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Senior Pastor-1599

Great Suburb - NYC metro, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 02/02/2013
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Assigned
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

LOCATION: Great Suburb in New Jersey (suburb of New York City)
DENOMINATION: Assembly of God
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE:  1700 - 1800 

MinisterSearch ( is delighted to present a fantastic opportunity for spirit-filled Senior Pastor Candidates. This large Assembly of God church (1700-1800 weekly attendance), located in a beautiful, historical, but contemporary, suburb of New York, is a GREAT opportunity for someone to come in, make an impact, and foster continued growth.

Among the church’s unique attributes are a very giving spirit and a real heart for missions. The culture of their work environment is focused on teamwork, while utilizing individual talent.

This church is looking for a Senior Pastor who can cast a strong vision, mentor the team, and preach the Word in a relevant style. The ministry opportunities for this multi-generational, multi-cultural community are endless.

In addition to the ministry opportunities, this town provides excellent schools, a beautiful setting of tree-lined streets, a wonderful environment for families, an education level that ranks among the highest in the nation; and it is just a short commute to New York City. The rich culture of Scotch Plains includes people from all walks of life, from corporate executive to the rich array of trades people who have contributed to not only the quaint look of the town but also the convenience of easy living—great history and all the amenities you could want.

The right candidate will be a spirit-filled, energetic lead shepherd of the church, who seeks and casts a vision, and who is progressive in his approach to ministry and leadership. He will be able to communicate the truths of God’s Word to the congregation through many venues, as well as being a relational pastor who likes being “with the people.”

Please make sure you meet all requirements/qualifications. If you do and are interested in learning more, please email your resume in word.doc format and the JOB #1599  SR. PASTOR, together with a link to videos of your teaching to
• Primary responsibility of the Senior Pastor is to give himself to the ministry of the Word and prayer, seeking to walk uprightly before the Lord in his personal life while seeking the mind of God on behalf of the congregation
• Preaching and teaching the Word multiple consecutive times during the weekend, each with the same passion as the first. The Senior Pastor must be able to communicate the truths of God’s word to the congregation through many venues
• Responsible to lead and mentor the Pastoral Staff and ministry leaders of the church, while showing awareness and support for all ministries in the church
• Be the primary spiritual leader and primary communicator of the church’s vision to staff, congregation (members, attendees, seekers), and the community at large
• Participate as part of the Counseling Staff; task shared with other Pastors, ministry leaders, and/or external counseling services
• Works as a leader within Community and Discipleship ministry area, providing leadership, teaching, and insight to encourage an environment of community and disciples growing in Christ, while reaching out to others
• Assisting with life events including baby dedications, weddings, funerals, etc., performed with the assistance of other Pastors
• Visiting (as part of the Visitation team) those that are sick or unable to leave their environments

• Must have a personal, life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, being baptized and living in the Holy Spirit
• Minimum of 10 years’ full-time pastoral staff experience
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a full-time Senior Pastor
• Minimum of 5 years’ full-time staff experience at a church of at least 600 in weekly attendance
• Must present the truth of the Word in an expository, relational, relevant, equipping, teaching, not “preaching at” style
• Proficient experience with multiple staffs and ability to relate well with different personalities
• Proficient experience counseling people with all types of issues
• Must have a heart to shepherd and relate to a multi-generational, multi-cultural congregation
• Possess an understanding of the budgeting process and budget planning for ministry
• Must fit in well with Northeastern culture
• Must be Assembly of God credentialed or be willing to be credentialed as soon as possible
• Bachelor’s Degree REQUIRED
• Seminary Graduate in biblical studies, theology, and/or counseling HIGHLY PREFERRED

Please make sure you meet all requirements/qualifications. If you do and are interested in learning more, please email your resume in word.doc format and the JOB #1599   SR. PASTOR, together with a link to videos of your teaching to