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Table of Contents Pastor............................................................................................ page.3 Executive.Pastor............................................................................ page.4 Senior.Pastor................................................................................. page.5 Senior.Pastor.(2)............................................................................ page.6 Pastor.of.Visitation........................................................................ page.7 Pastor.of.Education.Ministries....................................................... page.8 Pastor—Adult.Education.and.Mission........................................... page.9 Pastor.of.Membership.Development.......................................... page.10 Pastor.of.Evangelism................................................................... page.11 Pastor.of.Mission.Outreach......................................................... page.12 Pastor.of.Adult.Ministries.(Discipleship)..................................... page.13 Pastor.of.Family.Ministries.......................................................... page.14 Pastor.of.College.Ministries......................................................... page.15 Pastor.of.Single.Adults................................................................. page.16 Pastor.of.Senior.Adults................................................................ page.17

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Position: Pastor Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.providing.a.balanced.ministry.of.preaching,.teaching,.pastoral.care.and.organizational. leadership.to.the.congregation,.and.to.enable.the.church.to.grow.to.its.full.potential.in.membership.and.spiritual.vitality.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Provide.a.solid.Bible-based.preaching.and.teaching.ministry.to.meet.the.needs.of.the.congregation.. . . . and.attract.new.members. . 2.. Lead.in.worship.and.administer.the.Sacraments. . 3.. Encourage.and.nurture.the.spiritual.development.and.beliefs.of.the.congregation.through.regular.. . . . teaching.of.the.Bible. . 4.. Lead.and.inspire.the.church.board(s).and.congregation.in.the.development.and.effective.operation.. . . . of.a.wide.range.of.program.activities. . 5.. Recruit,.motivate.and.train.youth.and.adult.leaders. . 6.. Administer.the.program.of.the.church.by.leading.volunteers.and.paid.staff.members.and.conducting.. . . regular.staff.meetings.for.planning.and.informational.purposes. . 7.. Provide.pastoral.counseling.in.times.of.crisis.and.minister.to.the.sick,.dying.and.bereaved. . 8.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. . 9.. Instruct.classes.of.new.members.at.least.twice.a.year. . 10.. Moderate.the.church.board(s).to.develop.reasonable.goals,.communicating.a.clear.sense.of.direction.. . . and.equipping.the.leadership.for.ministry. . 11.. Develop.and.administer.the.budget,.and.lead.financial.drives.and.giving.programs.as.needed. . 12.. Work.with.the.Personnel.Committee.to.develop.job.descriptions,.personnel.policies.and.procedures,.. . . and.performance.evaluations. . 13.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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. 14.. Schedule.necessary.time.for.study,.preparation.and.planning.in.order.to.develop.and.maintain.a.. . . deep.level.of.spiritual.growth.

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. 15.. Cooperate.with.the..(__________)..by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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Position: Executive Pastor Accountable to: (__________) Purpose: To serve the church by coordinating and implementing the program of the church. Working under the direction of the senior pastor to facilitate the vision, develop new programs in keeping with established goals, maximize the effectiveness of present program, give leadership to program staff members and supervise staff members, and volunteers involved in this ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Meet on a regularly with the senior pastor to clarify vision, goals and strategy. 2. Evaluate the evolving needs of the congregation, and work to strengthen the present program in keeping with those needs. 3. Supervise the work of program staff members, meeting regularly with, and providing leadership to them in areas of individual goal-setting and accountability. Receive quarterly goal statements and evaluations from staff members for the purpose of review and discussion. 4. Facilitate the development of program through staff members, committees and boards of the church. 5. Build solid staff relations by: • Developing written personnel policies and procedures • Developing job descriptions • Participating in hiring of departmental or program staff members • Evaluating staffing structure and proposing adjustments as the need arises • Conducting annual performance evaluations, and reviewing the calls and compensation of professional staff members; • Working to resolve conflict. 6. Work under the direction of the senior pastor, taking primary responsibility for the preparation and. policy management of the church budget, in consultation with appropriate staff members and/or committees. 7. Supervise development and maintenance of the master program/facilities calendar of the church. 8. Supervise the communication of the program of the church to the congregation by overseeing preparation of weekly bulletins, overseeing production of newsletters and writing press releases. 9. Administer the work of program staff members by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership and nurture to all staff members. 10. Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly. 11. Work closely with the senior pastor in leading staff meetings and retreats. 12. Work with appropriate committees, officers and leaders to carry out the mission and ministry of the church. 13. Participate in the selection of church officers and provide officer training. 14. Attend board(s) meetings as a resource and for informational purposes and moderating in the absence of the senior pastor. 15. Assist in worship and preach at the request of the senior pastor. Teach in the education program of the church, as requested. 16. Conduct weddings and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support. 17. Represent the church to the press and media.

