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First Evangelical Free Church of Franklin County Missouri – Pastor

PO Box 29
Gray Summit,

Position Type



Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

The Pastor’s primary responsibility is the shepherding of the congregation by providing spiritual leadership, vision, and guidance to the church community, fostering growth, discipleship and a deepening relationship with God. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to biblical teaching, a shepherd’s heart for the congregation, and a vision for reaching the surrounding community with the message of God’s grace and love. He should lead by example, being trustworthy, sacrificial, and supportive of the congregation and church vision.

Required Qualifications:
Per the church constitution, the candidate must be at least 25 years of age.
Must be in full agreement with EFCA Statement of Faith.
Must be eligible and willing to be EFCA credentialed.
2+ years’ experience in a full-time church leadership role.
Must be supportive of Christian school/homeschool education.

Preferred Qualifications:
4+ years’ experience in full-time church leadership role.
4+ years’ experience in ministering to a wide range of age groups.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.
Willing to live in our community or an area in close proximity.
The Pastor shall spend much time in prayer and Bible study to experience spiritual growth and educational development in his personal life and ministry.
The Pastor shall prepare and deliver the weekly Sunday sermon that is biblically sound and that will inspire and challenge the church to grow in their relationship with God.
The Pastor should facilitate and encourage the spiritual development and discipling of congregates by working with the elders to provide visionary and spiritual leadership.
The Pastor shall shepherd and care for the congregation, providing pastoral guidance, support, and counseling as needed, and facilitating the contact/visitation of hospitalized, house-bound, or grieving congregants.
The Pastor shall lead in observance of the ordinances of the church.
The Pastor shall officiate at weddings, funerals, and baptisms.
The Pastor shall collaborate with church leadership to develop and communicate a clear and compelling vision for the church’s future.