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Harvest Bible Chapel

Elgin, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
Campus Pastor - Other Pastor
Church Size:
over 10000
Job Type:
Harvest Bible Chapel
Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a catalytic leader for the entire congregation, will demonstrate the leadership ability to strategically and collaboratively discern the ministry priorities of Harvest Bible Chapel, and will empower its staff to further support the congregation in all areas of discipleship and ministry.


Our Story

In 1988, eighteen people stepped out in faith to form a new church.


They had a vision for proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology, for lifting high the name of Jesus through worship, for believing firmly in the power of prayer, and for sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness. Harvest Bible Chapel was born September 18th 1988 with James MacDonald serving as Senior Pastor.


The mission of Harvest Bible Chapel is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). 


Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, management, and execution to achieve vision/mission, strategies, and goals. 
  • Manage and oversee all staff, operations, and initiatives.
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Align staff to systems, structure, and processes.
  • Drive best practices and KPI’s to ensure focus, ongoing progress, and change management. 
  • Create a culture of urgency, accountability, and continuous improvement.   
  • Develop and multiply leaders, staff, and talents.
  • Shepherd members, staff and congregation
  • Create disciples
  • Other duties as assigned


Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from Bible College and Masters from Seminary preferred


Work Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years professional development and oversight in full-time ministry
  • 2+ years leading church as Lead Pastor with congregation/membership of 4,000+


Other Skills and Qualifications:

  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus
  • Must be a member of Harvest Bible Chapel or become an active member within 6 months of employment
  • Natural catalyst with high sense of urgency, drive, and energy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High ability to handle confidential information
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About the Church

Harvest Bible Chapel

Harvest Bible Chapel's Four Pillars: 1. Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology "Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching." 2 Timothy 4:2 2. Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:24 3. Believing firmly in the power of prayer "Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert More...