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New Hope Community Church

Associate Pastor

Chula Vista, California



Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 700

Location: Chula Vista, California

The role: The Associate Pastor will provide thoughtful and intentional leadership to Small Groups, discipleship, core, and growth Classes, and ministry development and placement. 


Meet New Hope Community Church

Founded in September, 1988 under the leadership of Pastor Russ & Janie Cox, New Hope Eastlake exists to see people become followers of Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with Christ to the point where they are influencing others toward a personal relationship with Christ.

New Hope Community Church met at a local high school for over 20 years, beginning with a congregation of 45 people.  The church continued to slowly and steadily grow and were able to build and move onto their permanent campus in Eastlake in January, 2009.  The church currently averages 700 people in their weekly worship services.

New Hope Eastlake is uniquely placed within a dynamic and growing area of San Diego County. 




About the Associate Pastor

The Associate Pastor will collaborate with the Senior Pastor to provide overall church leadership and participate as a Teaching Pastor.

The role will: 

  • Oversee all things relating to Small Groups.

  • Work with the Senior Pastor and leadership team  on an overall church discipleship strategy and program.

  • Oversee the core base classes of NHCC and work with Senior Pastor and staff leadership to plan and carry out special classes, seminars, workshops, etc.

  • Work with the staff to determine the volunteer ministry needs of the church.

  • Assist in leading and guiding the overall direction of the church.

  • Be a part of the staff leadership team to support the current vision and guide the church to achieve God's vision of NHCC.


What you bring: 


  • A bachelors degree is required.

  • A Master's of Divinity is highly desired.


  • A minimum of six years of church-related ministry is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of eight years of direct ministry experience and to candidates who have worked in churches averaging over 1000 in attendance.

  • Strong oral and written skills.

  • The ability to think strategically and provide direction.

  • Experience in developing and working in team-based ministries.

  • Must be a professing Christian with a true calling and passion for ministry and, upon hire, become a member of NHCC.

Personal Characteristics

  • Lives an exemplary life modeling the call, character, and competencies of a follower of Jesus Christ.

  • Exhibits personal growth in leadership and job competencies.

  • Demonstrates servant-leadership to the church body.

  • Practices involvement in the overall life of the church body.

  • Acts as a vital, dedicated, and contributing member of the staff team.

  • Demonstrates a strong marriage and family life.



What it's like to live in Chula Vista, California:

The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic, and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest city in San Diego County with a population of 268,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 52 square miles of the coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, quality parks, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in the country.

Some of the best parts of Chula Vista include great California weather (where the average temperature range is 65 to 76 degrees year round with only 10 inches of rain a year), and the beach, the airport, the California border, and the downtown city area--all in close proximity to each other, and the mountains not far, either. There aren’t many places where one can find the best of both worlds - great beaches and excellent mountains--so easily accessible in one place. Chula Vista has a fun culture, with great sporting experiences, arts and theater, and great food. Truly a great place to visit or call home. 

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