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South Delta Baptist Church

Lead Pastor

South Delta Baptist Church
Delta, British Columbia, Canada

Date Posted: 03/30/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Position Summary:

The lead pastor will encourage and motivate our church to accomplish her mission and vision. Through Godly team-based leadership and practical example, he will mentor, empower, engage, and equip staff, ministry leaders, and congregants to be models of God's grace.



The lead pastor reports directly to the board of elders and is accountable to the church membership through this group of leaders.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The lead pastor will:

  • be the primary provider of biblical pulpit teaching in the context of a team-based pulpit ministry;

  • be energized by the recruiting, mentoring, coaching, training and development of ministry leaders. This will be demonstrated through the development of associate pastors and other ministry leaders;

  • be accountable for leading a staff team that will plan, manage and direct the day-to-day administration, operations and ministry of the church;

  • be the liaison between staff and the board of elders;

  • effect the Mission, Vision and objectives of the Church through the ongoing planning, development, and execution of strategic plans while working through the church staff and ministry leadership teams;

  • communicate, interpret and reinforce established vision, strategies and goals to the staff and church family.


Character Traits:

The lead pastor:

  • models the Christian faith to all he encounters;

  • is a servant leader; his leadership is an act of service, not an act of expression;

  • has an active personal devotional and prayer life;

  • is loyal and trustworthy and naturally looks to establish and maintain an environment of trust
    with all constituents;

  • has a Godly humility which includes healthy self-confidence and emotional maturity;

  • seeks and welcomes the counsel of elders;

  • shares authority easily;

  • is strongly committed to the empowerment, growth and success of others;

  • is someone who challenges, encourages and inspires others;

  • displays a strong rapport with people and demonstrates relational wisdom;

  • displays the Fruit of the Spirit;

  • is committed to a five-year plus agenda of ministry at SDBC.


Skills and Qualifications:

The lead pastor:

  • is a proven expositional bible teacher;

  • has a Masters level degree or equivalent in biblical studies;

  • is capable of motivating a congregation from the pulpit;

  • is capable of achieving results and naturally establishes a process and plan to execute through others;

  • embraces progressive communications methods