This posting is no longer available. This is either because the employer has filled the position or the position has closed. Click here to find more jobs like this one.
Sebastopol Christian Church

Senior Pastor

Sebastopol Christian Church
Sebastopol, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/07/2015
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Name of Church:  Sebastopol Christian Church

Location:  Sebastopol, California

Denomination:  non-denominational

Size:  approximately 300 people

Job Description:

The Senior Pastor, under the authority of the Board of Elders, is the spiritual leader of the church and serves primarily as preacher, shepherd, and teacher.  He will be responsible for creating and implementating the vision of the church through the church membership.  He will preach at 3 services during the week, one on Saturday nights and two on Sun. mornings.  Other related activities will be leading the weekly staff meetings, performing weddings and funerals, baptisms, counseling, hospital visits and some outreach events.


Church Body:

We are a body of believers who seek to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.  We believe in His holy Word, the Bible and enjoy expository preaching.  (See our statement of faith at  We have many in-home Life Groups in our church and feel that this is the best way to connect with one another during the week through prayer and Bible study.  We have many different age groups in our church, from babies to the elderly.  We are committed supporters of missions and give 18% of our income to local and foreign missions.


Location & Community:

We are located north of San Francisco about 60 miles in a semi-rural community with lots of apple orchards and vineyards.  The population of Sebastopol is approximately 7400 people.  Many people attend our church from neighboring communities such as Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Windsor.  We are located 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean.



Our church was founded in 1966 and is located in the center of town across from a school, fire station and the main town park.  We have a ministry to the homeless of our town by providing showers and a meal once a week.  We have only had a total of 3 senior pastors in our history.



We have a group of Elders in our church made up of 7 Elders, who guide our church.  The senior pastor is a non-voting member of the Elders' Board.  We also have a business board made up of 2 Deacons, 2 Deaconnesses, 4 members at large, the Elders and the Staff.  The staff are non-voting members of this board.



Salary is commensurate with experience, education and the location of our church.  Health benefits are included in the package for the entire family, paid vacation and sick leave, professional expense account, and paid conference for training once per year.


Desired Qualifications:

We require a born again, baptized believer and follower of Jesus Christ with a Masters of Divinity or equivalent.  We prefer five years experience in a pastoral position.  The candidate should possess an intimate relationship with God, endeavor to live a Christ-led life, and possess a burden to reach the lost.  He should have a clear calling from God to full-time pastoral ministry and seeks God's will for his life.  He needs to have the ability to provide counseling for church members, if needed.


Closing Date:  Nov. 7, 2015


To apply, please send resume and statement of faith (no longer than one page) to: