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Associate/Senior Pastor – (Sr. Pastor after 1 year)

Job Description
New Hope seeks an “Associate/Senior Pastor” for a one-year period before transitioning into the Senior Pastor role.

New Hope Christian Church is a non-denominational Christian church. Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ, shining as a Lighthouse of hope, drawing the lost to salvation while maturing, discipling, equipping, and empowering believers through regular Bible teachings, promoting a relationship with Jesus Christ and one another, and demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit through service.

New Hope currently has 72 active members and has celebrated 4 new adult followers of Christ in 2023. We average 79 people attending weekly worship with another 8-12 via livestream. We have Bible studies on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights and Children and Youth ministries weekly.

New Hope seeks to hire an “Associate/Senior Pastor” to work with Pastor Jon during a one-year period with the goal of smoothly transitioning into the Senior Pastor role. Jon Ulm has been our Senior Pastor for 32 years and has decided he is now ready to retire from full-time ministry. He and his wife have committed to graciously support the new pastor in any way they can during this transition period while they continue to worship and serve the Lord with their New Hope family.

As Associate/Senior Pastor that first year, duties would include:

  • Preaching at least monthly and gradually increasing frequency until assuming full responsibility for all preaching.
  • Assisting our Youth and Children’s Ministry leaders.
  • Participating in and leading Bible studies and assisting in congregation-wide events and outreach.
  • A willingness to take occasional trips to our mission points would be preferred but not required.
  • The ability to provide website support and help with our live weekly broadcasts and other online services would be welcomed.

Upon transitioning into the Senior Pastor role, your main focus will be:

  • Edifying, exhorting, and equipping our members weekly by preaching a solid Bible-based message inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  • Attendance at monthly meetings with elders and deacons to influence and guide us in reaching our daily, monthly, and annual goals will be expected.

New Hope participates in several community-wide outreach programs throughout the year. New Hope also supports international outreach in Liberia, Thailand, Pakistan, Myanmar, India, and Nepal. New Hope is a relatively small congregation with a big heart for Jesus. We have every confidence that with the Holy Spirit’s guidance and power, there’s no end to the good God can do through us!

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New Hope Christian Church is located in historic Manassas, Virginia about 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Northern Virginia boasts a healthy economy with many businesses, government agencies, healthcare facilities, colleges, and vocational centers providing excellent educational and employment opportunities for our citizens. We have the conveniences of the city, yet still enjoy the charms of Old Town Manassas.

The region offers a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy sports, theatre, fine dining, shopping, art, museums, and cultural and historic events. Nature lovers enjoy camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding on Virginia’s beautiful lakes, rivers, parks, beaches to our East and mountains to our West. Prince William County is home to an ethnically diverse, multi-cultural community rich in history and unique experiences.

We live near the heart of our nation which makes us keenly aware of its ever-changing political and cultural climate. Our culture needs truth. We seek a Pastor who will stand firmly on God’s eternal truths without compromise. New Hope recently began a weekly evangelical training course with about eight people attending to hone their skills in personal evangelism in hopes of becoming more effective witnesses in sharing the gospel and leading others in our community to accept and follow Jesus Christ. It is our desire to fulfill the Great Commission from Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20.

Physical Address

New Hope Christian Church

8310 Plantation Lane

Manassas, VA  20110


Instead of a Resume or if you have questions, please  email and ask for a Ministry Prospects Questionnaire, indicating it is for the New Hope Christian Church Associate/Senior Pastor position.


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