Mar 27, 2019

Senior Pastor

  • Discovery Church
  • Yankton, SD, USA
Full time Church

Job Description

The Senior Pastor position will be a full-time position held by an individual that shares a love and desire to pursue the mission that God has given to our church. The ideal candidate should be relational and have specific strengths in preaching and teaching. We feel that the primary duties of this position will be preparations of sermons and teaching. In addition, we see the position as being very involved (along with our leadership and ministry teams) in finding opportunities to engage our community toward the ends of reaching new people with the gospel and then to “equip them to become wholehearted followers of Christ.”

The Senior Pastor will work in conjunction with the Board of Elders and various ministry teams within the church to facilitate the spiritual growth of the congregation and to engage in outreach to the surrounding community.


Ministerial Job Duties:
• Prepare and deliver the majority of sermons
• Work closely with lay leadership to coordinate the form, content and quality of Sunday services
• Serve as a voting member of the Elder Board
• Have an active involvement in the community
• Encourage commitment to Discovery Church through membership
• Present sound biblical doctrine and the basics of what it means to be born again and to be obedient to Christ
• Encourage commitment to Christ and His church through believer’s baptism
• Utilize the Bible as the ultimate authority for the manner in which duties are conducted
Administrative Job Duties:
• Work jointly with the Elder Board and ministry leaders to give a unified direction to the programs of the church
• Provide supervisory guidance to associate level pastoral team members
Pastoral Job Duties:
• Coordinate visitation, including hospital, shut-ins, visitors and other contacts as deemed necessary
• Coordinate biblical counseling as required
• Provide pastoral care in times of bereavement, including oversight of the services
• Provide services for weddings and premarital counseling as needed
Other Related Items:
• Maintain personal spiritual growth and that of his family
• Seek wisdom and direction regularly through an active prayer life
• The Pastor will work primarily from his office at Discovery Church
Knowledge, Skills and General Requirements:
• Meet the scriptural qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
• 5+ years of pastoral experience (either associate level or lead pastor) preferred
• Be in agreement with and support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Discovery Church
• Confidentiality – This position requires an ability to keep information and occurrences confidential, and yet the pastor must understand when something is to be reported to governing authorities.
• Education - Formal college, bible school or seminary training will be preferred. Any certifications or degrees will be considered and reviewed for each applicant
• Membership in Discovery Church
• Well-developed communication skills, especially must have clear strengths in areas of teaching and preaching

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