Job Description

Pastor Job Description




To oversee and shepherd the church.


Organizational Structure:

The pastor will look to the Leadership Team, Deacons, and ultimately the Church for counsel and leadership supervision; and work to support and assist the Purpose Teams in accomplishing the purposes of the church.



(See Article V, Section 2, 1.of the Bylaws)



  1. A pastor must meet the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.


  1. A pastor shall demonstrate an exemplary Christian testimony in private, family, and public life; be a servant leader and be supporter and promoter of the Church’s faith, practice, programs, and ministries.



  1. Plan and conduct the worship services, prepare and deliver sermons, lead in observance of ordinances.


  1. Lead the Church in an effective program of witnessing and in a caring ministry for persons in the Church and community.


  1. Visit members and prospects to minister to their needs.


  1. Conduct counseling sessions, perform wedding ceremonies, conduct funerals.


  1. Lead the Leadership Team in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the total program of the Church.


  1. The pastor will be an ex-officio member of all program organizations, committees, and teams.


  1. Work with deacons, officers, program organizations, committees, and teams as they perform their assigned responsibilities.


  1. Act as moderator of Church business meetings (unless a layperson is elected as moderator).


  1. Cooperate with denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the Church informed of denominational development; represent the Church in civic matters.


  1. Serve as chief administrator of the Church staff and supervise the work assigned to the Church staff.


  1. Prepare and recommend a proposed Office Expenses budget to the Finance Committee and administer the approved Office Expenses budget.