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New River Fellowship

Senior Pastor

New River Fellowship
Weatherford, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 07/19/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Title of Position : Senior Pastor                                                        

Job CategorySenior Ministry Staff                                              

Direct Supervisor : New River Board of Elders




Synopsis of Role

To lead New River Fellowship, abiding by Singular Headship/ Plural Leadership design. To shepherd the New River body with a spirit led heart, desiring transparency and accountability, while advancing the vision and values of the organization as confirmed by the Board of Elders. To provide spiritual oversight of the organization, ministries, and personnel of New River Fellowship. Average work week: Should not exceed 50 hours.

Principal Responsibilities

 To provide spiritual leadership of the church and Elder Board

 To lead in the vision and direction of the church
 To oversee the Associate Pastors and provide input to the associate staff on a timely basis

 To be involved in strategic leadership mentoring of staff and emerging leaders

 To represent New River Fellowship through strategic contacts, as God opens the opportunity, in a way that does not compromise job responsibilities at New River Fellowship

 Deliver to New River Fellowship Church 40 – 44 weeks of messages

 Actively seek and retain relationships with Senior Pastors in other community churches

 Actively seek new converts to the faith, attendees, and members


Required Skills and Job Complexity

a) Unique Skills and Knowledge
o Speaking skills
o Time management and organization skills
o Develop self and team in technical skills
o Shepherd – Protector of the flock

b) Problem Solving/Decision Making
o Ability to work unsupervised

o Ability to prioritize projects that are at different stages of completion
o Ability to multi-task
o Demonstrates self-motivation, flexibility, and discernment
o Comfortable with high levels of confidentiality with the ability to exercise discernment o Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment

c) Relational Connections
o NRF congregation/members
o NRF elders, staff, and volunteers
o General public
o Pastors of churches in local community

Competencies Critical to this Position

Core Competencies


 Biblical knowledge and vibrant personal relationship with God 
 Battle-tested; Spirit led with Freedom/Healing in his DNA 
 Self-starter 
 Effective people skills 
 Able to make quality judgment calls 
 Leadership Skills 
 Pastoral skills: Counseling, teaching, preaching 
 Communication skills 
 Transparency – Able to use personal story for ministry


Technical Competencies

 Experience and knowledge of MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word and Excel.
 Email proficient

Key Performance Measurements

 Self-appraisal
 Annual performance appraisal by non-staff Elders

*This description is not all inclusive, and other duties may be assigned as necessary.