- Preaching/Teaching Biblical Truth – He must deliver the skillful proclamation of all parts of God’s Word. The Pastor must be a skilled teacher of sound doctrine.
- Prayer – He must be given to prayer on behalf of the assembly, both public and private.
- Protection – He must discern attempts to subvert sound doctrine. The pastor must keep “wolves” away from the sheep, attempting to silence false teachers.
- Shepherding the Assembly – He must encourage, admonish, comfort, and challenge the flock.
- Equipping – He must help church members identify, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts.
- Managing/Leading – He must manage the assembly on God’s behalf. The pastor will plan, communicate, consult, make decisions, and speak on behalf of the assembly. He will work successfully with deacons and other leaders.
- Be Zealous – He must hold a future vision of the church, while inspiring the congregation to grow spiritually. The pastor should prepare the congregation to serve those around them. He must develop and encourage evangelistic efforts to save a lost and dying world.
- Leading in Church Discipline – The pastor is responsible for the rebuke of the flock when needed.
- Leadership Development – The pastor must make continued effort to disciple other key spiritual and administrative leadership in the church.
Job Title: Lead Pastor
Accountable to: Board of Deacons
Final Seat of Authority: The Membership
Type: Full-Time (40 hours per week)
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Organization Type: Independent, Non-denominational Christian Church
Worship Style: Contemporary
Church Size: 70+ Members; 70-90 Sunday Attendance
- Prayer and study time for continued personal development
- Develop and provide vision, leadership, discipleship and direction to other church leaders including Deacons and Sunday school teachers
- Develop relationships with members of the church body requiring availability, commitment and trust
- Connect with and develop relationships with the preschool director and key staff members
- Connect with and develop relationships in the local community
- Care and shepherding of those unable to attend services, the hurting and the lost
- Reprove, rebuke, admonish and counsel appropriately with sincere love and concern
To include Sunday 10:10 a.m. service and all additional services determined (Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, etc.)
- Prepare for, preach and teach God’s Word
- Regular communion and baptism services
- Officiate at weddings, funerals or other
In Addition (excerpt from By-Laws)
The Pastor is our spiritual leader and our shepherd. Among his many responsibilities are leading our worship services, guiding us in our Christian service and growth and teaching us to know and live by the Bible. Additionally, the Pastor will be involved in parish visits, performing dedication of children, baptisms, marriage ceremonies, funeral services, counseling and ministering to the ill and troubled. He will represent the church and be available for relevant community projects. In conjunction with the Board of Deacons, he is responsible for organizing the work of the church and for maintaining its smooth functioning. He is the full-time operator of our church. His advice and counsel will be sought by the membership, the committees of the church and the elected officers. He is an ex-officio member of all boards and committees and a voting member of the church as a whole. He will propose, and be a promoter of, projects approved by the Board of Deacons.
The Pastor has the authority to hire and dismiss, and will have direct supervisory responsibilities for authorized church positions. Such positions may include Youth Pastor, Praise Team Leader, Preschool Director, Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Maintenance Personnel, and other positions as may be necessary from time to time. Any new paid positions shall be approved by the Board of Deacons.
Church Core Values
We believe that the Bible, in its original writing, is the unerring Word of God. It is the guide and final authority in faith and life. (Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 4:2-5; James 1:23-25)
We as a church proclaim the gospel, according to biblical truths, in corporate worship, church ministries, and through the lives of our members, confidently expecting the Holy Spirit to save souls. (Matthew 28:19; John 3:16, 5:24, 6:29; Acts 12:39, 16:31;
1 Corinthians 1:22-25, 9:16-18; Ephesians 2:8-9)
Authentic Praise and Worship
We provide a God honoring musical worship experience, in both spirit and in truth, creating a meaningful encounter between the worshipper and God. (1 Chronicles 16:9; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 7:17, 29:2, 95:6, 100:2; Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16)
Our church is a place where genuine relationships are intentionally developed among the church body, demonstrating our love for God and one another. (John 13:34; Acts 2:42; Romans 1:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:24-25)
We seek to provide biblically based instruction leading to growth in Christ that spans across all generations. (Psalms 127:3-5; Proverbs 22:6; Matthew 28:19-2; 1 Timothy 5:1-2)
- “Riptide” ministers to children from nursery through 5th grade
- “Pipeline” ministers to children from 6th grade through 12th grade
Young Adults Ministry
- “Alive” ministers to young adults from post-high school 20’s and 30’s
Small Group Bible Studies
- The husband of one wife. The pastoral candidate should not be divorced, other than in a circumstance outlined in the New Testament. To the discretion of the Board of Deacons, a candidate may only be held responsible for this qualification since his point of conversion. This is assuming that the other qualifications are not jeopardized. A candidate who is not currently married may be considered at the discretion of the Pastoral Search Committee and the Board of Deacons.
- Above reproach. The pastoral candidate should not have things in his life that would allow others to incriminate him, as he is a representative of Christ and the local congregation of which he oversees. This obviously includes anything that would be illegal or immoral, but is not limited to only those things. This in no way implies that the pastor will ever be in a state of sinless perfection.
- Temperate and self-controlled. The pastor should not be someone who is “given to wine,” or other substances. This may include many aspects of one’s life, but does inexhaustibly include alcohol, tobacco, food, drugs, etc. He must be a disciplined person.
- Respectable and gentle. The pastor should be one who is respectful toward those inside and outside of the congregation. He should not be sharp tongued or quick to lose his temper. He should not be violent or a fighter. Nor should he be one who is overly argumentative or quarrelsome. He should be the type of person who deserves the respect of others, both inside and outside the church.
- Hospitable. The pastor should be generous with his time, finances, and material goods.
- One who does not love money. The pastor definitely should not be a person marked with greed or the love of personal gain. A servant’s heart is in order here.
- A mature Christian. He should not be one who is a new convert. An appropriate timeframe will be up to the discretion of the Pastoral Search Committee and Deacon Board.
- A good manager of his own home. If he is married and has children, he should be one who loves his wife and children. TheA Bible makes a parallel between the ability to manage one’s own family with the ability to manage the local church. His home, wife, and children should not show evidence of mismanagement.
- Able to teach and preach effectively. The pastor should be well versed in God’s Word. This soundness in the Holy Scriptures, should be one that is successfully and properly exposited from the pulpit, and in other educational settings. He should be able to discern and combat false teachings and false teachers.
Interested candidates please email a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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