Date posted Dec 08, 2022
Deadline Jan 31, 2023

The senior, or lead, pastor is a crucial role in any church as the health of a church depends on the right person filling that position. The Lead Pastor is responsible for direct oversight of the various ministries of New Hope Church. This role requires energy and focus to lead the pastoral staff and congregation as a whole. Understanding that people possess different gifts and abilities, we are looking for a lead pastor who is aware of areas where they are strong as well as areas where they are not.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Integrity
  • A team player who can work with others and accept new ideas
  • A team builder who leads by equipping others
  • A servant and encourager


  • Theological training (preferred)
  • Prior experience as a pastor with at least six years in a pastoral role
  • Possess strong preaching/communication skills
  • Has a heart for evangelism and missions, both locally and globally
  • Able to develop mature believers (disciple) within the church


  • Has a strong personal walk and prayer life
  • Compassionate
  • Models faith and trust in God
  • Demonstrates Christ-like character
  • Hospitable, friendly, approachable, with a heart for people
  • Is both teachable and able to adapt when needed
  • A good listener
  • Able to balance grace and truth in a way that allows people room to grow
  • Committed to the authority of Scripture

The Senior Pastor is responsible to:

  • Oversee all ministries of the church
  • Prepare and deliver a weekly message
  • Plan weekly services in coordination with the other staff
  • Lead the church staff
  • Identify annual ministry goals and establish a yearly budget with the elders input
  • Hold weekly meetings with staff
  • Work with the staff to host church-wide outreach events

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