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Senior Pastor

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Worland, Wyoming, United States

Date Posted: 05/03/2018
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Bible Church
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is searching for a Full-Time Senior Pastor with a passion to grow the church as Christians to become closer to Christ. 

The qualifications for this position are listed below:

  1. Master of Divinity (MDIV) Degree

    • From a recognized certified and well respected seminary

  2. Ordained Minister

    • 5-7 years previous experience as an Senior Pastor

  3. Spiritual

    • The Senior Pastor directs the overall church’s ministry.  This cannot be done without a close relationship with God.  The Senior Pastor must spend an appropriate amount of time in private prayer; Bible study; readings of church fathers and contemporary writers; and meditation.  The Senior Pastor should set aside private times daily, monthly and annually for the purpose of spiritual renewal

  4. Commitment

    • Demonstrated deep commitment to Christ and His church

  5. Leader

    • Leads by example and with humility

    • Provide leadership in the day to day running of the church

  6. Visionary

    • Provide overall vision for the church’s future

    • Give guidance to the staff

  7. Unifier

    • Possesses the ability to bring unity to the local body of believers

  8. Church Music

    • Has a workable knowledge of Church music

  9. Delegator

    • Ability to delegate work to others both on staff and within willing participants in the congregation.  This allows the Senior Pastor to stay fresh in his job duties and committed to the church

  10. Visitation

    • Ability to visit parishioners and meet their needs as required

  11. Language Skills

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as spiritual guides including the Bible and other resource materials. Ability to write sermons, reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of members or ministries within the church

  12. Confidentiality

    • Since this position deals with spiritual, emotional, financial and physical realities of church membership, confidentiality is of utmost importance.  The person filling this position mush have a history of demonstrated work where confidentiality was a key factor in employment

  13. Interpersonal Skills

    • Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming.  Maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interpreting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and is innovative

  14. Oral Communications

    • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings

  15. Written Communication

    • Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work of others for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical material effectively; able to read and interpret written information

  16. Teamwork

    • Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectiveity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports administrative action

  17. Judgement

    • Displays a willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accourate judgement; supports and explains reason for decision; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions

  18. Motivation

    • Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.  Is self-motivated, works well without supervision

  19. Planning and Organization

    • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives

  20. Professionalism

    • Approaches others in a professional manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status, position or membership; accepts responsibility for own actions

  21. Technology

    • Needs to have a working knowledge of current technology