Grace Bible Church
Category: Senior Pastor
Time Type: Full Time
The Lead Pastor will minister alongside his fellow elders who are responsible for the spiritual oversight, leadership, and care of the church body - this includes training and equipping the saints at Grace for the work of ministry. Consequently, he must meet the Biblical standards of eldership as laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Additionally, he will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day operations of the church office.
We are seeking a collaborative leader who will work with the elders, trustees, and congregation in refining, championing, and stewarding the church's mission and vision. The Lead Pastor should embrace the current mission and vision and should provide effective leadership and guidance to the elders and congregation in the development and implementation of strategic plans for the future health of the church. We recognize that our church needs to develop an external focus and a culture of evangelism. The old paradigm of attracting and retaining visitors is no longer working in our 21st-century culture. We need a pastor who can model what it looks like to go into the world and make disciples.
We are seeking a Lead Pastor whose words, actions, and lifestyle resemble those of Christ. The Lead Pastor should model and teach love, humility, and unity through his preaching, teaching, counseling, and hospitality. His care for people's spiritual well-being should foster the trust of the people and motivate them to follow his lead. We need a shepherd who will motivate us to fulfill our mission and vision and mobilize us to truly impact our surrounding community for the glory of God.
The Lead Pastor will allot the primary amount of his time throughout the week to the ministry of the Word and prayer. He will be an example and mentor for the church family, modeling godliness in every compartment of his life. In addition to teaching on Sundays, the Lead Pastor will be expected to conduct or participate in church-life events like weddings, funerals, and counseling. He will partner with staff members and volunteers to meet pastoral needs with a willingness to transition some roles and responsibilities to or from other staff members as time and gifts allow.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package included.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please do the following:
1. Review the attached job description in detail, ensuring you meet the minimum qualifications.
2. Submit a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and TEACHING SAMPLE to: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Cover letter should not be more than one page.
b. Please include in your cover letter how you heard about the position. If you were referred, please indicate who referred you.
c. Please submit at least one sample of a sermon or lesson delivered to a large group. Links to videos either on a church website or YouTube are strongly preferred. Audio recordings on a church website or podcasts will also be accepted.
LEAD PASTOR QUALIFICATIONS
A sincere, relational, transparent leader, willing to "do life with" the people of Grace Bible Church
Possesses an open, humble, teachable spirit
Recognizes that to accept an official offer for the position of Lead Pastor is an affirmation of his desire, willingness, and readiness to minister long-term at Grace Bible Church
Must be a man who is above reproach in his daily walk, family life, and ministry
Demonstrates a commitment to personal accountability
An effective communicator who preaches with the goal of life change, interpreting and expounding Scripture in a clear and meaningful sermon that unifies and inspires the church body
Embraces and champions the church's mission and vision and motivates the body to live for the glory of God
Enjoys investing in people of all backgrounds within the church and the surrounding community
A collaborative leader who works with the elders in ministry, builds relationships with ministry leaders in the church, and inspires excellence for the glory of God
Thrives on providing the necessary support for others to succeed and handles conflict effectively with truth and grace
Experienced in managing the complexities of an established church with diverse ministries, preferably in a suburban setting.
A Master of Divinity degree or higher is preferred. Ordination strongly recommended.
Candidate must fully agree with Grace Bible Church's statement of faith.