Lead Pastor Full Time

@ City View Church
  • Avon, Indiana View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist - SBC
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000
  • Date Posted: 2 October 2021
  • Application closes: 30 November 2021
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    Job Description

    City View Church is prayerfully looking to call a Lead Pastor who meets the Biblical qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4.  We are looking for a convictional Southern Baptist, who will teach and preach in accordance with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 doctrinal statement of faith, and lead our church to give to the cooperative program and support the missions endeavors of the SBC.  Our Lead Pastor must be willing to work in cooperation with a plurality of elders (currently 3) and deacons (currently 4).

    In addition to a clear calling to pastoral ministry and ordination from a Southern Baptist church, we are seeking a Lead Pastor who has completed some higher education at an accredited Seminary or Bible college in preparation for ministry.  Also preferable is a minimum of five years having served as a staff member in a Southern Baptist Church.  The position is full-time salaried with flexible office hours allowed (consistent with pastoral duties) and negotiable benefits.  Expected salary range is $60,000-$75,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

    City View Church is located in Avon, Indiana, a growing suburb on the west side of Indianapolis.  We enjoy a mixture of the bustle, sports, and culture of Indy and the suburban intimacy of festivals, parades, and community activities in Avon and the surrounding suburbs.  Because of our proximity to both, we minister to a variety of young and growing families, city commuters, and many other diverse demographics.  On average, we have around 100 in attendance in worship on Sunday mornings and we host a Kinyarwandan service on Sunday afternoons that averages around 50.


    The Lead Pastor of City View is responsible for collaborating with the elder team to bring about the vision for City View Church – cultivating a family of neighbors who know, love, and serve our savior and our city.  This takes place primarily through preaching the Word, casting vision for the future and direction of the church, and identifying and developing leaders.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Vision and Leadership
      • Responsible for developing and contextualizing the shared vision and mission of City View Church
      • Expected to be a “leader among equals” on the elder team as they discern, discuss, collaborate, and execute God’s will concerning plans for the church
      • Participate in all Elder, Staff, and Leadership meetings
      • Develop and remain within budgets associated with this position
    • Sunday Gatherings
      • Serve as the primary teaching and preaching pastor, filling the pulpit and providing supply when absent
      • Develop and plan the sermon series in collaboration with the Elder Team
      • Help facilitate a meaningful worship experience for believers and non-believers
      • Display a pastoral heart towards ANY AND ALL who walk through the doors of City View Church on a Sunday morning
    • Leadership Development
      • Develop and implement a discipleship/leadership strategy that encourages the growth of believers into maturity
      • Discover new leaders through recruitment and enrollment
      • Help to train and deploy leaders for all vital ministries of the church
    • Pastoral Care
      • Develop relationships with members and know where they are spiritually
      • Minister to members in times of crisis and celebrate with them in times of joy
      • Visit members in the hospital and in times of grief
      • Provide pastoral counseling to members as desired
    • Administration
      • Provide oversight for all administrative needs and responsibilities of the church
      • Provide oversight for the rest of the church staff
      • Provide oversight for all church ministries and their functions


    • Be a Christian and be in agreement with City View’s Statement of Faith
    • Fully aligned with the message, mission and ministry strategy of City View Church
    • Be willing to become a member of City View Church
    • Meet the character qualifications set forth for elders in 1 Timothy 3
    • Significant spiritual maturity & wisdom to assist in the maturation of a growing church
    • Demonstrate an ability to lead congregational worship and volunteers well

    After prayerful consideration, interested applicants should email their resumes by November 30th, 2021.  Please provide a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, short biography, and references.  Alternatively, you can mail your resume to the church address, with reference as

    CVC Pastor Search Committee

    Jon Hearing, Committee Chairman

    Application closes: November 30, 2021

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