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Associate Pastor Search

Columbus Berean Church: Making and Growing Disciples of Jesus Christ
Associate Pastor of Discipleship 

Columbus Berean Church (ColumbusBerean.org) is a gospel-centered community of believers that strives to be faithful to God’s call to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. We are in fellowship with the Berean Fellowship of Churches (for more information, see: weareberean.org). We are seeking an Associate Pastor to join our staff as we work to further our mission in our local church and community. The Associate Pastor will serve our church primarily as a pastor. We are seeking someone to come alongside our Senior Pastor to share in the work of shepherding our congregation. It is our desire that the Associate Pastor be passionate about discipleship in the local church and be willing and able to serve in many different areas of church life, as needed. The Associate Pastor will be a member of the elder board. He will report directly to the Senior Pastor and will report indirectly to the elder board.


  • Meets the Biblical qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
  • Preferred BA in Pastoral Ministries and/or a Master’s Degree (M.Div.) 
  • Passionate about the gospel and discipleship within the local church
  • Able to clearly teach and apply Scripture
  • Full agreement with the Berean Fellowship of Churches Statement of Faith
  • Committed to expositional preaching
  • Willing to submit to a thorough background check

Ministry Supervising: 

  • Training leaders for and overseeing our children and youth ministries, with the goal of equipping lay leaders to lead these ministries
  • Oversight of men’s and women’s discipleship in the church, placing a priority on relational discipleship

Pastoral Care:

  • Assisting in visitation and counseling, and performing hospital visitation 
  • Assist with funerals and weddings as needed or requested by the Senior Pastor 
  • Personally seek out and disciple men in our congregation 
  • Meet weekly with Senior Pastor to help shepherd our congregation and to develop in pastoral skills 
  • Assist with other ministry areas, as needed

Teaching and Preaching:

  • Preach on Sunday mornings (frequency to be determined by gifting and Senior Pastor’s leading)
  • Teach in different settings, including Sunday School, Wednesday evenings, adult or children’s groups


  • Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

How to Apply:  Please send the following directly to info@columbusberean.org:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume 
  3. Personal testimony (500 words or less)
  4. Your understanding and explanation of the gospel 
  5. Your personal philosophy of ministry (500 words or less)


City of Columbus – Community Guide

Columbus is located in northeastern Nebraska. A small city of about 23,000 residents, we are a little over an hour away from Omaha and Lincoln. Our community recently published a Community Guide that may be useful to you as you consider applying for this position.

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Worship Service: 9:30 a.m.
LifeTime Classes: 10:45 a.m.

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