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St. John's Lutheran Church

Pastor - St. John's Lutheran Church

St. John's Lutheran Church
Ambridge, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 08/31/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

St. John’s Lutheran Church, located in Ambridge, PA, is seeking a Pastor to replace our current Pastor who has announced his intent to retire. St. John’s is a small, but very active conservative Lutheran congregation affiliated with the AFLC. The congregation has been in continuous existence for over 100 years. The church is located in the Old Economy Village historic district, close to the Trinity School for Ministry, and is considered to be the finest example of Neo-Georgian church architecture in existence.

The congregation is involved with, and actively supports, both with time and money, several vibrant community outreach projects including the Center for Hope. We are blessed with a core of faith-filled active members. The physical plant includes a large education building and a parsonage, and is well maintained and managed. The congregation has no debt.

Pastors responding to our call must believe that the Bible is the “inspired, inerrant and infallible” word of God, and must be willing attain membership on the roster of Pastors of the Association of Free Lutheran Churches. Information regarding the AFLC can be found at Being a graduate of a Lutheran seminary is a plus, but is not a requirement.

Our immediate need is a Pastor who will help define our vision, and lead us to grow in numbers. We realize that this is a daunting task, and pray that God will send us a Good Shepherd to watch over his sheep in Ambridge.


Position:  Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Old Economy         

Location:  1320 Church Street, Ambridge, PA 15003   Office Phone (724) 266-5618

Contact:       Fred Kellinger

                     109 Priscilla Drive

                     Sewickley, PA  15143

                     (412) 741-7903



Additional Information: Available as separate documents 

Compensation: Salary, benefits, housing allowance, travel allowance, and vacation are negotiable.


The duties of the Pastor are as follow:


LEAD worship services

DEVELOP and PREACH Bible-based sermons

ADMINISTER sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion

OFFICIATE at weddings and funerals of church members

PROVIDE premarital counseling and other counseling for church members

TEACH Bible study and membership classes

VISIT sick and homebound members

VISIT congregation members

TRAIN church members in evangelism and discipleship

BUILD membership through personal evangelism and involvement in the community

LEAD officers, boards and committees in vision discernment and in long range and short-term planning and execution of their tasks by consulting, advising, coordinating and evaluating

COORDINATE community outreach and ministry programs

DEVELOP and IMPLEMENT social programs for members as needed

ATTEND council meetings

MAINTAIN a friendly warm and welcoming atmosphere so that people feel accepted, included and cared for

SUPERVISE office secretary

PERFORM other duties as necessary