Solo Pastor

First Presbyterian Church of Brawley

Brawley, CA 92227

Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: January 03, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:


The First Presbyterian Church of Brawley, California is seeking a Solo Pastor to lead a multi-generational congregation that values spiritual growth and all levels of mission work. We are a family called by God to expand Christ's kingdom through service, stewardship and spiritual growth.

The Pastor leads the congregation in life and worship supervising a small staff and moderating the Session with a focus on:

- Worship and Spiritual Development: As a Solo Pastor, lead our church in worship by delivering thought provoking sermons which motivate our members.

- Pastoral Care: In collaboration with the Session, Deacons and Ministry Teams, participate in compassionate and empathetic pastoral care to all members.

- Strategic Leadership: Lead the congregation in developing and implementing strategic and operational plans.

- Administration: Supervise, develop and nurture positive working relationships with staff.

- Governance: Work with the Session in the administration of the church's affairs as moderator of Session and maintaining relationships with the San Diego Presbytery.

- Finance: Work with the Session to manage the church resources in a fiscally responsible manner.

- Church Life: Actively participate in the life of the church while maintaining a healthy work life balance.


About First Presbyterian Church of Brawley:

Brawley is a farming community in Imperial County located 30 miles north of the Mexican border. Our community faces challenges including food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty. We are committed to following Jesus' example of using our time, talent and resources to serve members of our own congregation and our community

Our vision for ministry is to be a discipling and faith-forming church for children, youth, and adults, nurturing a thirst to know God's Word and desire to serve in each member. Established in 1903, our church has a rich history of multi-generational roots and participation. We strive to demonstrate Christian values through worship, study, fellowship and service. We also strive to be an inclusive, warm, and welcoming congregation that grows together spiritually. 

Job Qualifications:

While no experience as a pastor is required, we are seeking a Pastor with the following gifts for ministry:

- Is a passionate, Spirit filled, gifted and biblically/theologically grounded proclaimer of God's Word

- Skilled in pastoral care and counseling

- The ability to positively relate to all ages—adults, youth and children

- Administrative gifts to partner with and supervise program and office staff

- Work collaboratively with Session Elders and Deacons in their respective ministries and encourage and facilitate leadership training

- Be empathetic and compassionate with the ability to offer comfort to our congregation

- Have good communication skills

- Be responsible, reliable and organized

- Be energetic, outgoing and friendly 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Solo Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
$80,000 -90,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Deborah Owen
301 Main Street
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