Lead Pastor at Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church
Mission Covenant Church Sugar Grove PA 16350

JOB DESCRIPTION – LEAD PASTOR

RESPONSIBILITIES

A   LEAD WELL

The Lead Pastor will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the church.   The Lead Pastor will work with the Church Board to develop and implement the strategic plan of the church.
Encouragement, accountability, and hope
Assure that sin is addressed, holiness is pursued in the church, and conflict is resolved within the church.
Assure that hope is always present and palpable by celebrating growth, thanking and encouraging those who made the growth possible, and setting the vision for achieving the church’s mission.
Leadership on key teams and in key meetings
Work with Church Board to lead the Church Board meetings.
With Church Chair, lead Congregational Meetings.
Work with Nominating Committee chair to lead the NC and its meetings.
Provide supervision for and regularly meet 1 on 1 with staff members.
Help recruit Officers, Board members, volunteers.
Leadership development
Establish and implement the church leadership-development plan.
Identify, invest in, and develop key leaders within the church based on our congregation’s spiritual gifts.
Administration
Contribute to weekly newsletter
Act as liaison between MCC and GLC and ECC
Act as liaison between MCC and Sugar Grove area churches
Receive visitors to office
Submit payroll report bi-weekly
Shovel snow from sidewalks during week
We envision that these pastoral priorities will help our church achieve these Healthy Missional Markers: Fruitful Organizational Structure and a Culture of Godly Leadership

B   PREACH  WELL

The Lead Pastor will be responsible for the the weekend teaching and services at the church.

Ensure that a healthy rhythm of “evangelism” and “discipleship” is maintained for series topics.
Weekly sermons
Artistic elements
In conjunction with the Worship Team Leader develop service plans.
Ensure a healthy rhythm is maintained in spiritual and artistic elements – special music, props, communion, video clips, life stories, etc.
Worship planning
Music
coordinate with music team if available
download music if worship team not available
upload music to sanctuary computer
Additional elements
Arrange Prayer, Call to Worship, Benediction
Lead worship service
Officiate on Communion Sundays
Find videos for use during worship if desired
Advent & Christmas, Lent & Easter, rest of year
Easter – participate in Easter Sunrise Service with other Sugar Grove churches
Advent
Find readings for candle lightings
Recruit readers and candle lighters
Christmas Eve
Coordinate who is participating
Change paraments on altar table to correspond with church season
Find substitute preacher for when you will be away on Sundays
Discipleship
Confirmation – planning, preparation, lead class
Design and lead confirmation service
Continuing Education - Attend Covenant Midwinter Conference, Fall Pastor’s Retreat, GLC Annual Meeting

C   CARE WELL

The Lead Pastor will be responsible for the shepherding and care of the congregation, leadership, and staff of the church (Make sure it happens!  May not be able to do it all himself/herself).

Oversee the provision of pastoral care for members of the congregation and staff.
Home visits
Hospital visits
Nursing Home visits
Crisis response – counseling – in person, phone
Weddings
Premarital counseling
Planning, preparation, officiate
Funerals
Preparation – meet with family, coordinate with hospitality team, funeral director, musicians, sound and video person, janitor, order flowers
Lead funeral
Regularly pray for the congregation and staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Is committed to personal growth, servant leadership, healthy relationships, and being one in spirit with the Church Board.
Is energetic, self-motivated, and thrives on being challenged.
Has a passion for evangelism, discipleship, and mission.
Is a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Is ordained or will become ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, a member of the Covenant Ministerium, and follow the Rules for the Ordered Ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Address

Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church
7205 Matthews Run Rd
Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania 16350

Contact

Sara Hamliton
716-640-0724
sugargrovemcc@gmail.com

Website

sugargrovemcc.org

Location
Mission Covenant Church Sugar Grove PA 16350
Job type
Full Time
Posted
Hours/week
40
Pay rate
11-40 hr
Ordained position
Yes
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Counseling
Leadership
Pastoral
Preaching
Working with Children
Industries
Church Ministry