Lead Pastor Full Time

@ Gateway Conference of the Free Methodist Church
  • Greenville, Illinois View on Map
  • Denomination: Methodist - FMC
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 6 November 2021
  • Application closes: 28 February 2022
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    Job Description

    Total Compensation: $42,000 ( Includes all benefits but pension is in addition)

    No Parsonage provided.
    Summary: Excellent first pastoral appointment opportunity. This is a recent UM church that has affiliated with the Free Methodist Church U.S.A. The Lead Pastor provides oversight for the life of the church by shepherding and preparing God’s people to discern God’s mission, disciple deeply and deploy for action.

    Buildings and grounds:
    A beautiful old church that seats 150 newly remodeled with paved parking lot and a second separate new fellowship hall.

    Qualifications:
    Personal – Evidence of a yielded life to Christ.
    Educational – A Bible college or seminary degree.
    Experiential – Evidence of ministry fruitfulness while in college or seminary.
    Doctrinal- In agreement with FMCUSA Articles of Religion and the Free Methodist Way. https://fmcusa.org

    Responsibilities:
    Shepherd and organize the laity to actively pursue God, meet needs of the community and share the good news of a life in Christ Jesus.
    Model and encourage prayer within the church.
    Preach and teach utilizing the guidance of the Free Methodist Way. Promote spiritual growth through personal application of biblical principles. Equip members to participate in teaching and preaching as their gifts to permit.
    Develop and implement a theology of worship and regularly administer the sacraments.
    Work with the Board of Administration and any ministry staff to provide a vision and mission for the church.
    Provide personal and pre-marital counseling, the performance of weddings and the conducting of funerals.
    Supervise the development and operation of the ministry and office staff for a positive culture within the church and the implementation of the church’s vision and mission.
    Establish productive relations with the community.

    Accountability:
    The Lead Pastor is:
    Accountable to the Regional Bishop, Regional Superintendent/MEGA and local church Board.

    For more information and to send resume: Contact Supt. Ben Tolly 618-791-0394

    Application closes: February 28, 2022

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