Lead Pastor

Date Posted

April 2022

Position Title

Lead Pastor

Position Status


Reports to:

Elder Board

To Apply

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About the Lead Pastor

The role of the Lead Pastor meets the biblical qualifications for an elder as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. This position works with the Elder Board to discern God’s vision for the church. The Lead Pastor will lead, and collaborate with, the pastoral team, boards, staff, individuals, and the congregation to accomplish that vision. He is a gifted communicator to effectively exposit the Word of God with relevant application to a multi-generational congregation.

The Lead Pastor Responsibilities Include:

  • Equip members and attenders for their work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). The main method is through public preaching and teaching of the whole counsel of God as the spirit of God gives direction. He is responsible to devote time to prayer, thought, and study to teach the word of God correctly and effectively.
  • Shepherd believers, along with the elders, through personal counsel, visitation, and rebuke when necessary. He should have an attitude of loving concern for the members and attendees.
  • Along with the elders and working with the Executive Pastor provide visionary, strategic, and collaborative leadership to the staff and congregation.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Pastor help lead, equip, and provide accountability for the staff as they carry out their ministry responsibilities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Worship Arts Team to provide creative and strategic direction for the weekend services.
  • Lead and model to the congregation a personal spiritual growth of evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral care.
  • Provide pastoral care to individuals, couples, families, and groups.
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Elders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements: 

  • Work special events including Christmas, Easter, and other important church-wide events.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Attend prayer meetings whenever possible.
  • Be available on Sunday mornings and other days/evenings to help and work as needed.

What You Bring:

Education & Experience

  • 10+ years of vocational ministry experience is required.
  • Some lead pastor experience would be helpful.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required in the area of biblical studies, theology, or pastoral ministry.
  • It is required that the educational training is from a school with comparable doctrinal beliefs to our church. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to lead well and be a team player.
  • Desire to collaborate.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Appreciation of an Elder-led church with final authority vested in the congregation.
  • Humble, honest, and authentic.
  • Good character, filled with the fruit of the Spirit.
  • High emotional IQ and self-awareness.
  • Approachable, winsome, and relatable.
  • Outward-focused and a heartbeat for missions.
  • Fun with a sense of humor.