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PART-TIME LEAD PASTOR


 Park Lane Community Church is looking for a minister to help lead us forward with our vision and mission statement. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Lead Pastor at Park Lane Community Church is responsible for being a spiritual leader. The duties include, but are not limited to, preaching sermons to the congregation, organizing charitable activities and church events, and meeting with members of the congregation to help them strengthen their faith or overcome significant life changes.

The Lead Pastor will help provide guidance and leadership to congregants and will communicate with leaders of the church administration to implement new policies and worship themes. The position will include contemplating Bible passages and connecting them to daily life to provide valuable insights through sermons and practical applications. The position will also oversee administrative tasks with other church employees and may also be responsible for officiating weddings and leading funeral services for congregants.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Lead Pastor needs effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing, to inform, persuade and comfort congregation members and communicate with church staff and the media when necessary.
  • The Lead Pastor needs the ability to keep information private when working with congregation members to better counsel and comfort church members in times of crisis; respecting a congregation member’s privacy during and after pastoral counseling.
  • The Lead Pastor needs general knowledge of common software to manage church administrative duties.
  • The Lead Pastor Project needs effective management skills to work with the church administration in a timely manner.
  • The Lead Pastor needs strong and humble moral character to give a biblical example of Jesus to the congregation.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor of Arts, with a focus or accreditation in ministry is recommended. 
  • A master of divinity from an accredited theological school or a seminary is beneficial.
  • Knowing pastoral ethics, the Old and New Testament, Biblical interpretation of the testaments, financial planning education for the office of Pastor, church finances and other administrative duties related to the work of a Pastor are essential.
  • Must be emotionally educated and trained as much as the role requires to inform, lead and comfort a congregation.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

We understand that all applicants will be at different stages of pastoral experience. Some Pastors begin their careers as associate pastors, working under the supervision of senior pastors. Others jump right in to the lead Pastor role. Regardless of what your experience level may be, we encourage you to apply.

  • The Lead Pastor must show proficiency with the basics of social work in working with congregation members who are in crisis and who need counseling.
  • The Lead Pastor must know how to counsel and help various congregation members whether they are mourning the loss of a loved one or celebrating the birth of a new child.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS:

The Lead Pastor's compensation will be decided according to experience and other factors during the hiring process. Expected salary will range from $20K – $30K annually based on final interviews and Church Board recommendations.

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