MINISTRY DESCRIPTION FOR LEAD PASTOR
As our current pastor of over 32 years transitions into retirement, Parkside Chapel in Visalia, CA is seeking a new Lead Pastor. The Lead Pastor, called by God and with the necessary experience/leadership skills and gifting, would teach and equip the local
body to carry out our vision: “to be an equipping and mobilizing church that intentionally shares Christ throughout our community one relationship at a time”.
Parkside Chapel is a Christian and Missionary Alliance church located in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley and averages approximately 400+ worshipers on Sundays.
For more information regarding Parkside Chapel, please visit our website at www.parksidevisalia.org
An M.Div, MA or equivalent with three or more years of experience as a lead or teaching pastor in a church of 500-1000 is preferred.
- Preaching and Worship Leadership
Prepares and delivers Bible-based sermons that are relevant and challenge members and un-churched alike to become fully devoted followers of Christ with a passion for reaching our community with the transforming love of Jesus.
- Leadership Development and Discipleship
Takes the initiative in recommending and implementing actions that fulfill the vision and mission of Parkside Chapel. Provides for overall training, inspiration and motivation of Parkside Chapel staff and ministry leaders to ensure that they are maturing
in their faith, growing in their relationships with each other, and upgrading their skills. Inspires staff and ministry leaders to strive for high goals through their development and implementation.
- Vision, Creativity, and Strategic Planning
Takes initiative and exhibits creativity while working with staff and leadership to ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve the vision of Parkside Chapel. Provides training and schedules leadership retreats for this purpose.
- Congregational Relations and Pastoral Care
Assists with maintaining a "shepherd" ministry and raises up leaders to oversee and implement same, including hospital calling, reacting promptly to emergency/crisis situations, conducting baptisms, weddings, and funerals as requested and needed.
- Other Miscellaneous Duties and Responsibilities
Provides input to the Personnel Committee for performance evaluations of program staff members, convenes Nominating Committee, provides input regarding annual Parkside chapel budget, and contributes articles for the monthly newsletter and website.
How to Apply
Please email a resume, doctrinal statement, philosophy of ministry and if available an audio file or web link to a recent sermon to email@example.com. Applications will be received through March 30, 2016.