Korean-American Ministry Resources

Associate Pastor of Operations

Associate Pastor of Operations Position Description

Church: Joy Christian Fellowship (www.joychurch.com)
Title: Associate Pastor of Operations
Report to: Senior Pastor
Category: Full time associate staff
Salary: $60,000 to $85,000 (commensurate with experience with health insurance benefits)

Church Description

Joy Christian Fellowship (JCF) is a two-site church with locations in Englewood, New Jersey and Manhattan, NY. This Associate Pastor position will be for the Englewood, NJ church site and its main role will be to shepherd and lead the Englewood congregation in collaboration and direction from Sr. Pastor and support of the Council of Elders.

Joy Christian Fellowship at Englewood is a non-denominational church (formerly with KPCA) with approximately 250 adults and 150 children. Currently, 90% of congregants at this location are 2nd generation Korean-Americans. Please visit the church website for additional information at joychurch.com.

Job Description and Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in theological studies; preferably M. Div. or higher
  • 3 years of full-time ministry experience with oversight of various ministries and groups
  • Experience with preaching during Sunday worship services at regular intervals
  • Proven leadership characteristics and understanding of leadership development in a church ministry context (managing, teaching, training, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Agree to beliefs as stated by Gospel Coalition organization (with one difference being that Joy adheres to egalitarianism per bylaw)
  • Understanding of spiritual gifts to build a local church
  • Exceptionally organized with an operation and administrative mind
  • Able to provide character and professional references


  • Preach 6 to 12 times per year at Sunday worship services and other large group gatherings in partnership with other pastoral staff
  • Oversee general operations of all major functions held at Joy (i.e. Sunday services, special services, retreats, etc.)
  • Manage on-site facilities, new construction projects, and general maintenance of all Englewood site properties
  • Initiate active planning and management of the church calendar and its activities/events in collaboration with staff and lay leaders
  • Initiate, oversee, and assist other staff with the completing yearly ministry budget proposals
  • Oversee, disciple, and collaborate with ministry teams at Joy in partnership with the other associate pastor
  • Conduct/attend regular meetings with the deacons, church staff, and lay leaders

Application Requirements

Send your application to joy-psc@joychurch.com

  • Cover Letter – self introduction and why you are interested in this position
  • Resume/CV – ministry experience and education background
  • 2 Professional references and 1 Personal reference (name, relationship, phone number, email)
  • Doctrinal Statement – 1 to 4 page summary of your theological view and core doctrines
    1-page narrative of your salvation testimony
  • Sermon samples (audio or video) – 2 samples preferred in video format if available

To apply for this job email your details to joy-psc@joychurch.com