He will be responsible to the church board and to the congregation.
II. Purpose and Priorities
The pastor, as God's appointed shepherd to First Union church, has as his first
responsibility, a personal relationship to God (Romans 12:1,2). As a man of God,
his second responsibility is to his family. As shepherd to the church, he shall
devote his time to the work of the church, administration of the ordinances, and
preaching the Word. He shall, with great love, be ready to reprove, rebuke, and
exhort in order to maintain spiritual unity and rightly divide the Word of Truth (I
Timothy 3:1-7, 4:12-15; II Timothy 2:15; Titus 1:7-9)
He must be in full agreement with our Church Constitution.
a. Preach and teach God's Word (I Corinthians 4:1,2)
b. Exercise the spiritual gift of pastor-teacher (I Peter 4:10) in
equipping believers for their works of ministry.
c. Set a Godly example for believers (Hebrews 4:12-6:1) This
includes maintaining one's own spiritual health, as well as that of
2. Specific Duties
The specific duties of the Pastor shall fall under five categories which are
not listed in order of priority: Preaching-Teaching, Administration,
Pastoral Care, Worship, Evangelism and Missions.
i. This shall be the primary area of ministry and should
incorporate the expounding of Scripture in all doctrine,
present a clear message of salvation and exhort the
congregation to act upon scriptural teaching in their daily
lives II timothy 2:2
ii. Responsible for Sunday morning messages.
iii. Periodically teach a church membership class during
Sunday School or other times, or assign an Elder to teach
such a class.
iv. He may teach Sunday School classes or lead other Bible
studies at his discretion.
v. Write a monthly article for the Spark.
i. He will spend time seeking God's will for the congregation.
ii. Supervise and assist in the directing, planning and
implementation of the work and ministry of the church.
iii. He will be the direct supervisor of the Minister to Youth
and Families, church secretary, music coordinator, and
iv. Function as a team member working with other to fulfill the
mission of the church.
v. Works with the treasurer and bookkeeper in the regular
oversight of the church budget.
c. Pastoral Care
i. The pastor will pray for the church in general. He will pray
for the members of the church individually.
ii. He will guide the Christian Caregivers in the Christian care
of the congregation. This will include prayer, visitation,
and special needs within the church body.
iii. He will be available for personal counseling for members
of the church.. He should feel free to refer the counseled to
professional counselors at his discretion.
i. He will coordinate and plan the Sunday worship service.
ii. Administer the ordinances of Baptism/Dedication and the
iii. Conduct weddings and funerals.
iv. Work with the Board to plan special meetings, speakers,
concerts, films and other special events.
e. Evangelism and Missions
i. Work closely with the Board in planning and evaluating the
evangelistic outreach of the church.
ii. Encourage the discipleship of new believers through
worship, Sunday School and small groups.
iii. Work closely with the Missions Committee to develop a
heart for missions within the church.
3. Compensation and Review
a. The Pastor's compensation package will be reviewed annually by
the church Board and voted on at the annual meeting.
b. The Pastor's job performance will be reviewed annually by the
Church Board with input from the congregation.
Holy Spirit in accordance with the Scriptures. We have elders who are growing to
be increasingly involved in the teaching and care of the congregation. We also
have a board that includes the elders (males only), deacons/deaconesses, and some
key committee representatives. We are a congregationally organized church, but
we don't pause to vote on everything. Our board provides one layer of leadership,
and the elders are key. Our pastor is our lead elder. We are very missions minded
both financially and prayerfully. Speaking of prayer, we believe prayer to be a key
part of our faith. We have spent much time praying for the pastor we have not yet
met. We are a family-oriented church who believes that everyone professing faith
in God through Christ is part of the church family. We love to incorporate all ages
and abilities into our corporate worship. Our facility can seat 300.