Senior Pastor

Date Posted: January 5, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40+
St. Peter's Reformed Church
Zelienople, PA, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Principle Function

  • A character that exhibits the qualities in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Peter 5:2-4.
  • A Christ-like attitude of humility and servant leadership.
  • A lifestyle demonstrating consistent spiritual and moral characteristics that are in harmony with the Scriptures.
  • A reputation of working well with others and committed to a team approach to ministry.
  • Agreement with the mission, vision, and core values of St. Peter’s Reformed Church.
  • A commitment to professional and personal accountability to Consistory.

Position Requirements

  • Degree from theological seminary.
  • Doctoral degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a full-time pastor preferred.
  • Pastor in good standing with the Conservative Congregational Christian.
  • Conference (4C’s) preferred, or willingness to become in good standing within one year with the financial assistance of the church.
  • Well rooted and grounded in the Holy Scripture with a strong commitment to Christian beliefs and Reformed Doctrine.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to be creative and enthusiastic.
  • Willingness to partner with the Board of Elders.
  • Willingness to provide information relating to certification and background examination as mandated by law or requested by St. Peter’s Reformed Church.
  • Evidence of the pursuit of ongoing professional growth through continuing professional development and education opportunities.
  • Sets the preaching schedule in accordance with Titus 2 and Acts 20:28 and
    accordance with primary ministry objectives.

Specific List of Responsibilities

  • Maintains a vital and growing personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible study, prayer, and meditation.
  • Leads the congregation in worship services, making the gospel relevant to people’s lives through clarity in preaching and communicating a comprehensive understanding of the Holy Scriptures and Reformed Christian Theology.
  • Sets the vision and direction of St. Peter’s Reformed Church along with the Board of Elders.
    • Includes the development of yearly and three-year goals for St. Peter’s Reformed Church.
  • Be responsible to God and to the Consistory with constant communication of relevant activities concerning the life of the congregation and through the monthly newsletter.
  • Functions as chief administrator for all of St. Peter’s Reformed Church’s programs.
  • Administers the Holy Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.
  • Responsible for visitation and counseling.
    • This may be delegated to other pastors, lay people or referred to a licensed counselor.
    • Visitation will include, but is not limited to hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, and new attendees.
    • Counseling includes crisis, marriage, pre-marital, and general settings.
  • Oversees the Confirmation Class education and conducts new membership classes for those interested in joining St. Peter’s Reformed Church and instructs individuals seeking conversion to faith.
  • Oversees and provides guidance to Bible study classes and small group
  • Oversees and provides guidance when obtaining pulpit supplies during absence from worship services.
  • Meets regularly with the Consistory President.
  • Supervises, provides guidance, and coordinates the work of the Church Staff.
  • Represents in the Harmony-Zelienople Ministerial Association and other related affairs of the community.
  • Available to attend church committee meetings when requested.
  • Participates in the Western Pennsylvania Area Fellowship meetings of the 4C’s Conference and the 4C’s Annual Conference.
  • Meets with the Board of Elders on a monthly basis or more frequently as needed.
    • Through discussions with the Board of Elders, other duties may be
      deemed essential for the growth and vitality of St. Peter’s Reformed Church.
  • Prepares monthly written status reports to the Board of Elders.
  • Conducts weddings, funeral, and performs infant and new believer baptisms.
  • Develops personal and church member evangelism opportunities within and outside of St. Peter’s Reformed Church.

How To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send your resume and a letter of interest answering the three questions below, and attach a pastoral profile from your denomination along with the following:

  • A written transcript/outline of a sermon.
  • A recent video of a live sermon.
  • A copy of Ordination Paper or an essay outlining your essential theological

In the letter of interest, please let us know how you prefer to be contacted and respond
to the following in 250 words (or fewer) per question.

  1. What attracts you to St. Peter’s Reformed Church?
  2. How do you know that God is leading you to St. Peter’s Reformed Church?
  3. How would you help a 164-year-old church to grow, remain faithful, and be relevant in the 21st century?

Send letter of interest to [email protected].