Pastor Full Time

@ Sierra View Presbyterian Church
  • Fresno, California View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCA
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2022
  • Application closes: 1 September 2022
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    Job Description

    Job description:

    Sierra View Presbyterian Church, in Fresno, California, a small congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, is seeking a full time solo pastor to preach, teach, conduct/oversee Sunday worship services, administer the sacraments, facilitate fellowship, prayer, study of God’s Word, outreach, evangelism and missions, and lead and direct the church together with the session. The pastor must be a man who holds to the orthodox Reformed faith as contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Shorter and Larger Catechisms, and the PCA Book of Church Order. (Any exceptions taken would need to be acceptable to the church’s session.) He must love Christ and His church, be a godly example to the flock, and be called and gifted to preach and teach the word. The church’s pastor is formally called by a vote of the congregation, but he is also under the session’s and Presbytery’s authority. The position of pastor at Sierra View includes many vital responsibilities. Here, we highlight some of the main responsibilities and qualities involved: The pastor shall faithfully preach and teach the word of God, including Sunday morning sermons. Preaching should be centered on Christ and the gospel, should typically be expository, and should include sound and relevant application. Because of the importance of sermons, a high priority of the pastor’s time is placed on sermon preparation. The pastor shall lead and oversee Sunday morning worship. This would include arranging the order and elements of the worship service, administering the Lord’s supper or baptism, and ensuring the presence in the worship service of songs and hymns for the people to joyfully express heart-filled praise to God. The pastor shall diligently seek the spiritual growth and welfare of the flock under his care, including facilitating vital fellowship, body-life, discipleship and growth in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This may include arranging for, initiating or leading, prayer times, small group studies, fellowship meals and the like. The pastor may, as needed, be required to teach, instruct and/or equip the flock in settings such as Sunday School midweek meetings or small group studies. In shepherding the flock, the pastor will likely need to engage in times of one-on-one counseling of individual members to help with spiritual struggles. The pastor shall facilitate and promote outreach, witness, evangelism, and missions, helping to equip, motivate and engage the members of the congregation to more active participation in the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The pastor shall moderate the session meetings, work together with the session in leading the church, and shall also be involved in the broader church at Presbytery and G.A. The pastor should have good administrative skills, being able to oversee and care for a church body and to make sure it is functioning well in its various activities and operations. Because this church is small numerically, it will be advantageous for the pastor to possess the gifts and skillset of a church planter. Additionally, because there is a need to increase the number of young people and young families in the church, an ability to relate well to young people is important.

    Position qualifications:

    Seminary degree, or equivalent training & experience; PCA licensure; PCA ordained or ordainable in the PCA; the qualifications for office set forth in 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1 must also be met.

    Application instructions:

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must send the following to the email below: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications; 2) a resume, 3) a Ministerial Data Form (MDF). MDF’s can be found at: https://www.pcaac.org/pastor-search/pastors-open-to-a-new-call/. For inquires, contact: Dennis Ferris, Search Committee Chair; 2810 West Beechwood Ave., Fresno, CA 93711; Phone: 559.903.3728.

    Application closes: September 1, 2022

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