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Sebastopol Christian Church

Senior Pastor

Sebastopol Christian Church
Sebastopol, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/15/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Location:  Sebastopol, CA

Denomination:  non-denomination


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 implementing the vision of the church through the membership.  He will preach at 3 services during the week, one on Saturday evenings and two on Sunday 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 believe in baptism by immersion.  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 both 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 about 7400 people.  Many people attend our church neighboring communities like Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Windsor.  Sebastopol is about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean.  The median price of a home in our County is $570,000.  Rents range from $1300--$3000/month depending on size of property.


Our church was founded in 1966 and is located in the center of town across from a school, fire station and the town park.  We have a ministry to the homeless of our town by providing showers and a meal twice a week. 


We have a group of 8 Elders.  The senior pastor is a non-voting member of the Elders' Board.  We also have a business board of directors made up of 2 Deacons, 2 Deaconnesses, 4 members at larger, the Elders and staff.  The staff are non-voting members.


Salary is commensurate with experience 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 an M. Div. or equivalent.  We prefer 5 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 be seeking God's will for his life.  He needs to have the ability to provide counseling for church members if needed.

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