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Trinity Community Church

Lead Pastor Opportunity

Trinity Community Church
Libertyville, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/25/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We are a non-denominational church that desires to “build redemptive communities through Christ.” This means we desire to see the gospel change lives in a way that demonstrates God’s glory for the world around us.  More information about our church can be found at  


The primary responsibility of the Lead Pastor will be teaching God’s word, developing and articulating vision, and working with the staff in ministry execution. The pastor is an elder, working with the other elders giving spiritual oversight to the church.  The elders and staff serve to equip the people of the church to be fruitful and vibrant in their life in Christ and witness for Christ.



  • The Lead Pastor is responsible for overseeing the teaching and preaching in the church. He sets new series and decides what kind of exposition of scripture is most beneficial for the health of the body. He does the bulk of the preaching and is responsible for arranging other speakers as needed.
  • The Lead Pastor gives day by day oversight to the staff and overall ministry execution of the church. He needs to be able to equip and encourage the staff in fulfilling their ministry roles.
  • The Lead Pastor will be responsible to ensure good communication about the various ministries in the church. The Lead Pastor will meet regularly with the staff and elders, for vision input, prayer, and direction concerning the spiritual oversight of the congregation.
  • The Lead Pastor gives broad oversight to the outward mission of the church. This involves having a heart for those who don’t know the Lord and helping lead the church in reaching out to surrounding community.
  • The Lead Pastor spends time with church members, strengthening the believers in the church, welcoming newcomers, and being available to meet with members who need pastoral guidance.
  • The Lead Pastor does not let ministry crowd out his personal walk and renewal before God. He is a man of prayer and has moments of personal retreat, solitude and meditation on God’s word.


  • A mature, growing believer with a strong understanding of the gospel and its implications for all of life. The pastor should be a man “full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom” who has a life that affirms the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
  • A gifted student and communicator of the Bible, able to maintain a regular preaching load.
  • Someone who prioritizes prayer as a fundamental part of ministry. 
  • An able leader who can graciously and professionally manage staff roles, delegate responsibilities wisely, address conflicts, and communicate vision and direction.
  • An MDiv-level ministry degree is preferred but not required.
  • In agreement with TCC’s doctrine, mission and values (see website).


Several Doctrinal Distinctives Important for Leadership

We realize these are not all of “first order” importance. But to be a good fit at Trinity Community Church, we believe that holding these values will be important for healthy alignment and fruitfulness.


  • We are open to all the gifts of the Spirit. We believe the gifts of the Spirit have not categorically “ceased” from operation in the first century. While there have been abuses and misuses of the spiritual gifts, we desire to be eager for the Lord to manifest himself through his gifts in a way that honors Christ and is done in a spirit of humility and good order.
  • We embrace a complementarian vision of men and woman serving together. While we are grieved that the issue of women in leadership has become so divisive, we are convinced that the complementarian position is faithful to clear Biblical teaching. We desire that both men and women are honored and can flourish within a leadership structure of male elders.  
  • We are led by a team of elders. We believe the New Testament teaches that under the lordship of Christ, the primary leadership of the local church is a plurality of elders. The Lead Pastor would serve on the elder team, and have a greater investment to give to leadership, vision and teaching. But he would carry the same “vote” as any other elder.


A glance at Trinity Community Church

Trinity is a body of about 200 believers with roots in the Vineyard movement and influenced by Reformed evangelicalism. We value a gracious, gospel-centered approach to ministry. We often articulate three key values: “Word-Driven,” “Spirit-Led” and “Mission-focused.” Word-driven means letting the Biblical text speak for itself through the preaching that is thoughtful, heart-felt and Christ-centered. Spirit-led means replying on the Holy Spirit and allowing openness to all the spiritual gifts. Mission-focused means the church exists to spreading the knowledge of God everywhere; personal evangelism and world missions are central to our calling. We align with the Gospel Coalition in their foundational documents.


Compensation and Reporting Structure

Pay is in accordance with applicant’s experience and qualifications. Salary position with benefits.


Contact Information

To apply, please send your resume to If you have additional questions please contact David Niblack,