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Crossroads Ev. Free Church

Senior Pastor

Crossroads Ev. Free Church
Plymouth, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 08/28/2009
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
CEFC Senior Pastor
Ministry Profile

Crossroads Evangelical Free Church (CEFC) is seeking a Senior Pastor to serve our fellowship in the purpose to which we believe God has called us. This purpose is to follow the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, as reflected in our mission statement: “Knowing Christ and Making Him Known.” The role of the Senior Pastor at CEFC is to glorify Christ through accurate teaching of the Scripture, lived out in authentic relationship among the congregation of Crossroads and within the Plymouth, IN area.

Scripturally, we believe the spiritual gift mix for this position is that of Teacher/ Pastor, as described in Ephesians 4 and Leadership as defined in Romans 12. The Senior Pastor will serve as a Board Elder and would carry out the vision to be an Ephesians 4 equipping church, a high value at CEFC. The Senior Pastor will have significant input for vision, direction, and implementation to lead and equip the body to do the work of the ministry. We are looking for a man who loves the Word of God, is passionate about prayer, and will love the people God calls him to serve.

Organizationally, the Senior Pastor will give oversight to the congregational staff, encouraging unity, exhorting in love, and leading staff to focus upon equipping the congregation for ministry. He will oversee the filling of the weekend services by preaching regularly or opening the pulpit to qualified teachers. He will develop his messages in a format that is transferable to our four tier system of Sunday Morning Sermon, Community Groups (adult study groups), Life Together Groups (small groups), and individual study. He will develop teams of pastoral staff and body members who are gifted in teaching and leadership to grow the next generation of leaders within Crossroads Evangelical Free Church.

Basic Position Qualifications
The person in this position needs to have the following:
•Education – M Div. minimum or equivalent seminary degree.
•Experience – 5+ years of ministry experience which includes having served as a Teaching Pastor, Senior Pastor, or Associate Pastor in a church over 200, including direct oversight of lead staff and voluntary ministry leaders.
•Spiritual Gifting – Primary gifts are Pastor and Teacher (I Cor. 12:28, Rom. 12:7, Eph. 4:11) and Leadership (Rom. 12:8).
•Values and Beliefs – An Ephesians 4 mindset as follows:
oSpirit-led passion to be like Christ in ways that bring glory to Him.
oDesire for growing people spiritually through practical and relevant teaching of God’s Word.
oDelight in shepherding people and equipping them to serve and love others.
oEnthusiasm to grow in personal knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.
•Talents and Skills:
oCommunication: ability to communicate verbally and in writing with passion and clarity, imparting vision to the church family, and represent CEFC to the Plymouth area.
oLeadership Empowerment: ability to help the members of the flock to be empowered to apply their spiritual gifts with support and instruction.
•Spiritual Qualities – This person must meet all the qualifications of an Elder as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The person in this position will be characterized by a Christ-like nature – someone who lives his life with God as his first love, with Christ as his model, and with the Holy Spirit as his power-source.
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