Pastor Profile and Job Description

The Pastor must have a sense of call to the ministry of the scriptures and a call to "shepherd the flock of God". This means that he will expect to have greater demands placed on his time than in a normal secular job, as people's needs for him come at unpredictable times and intensity.

He will feel the responsibility of leading or actively encouraging every section of the church's worship.

He will be an Elder and possess the qualifications for eldership laid down in scripture in 1 Timothy 3 v1-7 and Titus 1 v 6-9 and work with the other Elders as part of a team overseeing the church.

Job Title: Pastor

Position: Full Time

Reporting to: The Elders

Purpose

The Pastor is responsible to the church for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, for preaching and teaching God’s Word and applying it to meet individual needs in pastorally caring for people in the church and the community. A deep love for God and for people is therefore an essential requirement as well an ability to communicate and listen/care for people. With the other Elders the Pastor will lead the church in worship, service and evangelism.

Responsibilities

• Set as a guide line of personal behaviour the standard required in 1 Timothy 3 v 1-7 and 1 Peter 5 v 1-4
• Set regular time aside for prayer and the ministry of the word
• Set regular time aside for personal visitation and care of the members and others connected with the church
• Sharing with the other elders the responsibility of oversight for all sections of the church
• Be part of the church leadership team (Elders/Deacons) in planning, organising, directing, co-ordinating and evaluating the total church programme
• Encourage all departments of the church by attendance at times and enquiring about their welfare
• Attend all general prayer meetings of the church and encourage other prayer meetings held for specific works of the church
• Oversee the planning and delivery of Sunday services and the main mid-week bible study/prayer meeting in consultation with the other elders
• Prepare for and conduct worship services and mid–week bible studies and lead communion and baptismal services.
• Conduct pre-marital, vocational, family, bereavement, counselling sessions etc as needed. Advise other professional help when necessary
• Perform wedding ceremonies and conduct funeral services as required
• Set priorities for evangelism and outreach with the other elders and then lead the church by example in the proclamation of the gospel to the area through evangelism including planning for specific events or programmes, training and personal evangelism.
• Supervise other members of the church staff according to staff organisation
• Serve as a representative of the church when required

Revised March 2020