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Faith Church

Lead Pastor

Faith Church
Milford, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 03/14/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Title: Lead Pastor

Reports to: Congregation and elders

Works closely with: Faith Church staff, elders, key lay leaders, and congregational members as needed

Responsible for: Caring Ministry Pastor, Student Ministry Pastor, Church Administrator, Director of Worship, Children’s Ministry Director

Purpose of Position: To give spiritual leadership to the Body of Christ at Faith Church

Lead Pastor Profile

Faith Church is seeking an individual with a pastoral call for the Lead Pastor position who exhibits the following:

  • Experience: He has had a previous successful pastoral role in a multi-pastor church, preferably in a lead Pastor role. He has worked closely in unity with church elders and honors their spiritual support, counsel, and accountability.  
  • Personality: He is friendly and approachable with a high level of collegiality with staff and members of the congregation. He can maintain a sense of gratitude in all aspects of life.
  • Character: He is holy, humble, transparent, trustworthy, teachable, and faithful, with a strong personal prayer life, that aligns very closely to the Biblical standards for elders (Titus 1:6-9;  I Timothy 3:1-7). Displays the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23).
  • Gifting: He has a developed gift in expository preaching, is able to teach deep theological truths in his sermons, invests in and disciples those who report to him, and has a true and active shepherd’s heart.
  • Passion: He loves Christ passionately. He embraces, and teaches, a proper view of the sinful, grievously lost nature of natural man, promotes a strong view of the pre-eminence of Christ in the life of the believer and the local church, and promotes “God’s vision” for the church.
  • Leader: Strong but meek (strength under control). Able to communicate Faith Church’s vision and direction, as well as its missional purpose in the community. He is actively engaged in a missional lifestyle. He is able to keep and attract the younger generation, while preserving the value of long time members and seniors.
  • Theology: He has formal Biblical training, preferably Seminary.  He is in absolute agreement with the EFCA Statement of Faith. He embraces and teaches a high view of God, including His sovereignty, holiness, and grace.

Gifts, strengths and talents desired:

  • Teaching
  • Shepherding
  • Visionary
  • Leadership
  • Empowering others
  • Compassionate
  • Servant

On-going responsibilities:

  1. Lead the teaching team in teaching and preaching of God’s Word to further the spiritual growth and maturity of the congregation, preaching from 50-75% of the sermons himself.
  2. Shepherd, nurture, and pray for the flock at Faith Church
  3. Provide an environment through which the Body at Faith Church can mature in Christ and be equipped for the work of ministry
  4. Develop, clarify, and cast God-given vision for the future of Faith Church with the leading of the Holy Spirit and the assistance of Faith Church leadership
  5. Disciple Faith Church staff who will report to him and key leaders
  6. Manage, supervise, and conduct performance reviews for direct reports
  7. Serve on the Elder Board and represent the pastoral staff to the Elder Board
  8. Demonstrate proactive leadership that reflects the mission, objectives, core values, and the needs of Faith Church


  1. Qualifications for an elder as found in Scripture
  2. BA/BS from an accredited college or university
  3. MDiv or higher degree from an accredited seminary is desirable
  4. Demonstrated pastoral experience in a church of similar or larger size
  5. Experience managing and leading a multi-pastoral staff is preferable
  6. Strong organizational, management, and communication skills

Significance of the position: Help a church of approximately 700 to mature in Christ and have a greater impact in the city of Cincinnati and beyond

Application: After prayerful consideration and reviewing this opportunity please submit the following application materials via email to Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email.

  • Cover Letter – introducing yourself and your interest in the position
  • Resume/CV – your ministry experience, educational background, and at least three references
  • Doctrinal Statement – a 1-to-4 page summary on your theological views on core doctrines
  • Brief philosophy of pastoral ministry – a 1-to-2 page summary of your philosophy and practice of pastoral ministry
  • Narrative of your salvation testimony
  • Two sermons – including a sermon outline and a video or audio recording of recent sermons (or a link to a host site if the files are too large)