Hillside Community Church

Lead Elder Pastor

Hillside Community Church
Brownsville, California, United States

Date Posted: 03/09/2018
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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

We are looking for a Lead (Elder Pastor) who is…

Accountable and responsible for:

  • Leading Hillside Community Church’s vision and mission of reaching those in Brownsville and beyond with the gospel.
  • Leading, training, and empowering the elders, deacons, church leadership, and the congregation.
  • Selecting and developing spiritual leaders who can assist in accomplishing the mission of the church.
  • Sound teaching and preaching of the Scripture with an emphasis on life application and the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ.
  • Assisting the finance committee and 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.


Called and gifted for:

  • Serving as long term lead elder pastor at Hillside Community Church
  • Serving in the Brownsville area
  • Teaching, preaching, leading, administrating, and building teams for the overall health of Hillside Community Church
  • Reaching the lost while shepherding those who know Jesus
  • Serving in a Small Town Rural area
  • Small group ministry


Education and Experience that includes:

  • Seminary training or its equivalent is preferred
  • Experience on a church staff leading teams, teaching, and developing ministry strategies.
  • Rural Church setting 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 (SBC) Southern Baptist Convention’s statement of faith and by-laws of Hillside Community Church.
  • Reveal a devotion for and a practice of the ministry of the Word and prayer (Acts 6:4).


Character and a heartbeat which reveals:

  • 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, love and devotion to 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.
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