Lead Pastor / Elder
LEAD PASTOR & ELDER JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
POSITION AND PURPOSE
The Lead Pastor/Elder works closely with the Board of Elders to establish and communicate the vision of the church and provides primary pastoral care and leadership. In addition, the Lead Pastor is responsible for preaching & teaching the Word of God, leadership development, and pastoral care.
- VISIONThe Lead Pastor must understand and help to refine the mission and vision of Christ Community Church (C3). He must then firmly establish the vision by clearly communicating the mission and vision of the church to the church body and integrating the vision and mission into the life of the church.
- PREACHING & TEACHINGThe Lead Pastor is responsible for teaching the Word of God. This will take place primarily through preaching on Sunday morning and at other regularly scheduled church services. In addition, the Lead Pastor is responsible for teaching the church the Christian faith and exhorting the congregation to apply it to their everyday lives.
- STAFF & LEADERSHIP OVERSIGHT AND DEVELOPMENTThe Lead Pastor will oversee the development of leaders for the church, primarily elders, deacons, and staff members. The lead pastor will focus on cultivating leaders’ relationships with Jesus, their families, and each other, and will oversee, train, and exercise pastoral care for them. In addition, they will oversee community groups and equip CG leaders to provide lay counseling and care for church members.
- PASTORAL CAREThe Lead Pastor will provide and oversee the pastoral care of C3, which involves the physical, spiritual, and emotional care of the congregation. This includes, but is not limited to, lay counseling, bereavement and grief care, hospital and homebound visits, and caring for widows.
QUALIFICATIONS, CHARACTER, AND COMPETENCIES
The candidate for Lead Pastor must have requisite ministry experience preparing them for service as the leader of the staff and it is recommended that the candidate be a graduate of an accredited seminary. Candidates must generally affirm the theological convictions of C3 and meet the Biblical requirements of an elder.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate excellence in areas concerning their family stewardship and discipleship, love and submission for others, honesty and integrity, and confidentiality.
Candidates must display competency in their passion for the gospel, discipleship, teaching, leadership, and counseling, along with other requisite skills as deemed necessary by the elder board.
This is a summary of the full job description which may be obtained, along with a church and community profile, by submitting a resume or inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can also be found at w ww.c3.church.
C3 is looking for candidates who are reformed, have experience with an elder-led church model, have either lead pastor experience OR 8+ years of relevant ministry experience, and have a degree from an accredited seminary or theological/pastoral training from a reputable organization.
Christ Community Church Magnolia
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Description of Organization
Christ Community Church Magnolia is a small/medium Acts 29 church that meets in a school located right on the edge of The Woodlands, TX which is located about 30 miles north of Houston. Much like Houston the area is diverse in socioeconomic status and age. C3 consists primarily of families ages 25-45; however, we are excited to say we are expanding consistently in this area.
Christ Community Church exists to glorify God by making followers of Jesus Christ who are growing and multiplying.
To be a Gospel-centered community living together on mission by pointing people to right relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ.