This posting is no longer available. This is either because the employer has filled the position or the position has closed. Click here to find more jobs like this one.
Delaware Grace

Lead Pastor

Delaware Grace
Delaware, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 02/20/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Grace Brethren
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Delaware Grace Church                               Ministry Description (11-01-2016)


Position:         Lead Pastor


Reports to:     Elder Board – reports to the board as a board/team of Elders. 


Position Requirements:  5 years or more of previous pastoral experience.  Formal theological training (Masters of Divinity) preferred.


Summary: To give pastoral leadership to the church in line with biblical commands of our Lord to pastors, and to serve as the leader of pastoral staff and church ministries.


Specific Responsibilities:


  Preaching & Worship

  1. Responsible for organizing and master planning for preaching ministries.   Team preaching with the other pastoral staff members or arrange special speakers where appropriate.    
  2. Work with worship pastor to plan special services and events.


  Overall Leadership and Vision

  1. Provide leadership for church vision and direction, getting input from various advisory groups and appropriate church leadership.
  2. Shepherd the DGBC elder board and develop future leaders for potential service as elders, deacons, and other positions within the church.


  Pastoral Staff and Church Staff

  1. Shepherd pastoral and church staff, building unity and pursuing church goals in line with the biblical and constitutional policies of the church. 
  2. Lead the church commitment to and practice of our Statement of Faith.
  3. Work with pastoral staff and elder board to appoint and manage a team of church and staff leadership for ministries of DGBC.
  4. Work with pastoral staff and elder board to develop a yearly budget. 


  1. Be responsible to carry out the biblical mandates that relate to leading (Hebrews 13:7,17), rule or give oversight (1 Peter 5), shepherd (1 Peter 5:1-5), teaching (1 Timothy 3), equipping people for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13), and being an example to others in the church (1 Peter 5). 
  2. Represent Delaware Grace within the Delaware community.
  3. Represent Delaware Grace within the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
  4. Lead Pastor is a member of the Elder Board