The pastoral candidate who can create energy and change is essential and critical to the vision and mission goals previously set forth. First, the candidate must be able to teach and explain the Bible in a clear and concise manner. Second, the candidate must be able to visualize, and develop an action plan inspired by the word of God, to reach the diverse members of our proximate community within the framework of the unique challenges we face in serving their needs.
As a teacher and encourager, the candidate must be able to articulate clearly the eternal meaning and relevance of the Gospel to individuals and families, reaching out and demonstrating to them the purpose and value of service and support to each other through fellowship. Furthermore, this position will assist in enhancing our music ministry to include traditional and contemporary in an attempt to connect with all ages.
The successful pastoral candidate will have a heart for pastoral care. The candidate will be a teacher of the gospel, decision-maker, and demonstrate initiative and flexibility. In addition, they will be spiritually mature, a self-starter, and focus on expansion of our Church’s mission while attentive to community outreach and visitor follow-up.
In addition to the specific tasks, assignments, and programs described in Section G-2.0504 Pastoral Relationships, sections of the Book of Order 2017/2019 as applicable, the Pastor will be responsible for studying, teaching, and preaching God’s word, celebrating Baptism and Communion, and praying with and for the congregation. Our new pastor will be responsible for developing thought provoking sermons, supporting group Bible studies, representing the church within neighborhood and community activities and working with the Session to support ministries – local and beyond- which focus on the love of Jesus.