Date Posted: February 20, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40+
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
Somerset, PA, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Pastor- Primary Responsibilities 

LeadingKeep the vision, mission, and goals of St. Paul’s in front of the staff, leaders, and church.

  • Serve as the Head of Staff – Build unity on the staff team, facilitate regular meetings, ensure staff are cared for individually, and serve staff so that they and their ministries will flourish.
  • Moderate the Session- Be accountable to and work with the session to accomplish the mission of the church by implementing our ministry plan.
  • Collaborate with Pastors and Leaders – Create an environment that includes clear communication and Spirit-led interactions so that the leaders and the church can move forward together.
  • Create Systems -Develop and implement systems that allow us to thrive as a growing church of 600+ members.
  • Divide Specific Responsibilities- Work with the pastoral team to identify gifts and provide shared leadership in the six functional areas of the church:

Teaching | Communicate the good news of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and training.

  • Preach Regularly – Work with the pastoral team to develop the preaching plan for Sunday morning services. Preach biblical and theologically sound expository sermons, boldly proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that inspires the congregation to action.
  • Equip the Saints – Prepare the people of St. Paul’s for the works of the ministry and to build up the body of Christ.

Nurturing | Care for the people of St. Paul’s by being present and encouraging relationships with one another.

  • Pastoral Care – Visit hospitals and homes, conduct weddings and funerals, rejoice with those who rejoice, and mourn with those who mourn.
  • Community Building – Nurture a Christ-centered community in which relationships across multiple generations are established and grown.

Serving | Engage the community and world through connection with local ministries, the Presbytery of the Alleghenies, and missionaries we support.

  • Local Community – Build relationships with local pastors and ministries to partner for the cause of Christ in Somerset County.
  • Presbytery of the Alleghenies – Engage at the presbytery level by attending meetings and serving on committees as needed.
  • World Missions – Support our partners by raising awareness of their work to make Christ known to the ends of the earth.

Professional Qualifications 

  • Master of Divinity from an accredited academic institution.
  • Ordained or able to be ordained in the EPC as a teaching elder.
  • Served for at least 2-years in church leadership.

Specific Gifts |

  • Humble Servant- We are looking for a man with an authentic faith in Jesus that is reflected by his life. His primary concerns should be pleasing God and serving people.
  • Equipping Teacher- We are searching for a faithful steward of the gospel with a history of training the saints so that the people of St. Paul’s might be prepared for the work of ministry and grown to maturity.
  • Collaborative Leader- We are seeking someone with solid communication and administrative skills who is able to lead together with the pastors, staff, elders, and deacons. The ability to motivate people, keep the vision and mission before the church, and think strategically will be valuable.
  • Approachable Shepherd- We are looking for someone with a heart for the lost who is approachable to people of all ages.
  • Reformed Thinker- We are searching for someone who holds high the Sovereignty of God, affirms Biblical doctrine as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and could find himself at home theologically in an EPC church.

How To Apply

Applicants can explore our Church Information Form (CIF) at www.epc.org/mso.

To apply, send a Pastor Information Form (PIF) to [email protected].