About the Senior Pastor:
Coshocton Presbyterian Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who has a deep passion for the Lord, for the Bible, and views consistent with those of the Presbyterian Church USA. The Senior Pastor, as a minister of the Gospel, shall be devoted to the service of Christ and the Church through preaching and teaching the Word of God. The Senior Pastor shall lead the church to fulfill its mission statement: "God's Love is Here for You."
The Senior Pastor's Responsibilities Include:
Accountable to the Presbytery and to the congregation through the Session, the Senior Pastor will be expected to exercise pastoral, administrative, and leadership skills within the church organization.
Word and Sacrament
Collaboratively plan and lead the various worship services of the church.
Preach the Word of God, lead in worship, read and teach the Scriptures, and engage the people in study and witness.
Work with others to find meaningful ways of worship that allow both members and the community to participate.
Administer the sacraments of baptism and the Supper of the Lord according to Christ's ordinance.
Visit in the homes of the church and the community, especially among the sick, aged, imprisoned, and others in need.
Counsel families and individuals of the church and refer people to professional counselors when needed.
Officiate funeral and memorial services.
Officiate at weddings and provide the couple with pre-marital counseling.
Prepare congregants for membership in the church, including leading membership preparation class.
Guide the spiritual development of the staff and the lay leadership.
Lead the congregation in living out their vision and values both within the membership and among their neighbors.
Create a church culture that increasingly embodies Christ's example of servant leadership to all congregational leaders and the congregation as a whole.
Teach young people in the church to grow in their relationship with the Lord, preparing them to serve Christ in all they do.
Provide an outstanding preaching and transformative worship ministry that will invite others into the church to live out their discipleship, and that will continue to attract new members.
Provide active leadership to the session as Moderator, the congregation, and its organizations in maintaining and developing programs that will enable the church to grow in mission to the community, the region, the nation, and the world.
Administer the church program by leading, directing, and supervising the other church staff as Head of Staff with the assistance of the personnel committee.
Encourage the partnership of the whole church with the mission and ministry of the PCUSA and the Muskingum Valley Presbytery.
To be involved in ecumenical relationships in the community.
Education & Experience
5+ years of experience
Seminary Degree/Ordained through PCUSA
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong leadership abilities
Exceptional communication skills
Marketing skills preferred
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Teachable and self-aware
Strong and gracious
Organized and intuitive