We are excited that we are expanding our ministry staff team!

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us in ministry.

To see available opportunities, please see below.

Director of Local Ministry/ Pastor of local ministry

Job Brief


As Island Community Church’s Local Ministry Director/Associate Pastor*, you will have the opportunity and responsibility to disciple, develop, and lead in our desire as a church to bring hope and healing to our community through Jesus Christ. Your goal is to use your gifts and skills with excellence to contribute toward the mission and growth of the church through: focusing on evangelism, discipleship, shepherding team leaders, and engaging church members into the gospel opportunity in our city.


The Local Ministry Director/Associate Pastor* is vital to our leadership team and the health of our church, requiring a daily relationship with Jesus, personal spiritual health, evidence of a ministry/pastoral calling, passion for relational discipleship, gifting and competency toward local ministry, and compatibility with our unique leadership team, relational church culture, and urban ministry context.  The Local Ministries Director/Associate Pastor* is an important part of the church body and should share, along with every church member, a joyful participation for our vision and purposes together.


Ministry Coach and Supervisor: Pastoral Staff (Director)/ Lead Pastor (Associate Pastor)

Compensation: Full Time Commitment (Compensation package will be presented in the interview process.)




  • Disciple church members to understand their calling to live intentionally in gospel ministry outside the church to share the gospel and meet needs in their homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, community, city, and region 
  • Disciple church to understand healthy biblical understanding and integration of gospel and their vocational work
  • Teach and equip church to understand biblical vision and practical strategy of engagement and service in the context of the city
  • Disciple and equip church in vision, passion, and strategies for evangelism 
  • Help to church members (both volunteers and leaders) connect with active engagement in a Local Ministry that fits their skills, passions, and gifts
  • Disciple and encourage Local Ministry Team Leaders in vision and strategy for gospel engagement in our community in view of empowering them to disciple their teams.
  • Check-in, resource, and support Local Ministry leaders regularly to toward effective ministry leadership in each unique community of service


  •  Lead church to engage fully in Local Ministry
  • Create, cultivate, and organize opportunities in our community through Local Ministry partners and others to allow church to engage in ministry 
  • Lead and support the ongoing ministry in our community to: the elderly/widows through the Glenmary Residential Home, the sick/hurting through St. Jude Target House, the addicted/broken through Celebrate Recovery, the fatherless/poor through Memphis Athletic Ministries, the refugee/foreigner through our ESL classes, and more 
  • Serve as a liaison between ICC and each Local Ministry partner
  • Organize Local Ministry Team Leaders to effectively execute ministry strategy for contextualized evangelism and discipleship 
  • Provide visionary leadership and management of Local Ministry Leadership Pipeline
  • Participate in and support Sunday worship ministry through platform leadership and special opportunity engagement
  • Represent Local Ministry needs, opportunities, and events in ICC staff meetings
  • Serve as a Global Missions Shor-Term Trip Leader on trips (as requested)
  • Manage Local Ministry budget and funds


  • Identify and build relational inroads into the diverse communities of our city to identify need and opportunity for gospel engagement and service   
  • Provide vision and set an example for church members toward evangelism and discipleship, for both personal & Local ministry settings
  • Represent the church in strategic community relationships and events toward growing greater gospel reputation, influence & opportunity
  • Maintain regular personal presence in Local Ministry events


  • Develop Local Ministry strategy, goals, and measurements
  • Establish new ministry opportunities and strategic partnerships for ICC
  • Grow Local Ministry participation and engagement within the church
  • Use creative and visionary leadership toward new opportunities for evangelism and discipleship in Local Ministry
  • Work with strategic partners to deepen relationships, expand influence
  • Develop and implement regular evangelism training strategies and resources to aid church in personal evangelism
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of current strategies in church & city

Pastoral Leadership Responsibilities    

If hired as an Associate Pastor there are additional spiritual leadership, care, and oversite responsibilities of the chur Additional spiritual leadership, care, and oversight responsibilities of the church body in partnership with the Lead Pastor and pastoral team: 

1.    Prayer

(intercession for the body - Acts 6:4, James 5:14), including regular prayer for and with church members

2.    Shepherding
(care for the body - 1 Peter 5:1-4, Acts 20:28), including relational time with, counseling, premarital, crisis care, hospital visits, and more with members and regular small group care oversight.

3.    Teaching & preaching the Word
(feeding/exhortation of the body - 1 Tim. 3:2, 2 Tim. 4:2, 1 Tim. 4:13, Titus 1:9), including regular rotational preaching and teaching on Sundays and/or other ICC gatherings in partnership with Lead Pastor and pastoral team.

4.    Spiritual oversight of the body
(protection of the body- Acts 15:6, Acts 20:17,28-31, 2 Timothy 3:13-17), including responsibilities to participate with pastoral team in support of membership meetings, needed counsel/judgments, vetting and selection of leadership, etc.

5.   Leadership of the church
(governance of the body - 1 Timothy 5:17, Titus 1:7), including responsibilities to participate with pastoral team in decisions related to church life, calendar, budget, staff, lay leaders, etc.

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Internship Opportunities

As an ICC intern you have the unique opportunity to serve in a community where God is doing big things and where people are excited to passionately follow after Him! We are a city church, a church that is committed to the Lord, each other, our neighbors, the needy, and the nations. We are so excited you are considering partnering with us in ministry in this next season. We pray that God would give you a vision for how to expand His Kingdom in downtown Memphis and around the world.

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