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Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church

Senior Pastor

Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church
Duncansville, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 11/26/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Grace Brethren
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Reports To:  


The Senior Pastor reports to the Board of Overseers and is responsbile to the church body and ultimately the Lord.




  • Have, maintain, and exhibit a passionate, intimate, and right relationship with Jesus Christ and glorify God whether in public or in private
  • Fulfill the scriptural qualifications of I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titius 1:5-9
  • Have a seminary degree
  • Have the necessary experience to lead a church experiencing difficult times
  • Be in agreement and committed to the Grace Brethren Statement of Faith
  • Be seeking a church where he can stay for a lifelong ministry
  • Shepherd, guard, and have and exhibit a deep love for the people of our church
  • Ability to care for our people by knowing their hurts and needs and seek to show God's love, grace, and compassion
  • Will commit himself to much time in prayer and study of God's Word
  • Be an excellent communicator of God's Word through sound Bible teaching and preaching and do so with clarify and application to daily life
  • Be family oriented and have a healthy marriage and a supportive wife who is involved in his ministry
  • Commit to full time ministry at our church
  • Exhibit an appreciation and willingness to embrace a variety of Christian music (traditional hymns, comtemporary worship songs, etc.)
  • Be free from self interest, not perfect, but a man of integrity who is Spirit led
  • Have a passion to reach the lost by equipping the saints to share their faith
  • Possess the administrative skills to effectively manage the affairs of the church

  • Shepherd the fellowship of believers in accordance with its constitution and by-laws
  • With the assistance of the elders and deacons, administer Threefold Communion and Baptisms
  • Provide adminstrative leadershp for the church including budget preparation and management
  • Preside over and preach the Word at all church services unless other acceptable arrangements are made in advance through the Board of Overseers
  • Serve as an ex-officio member with voting power of all boards and committees in all organizations of the church
  • Keep a record of the names of all members of the church with dates of admission, withdrawal, dismissal, or deaths, along with a record of all baptisms.  This will be reported annually to the District.
  • Present a written report of all church related activities quarterly to the Board of Overseers.
  • Coordinate worshp services and order of worship with the Music and Worship Commission.
  • Encourage and lend direction to officers, staff, teachers, and commissions.
  • Maintain contact with and visit individuals and families of the congregation wtih special attention given to those who do not at tend regularly.
  • Maintain contact and visit those who are in the hospital twice a week while they are there and with shut-ins as often as possible.
  • Oversee the followup of new contacts and visitors to our services.
  • Oversee a method of discipleship for new converts and inviduals of the congregation.
  • Provide or arrange counsel to individuals in need of spiritual guidance and/or premarital conseling.
  • Serve as moderator at all church congregational meetings.
  • Officate at weddings, baptisms, and funerals, etc.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the church.
  • Manage conflict within the church and see to reconcile relationships and promote unity within the church.
If you feel Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church is a match for your qualifications and calling, please send a resume and any other related information which you feel would be helpful for us to know. Resumes can be emailed to