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MIF #: 00603.AG0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 00603
Ministry Name San Marino Community Church
Mailing Address 1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Phone 626-282-4181
Fax 626-282-4185
WWW Address
Ministry Size 1001 - 1500 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 10%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
White 86%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 388
Church School Attendance 60
Curriculum Godly Play, I Know My Bible, Spark, Grapple, Faith Weaver
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   AP for Contemporary Worship and Community Outreach
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
San Marino Community Church’s VISION is to live Christ’s Great Commandment:
To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

San Marino Community Church’s MISSION is:
Trusting in God’s grace revealed in Jesus Christ, we seek to DISCOVER a living faith, EXPERIENCE the joys and demands of the Gospel, REJOICE with gratitude in worship, and RESPOND with generosity in service to others. We do all of this empowered by the Holy Spirit, reflecting the Kingdom of Heaven to the community and the world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Blessed by a committed and welcoming congregation, San Marino Community Church’s vision is to live Christ’s Great Commandment: To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Our church is known by its members’ involvement in the community.  For over 76 years, folks at SMCC have devoted themselves to public service, non-profit work and volunteerism. Many community and business leaders call SMCC home and several community organizations meet regularly on our campus.

Our focus is on relationships.  We strive to develop a deeper relationship with God and committed caring relationships with one another.  With over 50 ministries, SMCC is able to foster these relationships through meaningful service opportunities, regular fellowship events and approachable worship services.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

At SMCC we have three main objectives:

  1. To embody our name: Community, by caring for our congregation and serving others in San Marino and beyond.

  2. To connect more deeply through inspirational worship and to authentically preach the bible.

  3. To give our children and youth a firm foundation in Christian education and youth fellowship.

Our church’s commitment to contemporary worship and community outreach is essential to who we are.  By offering diverse opportunities for worship, SMCC meets the needs of seekers, learners, and devoted followers of Jesus.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We are seeking a “game changer” who is eager to engage a culturally diverse and highly active local population.  We are seeking an inspiring, articulate Preacher who knows the Bible and loves Jesus and his people. This person will be given a platform on which to grow our multi-generational church’s ministry through Contemporary Worship and by becoming infused in the local community.  The visibility of this role in the Los Angeles metropolitan area is a special opportunity and also a challenging one.

The Associate Pastor for Contemporary Worship and Community Outreach will share with the other staff members the responsibilities of providing pastoral care and promoting meaningful relationships. To be successful in this role, this Associate Pastor will reach beyond our current congregation and fully integrate into the community to be a visible representation of our church while off campus, by attending local school, community and sporting events throughout the week.  It will be helpful for the Associate Pastor for Contemporary Worship and Community Outreach to have had prior experience implementing a small group curriculum to further engage the congregation.

The Associate Pastor for Contemporary Worship and Community Outreach is expected to work in harmony with other clergy and staff to accomplish shared goals, provide pastoral care to families through home and hospital visitations, guidance and encouragement and seek opportunities to further his/her own spiritual and professional development.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

The characteristics necessary to succeed at San Marino Community Church are the following:

  1. A successful and experienced leader of contemporary worship services.

  2. Follower of Christ who feels called by God to San Marino Community Church.

  3. Visionary with the ability to discern the direction of the Holy Spirit.

  4. Intelligent teacher and inspiring preacher.

  5. Energetic and passionate engager who seeks connection with the community at large.

  6. A deep understanding and love for the Bible with the ability to make it accessible to the congregation for the purpose of spiritual maturity.

  7. Strong organizational, management and communication skills.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The duties of the Associate Pastor for Contemporary Worship and Community Outreach will be:

  1. Preach: Dynamic preaching of the Bible to make the scripture come alive to the congregation.

  2. Relate: Supporting existing and new relationships; with God and with others

  3. Teach:  Teaching congregants a sustaining knowledge of the Word to deepen their faith.

  4. Lead: Coordinating closely and providing leadership to the Contemporary music worship leader, tech staff and church staff.

  5. Develop: Bringing an authentic energy, resulting in measurable growth in membership and attendance.

  6. Grow: Increasing the number of young families and facilitating a strong youth worship experience.

  7. Cooperate: Possessing strong interpersonal engagement skills for facilitating collaboration amongst staff, congregants and our surrounding community

  8. Implement: Utilizing consistent preparation and effective organizational techniques the Associate Pastor for Contemporary Worship and Community Outreach will ensure the quality of the entire worship experience.

  9. Staff: Managing talented team members to achieve the music and worship experience goals.

  10. Live: Residing in or near the Community of San Marino will help with immersion in the culture and happenings of this remarkable town.

Optional Links
San Marino Community Church's main website:

SMCC's Be Part of the Story video series:

Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Lifelong Learner
Public Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Change Agent
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $90,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Wendy Tajima, Executive Presbyter
Presbytery of San Gabriel, 9723 Garibaldi Avenue, Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 614-5964
Executive Presbyter of Presbytery of San Gabriel
Rev. Dr. Gary Demarest
Monte Vista Grove Homes, 2889 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 564-0576
Active participant in church’s life, retired pasto
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   1/25/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   WENDY TAJIMA Address  1757 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
Daytime Phone  (626) 794-1612 Office Phone  (626) 794-1612
Fax  (626) 794-1692 Email
COM:   REV. Cyndie Crowell Address  3740 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
Daytime Phone  (626) 351-8823 Office Phone  (626) 351-8823
Fax  (626) 351-1327 Email
PNC:  Steve Todd Address  C/O San Marino Community Church, 1750 Virginia Road San Marino, CA 91108
Daytime Phone  (626) 282-4181 x 12 Office Phone 
Fax  Email