Lead Pastor

Date Posted: May 20, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
The Rising Community Fellowship and Outreach Center
Moorestown, NJ, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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The Rising Community Fellowship and Outreach Center (Moorestown, NJ)

Senior Pastor

The Big Picture

The Rising Community Fellowship and Outreach Center (The Rising) (therisingproject.net) is seeking a full time senior pastor that truly understands the depths and dimensions of the Gospel of Grace and has a passion to mold properly defined followers of Jesus Christ into a true biblical community.

The Church

The Rising Community Fellowship is a small community of believers (approximately 40 people) that has roots that go back to 1904 in southern New Jersey. After the passing of their long-time pastor in 2021, the church has been seeking a new leader to continue to build on his solid foundation of proclaiming the Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts 20:24).

The Community

The Rising is located in Moorestown, NJ, which is 15 minutes east of Philadelphia. The town has a population of approximately 20,000. Moorestown consistently ranks in the top 1% of best places to live in the country and was named the #1 place to live in the US in 2005.

Pastoral Responsibilities

The Senior Pastor is responsible for the overall spiritual heath, development and care of the congregation at The Rising Community Fellowship and Outreach Center.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide spiritual leadership in role of pastor/elder as defined in The Rising Constitution (available prior to interview).
  • Provide spiritual leadership in support of The Rising Statement of Faith and Mission/Vision statement. http://therisingproject.net/statement-of-faith-2/
  • Provide spiritual education to the congregation via Sunday sermon, regular mid week bible study and/or other modes of instruction.
  • Provide counsel to those in need, e.g., spiritual, marital, bereavement, relational, emotional.
  • Provide leadership and oversight in all church ministry endeavors.
  • Provide civic leadership as primary spokesman for Our Lord Jesus and The Rising.
  • Officiate at special occasions in the lives of the congregation, e.g., wedding, baptism, baby dedication and funeral.


  • Firm grasp of the depths and dimensions of the Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts 20:24).
  • Firm grasp on the role of the Law of Moses and the Commandments in the plan of God for the redemption of mankind.
  • Proper biblical exegesis based on context, syntax and grammar structure.
  • Outstanding communicator: both oral and written.
  • Effective leadership: outstanding team orientation, able to work collaboratively with ministry teams to execute mission of the church.
  • Strong cross cultural and multi-generational orientation with the ability to pastor culturally diverse church members.
  • Knowledge of theory and related procedures in the field of spiritual care and pastoral counseling.
  • Prior experience: At least 5 years in senior pastor role preferred.
  • Education: Bible degree/seminary preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient computer skills with Windows and Microsoft products.
  • Ability to provide three character references.


  • Salary: $54,000/yr

  • Housing Allowance: $14,400/yr

  • Health Insurance

The Rising CFOC Statement of Faith

Jesus Is God – This is the most fundamental of all biblical truths, and it is the most profound. Jesus’ deity validates the Gospel message and guarantees that all of His promises are true.

The Word of God Is Truth – Confirmed by Jesus, the bible is the one source of information regarding the nature of God and His plan of salvation.

The New Covenant – The Covenant we as believers live under today represents God’s will for man and was made effective by the cross.

The Finality of The Cross – Jesus’ death took away all sin once and for all, so we stand before Him as forgiven people.

The Reality of The Resurrection – Salvation is more than forgiveness. Salvation is eternal life made possible through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Law And Grace – Far from a dull theological topic, law and grace answers the question of how we are to live the Christian life. Through faith in Jesus, we have been indwelt by the Holy Spirit, set free from the law of sin and death to walk in His love and grace.

A New Identity In Christ – You are a new creation in Christ Jesus. You are a child of God, an identity that never changes, that is secure and unshakable.

Faith, Hope and Love – The Christian life is anchored in hope, lived by faith and is expressed through love.

The Rising CFOC Mission/Vision:

To cultivate, develop and promote spiritual and relational health that centers on genuinely loving God with all our hearts and authentically loving one another from our hearts.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments”. (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV)

To see Christ formed in individuals and seeing individuals become fully devoted disciples and to help individuals connect to and fulfill their God given purposes for their lives, ministry and service to the church and this world.

“My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you”. (Galatians 4:19 NIV)

To become a vibrant, exciting, energy filled church that walks by faith, has a reputation for its love and is a voice of hope and healing to the community and to those who have yet to hear the good news of God’s amazing grace.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love”. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor at The Rising?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor at The Rising?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of The Rising?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online message to [email protected].