonal relationships
✓ Have a passion and heart for college students
✓ Ordained in an evangelical denomination or be open to transferring to ECO
✓ Has a heart and burden for reaching the unchurched in the greater Austin area
✓ Is a self-starter and self-motivated.
✓ Embraces and is willing to work with the KM.
✓ Embraces creative uses of technology to reach more people.
✓ Values intergenerational and multicultural ministry and can embody the spirit of Lifeway
✓ Commensurate with experience
✓ Benefits (Medical, Dental, Continuing Education, Pension)
✓ Paid Vacation
How To Apply
If interested, please send the following documents to the address below by July 31, 2023.
– Resume with picture
– Three recommendation letters (two pastoral and one personal) – this person cannot be a relative
– Two recent sermons (audio/video file, YouTube, or web-link)
– Personal testimony/Ministry vision statement (1 page)
– Applicants must also be willing to undergo a background check
To submit application documents:
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