Sr. Pastor

Date Posted: November 15, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
St. Thomas Church (Affiliate of the Evangelical Association
Bernville, PA, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

St. Thomas Church (Affiliate of the Evangelical Association) has a rich evangelical and reformed background.  We are looking for the next pastor God has ordained for our church.  Information on our search for a new Pastor can be found on our website:  https://stthomasbernville.org/pastor-search

Responsibilities of Pastor

As a pastor, you provide spiritual leadership to members of a church. Your duties include preparing weekly sermons, preaching and conducting worship services. It’s your responsibility to interpret biblical scripture for the congregation. You also provide care and counseling to church members and assist them in crisis situations. In addition, working as a pastor may require you to officiate at special services, such as confirmations, baptisms, weddings and funerals. You collaborate with choir leaders to integrate music into church services.

Worship Leadership – work in partnership with the church staff and laity in participating in
services of the congregation that offer praise to the Triune God.

  • Sunday Morning Services.
  • Lenten Services in cooperation with community.
  • Holy Week Services.
  • Thanksgiving Eve Services in cooperation with community.
  • Christmas Eve Services.
  • Participate in Special Programs. (ie. Baccalaureate Service)
  • Be available to participate in the Sunday School’s special events.

Christian Education

  • Teach in the Sunday School program regularly.
  • Lead Confirmation Class. (not to be scheduled during Sunday School, Church Services, or Youth Group)using curriculum approved by Consistory.
  • Lead membership classes once a year or when necessary.
  • Lead weekly Prayer Meetings.
  • Teach the Adult Class during Vacation Bible School.
  • Equip the church staff and laity for evangelism in the community.
  • Lead other Bible Studies within the church. (ie. Men’s Bible Study, Special Topics)
  • Help organize a leadership retreat when needed.
  • Have an active role in all youth ministries of the church.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Familiarize self with the daily function of the church.
    • Learn schedule of regular meetings and programs.
    • Records kept of births, deaths, baptisms, membership, etc. for Herald.
  • Work closely with Consistory President in church operations and planning meetings.
    • Consult with Consistory President in establishing agenda for Consistory and Congregational Meetings.
    • Share all pertinent matters of church business with the Consistory President prior to meetings.
  • Schedule regular meetings with Elders prior to Consistory meetings.
  • Inform the church secretary as to your schedule.
  • Inform Consistory President if you must be out of town for emergencies.
  • Report the following to Consistory on a monthly basis:
    • Home Visits — Weddings
    • Hours Spiritual Counseling — Funerals
    • Hospital Visits — Baptisms
  • See that the pulpit is filled in the event of any absence. Confer with the Elders in all cases.
    • Vacation time is in accordance with the contract signed between the Pastor and the Church.
    • Vacation time should be communicated to the elders as early as possible.
  • Attend various committee meetings when necessary to inform self of the committee operations and to offer guidance.
  • Write an article for The VOICE. (the Church’s bi-monthly newsletter)
A detailed job description and application instructions can be found on the website as well.

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please review our Church Profile, the Senior Pastor Job Description, and the Job Posting.  If you are interested in applying, please return a letter of interest, your resume, and the questionnaire (found on the last page of the profile) to [email protected]