General Information

Job Title:

Chestnut Hill Congregation Pastor

Job Description:

Roles and Responsibilities

Church Vision

  • Drive the church vision to the specific needs of the Chestnut Hill (CH) congregation with practical steps to grow members and impact the community
  • Lead the CH congregation in grace and truth
  • Exhibit spirit of leadership, risk taking, and entrepreneurship


  • Lead and manage CH staff (assistant pastor, youth director, children’s coordinator) to be effective in accomplishing CH strategy
  • Collaborate with CH volunteers
  • Represent the unique needs of the CH congregation as a Citylife Teaching Elder
  • Provide spiritual care to CH staff
  • Encourage member involvement in CH ministries

Teaching & Discipleship

  • Oversee Sunday worship
  • Provide pastoral care and guidance for CH ministries and community groups
  • Prepare and preach the majority of sermons at CH
  • Lead CH congregation in prayer


  • Foster healthy relationships with Citylife Leaders and also other community and church leaders
  • Model self awareness, vulnerability, and multi-cultural sensitivity
  • Encourage relational growth within our CH community

Mercy & Evangelism

  • Partner with Citylife Neighborhood Outreach
  • Model care for the underserved and marginalized in our congregation and community
  • Embrace outward facing gospel of evangelism

Position Qualifications:

Must Haves

  • Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Graduate Degree from an accredited theological seminary, and 5 years of preaching or ministry experience
  • Be a committed follower of Jesus with a lifestyle and reputation of Christian faithfulness
  • Be in agreement with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of our church
  • Have a high level of self‐awareness and commitment to continual, relational growth
  • Demonstrate Christ- centered living (1 Peter 1:15- 16; 1 Timothy 3:1–7; Titus 1:5–9) honesty, confidence, teachability, humility (Philippians 2:5-7), patience and commitment in working with others (James 1:4)
  • Have the conviction, passion, and giftedness to equip Christians for ministry (Ephesians 4:12)

Application Deadline


Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:


General Information

Church/Organization Name

Citylife Presbyterian Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(617) 292-0990




Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

City, State

Chestnut Hill, MA

Description of Organization

Citylife Church seeks to expand God’s Kingdom in the city of Boston and beyond. We hope to bring renewal in every sphere of life by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to foster a community of love that reaches out with the historic Christian truths of the Gospel. We welcome skeptics, seekers, and those who share the church’s vision to be a Gospel-oriented, outwardly-faced community of God’s grace.

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