Calvary Presbyterian Church – PCA – (Willow Grove, PA) – Senior Pastor
The Big Picture
Calvary Presbyterian Church (calvary-wg.org) is a healthy church of 175 (pre-pandemic) seeking a Senior Pastor who will provide leadership in the overall life and ministry of the church with a focus on preaching, teaching, gathering, leading groups, and training of officers and volunteers.
Founded in 1936, Calvary has a rich history and stands as a testament to God’s super abounding grace. The congregation enjoys a strong sense of family. She longs to know the Word of God, to worship, and to serve one another. Many members have worshipped at Calvary for decades. Presently, the church is served by a part-time interim pastor, a full-time associate pastor, a part-time worship director, an office manager/children’s ministry director, and a part-time youth worker. Calvary offers a variety of places to use spiritual gifts, to grow in grace, and to bless others so that we can live out our vision, “To know and extend the transforming love of Jesus Christ.”
We are looking for a man who leads by: · Biblical Example: who doesn’t avoid conflict, isn’t a people-pleaser; is willing to stop a personal agenda being imposed on the Session; likes to sell his ideas; knows when to include the congregation. · Disposition: is decisive, inspires others toward a vision; gets the Session to initiate; knows the congregation needs to be committed and involved. · Character: is mature in Christ, beyond reproach, and fulfills the moral/ethical calling of an elder · Style: can facilitate multiple ministries without micromanaging; manages by engaged involvement, delegates and follows-up; listens to and inspires others; builds a team; doesn’t feel overly responsible to fix everything · Delegate: delegating the administration of the church; understands how to maintain a balance between the church as institution and church as organism while keeping his primary focus on Word ministry
We require a man that meets the qualifications in I Timothy and Titus. The preferred minimum education is a seminary graduate along with 5 to 7 years of experience as an Associate or Senior Pastor. We are seeking a man who is spiritual and visionary and able to coordinate ministry activities and communicate well with our congregation.
How To Apply
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please respond to the following:
- Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor of Calvary?
- Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor of Calvary.
- In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Calvary.
Please send your resume, the responses to the above and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected].