Senior Pastor and Teaching Elder
Compensation: $90,000-$130,000, including benefits. Relocation assistance up to $10,000 offered.
Teaching: Regular preaching responsibilities across two services, one contemporary and one traditional.
Management: Supervise four full-time employees (including an Ordained Assistant Pastor) and five part-time employees.
Leadership: Serve as the Moderator of Session.
- Reformed in theology with a Master of Divinity or higher from an accredited seminary.
- Minimum of 5 years of ministerial experience, in the role of either Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, or Assistant Pastor with major preaching responsibilities.
- Holds theological alignment with and adheres to the Westminster Confession of Faith and to the EPC’s Essentials of Our Faith.
- Ordained by the EPC or willing to be ordained by the EPC.
Hungers for Jesus — Daily pursues personal growth and maturity as a servant leader and disciple of Jesus Christ. Lives prayerfully with integrity, joy, discernment, compassion, and humor. (John 15:5)
Exposits the Scripture — Has strong communication skills and is able to insightfully preach/teach the Scriptures in the Reformed tradition, without compromise lifting up the supremacy and sole sufficiency of Jesus Christ, connecting Hope to the Lord with fresh application to address our challenging times and culture. (Col. 1:28-29)
Mission Driven — Is a catalyst guiding the church to strategic efforts and local partnerships to boldly reach our city and county with the gospel in word and deed. Inspires and helps Hope to increasingly become a multi-ethnic, intergenerational, community of grace as a beacon of hope for all peoples. (Rev. 7:9)
Vision Focused — Able to communicate and energize disciple making by example to pursue Hope’s vision to be deeply connected internally and mission minded externally. As such, enjoys fostering a collaborative culture within the congregation and uniting members toward achieving Hope’s stated vision. (Matt. 28:19-20)
Compelling Leader – Is a wise, enthusiastic, open and approachable leader who values the entire flock, promotes collegiality, and is motivated to train, mentor, and supervise a multi-staff (8 other members) organization. Also embraces being a servant leader who is open to being discipled and continues to mature in grace and humility. (Mk 10:42-45 and Rom. 12:8b & 10)
Hope Presbyterian Church
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Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)
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Hope Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg, VA is prayerfully seeking the next senior pastor who God has prepared to lead our congregation.
Fredericksburg is a growing and family-friendly area located within commuting distance of Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA and only 2-3 hours from both the beach and the mountains. The area is home to many military and government facilities, the University of Mary Washington, two hospital networks, and countless small and medium sized businesses. History buffs, sports enthusiasts and outdoor lovers have plenty of opportunities to enjoy their hobbies. Both downtown Fredericksburg and the Central Park area offer numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and other retail options.
Hope is located in a suburban area adjacent to two local schools and a mix of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes. The neighborhood has become increasingly diverse over the last few decades and Hope is eager to engage with and be a light to our community by drawing in young people and families to reach the unchurched while still caring for all members of our church family.
If you feel God calling you towards this opportunity, please review our enclosed Church Information Form, Vision Framework, and leadership goals. Pastor Information Forms, links to sermon recordings, and anything else you feel will help us get to know you may be sent to Search@hopechurchva.org. We will begin prayerfully considering PIFs on May 15th. All inquiries will be handled with strict confidentiality.
Whether or not Hope becomes your next home, please know we are praying for you. “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12Contact Via Email