Senior Pastor

December 12, 2022
Application ends: February 28, 2023
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Job Description

Principle Function:
• The Senior Pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage with the local community, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life, and to act as the chief administrator of the paid staff.

Professional Qualifications:
• Pastoral Candidate should:
• Have 5-10 years of preaching experience
• Have formal training from accredited seminary
• Have a devout personal faith in Jesus Christ
• Be familiar with and affirm the basic tenets of the Second London Baptist Confession as a guideline for his personal doctrinal beliefs and for our church beliefs

Knowledge, Skills and Character:
• Comprehensive knowledge of the Bible
• Strong religious and spiritual conviction
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to show compensation for struggles and concerns of others
• Ability to relate to a wide array of congregants

• Oversee management of all areas of the congregation’s ministry
• Provide spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative and servant leadership to the congregation
• Prepare weekly sermons that capture the spirit of the Bible; preach and conduct worship services
• Interpret biblical scripture for the congregation
• Represent the congregation in community organizations and activities to learn new ways the church can support and engage with the surrounding area
• Provide care and counseling to the congregation (e.g., visit the sick, bereaved, prospects, etc.)
• Officiate at special services (e.g., baptisms, weddings, funerals, infant dedications, etc.)
• Collaborate with church music leaders to integrate appropriate worship music into church services
• Support, oversee, and evaluate church staff
• Ensure church facilities are functioning
• Attend periodic business and deacon meetings

Specific details for the Responsibilities listed above:

Spiritual Formation:
• Guide the spiritual formation of the congregation through teaching, preaching, and leading by example.
• Work with the staff and committees to ensure that the Church is provided with opportunities to pray, and to study the Bible.
• Work with the staff and committees to ensure that the Church is provided with opportunities to be involved in service opportunities within and beyond the Church.
• Work with the Stewardship Committee to encourage the congregation to give time, talents, and resources in service to God.

• Oversee all areas of the congregation’s ministry in consultation with the Deacons, Trustees, Church Council, and Committees.
• Support, supervise, manage and provide input for the evaluation of church employees in conjunction with the Personnel Committee.
• Build a sense of teamwork among church staff and committees. Hold and/or attend regular meetings to coordinate the ministries of the church and facilitate communication.
• Work with the Building and Grounds to see that the facilities of the church are functional and in good repair.

• Have a heart for ministering and an understanding of the challenges of sharing the gospel in a growing community and county that contains many differing views and opinions.
• Make a concentrated effort to engage new visitors.
• Work with the Missions Committee to support various mission opportunities, to encourage the Church in giving to missions, and to involve the Church in personal mission service.

Pastoral Care:
• Provide pastoral care in conjunction with other staff and deacons through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
• Visit or contact church members to encourage their involvement or to address their personal needs (especially all homebound church members).
• Make appropriate referrals when necessary and quickly respond to crisis situations that arise in the congregation.