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.18.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.at.denominational.levels,.and.in.community.and.civic.organizations,.. . . and.coordinate.staff.involvement.in.the.same.. .19.. Cooperate.with.the..(__________)..by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

Position: Senior Pastor Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.providing.spiritual.leadership,.pastoral.care,.administrative.oversight.and. organizational.direction.to.the.congregation,.with.a.broad.program.of.worship,.music,.preaching,.teaching.and. fellowship.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. To.administer.the.Word.of.God.in.its.full.truth.and.purity.as.contained.in.the.Sacred.Scriptures.of.the.. . . Old.and.New.Testaments.and.as.set.forth.in.the.confessional.writings.of.the.Evangelical.Lutheran.. . . . Church.as.found.in.the.Book.of.Concord; . 2.. To.administer.the.holy.Sacraments.in.accordance.with.their.divine.institution; . 3.. To.perform.the.functions.of.a.pastor.in.an.evangelical.manner;.to.aid,.counsel.and.guide.members.of. .. . all.ages.and.social.conditions;.to.visit.the.sick.and.the.dying;.to.admonish.the.indifferent.and.the.. . . . erring. . 4.. To.guard.and.promote.faithfully.the.spiritual.welfare.of.the.members.of.the.congregation,.in.particular.. . . to.instruct.the.catechumens,.both.children.and.adults,.in.the.Word.of.God.and.thus.prepare.them.for.. . . the.communicant.membership.in.the.church; . 5.. To.promote.and.guide.mission.activity.of.the.congregation.as.it.is.related.to.the.local.community.and.. . . to.endeavors.of.the.Synod.and.its.districts;.in.particular.to.train.workers.and.guide.them.in.evangelism.. . . and.to.enlist.the.support.of.the.congregation.for.mission.work; . 6.. To.help.the.congregation.adopt.administrative.policies.and.procedures.that.will.help.it.carry.out.the... . . mission.of.the.Christian.congregation; . 7.. To.serve.the.congregation.as.an.example.of.Christian.conduct;.to.endeavor.earnestly.to.live.in.. . . . Christian.unity.with.the.members.of.the.congregation,.fellow.workers,.and.sister.congregations.in.the.. . . Synod;.and.by.the.grace.of.God.to.do.everything.possible.for.the.edification.of.the.congregation.and... . . the.upbuilding.of.the.church.in.Christ.

Additionally, the Senior Pastor . 1...Provides.vision.for.the.congregation.and.all.its.entities.as.it.seeks.to.provide.dynamic.ministry.for.the.. . . members.of.the.congregation,.the.community.and.the.world. . 2.. Supervises.all.staff.members,.called.and.contracted,.in.their.work.and.ministry.so.that.there.is.unity... . . and.consensus.centered.on.the.vision.for.the.congregation. . 3.. Works.with.the.congregation.officers.to.build.unity.around.a.common.vision.for.the.congregation. . 4.. Works.with.the.budget.committee.to.make.sure.ministry.priorities.are.funded. . 5.. Authorizes.ministry.expenditures.that.do.not.exceed.the.budget. . 6.. Supervises,.hires.and.terminates.church.support.staff.(this.does.not.include.called.workers). . 7.. Promotes.new.ministry.initiatives.and.gives.direction.to.all.congregation.boards.and.committees. Back to contents

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Position: Senior Pastor (2) Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.providing.spiritual.leadership,.pastoral.care,.administrative.oversight.and. organizational.direction.to.the.congregation,.with.a.broad.program.of.worship,.music,.preaching,.teaching.and. fellowship.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Provide.a.solid.Bible-based.preaching.and.teaching.ministry.to.meet.the.needs.of.the.congregation.. . . . and.attract.new.members. . 2.. Plan.and.lead.in.worship,.including: ....

