Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at Christian Life Center
Lincoln University, PA

We are an imperfect family, trying to make it simple for everyone to take their next step with Jesus through the Holy Spirit for the glory of God, and are seeking a Spirit-led Senior Pastor/Head of Staff to lead us.

We seek to represent, share and magnify Christ inside and outside our walls through:

Vibrant worship - indoors, outdoors and online
Thriving programs and activities for children, teens and adults
Partnerships with Lincoln University and other local organizations
Community outreach events
The onsite New London Counseling Center
The onsite New London Christian Preschool
The onsite Big Yellow Mug Cafe & Coffeehouse
Our new Broken Chains Disc Golf Course
Our all-abilities playground (in progress)
Local, national and global mission partners

Visit the CLC website ( for statements of Mission, Vision and Beliefs; an Organizational Chart; our activities calendar; sermon replays and more information.

In 2007, about 280 years after its founding, Christian Life Center, a member of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO), moved into its current worship center on 61 acres in rural Southern Chester County. We still own the original New London Presbyterian Church and Cemetery, located nearby.


POSITION DESCRIPTION - for Senior Pastor/Head of Staff, Christian Life Center

The Senior Pastor/Head of Staff reports to the Board of Elders and has the primary responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word of God, casting the vision of the CLC and for leading the staff and equipping the elders. At minimum, we are seeking an individual with a Master of Divinity or Master in Biblical Studies or Master of Theology and at least five years of experience in a pastoral setting.

WORD AND SACRAMENT - The Senior Pastor will:

Be passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ
Be the primary preacher for the church, preparing and teaching God’s Word through sound doctrine with relevance, authenticity and a focus on applying truths of Scripture to daily life
Administer the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion according to the practices of ECO

SHEPHERDING - The Senior Pastor will:

Effectively communicate the vision of the church
Be personally involved in the pastoral care of individuals, couples and families
Be personally committed to prayer and Bible study, as well as providing discipleship to others individually and corporately

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - The Senior Pastor will:

Nurture the physical, spiritual and emotional health of staff, elders and laity
Embrace a team approach that strengthens collaboration and unity among elders, staff and ministry leaders
Serve as moderator of the Elder Board
Work with elders and Personnel Team to establish budget goals and measurable objectives for all staff in keeping with the mission and vision of the church


Attend well to her/his family's spiritual, emotional and physical well-being
Participate in weekly Sabbath rest, seasonal renewal and continuing education activities
Participate in an annual job review with the Personnel Team who report to the Elder Board


Be or become ordained to Word and Sacrament within ECO
Support the ministry objectives of the ECO and the Heritage Presbytery

GENERAL SKILLS - The Senior Pastor will:

Be appropriately transparent with the many, intimately transparent with the few and willing to accept input from those whom she/he leads
Be emotionally mature in interpersonal relations with strong problem solving, conflict resolution and listening skills
Have strong communication skills
Have an ability to build partnerships in mission and ministry
Have effective time management skills
Be able to work with people and groups of diverse cultures and all age groups
Be willing to preach for a congregation that simultaneously participates in person, online and from a large screen in the parking lot
Be able or willing to conduct/participate in hybrid meetings


ECO Presbytery MPT   Marnie Crumpler

Pastor Nominating Committee Chairperson    Beverly Henry

Clerk of Session:   Dick White

To Apply: Please submit a Cover letter that includes your personal testimony and reason for application; Resume, and three samples of your sermons (video format preferred), to



Christian Life Center
125 Saginaw Rd Church
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352


Rick Roger
610 496 5783


Lincoln University, PA
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