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AGORA Search Group

Senior Pastor for The Moody Church

AGORA Search Group
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 02/26/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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The Moody Church is a historic and influential church that has grown out of a ministry to the children of Chicago begun by Dwight L. Moody in 1858. While The Moody Church has grown from a small Sunday School class to a large and diverse body over the last 150 years, we remain a church that is committed to the key pillars of our corporate commitment to Christ: the Word of God, Ministry to Children, Outreach to The World, and Worship of God.


Our vision is to be known in Chicago as a caring, culturally diverse community that seeks to transform lives through a clear witness for Christ, quality ministries, and the lifestyle of each believer.


The Role of Senior Pastor of The Moody Church:

He will shepherd, teach, and lead the congregation of The Moody Church toward the fulfillment of our God-given, Bible-based purpose: to evangelize, edify, and equip people to be true worshipers and effective representatives of Jesus Christ so that we all may “have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming” (1 John 2:28).



  • He will hold true to the church’s Constitution, including its doctrines and moral teachings.
  • He will honor the history of the church and prepare the congregation for the future.
  • He will protect the flock from false teaching and will seek the unity of the congregation.
  • He will, in concert with the Elder Council, establish the vision, direction, and strategy of the church.
  • He will have either a Master of Divinity or its equivalent, and will demonstrate that he is conversant in matters of theology and contemporary cultural issues.
  • He will have a servant style of leadership.


His Walk with God

  • He must meet the qualifications of an elder, as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9 and as identified in the church’s Constitution.
  • He will continue to grow in his relationships with Jesus Christ, his wife, and his family.
  • He will devote himself to prayer and the ministry of the Word. He must have a burden for prayer and lead the congregation in seeking God regularly.
  • He will be known as a man of integrity, humility, and personal holiness.
  • He must delight in making other people a success through his personal mentoring and encouragement, and in his witness for Christ in personal relationships outside the church.
  • His wife must be a mature Christian woman devoted to the Lord, her husband, and her children (if any). She must be completely supportive of her husband’s role as pastor.


The Moody Church is partnering with AGORA in this search process. 


PLEASE APPLY HERE:!agora-searches/czk9