About the job
First Armenian Church Description
First Armenian Church is the oldest Armenian Evangelical Church in Boston. Founded in 1891, FAC has been around for over 130 years. Our mission is simple; we are committed and passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus.
About the Role
The Senior Pastor will have many duties, such as leading services, teaching the congregation, counseling parishioners, and much more. This job will involve a lot of responsibilities, but it can also be very rewarding! Several ministries and committees support this role; the role has several mentors and reports directly to the Pastoral Advisory Committee.
Preaching and teaching
Provide the majority of Sunday sermons, including the children’s message
Administer the Sacraments at Communion services, and conduct special services such as Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Palm Sunday, Easter, Christmas, etc.
Ensure smooth flow and operation of all aspects of our worship services that help the congregation become more aware of Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross, His love, and His grace
Conduct weekly Bible Study
Invest in the spiritual growth (and overall community growth) of the FAC faith community
Model spiritual growth and maturity by disciplined study, prayer, worship, humility, and outreach
Work in collaboration with the Armenian Evangelical Union
Be involved in the pastoral care of individuals, couples, and families personally and through the oversight of deacons/church council/pastoral care committee that provides nurture and care to spiritual, emotional, and physical needs
Work in collaboration with the FAC Lay leaders, Church Council, Christian Education Committee (includes the Sunday School) and other committees/ministry leaders to ensure the vision and goals are executed as one church body.
Attend community events on behalf of the Church, helping to represent and maintain FAC’s place in the community and to keep the door of ministry open into the community, when able
Master of Divinity from accredited theological seminary
Personal faith in Jesus Christ demonstrated through Christ-like character and love
Knowledge and experience in Biblical teaching and preaching
Skilled at and have a heart for Armenian culture, cross-generational ministry
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
It is preferred that the pastor be of Armenian Heritage and/or has an understanding of the Armenian culture
Ideally, be able to preach comfortably in both English and Armenian
The pastor must exhibit consistent spiritual growth in their personal life and love serving the Lord and the Armenian Evangelical community
The pastor must love, appreciate and relate to the Armenian people and our unique Armenian Heritage and culture
The pastor must have a desire to serve the Armenian Evangelical community and cultivate strong bonds with the churched and unchurched members of the Armenian American community
This may seem like an extensive list of expectations to place on a pastor. Still, it is important to note that we, as a church body, believe in the joy of mutual ministry as an entire congregation working together under Christ as its head. We are a congregation gifted with God-given spiritual gifts and talents. We pledge to work together with the pastor God has chosen for our congregation to help take our Church forward into the 21st century for the glory of God.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a parsonage.
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