Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church
Springfield, MO 65804

Candidate Expectations


·       Regularly preach Biblically base sermons

·       Serve as head of church staff

·       Collaborate with Session to clarify and articulate the vision of Covenant Presbyterian Church and align the church organization and programs with the vision

·       Lead the Session and congregation in implementing outreach in the community

·       Engage actively and systematically with visitors attending church

·       Prepare prospective new covenant partners for membership and lead annual confirmation classes

·       Moderate monthly Session meetings and congregational meetings

·       Assist church committees in their ministry

·       Work with the Session and Congregational Care Team to visit or call covenant partners who are hospitalized, shut-in or in crisis situations

·       Perform the sacraments of the Lord’s Suppler and Baptism

·       Conduct weddings and funerals

·       Participate in the ECO Mid America Presbytery

·       Maintain an active presence in the Springfield community


Candidate Qualifications


·       Have a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the authority of scripture

·       Ordained by ECO or ordained by a reformed denomination and eligible for ECO ordination which includes agreement with ECO’s Essential Tenets

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited theological seminary

·       Minimum of five years of experience as Pastor or Associate Pastor with significant preaching and leadership responsibilities.  Prior experience as a Senior Pastor and Head of Staff would be considered a plus.



Candidate Characteristics


·       Able to prepare and deliver engaging, inspiring, Biblically-based sermons

·       A teacher in alignment with our core values, mission statement, and beliefs: centrality of Jesus, authority of scripture, reformed, evangelical, and missional

·       Warm personal presence that invites connection and ability to communicate well with all age groups

·       Able to help people recognize and use their spiritual gifts

·       Able to train and equip covenant partners for leadership, ministry and discipleship

·       Passion for people not currently attending church and ability to connect with them

·       Able to take decisive action when necessary and accept responsibility for decisions


Springfield, Missouri and Greene County, Missouri have no covid restrictions at this time.


Covenant Presbyterian Church
4786 E. Latoka Court
Springfield, Missouri 65809


Keith E. Hartner


Springfield, MO 65804
Job type
Full Time
As Needed
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Next Gen Ministry
Church Ministry