Waynetown Christian Church
Non-Denominational Independent Christian Church
|Church/Organization Employee||Average Attendance||Location|
|2||135||Waynetown, IN USA|
Waynetown, IN 47990
|Position Category||Position Title||Position Type||Weekly Hours|
|Preaching/Senior||Senior Minister||Paid Full-Time||30-40+|
Senior Pastor Job Description Senior Pastor Ministry Purpose: The Senior Pastor is to meet the Biblical requirements of an elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9), proclaim the Word of God in such a way that brings glory to God, equips Christians and engages the lost. Serving Relationships: The Senior Pastor is a part of the ministry staff. The senior pastor is expected to give direction and leadership to the administrative staff, work in collaboration with the other ministerial staff, and is, himself, accountable to the eldership of Waynetown Christian Church (WCC). To provide for the preaching word, call on members and friends of the church, supervise the spiritual interests of the church, and perform the duties of pastor, teacher, administrator, counselor, and other such duties as are specified by the elders. Personal Spirituality: 1. An intentional, daily devotional experience. 2. Demonstrate an intentional plan for spiritual growth. Job Summary: 1. Provides leadership, encouragement, direction and counsel to the administrative staff. 2. Helps create new ministries as needed (in cooperation with the eldership and staff). 3. Helps provide a comprehensive preaching schedule for the congregation. Preach up to 48 weeks per year. Including Easter and Christmas Eve. 4. Helps provide a comprehensive teaching schedule for the congregation in cooperation with the associate minister and Christian Education team. 5. Assists the leadership team in calling, recruiting and training ministry team leaders (who oversee the various ministries of the Church). 6. Builds positive attitudes toward the church, the congregation and the community. 7. Shares the gospel of Christ as the opportunity arises, lead others to conversion in baptism, and be a spiritual leader by example in all areas of Christian life. Job Duties: 1. Create a preaching plan that addresses all of Scripture 2. Be in contact with, and give encouragement to, ministry team leaders 3. Help plan and facilitate leadership training opportunities (retreats, etc.) for ministry team leaders 4. Be a part of a teaching team for adult studies throughout the year. 5. To be available for counseling as needed and when appropriate, weddings, funerals, etc. 6. Develop and lead midweek programming 7. Have consistent office hours at the church each week 8. Perform service of baptism as often as necessary 9. Meet with worship committee to share in mutual plans to enhance the worship service. 10. Lead vision meetings and Elders meetings 11. Work in cooperation with the Elders to plan and schedule the Annual Church vision retreat 12. Schedule annual review with Eldership Disclaimer: This document sets forth the basic expectations of a Biblical, pastoral ministry for the Waynetown Christian Church. Pastors may be confronted at times by unrealistic or even conflicting, expectations by different groups in the church, community, family, and even of themselves. In attempting to define pastoral expectations, it is hoped that some of the stress pastors feel, in endeavoring to be everything to everyone, will be reduced. This document is not intended as a “check-list” nor is it comprehensive, for it would be impossible for every situation and detail to be covered. Rather, it is a concise outline of most of the basic elements present in a balanced approach to ministry. The most basic expectation is that a pastor is a spiritual person with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ. From that commitment all ministry flows. Each pastor is unique and should have freedom and encouragement to reach fulfillment and joy in ministry. The call to ministry is a call to faithfulness.
Job Description Document
Please send cover letter, resume, at least 5 references, philosophy of ministry, statement of beliefs, links to audio and/or video files of your sermons, and any other pertinent information. If the Search Team approves, you will receive a list of questions to answer. If the Search Team approves again, you will receive a second round of questions. If the Search Team approves again, you may be contacted for interview. Upon approval, you may be asked to preach a trial sermon at our location.