Senior Pastor at Stutsmanville Chapel
Harbor Springs, MI

Stutsmanville Chapel - Senior Pastor Job Descrip8on

The Big Picture

Stutsmanville Chapel is non-denominational Christian Church 75-250 in picturesque Northern Michigan

seeking a Senior Pastor. The Holy Spirit is working thru our church body with engaged members, a growing

Children’s Ministry, and a thriving small group ministry. We are a community oriented (e.g., wood-bees,

funerals, and our Journey to Bethlehem Christmas ProducLon) rural small-town church.


We exist to glorify God by making disciples – helping people belong to, grow in, and reach the world for Christ.

Everything we do hinges on this mission as we develop a disciple-making movement.

General Description

The Senior Pastor of Stutsmanville Chapel as an Elder is a spiritual leader and shepherd of the church. The

Senior Pastor will meet the personal and spiritual qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and

1Peter 5:2-3. He is responsible to preach and teach the Word of God and lead the people and the ministries of

the church to fulfill the Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew

28:18-20). The Senior Pastor is accountable to work collaboratively with the Elders, Deacon Board, church

staff, and other ministry leaders. Through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, prayer support, and other

appropriate methods the Senior Pastor works to assure effective, efficient, and coordinated teamwork in all of

the ministries of the church. He must be willing to perform his duties in accordance with the constitution and

bylaws of the church.

Professional Qualifications

• The Senior Pastor should have Bachelor’s Degree. Degree in theology would be given preference.

• The Senior Pastor preferred to have pastoral experience.

Personal Qualifications

• A person of faith, vision, and leadership.

• Have an ability to effecLvely preach the Word of God as it is wri[en in the Bible (exegesis) at all

worship services and at other formal/informal gatherings. Preach relatable and applicable messages

that encourage and challenge people to know and grow in Christ.

• Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.

• Be an effective communicator outside of the pulpit. He should be flexible, friendly, tactful,

compassionate, approachable, and honest.

• Maintain a regular and disciplined personal worship, Bible study, and prayer life.

• Ability to handle conflict biblically according to Matthew 18:15-17 and Matthew 5:23-24.

• Exemplify the scriptural qualifications of an Elder.


Stutsmanville Chapel
2988 S. State Road
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740


Elizabeth Newbury
[email protected]


Harbor Springs, MI
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
55,000 - 70,000
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry