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Christian Life Center

Lead Pastor

Christian Life Center
Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 10/12/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Christian Life Center has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Pastor position.


Christian Life Center, founded in 1990, is a thriving, multi-racial, multi-generational local church, a part of the Assemblies of God.  It is located in the Bensalem suburb of Philadelphia, one of America’s top 50 places to live, so the potential reach is great with a diverse population of over a half-million residents within five miles of the church campus.  CLC is a strong, relationship-oriented church with dynamic worship, a high committment to the preaching and teaching of the word of God, small group discipleship, and the moving of the Holy Spirit.  


Christian Life Center is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, sex, national origin, disability or any other characteristic as required by state and federal laws and as applicable to churches.  Christian Life Center does discriminate on the basis of religion.


If you are interested, please send your resume, letter of interest and preaching videos to  Qualified candidates will be contacted regarding the opportunity.


Skill Requirements

  • Devout and mature disciple of Jesus Christ as evidenced by a committed life of prayer, biblical study, and empowering of the Holy Spirit; possessing a sound understanding of the scriptures and the Assemblies of God doctrine
  • A lifestyle of integrity, above reproach consistent with scripture
  • Proven calling to lead and pastor a local church 
  • Exceptional communicator and listener (verbal and written)
  • Forward thinking visionary, proven relationship builder; compassionate shepherd and innovative problem-solver
  • Sharp strategic mind focused on comprehensive ministry and measurable results
  • Humble teachable spirit, life-long learner and high level of emotional maturity with a passion for discipleship
  • Proven entrepreneurial leadership with the ability to attract and inspire the talent of others
  • Uncontested commitment to biblically-based and Holy Spirit inspired congregational life and ministry
  • Vibrant, enthusiastic leader, financially accountable and experienced motivator
  • Keen ability to see the whole picture and full breadth of the ministry – leading accordingly


Job Description

Ministry and Staff Administration


  • Champion the mission of CLC by providing spiritual direction, vision and leadership to the congregation, pastoral staff, administrative staff and Board of Deacons
  • Consistently preach and teach the Word of God in love with grace , power and  integrity and without partiality
  • Cast vision and biblical instruction throughout Sunday and Wednesday services, small groups, special services and events
  • Administer, direct, and/or preside over the congregation for sacerdotal functions (i.e., Communion, Baptisms, Baby Dedications, Funerals, and Weddings)
  • Oversee and/or set direction for all church services ensuring their effective witness
  • Implement strategic vision to grow the congregation spiritually and numerically – challenging the congregation to act in accordance with the vision
  • Prepare, instruct and equip the congregation to do the work of the ministry – empowering leaders to use their gifts
  • Model true godly character, competence and wisdom
  • Provide counseling when necessary to church members and families to include premarital counseling
  • Provide leadership, direction and vision to the pastoral staff through guidance, encouragement, counsel, and discipline
  • Maintain established relationship and open lines of communication with the Board of Deacons on all matters of significance  pertaining to the general welfare of the congregation, business and financials, as well as, but not limited to staff development and relations
  • Equip, train and grow the ministry skills of the pastoral staff team and Board of Deacons to carry out the ministry’s vision
  • Oversee the supervision of the pastoral staff, office staff and volunteers
  • Provide direct oversight to the Executive Pastor
  • Manage, develop and foster effective relationship between the Board of Deacons and Pastoral Staff team
  • Set parameters on all ministry activities ensuring consistency with CLC Culture, Mission, Values and Vision.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to pastoral staff, team leaders, and volunteers as needed
  • Lend support to the pastors whenever possible by being present for most events and important functions
  • Communicate and conduct  weekly meetings  with the pastors and monthly board meetings with the Board or as needed to make recommendations as required – Chair all meetings
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and evaluation to the pastors or other instructors to ensure consistent, biblically sound, Spirit-led teaching and ministry to the congregation or auxiliary groups
  • Create accountability for desired ministry outcomes
  • Serve as Chairman of the Board of Deacons
  • Serve as an ex officio chair of the pastoral staff team; and ex officio member of all church ministry teams
  • Conduct the annual All Church Council Meeting held each year in the month of March
  • Undergo an annual performance review by the Board of Deacons each November
  • Act as direct advocate of church growth, church planting, capital campaigns and building expansion projects
  • Actively seek out new opportunities for greater community impact and outreach
  • Perform other duties as needed, i.e. event host, hospital visitations, etc.





Work Experience Requirements

-        At least 10 years of full time pastoral leadership experience

-        Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working collaboratively with boards focused on fulfilling the mission and vision

-        Minimum of 3-5 years of experience supervising employees


-       Minimum Bachelor degree, Masters degree preferred

-       Minimum credentialed with the Assemblies of God