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Pastor Job Description and Key Qualifications
Wakeshma Community Church
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
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 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.
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
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
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:
- 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
- Membership growth at prior church
- Experience in building youth ministries or being involved with youth
- Involvement with mission groups
- 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">wakeshmasearchteamgmail.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