Job Title: Pastor | Reports To:  Church Board | Position Status: Part-Time (20-24 hours/week)

The Pastor is responsible to the church for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, for using his/her skills in administrative leadership, for engaging in pastoral care ministries to meet the needs of persons in the church and in the community, and to act as the chief administrator of the ministerial and vocational staff.

Requirements

  • Personal behavior in line with the standard required in I Timothy 3:1-7 and I Peter 5:1-4.
  • Maintain a regular program of study to enable planning and conduct of meaningful worship services.
  • Must be a licensed Brethren in Christ (BIC) pastor or be willing to be credentialed within the BIC U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative leadership for the total church program.
  • Prepare for and conduct worship services; lead in the observance of the ordinances; and, lead the church in proclaiming the gospel to the church and community.
  • Visit members and prospects and lead the membership in a visitation program.
  • Supervise other members of the church staff according to staff organization.
  • Conduct premarital, vocational, family, bereavement, counseling sessions, etc., as needed. Advise other professional help when necessary.
  • Perform wedding ceremonies and conduct funeral services.
  • Work with deacons, church officers, and committees in performing assigned responsibilities. Be available for and lead in training as needed.
  • Cooperate with and lead the church in cooperating with associational, state, and denominational leaders. Keep the church informed of developments within the denomination.
  • Serve as a representative of the church in civic matters.
  • Serve as the leader in seeking to win the unsaved and un-enlisted; lead the membership in soul winning training.
  • Plan and promote periods of evangelistic emphasis for the unsaved and renewal for the Christians.
  • Serve as chairman of the Church Leadership Team (Church Board) in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the total church program.
  • Act as moderator for church business meetings.

Flexibility

Please note that this job description is flexible in terms of emphasis and particular assignments. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. In consultation with the Bishop and the Church Board and by mutual consent, responsibilities may be shifted or shared between the staff in accordance with gifting, training, and need.

Physical Demands of the Work Environment

This Pastor role operates primarily in a church office environment and requires prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and regularly operating standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This position requires mobility within the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

This position also involves travel and requires the ability to move about outside the office and operate motor vehicles on a regular basis. This position recurrently requires long hours and weekend work. While performing the duties of the job, the Pastor is often required to remain in a stationary position while making presentations; handle or control objects, tools, or controls; communicate, discern, and discuss within both public and private contexts. The Lead Pastor may be requested to lift and carry up to 20 pounds at a time, often carrying Audio/Visual equipment to events.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified persons with disabilities.

POSITION STARTS SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Bishop Ron Bowell, rbowell@bicus.org.