Senior Pastor at Oasis Church
Rochester, Minnesota 55901

JOB TITLE: Senior Pastor
HOURS: Full-Time/Salaried/Exempt/Pastoral Staff
REPORTS TO: Church Council
To seek to understand God’s vision for the church and effectively communicate this vision to the
congregation. Our next pastor will lead and direct the preaching/teaching ministry, ensuring that a
biblically-based, message of significance is delivered with passion and excellence. Work with current
staff in planning and execution of weekly services and other programs. Act as leader and shepherd under
the supervision of the church council.
? A deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced in daily life and exhibiting character
qualities outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter: 5:1-4.
? Exhibits personal qualities that are of the highest integrity and unquestionable honesty.
? Earnestly seeks God’s will above all other possible motivations.
? Excellent communicator; visionary in leadership and supervision of staff. (Mentorship)
? Endorses and supports the pastoral staff and effectively communicates and executes the
mission of Oasis Church.
? Possesses a spirit of cooperation and fellowship within the church body. Shows
self-awareness and humility in seeking advice from others when appropriate.
? Demonstrates a passionate, heartfelt love for people with a Christ-like concern for their
spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Through empowering of the Holy Spirit, seeks
to make and develop disciples of Jesus Christ who love God and serve people.
? Exhibits Christ’s love by developing positive and encouraging relationships within the church
Collaborator. The ability to authentically, effectively, and enthusiastically advance and implement the
ideas of others.
Strategic Enabler. The ability to build up and expand the work of the church and craft the necessary
leadership structures for the growth and effectiveness of its ministry.
High Emotional Quotient. Approachable and effective, working with others with great love, maturity,
humbleness, and transparency, including the giftedness needed to draw people beyond their spiritual
comfort zone and an awareness of and ability to engage with different cultures.
? Masters-level or higher degree required from a respected evangelical seminary; preferred
Masters of Divinity.
? Licensed as an ordained minister or willing to seek ordination within the first two years of
? Experience in pastoral ministry, preferably in roles that involved preaching and supervision of
multiple staff.
? Agree with Oasis Church statement of Faith and Church Constitution and By Laws.
? Become a constitutional member and be committed to ministry at Oasis Church.
? Pass a criminal record background check.
? Under direction of church council, commit to a weekly schedule that may include both
remote work and office hours.
? PREACHING: Value the importance of the weekly sermon. Seek to discern God’s message for
the congregation and spend significant time and effort using professional skills to develop and deliver
that message to the best of one’s ability. Employ a variety of expository and topical preaching
methods. Communicate with love, wisdom, and conviction the truth of the Gospel and illuminating
the Word of God.
? SERVICE PLANNING: Coordinate with worship leader in planning and execution of weekly
? VISION-CASTING: Seek God’s direction and develop His vision for our church in a way that
maximizes the gifts and resources available. Seek to find new ways and additional resources to
accomplish God’s plan for our church.
? STAFF LEADERSHIP: Develop and manage a professional pastoral staff for successful ministry.
Serve as direct supervisor for support staff. Provide ongoing leadership development and spiritual
oversight of church staff. Be personally involved in selection, supervision, goal-setting, and evaluation
of staff members as needed. This will include both paid and volunteer positions (Directors, Office
Staff, Worship Leaders, Family Ministry and custodians.)
? COOPERATION: Exhibit strong diplomatic skills and lead within the context of a congregational
style of church governance and be accountable to the church council. Be an excellent recruiter of
gifted leaders and a strong encourager to all. Work to accomplish a vision for the church with respect
for and in cooperation with lay leaders and committees.
? CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Exhibit a passion for ministry. Lead by example. Work
shoulder-to-shoulder with lay leaders and volunteers in the ministries of the church.
? RELATIONAL: Work with and relate to staff, church council, lay leaders, volunteers and the
congregation as a whole. Show evidence of love for people in the congregation while reaching out,
developing relationships, and have compassion for the triumphs and problems in their lives.
? PRAYER: Seek and promote prayer as a priority, both personally and in the life of the church.
? EVALUATION/DEVELOPMENT: Continually evaluate effectiveness of programs and propose
creative ideas for improvement. Offer overall vision to develop and grow ministry. Spend time in
personal study in order to expand relevant knowledge and keep current with latest trends in ministry.
? BUDGET: Participate in the planning of the church budget in cooperation with the church
council in preparation for congregational approval.
Semi-monthly compensation and benefits eligibility in accordance with prior education and experience
appropriate for full time senior pastor position. Benefits to include vacation and sabbatical as agreed to
with leadership.


Oasis Church
3819 18th Ave NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901


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Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Salary 55,000 – 60,000 Plus Medical, Retirement, Education.
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry