Senior Pastor

First Union Church

Cedarville , MI 49745

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: November 07, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:


I. Accountability

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.

III. Responsibilities

1. Biblical

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

his family.

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.

a. Preaching-Teaching.

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.

b. Administration

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

membership clerk.

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.

d. Worship

i. He will coordinate and plan the Sunday worship service.

ii. Administer the ordinances of Baptism/Dedication and the

Lord's Supper.

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.


About First Union Church:

Cedarville First Union is a church that desires to be governed by the leading of the

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.  

Job Qualifications:

Candidates must have leadership experience, a minimum of a bachelor's degree, and either a bachelor's or master's in a ministry related field. Master's level education is preferred.


Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Contact Name:
Jamey Nichols
P.O. Box 426
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