Lead Pastor

Faith Discovery Church

Washington, NJ 07882

Denomination: Assembly of God

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: May 01, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

1. Execute the Vision and Mission of the church as set by the Board of Elders
2. Plan Weekly Worship Services and all Special Services such as Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Easter, Lenten services (if any), etc.
a. Collaborate with the Worship Team
b. Select participants to serve at Prayer time, Offering time, Announcement time, etc.
3. Preside over the celebration of Communion at Worship
a. Ensure that the Lord's Table is suitably prepared
b. Select Elders and Deacons to assist (if necessary)
4. Prepare Sermons or Messages for Worship Services
a. Be able to produce or assemble electronic media to supplement message
b. Observe the church calendar
5. Provide Pastoral Care
a. Keep track of the sick, hospitalized, home-based, etc.
b. Visit above as much as possible or provide for visitation
c. Provide pastoral care to church adherents as well as to members of the community, such care to include:
i. Counseling
ii. Emotional and spiritual support
iii. Conflict resolution
d. Maintain published, weekly office hours
6. Support all of the ministries and/or departments in the church through:
a. Regular meetings with ministry leaders/teams
b. Monitoring the effectiveness of leaders and ministries with the assistance of the Leadership Team (Elders and Deacons)
c. Working with the Administrative Assistant, guide publicity efforts through letters, email, bulletin notices, in-service announcements, etc.
d. Working with the ministry leaders in recruitment efforts to fill ministry positions
7. Prepare for and preside over the Annual Business Meeting of the church
a. Prepare the annual Pastor's report
b. Prepare the annual financial reports
8. Prepare for all Leadership Team meetings (Elders and Deacons)
a. Set agendas (soliciting items ahead of time) and publish
b. Collect all monthly reports (financial and others)
c. Publish all motions made known ahead of the meetings
d. Preside over the meeting(s)
9. Conduct funerals and weddings (from the church or from the community)
10. Conduct Baptisms and Membership Classes
a. Develop instructional materials for candidates
b. Interview, with at least one Elder present, all candidates to ensure their sincerity and preparedness
c. Hold classes for candidates prior to Baptism or Membership
d. Seek approval of candidates from the Board of Elders
11. Maintain personal spiritual life through:
a. Regular prayer
b. Disciplined reading
c. Reflection
d. The observance of one day a week as a Sabbath
12. Provide oversight for all church office functions and Administrative Assistant including:
a. The content of the church's website and all social media
b. The broadcasting of the church's worship services
c. The performance of all Audio/Video services and equipment and the Internet Connection
13. Annually review the performance of all paid church employees and make salary recommendations to the Leadership Team
14. Oversee the church facilities repair and maintenance

About Faith Discovery Church:

Accepting- We strive to love one another the way that God loves us, welcoming strangers along with old friends to join us as we seek God and worship together. Authentic- At FDC we may not all look the same or dress the same or hold the same opinions, but we value our differences, endeavoring toward genuine community. We are compassionate with each other, understanding that in this life we all have struggles. Equipping- In our worship service and in smaller group ministries we are committed to Biblical teaching, intergenerational discipleship, mutual encouragement, and prayer. We meet together to increase our knowledge and strengthen our faith enabling us to be Christ's light to our world. We prioritize partnering with missionaries so that they are enabled do the same across the globe. Serving- On Sunday mornings and through the week you will find members of FDC diligently using their gifts to serve others within our congregation and community- praying for urgent needs, financially sup 

Job Qualifications:

1. The Pastor must have obtained a bachelor's degree in ministry or related field(s) from an accredited College. 2. The Pastor must be a credentialed (ordained and licensed) minister in good standing with the General Council of the Assemblies of God and with the District Council of the church currently being served. 3. The Pastor must be a born-again believer (John 3:30) 4. The Pastor must have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4) 5. The Pastor must have a regular spiritual life evidenced through prayer, bible study, and reflection. 6. The Pastor must have served a least one other Assembly of God church in a full-time, pastoral leadership role for a period of five (5) years or more.  

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Lead Pastor
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Full Time
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Thomas W. Edmunds
129 Sunrise Terrace
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