Pastor Full Time

@ Hickory Grove Church
  • Mt. Juliet, Tennessee View on Map
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 21 March 2021
  • Application Closed
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    Job Description

    Pastor Profile:

    We at Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church (HGPC) value the things most churches seek in a pastor. However, one value defines and drives all the rest. When Jesus commissioned the first under-shepherd, Peter, He didn’t itemize the points we have below. Rather, He tenaciously singled out one characteristic:“Peter, do you love Me?”Your fitting into the following profile is of value to us only if you have a deep and deepening love for Jesus that fuels all that you do. We desire a pastor who is intentional in his choices, personally aware of things he does or refrains from doing out of his love for Jesus.

    Core Qualities & Spiritual Character – “Do you love Me?”

    • Is compelled, out of love for Jesus, to minister in the lives of the congregation and the childcare families and workers
    • Has a burning desire coupled with relational skills to go lovingly after lost, broken, and downtrodden people
    • Is comfortable communicating with and teaching people at any station in life
    • Knows what a disciple is and desires to build up God’s church by making new disciples who then disciple others, going wherever God leads them
    • Communicates a Kingdom-focused mindset that motivates believers to follow God’s leading into the next season of HGC life
    • Is approachable and winsome
    • Enjoys being in the company of others and promotes a sense of ease in others
    • Models dependent prayer: leads, teaches, and encourages others to pray as Jesus prayed
    • Leads in humility and transparency about his own weaknesses; as the Chief Repenter, models the joy of repentance to the congregation
    • Accepts and promotes accountability and personal integrity
    • Will stand firm on all God has revealed in Scripture and protect the flock from wolves inside and outside of the church (“You shall not pass!” )

    Specific Functions & Duties – “Feed My sheep.”

    • Serves as primary preaching pastor and participates in the planning and implementing of every facet of worship
    • Administers the Lord’s Supper and sacraments weekly
    • Leads in implementing the vision and values of HGPC, as directed by the Session
    • Ensures compassionate pastoral care of the congregation
    • Shepherds the congregation and elders with relational discipleship; trains the elders and leaders to disciple others
    • Discerns and encourages leadership and discipling gifts among the membership
    • Promotes personal, local, and global missions
    • Shepherds ministry staff, childcare leaders, and ministry volunteers with grace and truth
    • Guides the Session with parity and unity
    • Participates in presbytery and General Assembly work Practical Skills & Experience
    • Experienced in effective pastoral ministry at least five years
    • Ordained or is qualified for ordination in the PCA
    • Experienced with families; able to understand their needs and to reach out to them
    • Experienced in pastoral counseling
    • Able to organize HGPC ministries and to communicate effectively for their support and guidance
    • Experienced in forming and leading team ministries
    Pastoral and Congregational Goals:
    • To communicate the Gospel to all persons, particularly families in the community
    • To cultivate within the congregation a sincere desire to love and to serve others within and outside the church
    • To create among our members a hunger for disciple-making, building up Gospel fluency to that end
    • To grow into mature dependency on the Holy Spirit and His work for every aspect of our lives and service
    • To model and to encourage constancy in prayer, both individually and corporately
    • To build up the structure and organization of various ministries of the church
    Application deadline closed.

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