The lead (senior) pastor leads in a process for discerning and clarifying vision, then gives leadership and supervision for implementing that vision through the various ministries of the church. To do this, a team approach should be developed with all staff members and with all ministry groups and leaders of the church.
The lead pastor is pastor-leader, preacher, challenger, trainer, teacher, resource, initiator, counselor, and guide. However, he works with many other “members of the Body” who also “minister” to one another and the world.
The lead pastor is to work with and be accountable to Advisory Committee on overall strategy, philosophy of ministry, and direction.
Masters Degree (M.Div, M.Min, or Th.M Desirable)
Ordained or willing to be ordained
5-10 years of experience as a senior or associate pastor
Preferred Gifts And Abilities
Detail-oriented and organized
Effective and engaging communicator
Trustworthy, discrete and diplomatic
Ability to shepherd and develop leaders
Educated on community and global news
Self-starter and disciplined to work in an unsupervised environment
Ability to adapt to, lead, and facilitate change
Sense of humor and personable
Humble and teachable
Proven track record as team builder and collaborator
The Lead Pastor Is...
Accountable to: ultimately, the church, corporately, who calls him; in day-to-day ministry, to the Advisory Committee with whom he works.
Accountable with: fellow staff members (paid and unpaid) as a team and the congregation as a family for the total ministry of the local church life and the mission to the community and world.
Accountable for: Vision Discernment and Mission Implementation.
Responsibilities Look Like...
Lead the church in worship:
Equip the saints for ministry by:
Teaching (Bible study, membership classes)
Evangelistic, ethical, and discipleship training (providing for training so that followers of Jesus will also make disciples)
Premarital counseling for church members
Enable congregational care (training and encouraging members to care for each other as an example of their love for Christ)
Lead Advisory Committee, staff, and committees in vision discernment and in long range and short- term planning and execution of their tasks by consulting, advising, coordinating, and evaluating.
Supervise, develop, and hold accountable church staff for performance goals, and create an environment for healthy relationships. A team approach to ministry is desired with the lead pastor functioning as coach/player.
Competitive compensation and benefits with 2 weeks paid vacation, training/conference budget, and more...
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