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CrossWalk Community Church of Monroe

Senior Pastor

CrossWalk Community Church of Monroe
Monroe, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 03/27/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Principle Function:


The Senior Pastor will be a person called of God and set apart to the gospel ministry, evangelical and holiness teachings and in agreement with and affirming of the Scriptures and the Statement of Belief and By Laws of Crosswalk Community Church, committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture. The Senior Pastor must be a person who exemplifies a godly character, is compassionate in recognizing and meeting the needs of others, and demonstrates a high level of competence. 




  • The Senior Pastor will be called by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by a body of believers through ordination. (1 Timothy 4: 13)
  • The Senior Pastor will equip, educate, and edify the church as mandated in Ephesians   4: 11-13.
  • The Senior Pastor will be conformed to the ministry expectations set forth in 1 Thessalonians 4: 1 - 12
  • The Senior Pastor will lead and serve in accordance with the expectations set forth in 1 Peter 5: 1 - 9
  • The Senior Pastor will exercise biblical authority and carry out a Christian witness as  set forth  in 2 Timothy 4: 1 - 5
  • The Senior Pastor will be qualified to minister in the church, as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7



Specific Duties:


The Senior Pastor is responsible to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to prepare and equip God’s people for works of service, to engage in pastoral care ministries, and to provide oversight in all areas of church life and the ministerial staff.

The Senior Pastor will be called to lead the church to understand, embrace, and accomplish its mission to make disciples both locally and globally through the church’s vision of engaging Christ followers in worship, fellowship, discipleship, missions, and ministry.


The responsibilities of the Senior Pastor may be outlined in terms of his primary biblical roles 

As follows:


  • The principal leader and vision caster of the church 
  • Evangelist: models the practice of personal evangelism and ensures that the church is challenged and equipped to be obedient to the Great Commission 
  • Shepherd: models the heart of the Chief Shepherd and ensures that the church is well led, cared for, and protected 
  • Preacher/Teacher: the principal communicator of God’s Word in public worship and ensures that the Church is growing to maturity in Christ 
  • Equipper: partners with other leaders to empower and equip maturing members for significant service and ministry by discovering, developing, and deploying their spiritual gifts



The Senior Pastor will participate in the planning of worship services and events and equip staff and lay leaders to successfully coordinate those services and events.


The Senior Pastor will oversee and lead outreach and pastoral care efforts, including hospital visits, biblical counseling, performing weddings and conducting funeral services.


The Senior Pastor will oversee the development of Pastoral Staff and Ministerial Staff. He will ensure that they have the resources necessary to fulfill their duties and responsibilities. 


The Senior Pastor will consult with the Pastoral Staff; Ministerial Staff; and Ministry Leaders in equipping personnel to serve in Ministry Leadership roles.


The Senior Pastor will consult with the Administrative Committee on the development and administration of the Annual Church Budget and Financial System.


The Senior Pastor serves as the primary leader of the church and together with the Pastoral Staff; Ministerial Staff; and Ministry Leaders, be responsible for our success. 


The Senior Pastor will work with the Pastoral Staff; Ministerial Staff; and Ministry Leaders, to set forth both vision and direction for the church while affirming our Purpose Statement.  


The Senior Pastor will work with the Pastoral Staff; Ministerial Staff; and Ministry Leaders to ensure the accomplishment of our mission and vision, our relevance to the community, and accountability to our diverse membership.


The Senior Pastor will maintain office hours in consultation with Church Staff, Administrative Committee, and Ministry Leaders.


The Senior Pastor will respond to all forms of contacts, electronic, literate, or telephone in a way that is both reasonable for him and respectful to persons.



Education Qualifications



A seminary degree is preferred with a minimum of five years experience in a pastoral ministry. This individual demonstrates critical competencies in three broad categories: commitment to results, leading change, and motivating.


  • Commitment to results: The Senior Pastor is a systems thinker who is mission focused and goal driven. This individual identifies relevant information and helps transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning. The Senior Pastor is action oriented and innovative. He translates broad goals into achievable steps. He anticipates and solves problems and takes advantage of opportunities, is a self-starter and team player.
  • Leading change: The Senior Pastor must possess the skills and implements the functions of a leader. This man must share our biblical values, mission, and vision and leads by example. With integrity, he develops people and builds teams to accomplish goals. This individual deals effectively with demanding situations and designs and implements strategies in response to them.
  • Motivating: The Senior Pastor manages continuity, change, and transition. This individual knows how to influence and enable others. He is authentic in character and motivation. He addresses the impact of attitude and action on the congregation. 


Physical Demands/Working Conditions:


This is an intense and demanding position based on full responsibility for the church’s operations. The Senior Pastor handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, manages conflict, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes appropriately considered decisions always striving to ensure unity and focus on the church fulfilling its purpose. He plans and implements programs. The Senior Pastor is to maintain healthy and appropriate relationships with the Pastoral Staff; Ministerial Staff; Ministry Leaders; Ministry Teams; volunteers; church members; and the community. He plans and meets deadlines. The Senior Pastor maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management and effective leadership. His hours may be long and irregular and consequent consideration; concern; and care conveyed.


The Senior Pastor conveys a professional and authentic image as well as attitude regarding the church. He leads by example. He demonstrates integrity, authenticity, and commitment to continued professional growth and development.


In fulfilling this role of the Senior Pastor, he will be followed by this congregation even as he follows the Lord of this congregation. His integrity will earn their trust and his authenticity will inspire their confidence. This congregation remains convinced; that as we walk together by faith, in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, committed to living out the Great Commandment and to fulfilling the Great Commission, the expression of God’s pleasure will be the experience of God’s people.


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