Lead Pastor

Full Job Description



Title of Position: Lead Pastor, Full-Time (This is a male-only position)



Church Name and Website: Available after screening (we are being discreet at the moment but are looking to move quickly)



Church Location: This Bible believing ministry is located in South Jersey (08081), less than 30min from Philadelphia.



Job Description: We’re an established and growing multi-ethnic fellowship of believer who combine solid teaching with vibrant worship. Our fellowship believes in vibrant worship but does not believe that the charismatic sign gifts (prophecy, tongues, etc.) are normative for today. We also highly value women in leadership but do not ordain women. We are seeking a lead pastor who is an outstanding leader with experience and vision, who is an excellent expositor of the Word and has shepherd’s heart to genuinely care for God’s people. We are extremely involved in community development as well and are looking for someone who is serious and skilled in leading large community service efforts.



Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is gifted in leadership, teaching, and service, and possesses a collaborative and positive disposition that equips and uplifts those around them.  



Minimum Years of Experience: The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of ministry experience and has successfully demonstrated leadership that both grew a congregation and engaged them in their community in meaningful and significant ways.



Minimum Education Level: A graduate degree in ministry or religion is highly preferred.



Compensation: Range begins at $70,000 and is negotiable.



Church Size: Small (100-150 for Avg. Sunday Attendance)



Church Setting: Suburban (a very diverse neighborhood: Black, White, Hispanic)



Church Details: Founded over 50 years ago, the next pastor will only be the 6th pastor in the succession. This church has been stable, never split, and led extremely well. It emphasizes conflict resolution and spiritual formation throughout all its ministries.  



OUR CHURCH exists to bring all peoples to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and then help them to fully live out His purpose and plan for their life. Our fellowship is ethnically diverse and dynamic in a growing surrounding community.



OUR PURPOSE is to facilitate an atmosphere of worship and fellowship for the entire family. We believe in community. We believe that everyone is important. We believe that church should be a place where every person is valued and plays a valuable role.



OUR MISSION is to reach our world by cultivating passionate disciples who lovingly carry the gospel to community and beyond. We have a simple but effective step by step process for spiritual growth. Utilizing large group initiatives, small group gatherings, and one-on-one individualized ministries, we enthusiastically embrace the challenge of changing our community for Christ, one life at a time.



OUR VISION is to continue growing into God's grace and knowledge in vibrant, loving, biblical community. We think of our church as being a singular community of faith composed of various groups: Our Large Group or Sunday Morning Worship service (where we work together to love one another and our community through initiatives), our Small Groups (where we learn with one another through study, fellowship, prayer, and service), our Close Groups or discipleship relationships (where we live out our faith with unique focus), and finally our Action Groups or ministries, where we launch out into God's plans by using our spiritual gifts.



Application Process. We are being discreet at the moment. To be considered for this position, please submit 3 items: 1) ) A 1-3 paragraph cover letter specifically communicating your desire for this position,  2) Your resume, and 3) Your testimony in one paragraph. Upon receiving these 3 items at southjerseyministry@yahoo.com we will reach out to with the possibility of scheduling a brief virtual meeting to go into much more detail.