Assistant Pastor (incorporating Youth)

Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship

Do you have initiative, a love of working with people of all ages, experience of leading young people and training in church ministry? We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Pastor who will serve and lead all ages from the heart of the church, with a specific focus on overseeing our Youth and young Adults. 

In this role you will be ministering broadly across the church family whilst leading and developing our work amongst young people and young adults. It is expected that you will be involved in all aspects of church ministry, with the precise mix of elements being determined by the gifting of the person God sends to us and the needs of the church at the time. 

The role is full time, and is based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. We expect that our Assistant Pastor will be willing and available to work in person from the church centre for most of their working week.  

Job Description

1. Role Overview

The Assistant Pastor is a core staff member, who assists the Senior Pastor in leading and serving amongst all areas of church life. You are responsible for leading our youth and young adults and it is anticipated that, once appointed, you will take on additional responsibilities depending on gifting and the needs of the church. 

2.       Relationships

  • On a day to day basis you will report to the Senior Pastor
  • You will be a member of the church Leadership Team
  • You will develop and maintain great relationships inside and outside of the church - including but not limited to: TWCF staff and leadership teams, volunteer teams, youth and parents, schools, other churches and inter-church groups

 3.       Responsibilities

  • Whole Church 
    • To help the Senior Pastor and Leadership Team lead through serving all sections of the church family, fostering discipleship, leading in pastoral care, equipping people for ministry, and reaching out to our community.
  • Youth & Young Adults
    • To develop and lead the church’s mission and discipleship of young people
    • To lead the spiritual growth, mentoring and development of young people and young leaders
    • To develop the church’s ministry amongst young adults 
    • Build, sustain and support a healthy volunteer team to work with the youth
    • To represent TWCF with other youth agencies and churches within the town

4. Outcomes

  • General 
    • People across the church family growing in faith, being equipped for life and ministry and empowered to live for Jesus more effectively 
  • Youth & Young Adults 
    • Young people and young adults growing in a vibrant and living faith in Jesus, added to the church and being mentored, developed and supported to serve and lead, fulfilling God’s call on their lives
    • The youth team supported, trained and developed, with new members identified and raised up

5. Terms of appointment

  • Salary: £26,000-£32,000 (dependant on experience and training). (Some support may be available towards accommodation costs)
  • You will be automatically enrolled into our pension scheme unless you opt out
  • 5 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Evening and weekend work, Christmas & Easter services, and events as required
  • There is a 6 month probationary period


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Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship

Job Location Type
Office Based
Tunbridge Wells, GB
Between £26,000.00 and £32,000.00 pa
Salary: £26,000-£32,000 (dependant on experience and training). (Some support
may be available towards accommodation costs)
Assistant Pastor
Children & Youth
Full Time
Sun, 05/06/2022
Contact Phone
01892 521320
Contact Email