Next Steps Associate Pastor


This newly created Next Steps Associate Pastor is responsible for helping to carry out LakeView’s mission by providing spiritual, pastoral, and administrative leadership to discipleship via small groups. In addition, the Next Steps Associate Pastor will provide leadership and oversight to a secondary ministry area depending on his gifting and LakeView’s needs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Discipleship Ministry – Develop, coordinate, communicate, and integrate discipleship into the life of the church through small groups.
  • Small Groups – Develop the current and future leadership of small groups to be an effective disciple-making ministry.
  • Pastoral Activities – Assist in responsibilities of pastoral care as well as serve on the teaching team. Able to maintain appropriate discretion and confidentiality.
  • Administration – Responsible for developing strategy, goals, and the budget for effective small group ministry. This involves management directly or indirectly of all LVC Small Groups. 


  • A disciple of Jesus Christ who personifies a growing relationship with the Lord and demonstrates a love and passion for serving him.
  • A lifestyle congruent with the Biblical qualifications for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13, 2 Tim. 2, Titus 1:5-9).
  • Master’s degree or higher in Biblical studies or related ministry field is preferred.
  • At least five years ministry/leadership experience preferred, with a clear calling to pastoral ministry.

Desired Competencies

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Spiritual gifts appropriate for this position, such as pastoring, leadership, teaching, and evangelism.
  • A high commitment to team ministry and relationships.
  • Demonstrated skill in training others, building teams, and discipling team leaders.
  • A sound knowledge of Scripture and an ability to effectively apply Scriptural principles in ministry that lead to life transformation.


Congregation Size: 
250 - 500

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Job Type:

Contact Name: 
Tara Wheeler
2200 Lincoln Ave


Email Address: 

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Other Information: 
LakeView is a growing EFCA congregation running 300 on Sundays. Our mission is to be disciples who make disciples for the glory of Christ and the common good. Stoughton is a small town of about 14,000 located 20 miles southeast of Madison.
How to Apply: 
Please send a cover letter and resume to Tara Wheeler, If you have links to social media, your blog, or sermons online, please include them.