Pastoral Search - Job Description

Biblical Basis
1.    Must meet and maintain the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
2.    Must be recognized as a man of God (Genesis 6:9, 17:1; 1 Corinthians 11:1; James 2:23)

Preaching-Teaching
1.    Expository Bible teacher, focused on the gospel, and rich in life application          (Romans 12:6-7; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; James 3:17-18)
 
Shepherding
1.    Called by God to shepherd His flock (Jeremiah 3:15; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-14)
2.    Visits in hospital and homes, coordinating with the Pastoral Assistant
3.    Counsels and refers to other counselors
4.    Conducts – dedications, baptisms, weddings, funerals
5.    Serves as Elder to the Elders

Administration
1.    Embraces both shared leadership and consensus decision-making
2.    Develops and nurtures the full-time and part-time staff
3.    Casts vision and thinks strategically about leadership development

Time Commitment
1.    40-60 hour work week which includes Sunday responsibilities
2.    One day of Sabbath rest each week
3.    At least one day a month set aside for extended prayer, study, and meditation
4.    12 days for conferences and seminars
5.    9 days off for holidays

Compensation and Benefits
Salary, housing allowance, options for health insurance and retirement, disability insurance, car, book allowance, education and miscellaneous expenses.  (        ) weeks of vacation time.  
A sabbatical after every seventh year of service.

Relationships
1.    ELDERS. Takes part in regular elder meetings and respects elders as co-shepherds of the flock. Does not serve as chairman of elder meetings, yet shepherds as an elder to the elders. Within the mutual accountability of the elders, the Pastor-Teacher reports his ministry to the elders and receives from them an annual performance review.

2.    STAFF. The Pastor-Teacher serves as chief of staff. Warmth and respect for his colleagues is demonstrated in regular team meetings and investment of individual time to coordinate ministries, build up competency, and encourage spiritual walk. Program Staff are accountable to the pastor-teacher, submitting regular reports to him, and receiving an annual performance review from him. Team unity requires personal loyalty, openness, and readiness to resolve all differences quickly in a godly manner.

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