The Senior Pastor is responsible for leading the church body in functioning in all aspects of the Bible. The Senior Pastor is responsible for providing spiritual instruction and strategic leadership to the members, staff and ministries of the church. The Pastor serves as the administrative officer and supervisor of church staff and the Administrative Business Council. The Senior Pastor is not responsible for doing all the work, but for seeing that it is done and done properly (I Corinthians 14:40).
Policy and Procedures Description of Pastor:
Service Title: Senior Pastor
Ministry Purpose: To proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care, provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life and function, supervise paid church staff and conduct the ordinances and functions of worship.
Serving Relationships: The Pastor serves under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Church Body. He directly receives counsel from the Deacons who serve the congregation. The Pastor serves as the leader of the Administrative Business Council.
Plan and conduct worship services, developing sermons, leading the fellowship in the cordinance of the Holy Spirit.
Leads the congregation in effective programs to fulfill its vision, purpose and priority.
Leads and demonstrates effective ways to witness and win the lost to salvation through Jesus Christ.
Visits and ministers to members and prospective members in homes, nursing care facilities and hospitals.
Conducts counseling sessions, performs wedding ceremonies and conducts funeral services.
Works with Church Corporate Officers, Deacons and other key leadership to carry out the mission and purpose of the church.
Acts as a parliamentarian to the moderator in business conferences.
Serves to recommend and advise committees and teams as an ex-officio member.
Oversees, along with Deacons, all church discipline matters and the management of conflict issues in the church.
Communicates with the congregation through articles or announcements, written and spoken using church newsletter, bulletins and worship services.
Adheres to the Church Constitution and Policies and Procedures adopted by the church.
Maintains a vital and wholesome personal relationship with the Lord through daily Bible study and prayer.
Maintains proper priorities at home with his wife and children.
Here at Living Word Bible Fellowship (LWBF) we believe that we are living in a fallen world, therefore, life is messy, chaotic, and sin is ever present. However, we believe that the Bible is the aspired Word God, and is able to address every chaotic and messy issue we face in life. We believe that the Bible is the only source of strength for the believer, required to live a fulfilled life that honors God, brings joy and blessings to oneself and others.
Our fellowship is designed to help each member grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to help them understand that each member is valued as a vital and dynamic part of the church body. At LWBF you will find a group of excited believers working together to accomplish God’s purpose in society, reaching the lost and meeting the needs of broken and hurting people.