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Lead Pastor

Cornerstone Church
Yuba City, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/19/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The lead pastor will assist the elders in overseeing the spiritual life and vision of Cornerstone.  We strongly believe that “Christ will build His church…” (Matthew 18:15). We desire a lead pastor who will help us accomplish God’s purposes for our church, community, and world.

We are looking for a lead pastor who is …

Accountable and responsible for…

  • Leading Cornerstone’s vision for making and teaching disciples       
  • Leading, training, and empowering the staff, elders, church leadership, and through these, the congregation 
  • Selecting and developing spiritual leaders who can assist in accomplishing the mission of the church 
  • Sound teaching and preaching of the Scriptures with an emphasis on life application 
  • Assisting the elders in the development and management of the annual church budget 
  • Establishing church strategies for intentionally reaching the lost and equipping believers for ministry, growth, and maturity 
  • Reporting regularly to the elders 
  • Participating in an annual evaluation by the elders

Called and gifted for ...

  • Serving as a long term lead pastor at Cornerstone 
  • Serving in the Yuba City region 
  • Teaching, preaching, leading, administrating, and building teams for the overall health of Cornerstone Church 
  • Reaching the lost while shepherding those who know Jesus 
  • Serving in a multicultural setting 
  • Small group ministry

Education and Experience that includes…

  • Seminary training with an MDiv degree or its equivalent is preferred 
  • Experience on a church staff leading teams, teaching, and developing ministry strategies 
  • Multicultural experience, though not a requirement for employment 
  • Experience working in the secular world, though not a requirement for employment 
  • Life experiences, both successes and failures, that have been life developing 
  • A clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus both inside and outside the church, revealing integrity, honesty, and a love of people

Biblical Views which…

  • Align with and adhere to the EFCA statement of faith and by-laws of Cornerstone Church 
  • Reveal a devotion for and a practice of the ministry of the Word and prayer (Acts 6:4)

 Character and A heartbeat which Reveal…

  • A lifestyle reflecting the biblical qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 
  • An obvious and well tested love and devotion to Christ, his family, and others 
  • Jesus and His teachings as the centerpiece and foundation of his life and ministry 
  • Humility and transparency before God and others, in both strengths and weaknesses 
  • Someone who is a lifelong learner 
  • The fruit of the Spirit as a lifestyle (Galatians 5:22) 
  • A missional focus desiring to reach ALL people without partiality 
  • An ability to teach and an open humility to be corrected 
  • Authenticity along with a youthful, energetic passion for the things of God