•. Develop.order.of.service.

•. Select.music;

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•. Length.of.services.

•. Administer.the.Sacraments

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•. Develop.seasonal.events.and.services

.. 3.. Encourage.and.nurture.the.spiritual.development.and.beliefs.of.the.congregation.through.regular.. . . . teaching.of.the.Bible. .. 4.. Ensure.that.adequate.pastoral.care.is.provided.for.congregation.members.in.times.of.crisis. .. 5.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .. 6.. Instruct.new.members.class.quarterly.and.facilitate.the.assimilation.of.new.members.into.the.life.of... . . the.church. .. 7.. Initiate.small-group.fellowships.in.order.to.strengthen.the.body. .. 8.. Stimulate.the.creativity.of.other.staff.members.to.develop.a.well-rounded.ministry.for.spiritual.. . . growth,.fellowship,.evangelism.and.mission.

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. 9.. Administer.the.program.of.the.church.by.leading,.directing.and.supervising.multiple.staff.members. .10.. Lead.regular.staff.meetings.and.retreats.for.team-building,.sharing,.planning.and.communication.. . . purposes.

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.11.. Work.with.the.Personnel.Committee.to.develop.job.descriptions,.personnel.policies.and.procedures... . . and.performance.evaluations. .12.. Work.with.the.appropriate.committee(s).select.officers.and.leaders.in.the.church,.based.on.their.gifts.. . . and.skills. .13.. Moderate.the.church.board(s),.developing.reasonable.goals,.communicating.a.clear.sense.of.direction.. . . and.equipping.the.leadership.for.ministry. .14.. Help.develop.and.administer.the.budget.and.lead.financial.drives.and.giving.programs,.as.needed. .15.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.16.. Schedule.extended.periods.of.time.for.study,.preparation.and.planning.to.develop.and.maintain.a.. . . . deep.level.of.spiritual.growth. .17.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so. Back to contents

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Position: Pastor of Visitation Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing.an.effective.ministry.of.calling.on.the.sick,.hospitalized.and. homebound.of.the.church.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1...Call.on.members.and.friends.of.the.church.at.home.or.in.hospitals;.the.handicapped,.elderly,.grieving,.. . . troubled.or.those.celebrating.a.special.occasion. . 2...Serve.communion.to.the.sick,.hospitalized.and.homebound. . 3.. Visit.hospital.patients.not.associated.with.the.church.who.request.a.clergy.call. . 4.. Recruit,.train.and.motivate.congregation.members.for.hospital.calling.and.caring.for.the.sick. . 5.. Develop.a.strategy.for.effective.personal.communication.with.the.congregation,.including.birthday.. . . . cards,.newsletters.and.follow-up.calls.on.anniversaries.of.the.death.of.loved.ones.and.home.visits.to... . . recovering.hospital.patients.. . 6.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.pastor..Teach.in.the.adult.education.program,.as.. . . . requested. . 7.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. . 8.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs.and.evaluating.progress.. . . regularly. . 9.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.visitation.ministry.of.the.. . . church.

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.10.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats. .11.. Attend.monthly.board.meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .12.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.13.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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Position: Pastor of Education Ministries Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing,.coordinating.and.administering.a.comprehensive.educational. program.for.the.church.and.providing.leadership.to.and.supervision.of.staff.members.and.volunteers.involved.in. this.ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Develop.and.supervise.the.educational.ministries.of.the.church,.with.direct.responsibility.for: .... . •. Adult.education—Sunday.mornings,.midweek,.etc. .... . •. Conferences.and.retreats.for.continuing.and.specialized.education .... . •. Weekday.Bible.studies . 2.. Supervise.the.recruiting,.training.and.mobilization.of.the.laity.to.carry.out.the.educational.ministries... . . of.the.church. . 3.. Teach.the.congregation,.including: .... . •. Sunday.morning.adult.fellowship .... . •. Church.conferences .... . •. Midweek.programs .... . •. Written.media . 4.. Conduct.regular.staff.meetings.of.the.Department.of.Educational.Ministries,.sharing.information.. . . gained.from.other.meetings.and.ensuring.good.communication.at.all.levels.

