Senior Pastor at Keyport Bible Church
Keyport, Washington, USA
About the job
The Senior Pastor is responsible for all ministries and programs at Keyport Bible Church. His aim is to lead the church body into a closer relationship with God through Jesus Christ and with fellow Christians and to develop a biblical perspective that helps them to live for God’s glory in the present culture. To do that, he will shepherd the body through prayer, encouragement, counsel, and pastoral care as set forth in Scripture (1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet 5:2-3).
The Distinct Duties and Responsibilities of the Senior Pastor:
- Preach the Word of God in various venues such as Sunday morning worship services or at other times as opportunities arise. (Ezra 6:14; Neh 8:8; 1 Tim 3:2; 2 Tim 4:1-3; Titus 1:9)
- To regularly teach the Bible in various ways, to include written, spoken or by any technical means to encourage the church to know God and love His Word (Ps 1:1-3, 111:2; Isa 66:2; Mal 2:7; Acts 20:20; Col 1:28).
- Oversee other preaching and teaching ministries of the church. (2 Tim 2:2).
Prepare and lead Sunday morning worship services and lead corporate prayer.
- Oversee and guide all associate pastors and staff on normal operations of the church consistent with the Bible, to maintain the KBC constitution, by-laws, and policies.
- Patiently train and disciple leaders and future leaders for the work of ministry (Matt 28:19-20; Eph 4:12-16; 2 Tim 2:2).
- Create and execute a written, biblical vision statement that aligns with the church’s overall beliefs (“Vision” as seeing as God wants us to see and to know where to go and how to avoid maintaining status quo).
To Execute these Responsibilities, the KBC Senior Pastor Should:
- Pursue and maintain a personal and consistent devotional life as an example to fellow leaders and members of the body (1 Tim 4:12; 1 Pet 5:3).
- Perform various administrative tasks such as planning, phone calls, organizing meetings, having oversight of social media and directing office staff.
- Be involved in discipline issues as they arise, along with other elders and pastors. (Matt 18:15-20; Gal 6:1-4).
- Lead or assist in protecting the flock from false teaching, as necessary. (Acts 20:28)
- Organize various kinds of events, with the ability to manage tasks, delegate and mitigate risks.
- Encourage outreach and evangelism to the lost (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Col 4:3).
- Humbly help the Elder Board as a fellow elder, to ensure unity (Phil 1:27; 1 Cor 1:10; 1 Pet 5:1).
- Call, visit and give counsel to members of the body as needed (Rom 15:1-4, 16:14; 1 Thes 5:11-14; Jas 1:27; 5:14).
- Build relationships with the body for mentorship and discipleship and foster genuine, transparent, and friendly relationships with other pastors. This will involve spending a certain amount of time getting to know them.
- Cooperate with other servants to establish, implement and regularly communicate the church's mission and vision as a team (1 Cor 12:4-11, 14; Phil 1:27; 1 Pet 4:10-11).