Date Posted: May 3, 2023
Hours Per Week: 45-55
Trinity Bible Church
Edwardsburg, MI, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

New church with a fabulous board of oversight elders,  a consulting coach for a while (with 55 years pastoral experience, and great hopes for reaching a community and expanding to plant in nearby communities.

Trinity Bible Church Edwardsburg is looking to recruit a pastor to the community of Edwardsburg. This is an exciting position to enter at the ground floor of what will become
a number of church plants based on a hub and spoke type arrangement.

Our goal:
To give senior pastoral leadership to the church in line with biblical commands and with
oversight of the board. To help bring a spirit of grace and truth and love to all areas of the
church and to be the leader of church ministries and direct Sunday morning teaching and worship.

Position: Full time
Reports to: Elders (not for details of ministry but for setting the vision, goals, and manner of
leading and serving)

General responsibilities:

  • To join the elder board and set the vision, direction for the church.
  • Help recruit and disciple men to lead so that we can multiply the ministry and work towards raising up leader to plant additional churches.
  • To be the main representative of the church in the community, setting a mood of love and
    grace and commitment to Christ.
  • To help the church major on both the Great Command to each other and the Great Commission to the community and to the world.
  • To lead the church staff with wisdom and direction and love,setting the lead example of
    strong hard work and commitment.
  • To be a voting member of the elder board of oversight – the only one from staff.
  • The pastor will prepare a monthly “pastor’s report” for communication in each monthly meeting and to determine what communications to cascade to the larger congregation.

Specific responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the pulpit ministries and public services of the church.
  • Preach or select substitute preachers.
    • It is expected that the pastor will preach anywhere from 40 to 44 Sundays a year.
  • It is expected that this will be preaching from the Word of God, expositional/verse by verse teaching.


  • Provide coaching, teaching, and training to church staff, making appointments and
    setting policies for unity and to carry out church goals in line with the biblical and
    constitutional policies of the church and the vision steps approved by the board of oversight.
  • With the Elders, be responsible for the church to practice the statement of faith as well as
    all overall policies.

Develop membership interview process. Set process and recruit qualified men to
interview new members.
Invest 45-50 hours per week towards:

  • Preparing weekly Sunday morning teaching direct worship team (order of service).
  • Identify and disciple 3-5 men.
  • Recruit ministry leaders (worship leader(s), small group leaders).
  • Conduct weekly check-in with other ministry leaders to keep doctrine aligned with biblical
    principles (Sunday School & Small Group curriculum).


Be responsible to carry out the biblical mandates for the pastor:

  • Leading (Hebrews 13:7, 17); giving oversight (I Peter 5:1).
  • Shepherding {I Peter 5:1-5).
  • Teaching (I Timothy 3).
  • Equipping people for the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13).
  • Being an example to others in the church and world (I Peter 5:1-5).

How To Apply

Write to [email protected].