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. 5.. Assimilate.new.members.into.the.educational.life.of.the.church. . 6.. Coordinate.education.ministries,.supervising.staff.members.working.in.children’s,.youth.and.adult.. . . . ministries. . 7.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.Senior.Pastor. . 8.. Teach.in.the.adult.education.program,.as.requested. . 9.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .10.. Administer.the.work.of.the.Department.of.Education.Ministries.by.encouraging.teamwork.and.mutual.. . . support.and.providing.leadership.and.nurture.to.staff.members.who.work.in.the.department. .11.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs,.managing.the.use.of.. . . . facilities,.planning.an.appropriate.budget,.delegating.tasks.and.evaluating.progress.regularly. .12.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.education.ministry.of.the.. . . . church. .13.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats. .14.. Attend.board.meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .15.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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Position: Pastor—Adult Education and Mission Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing.a.comprehensive.program.of.renewing,.enriching,.educating.and. equipping.the.adults.for.their.ministries.in.the.church.and.in.the.world.and.providing.an.atmosphere.of.a.caring. and.nurturing.fellowship.of.believers..To.provide.a.means.of.exercising.a.living.faith.through.service.and.mission. to.the.local.community,.the.nation.and.the.world..To.supervise.staff.members.and.volunteers.involved.in.this. ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Develop.and.supervise.the.adult.education.of.the.church,.including: ... . •. Sunday.morning.classes.and.curriculum.for.adults ... . •. Midweek.Bible.and.theological.education.classes ... . •. Weekday.Bible.studies.for.the.congregation.and.community ... . •. Conference.and.retreats.for.continuing.education.and.enriching.one’s.spiritual.life ... . •. Specialized.educational.programs--midweek.electives,.men’s.and.women’s.ministries.and.single.. . . . . adult.ministries. . 2.. Develop.adult.education.curriculum.and.teach.Sunday.morning.adult.classes..Coordinate.leadership... . . and.facilities.for.these.classes.. . 3.. Develop.a.college/career/singles.ministry.providing.a.broad.base.for.young.adults. . 4.. Assimilate.new.members.into.the.church’s.educational.program. . 5.. Provide.officer.training. . 6.. Develop.family.ministries.programs.in.concert.with.other.staff.members. . 7.. Work.closely.with.the.Director.of.Children’s.Ministries.and.the.Director.of.Youth.Ministries.in.. . . developing.the.educational.program.of.the.church.

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. 8.. Develop.an.expanded.view.of.mission,.recruiting.and.equipping.members.with.a.global.perspective. . 9.. Develop.projects.to.provide.Christian.service.to.the.community. .10.. Plan.an.annual.mission.conference.and.teach.mission.awareness. .11.. Coordinate.mission.trips.and.other.opportunities.for.members.to.serve.locally.and.afar. .12.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.pastor. .13.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .14.. Work.with.the.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.adult.education.and.. . . mission.program.of.the.church.

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.15.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats. .16.. Attend.board.meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .17.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.18.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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Position: Pastor of Membership Development Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing,.coordinating.and.administering.an.effective.and.comprehensive. membership.development.program.of.the.church,.and.providing.leadership.to.and.supervision.of.staff.members. and.volunteers.involved.in.this.ministry..

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Develop.and.supervise.the.maintenance.of.a.system.to.record.visitors.and.prospective.members,.. . . processing.of.registration.information.and.the.mailing.of.follow-up.letters.

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. 2.. Identify,.train.and.motivate.members.for.calling.and.follow-up.on.prospective.members. . 3.. Coordinate.and.teach.inquirer’s.classes. . 4.. Interview.prospective.members,.providing.spiritual.counsel.as.needed. . 5.. Develop.and.coordinate.a.sponsorship.program.to.assimilate.new.members.into.the.life.of.the.church.. . 6.. Identify,.train.and.motivate.members.for.reactivating.inactive.members. . 7.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.pastor.. . 8.. Teach.in.the.adult.education.program.as.requested. . 9.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .10.. Administer.the.work.of.the.Department.of.Membership.Development.by.encouraging.teamwork.and.. . . mutual.support,.and.by.providing.leadership.and.nurture.to.staff.members.who.work.in.the... . . . department.. .11.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs,.managing.the.use.of.. . . . facilities,.planning.an.appropriate.budget,.delegating.tasks.and.evaluating.progress.regularly. .12.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .13.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.membership.development.. . . . ministry.of.the.church. .14.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats. .15.. Attend.monthly.board(s).meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .16.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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Position: Pastor of Evangelism Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing,.coordinating.and.administering.an.effective.and.comprehensive. evangelism.ministry.for.the.church.and.providing.leadership.to.and.supervision.of.staff.members.and.volunteers. involved.in.this.ministry..

