The Senior Pastor is responsible for the overall ministry of the church providing visionary and pastoral leadership to the Elders, Staff and Congregation.
Job Responsibilities as follows:
- Lead elders and staff in establishing, communicating, and accomplishing the church’s vision and direction.
- Provide leadership, interaction and encouragement for elders
- Identify and develop new leadership for the elder team
- Build the staff team at Woodcreek Church
- Provide overall staff development, oversight and support
- Be involved in Woodcreek missions (overseas ministry opportunities and visiting missionaries)
- Preach/teach, expositor of scripture
- Establish sermon calendar and topics
- Develop and lead the preaching team
- Provide oversight for the pastoral care of the church including weddings, funerals and hospital visitations.
- Provide oversight of and coordination with our Life Care Ministry Director.
- Provide oversight for the Pastoral Staff
- Meet regularly with direct reports to provide oversight, support and coordination of the ministry.
- Help set elder meeting agenda (along with chairman) and attend all elder meetings.
- Implement Elder direction and decisions
- Lead Pastor’s Lead Team meetings
Job Profile as follows:
Qualities of the Ideal Sr Pastor
- Personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- Strong walk with the Lord
- Wise & Discerning
- Servant leader
- Kind & Caring with a Pastor’s heart for people
- Good communicator
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent expositor of the Word
- One who has a heart for discipleship
- Genuine love for staff, elders, congregation
- A genuine love for the lost
- Visionary leader who is able to encourage the staff and body to follow
- Passionate towards seeing the collective body of Christ achieve our mission and core values
- Able and willing to lead from the front and back
- Able to manage the church’s resources well for staffing, facilities, and finances
- Able to achieve a healthy balance between church/pastoring, family, and self
- Able to emotionally handle difficult member issues (church discipline, other) with care and grace but, when necessary, firmly but biblically.