Lead Pastor

Date Posted: August 2, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
All Souls Church
Knoxville, TN, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Think about what it would be like to be a part of a downtown church family committed to growing in the way of Jesus, from artists to academics, pilgrims on a journey towards Jesus. All Souls Church is a Christ-centered worshiping community seeking the peace of Knoxville, Tennessee (Jeremiah 29:7). We exist to worship and glorify God, welcome both disciples of Jesus and spiritual seekers, and form God’s people to share the good news of Jesus Christ in our city. The new Lead Pastor will steward the next chapter of All Souls Church as we continue to seek the shalom of our city.

The Lead Pastor of All Souls Church fully embraces the mission, vision, values and doctrine claimed by the church and is deeply committed to leading, guiding, and shepherding us into the next season of our life in ministry.  She/he is the organizational leader of the church and provides leadership and guidance, in line with sound doctrine, to the All Souls family as well as to the staff and many lay leaders in the church. Our people have varied theological and church backgrounds, and our pastors must be able to lovingly form and teach while articulating a vision for Christian life and ministry.

For a more complete profile of the church, the position and requirements, and instructions applying, click here.

How To Apply

The committee assembled to carry out this search fully respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and assures them that their backgrounds and interests will not be discussed with anyone beyond the committee without prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established. If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, please provide a comprehensive cover letter and resume/CV.

Considering what you have learned about All Souls from any personal research you may have conducted, please describe what specifically attracts you to this position and how your experience, talents, and skills are a match for our position. When writing the resume/CV, be mindful that substance is of more interest than brevity. Give enough information so that the breadth and depth of your ministry experience is understood. When describing your work at each relevant position, it would be helpful for us to know factors influencing your call to this particular church/ ministry, total membership and worship style of the church/ministry, size of the staff and how you fit into the team, leadership responsibilities (staff and/or volunteer), specific responsibilities, highlights of your ministry, and factors influencing your consideration to leave this church/ministry for another call.

Also, please provide a minimum of five references (including at least two subordinates, a supervisor or overseer, and a peer). Include telephone and email information for each reference; we will not contact references until later in the process and only with your approval.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.  Please send all of the above to [email protected]. The best way to contact us with any questions is via e-mail.