Senior Pastor

Date Posted: May 30, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
West Wyomissing Chapel
West Lawn, PA, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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West Wyomissing Chapel

Senior Pastor

West Lawn, PA

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Denomination: Non-Denominational
Weekly Attendance:  150
Location: West Lawn, PA

West Wyomnissing Chapel

Meet West Wyomissing Chapel:

At West Wyomissing Chapel, we exist to be a caring community of Christ followers who invite people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. We believe that faith and community are the foundation of a fulfilling life. Everyone is a part of our church family. We are a welcoming and inclusive community that values love and compassion.

Our church has been dedicated to serving the West Wyomissing community for many years. We believe in the importance of guides for life – the Bible – and want to help individuals build a strong relationship with God. The purpose of everything we do is grounded in the scriptures.

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About the Senior Pastor:

West Wyomissing Chapel is searching for a Senior Pastor who will provide leadership, oversight, care, and biblical teaching to the ministries and people attending The Chapel. The Senior Pastor’s role helps the church to pursue full devotion to Jesus Christ.

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The Senior Pastor’s Responsibilities Include: 

  • Oversee the congregation’s life of worship in preaching, teaching, counseling, administration, leadership, mentoring, evangelism, care, shepherding, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Strengthen a sense of community with our people by attending church-sponsored events.
  • Help us become a stronger presence as a church in our community.
  • Provide biblical counseling when the need arises.
  • Be available to perform weddings and funerals, as well as do hospital visitation when appropriate.
  • Serve with the Elders to provide oversight to the Chapel’s mission and vision.
  • Along with the Elders provide oversight to the full and part-time staff.
  • Must fully endorse and defend the Biblical doctrines as stated in The Chapel’s Constitution.
  • Attend all Board of Elder Meetings.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as the Elders deem necessary.

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What You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Senior Pastor:

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years of Senior Pastoral experience.
  • 10+ years of ministry experience, preferred.
  • Bible college or seminary degree, required.
  • Master’s degree, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the Scriptures.
  • Strong communicator, teaching in a way that leads to life change.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Possess the ability to communicate, relate to, and empathize with staff as well as church attendees and the surrounding community.
  • Able to approach ministry situations with humility, discernment, and compassion, along with a spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve on a team.
  • Desires to grow and develop, both spiritually and professionally.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Bible centered.
  • Authentic and humble.
  • Winsome, personable, relatable.
  • Above average emotional intelligence.
  • Multigenerational appreciation.

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What it’s Like to Live in West Lawn, PA: 

Living in West Lawn, PA, is perfect for families seeking a safe and friendly community. The area is known for its strong sense of loyalty, which cultivates long-lasting relationships. With a slower pace of life and a family-oriented atmosphere, West Lawn’s suburbs provide safe neighborhoods and an affordable cost of living.

West Lawn offers a variety of activities for all ages. The climate is moderate, allowing residents to enjoy all four seasons. Outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, mountain biking, and camping. The Reading Phillies minor-league baseball team and Reading Royals ice-hockey team bring excitement to local sports fans, while historical attractions in Berks County and nearby areas provide cultural enrichment.

Education in West Lawn is top-notch, with three school districts ranking among the top 100 in Pennsylvania. Families also have access to private schooling options and homeschooling resources. Higher education is easily accessible, with colleges such as Alvernia, Albright, Kutztown, Penn State Berks, and RAAC within a 30-minute drive. Excellent healthcare is available at Reading Hospital and St. Joe’s.

West Lawn’s location offers the best of both worlds, with close travel to major cities like Philadelphia, New York, Hershey, and the Poconos, all within 1-2 hours. This makes urban amenities and exciting weekend trips easily accessible.

In conclusion, West Lawn, PA, combines a strong community spirit with exciting amenities, excellent education, and convenient access to major cities, making it a wonderful place to call home.