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Grace Chapel

Senior Pastor

Grace Chapel
Ballston Lake, New York, United States

Date Posted: 09/22/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

POSITION:  Senior Pastor

LOCATION: Southern Saratoga County, NY

DENOMINATION: Non-Denominational Community Church

SALARY RANGE: 70k - 90k Commensurate with Experience

Grace Chapel of Clifton Park

Senior Pastor Requirements


Grace Chapel is seeking to fulfill the position of Senior Pastor, following the retirement of a long-standing and beloved pastor.  Our vision is to see lives transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Senior Pastor is the lead ministry leader of Grace Chapel and is responsible for the shepherding of the church, working alongside the church leadership, and setting the spiritual direction, inspiration and goals of the church.  Our future Senior Pastor has a deep and abiding love of the Lord, Jesus Christ and leans on Him for continual guidance and direction.  He is a student of the Word, who demonstrates the love and grace of God in his relationship with others.  He is a man of high ethical and moral standards, open and candid, who will represent Christ well in the Christian community and our local area.  He must hold a minimum of a Master's level Seminary Degree plus prior experience pastoring a church.


The Senior Pastor will lead in the following areas:



  • Promote continuous spiritual growth of attendees, of all ages

  • Sermons: scripturally based, practically applicable for the challenges of life, inspire worship, desire to know God through his word, and a burden for the lost

  • Prayerfully develop and encourage a culture of discipleship

  • Foster small groups, adult and children’s bible study, and prayer ministries



  • Oversee associate pastor, worship director, youth minister, children’s minister and office administration and represent them before elder board

  • Provide support and training to equip staff to set and reach goals as they work toward our vision


Pastoral Care/Counseling/Visitation


The Senior Pastor will have the following qualities:


  • Continual pursuit of personal spiritual growth and walk with the Holy Spirit

  • Abiding in and reliance on the inerrant word of God

  • Man of integrity and humility

  • Robust and intimate prayer life

  • High energy visionary

  • Recognize, develop and encourage the strengths of others within the body

  • Collaborate well with various personalities

  • Excellent communicator

  • Approachable, relational

  • Dynamic speaker and effective listener

Our Church

Grace Chapel is a family-oriented church that has a vision of transforming lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We seek to be a warm and welcoming  discipleship-based church with a burden for our surrounding community. We are looking to do ministry in a way that is meaningful and effective for equipping and growing our body. We believe in strengthening families and supporting one another. We focus on worship, prayer, serving, teaching, missions and discipleship. We work to share Jesus Christ  both locally and around the globe.  We own our building and are debt free. To learn more about us, visit our webpage:


Our Community

Clifton Park is a picturesque suburban town located in the historic Saratoga County of upstate New York.  Dotted with family-friendly neighborhoods surrounded by old farming homesteads, this up-and-coming community has all the urban shopping and restaurant amenities, while still maintaining a country atmosphere.  12 miles north of Albany and 10 miles south of Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park is situated along I-87 (also known as “The Northway”), with easy access to Albany International Airport, and just a few hours drive to your choice of New York City, Boston or Montreal.  Situated at the base of the Adirondack State Park, there are infinite opportunities for outdoor recreation.  It boasts being a part of “Tech Valley” and offers no shortage of community events, museums, sports, fine arts attractions as well as excellent school options – from preschool through university.  In 2015 Barna ranked the area 8th most unchurched city in the country.  We have our work cut out for us.