Grace Bible Church of Barrington, NJ is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor. We are seeking a man who will be a wise, shepherding member of the family, an active participant in the community of Barrington, and is committed to building a long-term ministry. He must faithfully communicate the timeless truth of God’s Word with the aim of life change in his listeners.
The Lead Pastor will minister alongside his fellow elders who are responsible for the spiritual oversight, leadership, and care of the church body—this includes training and equipping the saints at Grace for the work of ministry. Consequently, he must meet the Biblical standards of eldership as laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Additionally, he will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day operations of the church office.
We are seeking a collaborative leader who will work with the elders, trustees, and congregation in refining, championing, and stewarding the church’s mission and vision. The Lead Pastor should embrace the current mission and vision and should provide effective leadership and guidance to the elders and congregation in the development and implementation of strategic plans for the future health of the church. We recognize that our church needs to develop an external focus and a culture of evangelism. The old paradigm of attracting and retaining visitors is no longer working in our 21st-century culture. We need a pastor who can model what it looks like to go into the world and make disciples.
We are seeking a Lead Pastor whose words, actions, and lifestyle resemble those of Christ. The Lead Pastor should model and teach love, humility, and unity through his preaching, teaching, counseling, and hospitality. His care for people’s spiritual well-being should foster the trust of the people and motivate them to follow his lead. We need a shepherd who will motivate us to fulfill our mission and vision and mobilize us to truly impact our surrounding community for the glory of God.
The Lead Pastor will allot the primary amount of his time throughout the week to the ministry of the Word and prayer. He will be an example and mentor for the church family, modeling godliness in every compartment of his life. In addition to teaching on Sundays, the Lead Pastor will be expected to conduct or participate in church-life events like weddings, funerals, and counseling. He will partner with staff members and volunteers to meet pastoral needs with a willingness to transition some roles and responsibilities to or from other staff members as time and gifts allow.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package
Lead Pastor Qualifications
If you are interested in applying for the position, please do the following:
1. Review the attached job description in detail, ensuring you meet the minimum qualifications.
2. Submit a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and TEACHING SAMPLE to: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Cover letter should not be more than one page
b. Please include in your cover letter how you heard about the position. If you were referred, please indicate who referred you.
c. Please submit at least one sample of a sermon or lesson delivered to a large group. Links to videos either on a church website or YouTube are strongly preferred. Audio recordings on a church website or podcasts will also be accepted.
Click here to download a Church Profile with additional information about our church and our community: GBCNJ_ChurchProfile2019.pdf