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Senior/Lead Pastors

Senior Pastor

Pathway Community Church
Posted: 10/29/2021
Salary/Range: $75,000 - $85,000
Elmhurst, IL

Pathway Community Church was started 16 years ago with the vision to reach every lost person in the region with the gospel, to redeem the culture in practical ways, and to reproduce disciples and churches. We are located in Elmhurst IL, a thriving suburb less than 20 miles west of Chicago. Our community is known for strong schools, beautiful parks, and a robust downtown.

God is at work in Pathway. Over the years, unchurched and religiously lost people have come to know Jesus and many are growing in Him. Our passion is for the Word of the Lord and our hope is to minister with love and compassion to the community.  Pathway is a family where everyone is loved and valued. We are made up of singles, empty nesters, college students, and established families. We are excited to see what God has planned for us through our next season of worship and growth.

We are looking to hire a full-time lead pastor who lives and leads from a biblical perspective to work with our team of elders and staff to cast, plan, and implement a vision for the spiritual growth of our congregation.  

Job Overview

We are looking for a servant leader, highly relational, with a clear vision for local, regional, cultural, and global ministry. He will need to have strong communication skills (both in the pulpit and interpersonally), a calling for developing new leaders, a passion for reaching people far from God, and the ability to motivate others to be a part of God’s redemptive work. He will need to understand and work with our existing partnerships with Converge MidAmerica and Converge Worldwide.

Formal Responsibilities

Leadership Skills

  • A heart for disciple making and a growing vision for how to effectively make disciples in our community.
  • The creativity to envision new possibilities for the ministry of Pathway Community Church.
  • Identify and communicate clear goals and effective strategies to achieve them.
  • The ability to recruit, lead and manage church staff to fulfill the mission of Pathway.
  • Develop an effective ministry team with staff and lay leaders.
  • Realistically assess situations and take appropriate actions.
  • The awareness of and ability to employ current technology for effective ministry.

 Communication Skills

  • Strong biblical preaching that God is sovereign over the Church.
  • The ability to teach and communicate God’s Word in a variety of settings.
  • Cast and communicate a clear and compelling vision for Pathway Community Church.
  • Oversee written communications throughout the church.
  • Coordinate with worship team to plan weekly services that inspire the church and reach the community.

 Relationship Skills

  • A strong encourager and lover of people.
  • Effective at interpersonal communication both as a listener and a speaker.
  • Able to identify, develop and employ the unique strengths of others.
  • Able to be a healing presence in conflicted relationships both personal and corporate.


 Personal Qualities

  • Meet the New Testament requirements for office as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
  • A strong devotional and prayer life.
  • An inherent grace orientation in their relationship to God and other people.
  • Energy and passion in implementing ministry.
  • Attitudes and behaviors guided by biblical principles.

Professional Qualities

  • Embrace and hold the Affirmation of Faith of Converge MidAmerica & Pathway Community Church.
  • Maintain a covenantal perspective in theology and elder-led polity.
  • Have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary or Bible college.
  • Has had experience as senior pastor supervising multiple staff (associate pastor, youth pastor, secretary, etc.).
  • Experience in and/or a heart for reaching the local community surrounding Elmhurst.
  • Has had experience as senior pastor working with elder boards.

*** Process:

Interested applicants should apply by visiting

No need to email a resume or cover letter.

Please contact Kirsten at Converge MidAmerica with any questions.


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