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Senior Pastor

Posted by: Wakeshma Community Church

Posted date: 2017-Nov-08

Location: Fulton

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6

Pastor Job Description and Key Qualifications

Wakeshma Community Church

Fulton, Michigan

Church Affiliation: Evangelical, Nondenominational, Independent Christian Church

Position Title: Pastor

Position Commitment: Passionately engaged full-time

Church Size: 130 members

Appendix A: Our Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, and Constitution (upon request)

Church Website: www.wakeshmacommunitychurch.org

Reason for Pastor Search: Our beloved pastor of 27 years is retiring


Purpose of this Pastor Search

To find by the Holy Spirit’s leading, one who will be lead shepherd to our congregation, proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, use his skills in administrative leadership, and engage in pastoral care ministries to meet the spiritual needs of our congregation and community.


As spiritual leader of Wakeshma Community Church, our pastor’s primary responsibility is to preach and teach the Word of God and “...to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” - Ephesians 4:12-13 NLT


Sunday Services

  • Preach the Word of God regularly

  • Provide general leadership and oversight of the Sunday mornings, including communication with those leading worship, audio-visual, bulletin creation, adult education, etc.

  • Administer ceremonies of the church, e.g. baptisms, communion, welcoming new members, etc.

Spiritual Growth and Leadership

  • Model a life dependent upon the presence of God

  • Join with the Elders in exercising spiritual oversight and nourishment of the church

  • Participate regularly in the several church committees that oversee aspects of church life

  • Work with leaders and congregants to organize and develop service and growth opportunities

  • Mentor men within the congregation to cultivate their spiritual life and leadership abilities

  • Coordinate with and supervise office administrative assistant

Pastoral Care

  • Pastoral care includes short-term counseling, prayer, hospital visitation when needed, weddings, funerals, baby dedications, and other opportunities to care for the needs of the congregation. Visit members and prospects and lead the membership in a visitation program.

Local Outreach

  • Develop and implement a variety of outreach strategies that serve our community

  • Function as primary contact and coordinator for our Helping Hand Ministry

Missions Emphasis:

  • Wakeshma Community Church has always focused on supporting missionaries and ministries both close to home and worldwide. Working through and with the Missions Committee, the Pastor should encourage our congregation to continue reaching the world for Jesus Christ, both within and beyond our community.


Strong and steadfast belief in God and Jesus Christ

  • Possess a clear testimony of Spirit-led personal relationship with God

  • Verifiable history of biblical integrity and conviction to the gospel

Strong evidence of personal character and ethics consistent with biblical leadership qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, including:

  • Have a good reputation

  • Be above reproach

  • Display maturity and self-control

  • Live wisely and make good choices

  • Strong family orientation

  • Desire for long-term pastoral role

Agree with and embrace a worldview consistent with our Mission Statement, Statement of Faith and Constitution

  • Evangelical doctrine

  • Support our church’s world missions focus

  • Equip our congregation to reach our community for Jesus Christ

Superior abilities necessary to communicate the word of God accurately, inspirationally and with conviction while joining our Board of Elders in effectively leading the oversight and administration of our church:

  • Outstanding communication skills:
    - Able to communicate and connect with those inside and outside the church

- Flexible and creative preaching styles

  • Competency to counsel others from a biblical worldview

  • Positive attitude and approach

  • Highly self-motivated and energetic

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills


  • Seminary or Master’s degree preferred, or equivalent pastoral training and experience

  • Solid analytical and theological ability exemplified by candidate’s words and life

Preferred Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of ministry experience

  • Strong evidence in building church membership and ministries

- Membership growth at prior church

- Experience in building youth ministries or being involved with youth

- Involvement with mission groups

  • History of faithful ministry

- Stable work history


*Resumes to be received by 12/31/17

To apply for this Senior Pastor position, please do the following:

1. Read this Pastor Job Description and Key Qualifications document in its entirety as well as our Statement of Faith and Constitution.

2. Submit your resume by email to gmail.com">wakeshmasearchteam(at)gmail.com or mail to:

Wakeshma Community Church
Attn: Pastor Search Team
16732 East UV Avenue
Fulton, Michigan 49052


Total compensation package includes: salary, parsonage, benefits, at a median of $52,000 depending on education and experience.

Expected Hire Date

Fall 2018

Job Title Senior Pastor
Post Details
Organization Wakeshma Community Church
Phone 269-729-5431
Email wakeshmasearchteam(at)gmail.com
Location Fulton
State State -> Michigan
Zip Code 49052.00
Country Country -> United States
Salary 52,000
Deadline for applying 2017-Dec-31
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Ministry - Church
Church Job Category Church Job Category -> Senior Pastor
Denomination Denomination -> Non-Denominational
Church Size Church Size -> 101-250
Worship Style

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