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Develop.and.implement.a.comprehensive.program.of.evangelism.for.the.church. . 2.. Recruit,.train.and.motivate.members.of.the.congregation.to.call.on.prospective.members. . 3.. Create.and.develop.a.program.to.train.members.in.sharing.their.faith. . 4.. Develop.teams.of.members.to.evangelize.unbelievers.in.the.local.community.. . 5.. Recruit.and.train.church.leaders.in.basic.evangelistic.counseling.techniques.for.use.at.the.close.of.. . . morning.worship.and.following.special.events.and.conferences.

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. 6.. Promote.participation.in.evangelistic.crusades.in.the.community. . 7.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.pastor.. . 8.. Teach.in.the.adult.education.program.as.requested. . 9.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .10.. Administer.the.work.of.the.Department.of.Evangelism.by.encouraging.teamwork.and.mutual.support.. . . and.providing.leadership.and.nurture.to.staff.members.who.work.in.the.department. .11.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs,.managing.the.use.of.. . . . facilities,.planning.an.appropriate.budget,.delegating.tasks.and.evaluating.progress.regularly. .12.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.evangelism.ministry.of.the.. . . . church. .13.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats. .14.. Attend.monthly.board.meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .15.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.16.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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Position: Pastor of Mission Outreach Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing.and.coordinating.an.effective.and.comprehensive.program.of. mission.and.community.outreach.and.providing.leadership.to.and.supervision.of.staff.members.and.volunteers. involved.in.this.ministry..

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Develop,.coordinate.and.administer.a.comprehensive.missions.program.for.the.church,.focusing.on.. . . . the.community,.the.nation.and.the.world. . 2.. Supervise.missions.programs,.and.strategize.and.communicate.an.expanding.missions.and.community.. . . outreach.vision. . 3.. Teach.the.congregation.a.Biblical.understanding.of.world.missions.and.encourage.involvement.. . . through.prayer,.correspondence,.friendship.and.financial.support.

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. 4.. Regularly.evaluate.and.monitor.mission.organizations.and.missionaries.sponsored.by.the.church. . 5.. Develop,.supervise.and.coordinate.the.church’s.local.community.outreach.activities. . 6.. Recruit.and.train.people.to.participate.in.local,.national.and.foreign.mission. . 7.. Develop.and.administer.the.mission.and.outreach.budget. . 8.. Develop.and.coordinate.a.support.network.for.missionaries.. . 9.. Encourage.and.facilitate.the.church.in.addressing.issues.of.community.morality,.justice.and.well-being. .10.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.pastor. .11.. Teach.in.the.adult.education.program.as.requested. .12.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .13.. Administer.the.work.of.the.Department.of.Mission.and.Outreach.by.encouraging.teamwork... . . and.mutual.support.and.providing.leadership.and.nurture.to.staff.members.who.work.in.the.. . . department.

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.14.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs,.managing.the.use.of.. . . . facilities,.planning.an.appropriate.budget,.delegating.tasks.and.evaluating.progress.regularly. .15.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.missions.and.outreach.. . . ministry.of.the.church.

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.16.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats.. .17.. Attend.board(s).meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .18.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.19.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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Position: Pastor of Adult Ministries (Discipleship) Accountable to: (__________) Purpose: To serve the church by developing, coordinating and administering an effective and comprehensive discipleship and adult ministries of the church, and providing leadership to and supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Organize and develop the small-group ministry of the church, training leaders, providing materials and resourcing the groups. 2. Develop and implement the men’s ministry of the church, including:

• Men’s breakfasts

• Conferences



• Golf tournaments

• Softball/basketball leagues

• Bible studies

• Businessmen’s lunches

• Service opportunities 3. Develop and implement the women’s ministry of the church, including:

