Haven Christian Community Church

Newark, CA 94560


Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

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Salary: Not specified

Posted on: June 16, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Haven Christian Community Church (Newark, CA) Pastor

The Big Picture
Haven Christian Community Church ( is a Bay Area church prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to preach the Word of God and to shepherd the Body of Christ.

The Church
Haven Christian Community Church (Haven) is a member of the OMS Holiness Church of North America. We are a multicultural congregation and offer English speaking Sunday Worship Services with a special focus on the community in Fremont, Newark, and Union City (Tri-City area).

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will:
Be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ
Have the spiritual gift of teaching/preaching
Be committed to the Great Commission, have a heart for the lost and model life-style evangelism
Have a strong prayer life
Possess a BS/BA degree in Biblical Studies or Master of Divinity from an accredited evangelical seminary.
Have a minimum of 5 years of ministry experience, preferably in a church setting
Have a vision and calling to serve in a multicultural/multi- ethnic congregation. Asian American descent preferable or someone with vast amount of experience in an Asian American context.
Have the courage to drive change as God leads
Partner well with other churches, para-church organization, and local community organizations
Have the right to work in the United States


Equip Saints for Works of Service
Preach and teach the word from the pulpit.
Teach in Bible studies, training sessions, etc. on an as-needed basis as determined by the pastor.
Cultivate leadership development through identifying, calling, training, and encouraging leaders.
Disciple individuals
Cast vision. In conjunction with the church leadership, cast vision, both short and long term, for the church, and develop a plan for implementation.
Prepare preaching schedule for year.
Must lead the church as an example for the congregation in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity by God's grace.

Shepherd the Congregation
Guard against false teachers and predators.
Lead the church in biblically defining and defending the church's theological position on doctrinal, life, and ministry issues.
Visitations (in-person, calls, email). Know, lead, feed and protect the flock, which is manifested by investing in and engaging with church members and their families at a personal level.
Follow the biblical instruction for church discipline, in conjunction with the elders (PAB at present).
Counsel (Pre-marital, grief, Individuals, couples)
Officiate Lord's Supper
Perform weddings
Perform funerals and memorial services
Develop evangelism program
Develop other programs as vision dictates
Connect with local (Fremont/Newark) pastors' network.
Provide general pastoral oversight of all ministries of the church.
Become familiar with the community that surrounds the church.

Conference Functions
Attend Conference NorCal Pastor meetings
Attend Conference pastors' retreat
Attend G.A. gathering every two years
Attend Missions Conference

Personal Growth and Recreation
Spend appropriate time in personal reading, study, and prayer.
Regularly attend seminars, conferences, or seminary classes for personal/professional growth
Take 2 weeks of vacation each year.
Have one to two days off each week.
Take a sabbatical every 7 years

Compensation varies according to experience of the candidate. 

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The Process
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these three questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor for Haven Christian Community Church?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Haven Christian Community Church?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the OMS Holiness Church of North America (

Please send your resume, a sermon link, and the answers to these questions to

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