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Trinity Bible Church Edwardsburg – Senior Pastor

69950 M-62
United States

Position Type

Senior Pastor


Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)

Ministry Area

K-12 Education

Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

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: the board of oversight (not for details of ministry but for mood and significant vision goals and manner of leading and serving)

Compensation: Email [email protected] your resume and interest, we will email back the “letter of agreement” with all details.  Base: $60-$90K dependent on experience/capabilities

To be reviewed every year after the annual review by a designated team from the board.

Vacation and benefits: See “letter of agreement.”  Vacation: 2-3 weeks, healthcare, 401K

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
  • To be a voting member of the elder board of oversight – the only one from the staff.  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.
  • Be mentored by 2 career pastors who love the Lord (one is 81 and other is early 70s).  They are full of energy and ready to help a new pastor succeed.

Specific responsibilities

  • Pulpit: 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, typically expositional/verse by verse teaching.
  • Staff: 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
  • 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 desciple 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)
  • General:
  • 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);
  • and being an example to others in the church and world (I Peter 5:1-5)