Park Chapel Christian Church 1176 E McKenzie Rd, Greenfield, IN, USA
Dec 03, 2019Full time
PURPOSE The Teaching Pastor, in partnership with the Elders and Discipleship Minister, will shepherd and equip the faith family through sound teaching of the Word of God as the primary teacher from the pulpit and assist in the implementation of the vision and mission of Park Chapel Christian Church to our faith family. REQUIREMENTS He will hold true to the Beliefs and Core Values of Park Chapel Christian Church and align with Restoration Movement Independent Christian Churches. He will protect the flock from false teaching and will seek the unity of the congregation. He will have, at minimum, a BA degree in Biblical Studies, or its equivalent, from an accredited school and will demonstrate that he is conversant in matters of theology and contemporary cultural issues. He will have demonstrated a servant and team approach to leadership in his prior ministry positions. He will have at least 5 years preaching and teaching experience. His walk with God He must meet the qualifications of an elder, as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus and have the gift of Pastor/Teacher. He will continue to grow in his relationships with Jesus Christ, his wife, and his family. He will devote himself to prayer and the ministry of the Word. He must have a burden for prayer and lead the congregation in seeking God regularly. He will be known as a man of integrity, humility, and personal holiness, and display the Fruit of the Spirit in his life. He must desire in making other people a success through his personal mentoring and encouragement, and in his witness for Christ in personal relationships outside the church. His wife must be a mature Christian woman devoted to the Lord, her husband, and her children (if any). She must be completely supportive of her husband’s role as pastor. He will commit himself to a lifetime of continuing education and training. He will show commitment to the Great Commission in his walk with God. Personal Strengths He must demonstrate a love for God and His Word, and a love for people. He must demonstrate a God-given call to the ministry. He must have the ability to preach, teach, and apply the Word of God in challenging, relevant ways. He must have the ability to relate well with people from many different backgrounds and ethnicities. He must have strong, proven communication and leadership skills and experience. He must have the ability to unify and mobilize people in pursuit of a common vision, for the benefit of both the church and the wider community. He must have the ability to develop and lead high-caliber leaders. JOB DESCRIPTION He will prepare and deliver messages for Sunday morning services (typically 40 weeks per calendar year). Currently, there are 3 sermons each Sunday (2 within a 60-minute period). He will lead other church services and functions as appropriate. The teaching pastor will oversee and work with the Worship Team leader in preparing appropriate worship services that connects our faith family to God. There are 2 different styles of worship: Blended (traditional & modern hymns, praise & present-day songs, a choir and small band) and Contemporary (present-day music with larger band). He will be able to preach using textual, topical and some expository teaching and making the message relevant to the unchurched and churched alike. He will be a member of the Elders Leadership Team and be considered a fellow Elder. This team will establish the vision, direction and strategy of the church. He will report directly to the Elders and perform duties as assigned by the Elders. In co-leadership with the Discipleship Minister implement & promote the vision, direction and strategy of the church.