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  Interim Lead Pastor

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Torrance, CA

Category: Senior Pastor

Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Good Shepherd, which is a part of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), is currently seeking an Interim Lead Pastor to lead us through a season of transition. Under the authority and direction of the Board of Elders, this position leads and equips the congregation to grow in their faith and faithfulness. The Interim Lead Pastor represents the church through a_noemailmitment to character, excellence, details, and flexibility. Duties and responsibilities include the following.

Pastoral Leadership

Serve as head of the staff with direct reports (including, but not limited to, the Worship Leader and Director of Operations), in consultation with the Board of Elders

Attend all Board of Elders' meetings
Lead/attend weekly staff chapel and worship planning meetings

Maintain and grow connection with other local congregations

Preaching & Leading Services

Serve as primary preacher of the congregation; ensures qualified coverage for the pulpit when absent

Develop worship series as needed in consultation with the Worship Leader

Provide any additional assistance to ensure quality, Gospel-centered worship services
Pastoral Care

Perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals

Provide pastoral counseling and home/hospital visitation as needed

Ensure clear_noemailmunication between the Board of Elders, staff, and congregation

Work within the budget provided by the Elders and approve relevant expenditures

Keep the Board of Elders informed on staffing needs, performance, and evaluation

Supervise and partner with the Director of Operations to ensure daily operations of the church and preschool

Oversee benevolence and mission opportunities as needed

Education & Background

Preferred: Master of Divinity or equivalent theological education/experience; certified or willing to be certified in the LCMC

Significant ministry experience

Position Details

Contract Call; Exempt; Salaried
May not apply for Lead Pastor position
Vacation/Sick Days per Personnel Manual

About Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd:

Good Shepherd, which is part of the LCMC, has been serving the local community for over 60 years. We are known as a "Family of Families" and provide our worshippers with a loving and welcoming environment in which to worship. Our average weekly attendance is 190 worshippers and we offer three worship services on Sunday. We are financially stable and do not have a mortgage. Eleven percent of our monthly income is used to support local and global organizations, including our Missionary in Uganda. Our preschool is also highly regarded in the community and has been serving families in the area for over 40 years. The church is located 1.5 miles from the beach, 1.5 miles from Del Amo Fashion Center and 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Interim Lead Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Senior Pastor
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Contact Name:
Chris Klein
21100 Victor Street
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