Job Posting: Senior Pastor

Free Evangelical Fellowship – Senior Pastor

The Pastor Search Team
Easton, MA, United States

Date Posted: 02.13.17

Job Type: Full-Time

Please Apply Here: searchteam@thefellowshiponline.org

 

Church

The Fellowship was founded by a group of 40 local believers meeting in a Grange Hall in 1977 and has developed into an established, thriving church of approximately 450 actively involved individuals. During its two worship services on Sunday morning, the combined total attendance would be 250+. Located on the South Shore, in the town of Easton (about 20 miles south of Boston), The Fellowship has had only two pastors in its almost 40-year history. Our current Senior Pastor of 22 years has announced his retirement, thus initiating our search process. 

 

Overview:

The Fellowship is looking for a servant leader to be our next Pastor. The church is “Elder led” and the Senior Pastor would join a group of 6 current Elders as the church leaders. We are eager to welcome this man chosen by God into the church family, to support and follow their leadership, and to worship and minister together for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. A candidate who has the passion and skills to reach across multiple generations and create common ground across those lines would be much desired. 

 

Responsibilities:
(The following summary is not meant to be comprehensive, but is designed to provide candidates a taste of what the Senior Pastor position entails).

Preaching & Teaching: The Senior Pastor will be a skilled preacher and teacher of the Word of God and able to reach across the generations to get his message across successfully. These gifts would be used on a weekly basis. 
Shepherding: The Senior Pastor would join our Pastoral Assistant to share the shepherding responsibilities of pastoral care, counseling, weddings and funerals. He will also possess a track record of establishing relationships with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. 
Administration: The Senior Pastor will be responsible for a staff that includes the Pastoral Assistant/Missions Specialist; the Directors of Adult, Student, Children’s, and Music Ministries; and an Administrative Assistant. He will join with the Elders to think strategically in regard to staff and vision of the church as well as to provide leadership development, spiritual & position growth opportunities, and career guidance. 
Ministry Involvement: The Senior Pastor will partner with the Elders in actively evaluating all ministries and looking for ways to support, improve, and expand them. The next step may be to recommend other ministries or refocus existing ministries to further support the vision and outreach of The Fellowship. 

 

Essential Habits of the Heart: 

  • A passion to preach and teach God’s Word at an understandable level laced with real life applications and practical takeaways
  • Commitment to live out the Great Commission
  • Passion to develop fully committed disciples of Christ
  • Commitment to the inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Word of God
  • Personal holiness and a high degree of integrity

 

Characteristics:

  • A sensitivity and adeptness to relate to multi-generational needs and dynamics
  • A genuinely warm, relational, caring heart for people 
  • An ability and track record of establishing healthy and growing relationships in Christ
  • A desire to find the pulse and heartbeat of The Fellowship
  • The ability / skill of maintaining a wide web of relationships both inside and outside the church

 

Qualifications:

  • Able to explain his calling in a Senior Pastor role
  • 10 years of experience either as an Associate Pastor at a large church and/or comparable leadership role at a multi-staff church; also may have directly related experience clearly indicating a Senior Pastor position is the logical career progression
  • A minimum of a college degree Christian training; Masters Degree; Seminary
  • Has been ordained or is willing to be ordained
  • A sound doctrinal understanding

 

Other: 

  • Demonstrated work ethic and excellence in previous work / volunteer environments
  • Skilled at mobilizing members and executing strategy
  • Gifted communicator in oral, written and digital contexts
  • Experience and expertise in utilizing social media for communication and furtherance of The Kingdom of God
  • Ability to think through critical issues and develop a plan of action / problem solving
  • Able to embrace and support The Fellowship’s Statement of Faith (http://www.thefellowshiponline.org/our-statement-faith)
  • Demonstrate a heart for missions and evangelism (including embracing the local community) 

 

Instructions for Applicants:
(please send the following information to searchteam@thefellowshiponline.org):

  1. Cover Letter introducing yourself / including your personal testimony of faith
  2. Resume (including recognized Spiritual Gifts)
  3. References
  4. Links to sample sermons, radio broadcasts, teaching venues, written or published material, blogs, and other (as applicable)

 

Statement of Faith, Church Values, Church History, Video Testimonies from members, Criteria, and Job Description will be available as part of the application process after the initial review of candidates submittal.

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