Date posted Oct 01, 2021
Deadline Nov 30, 2021

The Focus of the Minister:

To serve as minister, resource person, and equipper in the ministry of the Goshen Christian Church.


Preaching and Teaching

  • To study, prepare and deliver sermons, Bible studies, and Bible school lessons
  • To help the church family mature in Christ
  • To encourage others to discover their gifts/abilities
  • To help in the development of these gifts
  • To direct and encourage people into new areas of ministry
  • To be available to all ministry teams for consultation, resource, and support

Pastoral Leadership

  • To call on visitors to the church and their families
  • To call on those in the hospital and shut-ins
  • To assist the church leaders in calling on members
  • To be available for questions and counsel on Biblical questions
  • To maintain awareness among the leadership of conditions and issues within the church
  • To provide guidance for individuals’ needs (premarital, marital, bereaved, etc.) on a short-term basis.


  • To balance evangelistic outreach with the nurture of discipleship in Goshen’s programming, ensuring the discipleship pathway is moving non-believers and believers to deep places of faith and service.
  • To promote a multi-generational program for children, youth, and adults to be actively involved.


  • To establish and maintain regular office hours
  • To regularly meet with the elders to report and discuss plans for the work of the church
  • To oversee the work of the church office and volunteers

Authority of the Minister:

  • To plan and execute a weekly schedule relative to the stated responsibilities as defined by the elders 

Accountability for the Minister:

  • Responsible to the elders.
  • An annual appraisal and evaluation of performance will be conducted by the elders.

Extra-Congregational Functions:

  • To act as a liaison between church leadership and other sister congregations and community functions.
  • To actively support and participate in state and national ministries, (e.g., church camp, Bible college, ICOM, etc.)

Personal Growth:

  • Develop a growing relationship with God through daily prayer and Bible reading
  • Maintain a healthy marriage and family life
  • Regularly pray for the church members and leaders
  • Explore personal and professional growth and development through continuing education, conventions, and seminars
Goshen Christian Church Ministry Profile
Rick Shonkwiler Director, Christian Church Leadership Network's "Find Your Next Minister/Ministry" Service