Senior Minister Full Time

@ The Lakes Church
  • Fruitport, Michigan View on Map
  • Denomination: Non - Denominational
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 29 January 2023
  • Application closes: 30 April 2023
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    Job Description

    The Lakes Church is excited to be looking for it’s next Lead Pastor! An independent church plant that has seen steady growth in its first 5 years, the Lakes is a vibrant young church excited to make an impact on the Lakeshore area.

    The ideal candidate for this position will be an excellent communicator and strong leader with a passion to achieve and exceed ministry objectives. He will be a motivational force, a team builder, a decision-maker, and a vision creator. He will champion and shape both the vision and mission of the church, thinking beyond current circumstances and looking to broader, Kingdom-inspired opportunities.

    Job Description:

    1. Corporate Worship: Prepare and deliver original sermons.
    2. Special Occasions: Conduct special worship services during the calendar year. Be available for weddings, funerals for the congregation as well as baptisms, and baby dedications as needed.
    3. Congregational Care: The Pastor will be available for pre-marital and short-term pastoral counseling and will make referrals for counseling as appropriate, to encourage a stable and healthy body of believers.
    4. Oversight: Serve as the principal administrator of the church and supervise paid and volunteer staff with the understanding that TLC is structured as a staff-led, deacon-guided, church with the pastor in the lead position.
    5. Vision: Be the primary vision creator. With the approval of the deacons, create, communicate, and live out the vision/direction of TLC both corporately, with staff, individually, and in the community as appropriate.


    1. Be able to give testimony to his love for the Lord and his call to pastoral ministry.
    2. Have a deep passion to understand and teach the whole counsel of God’s Word.
    3. Love people in & outside the church and be able to create and sustain positive relationships with them.
    4. A formal theological ministry and/or college degree is preferred but not required. Demonstrated competency in preaching, counseling, special services, and leadership.
    5. Ministry experience as a pastor or other full-time ministry experience is required.
    6. Sound character and integrity, meeting the biblical qualifications of an elder and overseer as defined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
    7. A history of compassionate character, demonstrating the fruit of the Holy Spirit as listed in Galatians 5.
    8. A heart of humility evidenced in the willingness to shepherd and serve sacrificially.
    9. A deep commitment to prayer and personal time in God’s Word.
    10. Aligns with The Lakes Church’s statement of faith.


    The compensation package includes Pastor’s salary, social security offset, retirement, housing allowance, health insurance, and paid vacation.

    Resumes can be sent by email. A link to some sermons or other speaking engagements would be helpful. Thanks!

    Contact Information: Nathan Zimmerman / (859) 621-9075

    Application closes: April 30, 2023

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