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Lead Pastor

Hydesville Community Church
Posted: 03/17/2022
Salary/Range: TBD
Hydesville, CA

Hydesville Community Church (Hydesville, CA) – Senior Pastor

The Big Picture

Hydesville Community Church ( is prayerfully seeking a new Senior Pastor who has been called by God to utilize his gifts in equipping the saints for ministry and actively seeking to reach those apart from Christ.

The Candidate

The candidate will have a Biblically-driven philosophy of ministry and a pulpit ministry characterized by strong expository preaching and teaching skills. He will be spiritually and emotionally mature, along with being a man whose life is steeped in prayer and the practice of spiritual disciplines. He will be appreciative of serving in a more rural setting. He will be seeking a long-term pastorate.

As a Senior Pastor, he will serve on and be mutually accountable to the Board of Elders. He will lead and equip the Elders in shepherding the flock. He will commit himself, with the Elders, to pray for the congregation. He will encourage leadership, vision, and wisdom in discussions and decision-making with the Elder Team. As a Senior Pastor, he will work closely with the Director of Worship Ministries to design and facilitate both the content and flow of the worship services. He will carry the primary responsibility for the preaching ministry of the church. He will enhance this preaching ministry by being out among the participants of the church as often as possible. As a Senior Pastor, he will oversee and equip the Elders of the church in their role as ministry leaders, seeking to help them fulfill their areas of responsibility and equip others also. He will encourage vision, build teamwork and train the Elders to be effective servant-leaders of the church. He will also encourage and support all of the various ministries of the church by word and by presence.

The Qualifications

Advanced Biblical or theological training from a Christian graduate school or seminary is preferred, or its equivalent in experience is preferred. He must be in full agreement with the Statement of Faith and ethos of the Evangelical Free Church of America and in alignment with the Philosophy of Ministry of Hydesville Community Church, including its mission, values, vision, and structure.


The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:


Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor at Hydesville Community Church?


Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor of Hydesville Community Church?


In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the EFCA and Hydesville Community Church?


Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to

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