Ministers are called to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the local church the minister serves as pastor and teacher of the congregation to build up and equip the whole church for its ministry in the world. The minister preaches and teaches the Word of God, administers the sacraments, shares responsibility with the elders and deacons and members of the congregation for their mutual Christian growth, exercises Christian love and discipline in conjunction with the elders, and endeavors that everything in the church be done in a proper and orderly way. As pastor and teacher, the minister so serves and lives among the congregation that together they become wholly devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ in the service of the church for the world.
PHCC is seeking a Senior Pastor to provide spiritual leadership through teaching and shepherding. As pastor and teacher, the candidate must be willing to work closely with the PHCC Consistory (deacons and elders) to:
-Administer the overall church program, providing leadership to the Consistory (deacons and elders), Committee Chairpersons and staff personnel.
-Equip Elders and Deacons in the area of responsibility with specific emphasis on the care of church membership.
-Participate in RCA Classis programs and provide feedback on important RCA events to the congregation
-Develop a "Focused Strategic Plan" which lays out the Vision, Mission and Value Statement (s) of PHCC.
-Oversee the financial operations of the church.
-Develop and oversee a Technology Committee that will oversee the technical direction and needs of the church.
-Assist in the development of viable Christian Education Department
-Develop a strategic plan that will direct the church to become more multi-generation – a reflection of the community in which it serves.
-Conduct Bible study and New Members classes as needed.
-Visit and minister to the sick, shut-ins, elderly and bereaved to include administering the sacrament of Communion when appropriate.
-Counsel those with spiritual needs and personal concerns and providing appropriate referrals to other counseling resources, if needed.
-Oversee and coordinate ALL worship services with the Director of Music and Worship Committee.
-Preaching the Word of God as it relates to daily life challenges, relevant cultural trends, and current events.
-Grow daily as a follower of Christ.
-Demonstrate sound theological/gospel-oriented foundation to include tenants of Reformed theology.
-Gives evidence of personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrates Biblical qualities (I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and I Peter 5:1-5) with integrity, humility, responsibility, teachability, and servanthood as a gracious and loving pastor.
-Have and maintain their own personal study of the scriptures.
-Seek to give ample time to personal and pastoral prayer as the Lord works in and through their life and life of the church.
-If married, seeks to maintain a healthy relationship with their spouse and family.
-In both personal life and public life, meet the spiritual, personal, and character qualifications of a pastor/elder found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9 and exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22
Reports To: PHCC Consistory
Paid time off
Ability to commute/relocate: Los Angeles, CA 90043: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
HOW TO APPLY
If you believe God is calling you to take the next steps in exploring this position, we would like to hear from you. We can connect after we have received the following:
. A Letter of Introduction
. References (we will not contact references without giving you prior notice)
. DVD or social media link to two sermons you have delivered within the last 3-4 months