• Mother/daughter events

• Women’s retreats



• Aerobics classes

• Special interest classes, such as crafts or other skills

• Bible studies

• Career groups

• Service opportunities 4. Plan and coordinate conferences and retreats to enrich the spiritual life of the congregation. 5. Help the congregation members understand their individual gifts and ministries, equipping them to use those gifts. 6. Assist in worship and preach at the request of the pastor. 7. Teach in the adult education program as requested. 8. Conduct weddings and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support. 9. Administer the work of the Adult Ministries by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership and nurture to staff members who work in the department. 10. Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly. 11. Work with appropriate committees, officers and leaders to carry out the adult ministries of the church. 12. Attend staff meetings and retreats. 13. Attend monthly board meetings as a resource and for informational purposes. 14. Represent the church by serving on appropriate denomination committees and community organizations. 15. Cooperate with the (__________) by performing any other duties when asked to do so.

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Position: Pastor of Family Ministries Accountable to: (__________) Purpose: To serve the church by developing, coordinating and administering an effective and comprehensive discipleship and adult ministries of the church, and providing leadership to and supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop and coordinate short-term classes for parents on topics, such as: • Positive parenting

• Self-esteem

• Caring for troubled children

• Caring for children with special needs

• Healing hurts

• Step-parenting

• Communicating

• Playing together

• Blended families 2. Provide nurturing to parents of young children through: • Special events

• Monthly fellowship

• Small-group Bible studies

• Counseling

3. Develop and coordinate family events such as: • Family picnic • Family Advent night • Adopt-a-grandparent program • Conferences and retreats 4. Develop and coordinate specialized ministries, such as: • Women’s ministries

• Men’s ministries

• Intergenerational ministry

• Church-wide fellowship events

5. Coordinate program development with other program staff to ensure a balanced program for the entire family. 6. Assist in worship and preach at the request of the pastor. 7. Teach in the adult education program as requested. 8. Conduct weddings and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support. 9. Administer the work of the Department of Family Ministries by encouraging teamwork and mutual support, and by providing leadership and nurture to staff members who work in the department. 10. Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly. 11. Work with appropriate committees, officers and leaders to carry out the family ministries of the church. 12. Attend staff meetings and retreats. 13. Attend board(s) meetings as a resource and for information purposes. 14. Represent the church by serving on appropriate denomination committees and community organizations. 15. Cooperate with the (__________) by performing any other duties when asked to do so. Back to contents

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Position: Pastor of College Ministries Accountable to: (__________) Purpose: To serve the church by developing, coordinating and administering an effective and comprehensive college ministry for the church and providing leadership to and supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop and implement the college ministry of the church, including: • Sunday morning adult education • On-campus Bible studies • On-campus sharing groups • Fellowship events 2. Encourage college-age adults to develop healthy relationships with other members of the congregation. 3. Provide support and guidance to college-age adults as they mature in their faith. 4. Disciple and nurture college-age adults to cope with life experiences. 5. Identify, develop and disciple college-age leaders. 6. Assist in worship and preach at the request of the pastor. 7. Teach in the education program as requested. 8. Conduct weddings and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support. 9. Administer the work of the Department of College Ministries by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership and nurture to staff members who work in the department. 10. Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly. 11. Work with appropriate committees, officers and leaders to carry out the college ministry of the church. 12. Attend staff meetings and retreats. 13. Attend monthly board meetings as a resource and for information purposes. 14. Represent the church by serving on appropriate denomination committees and community organizations. 15. Cooperate with the (__________) by performing any other duties when asked to do so. Back to contents

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Position: Pastor of Single Adults Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing,.coordinating.and.administering.an.effective.and.comprehensive. singles.ministry.for.the.church.and.providing.leadership.to.and.supervision.of.staff.members.and.volunteers. involved.in.this.ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Develop.and.maintain.a.single.adults.ministry.for.the.church,.including: .

. •. Sunday.morning.adult.education

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. •. Midweek.educational.opportunities

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. •. Small.groups.for.caring,.sharing.and.nurturing

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. •. Support.groups.for.divorce.recovery,.grief.recovery.and.12-step.programs

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. •. Fellowship.events

. 2.. Encourage.single.adults.to.develop.healthy.relationships.with.all.members.of.the.church.family. . 3.. Provide.support.and.guidance.to.singles.as.they.mature.in.their.faith. . 4.. Develop.classes.and.groups.as.needed,.by.age.definition,.career,.gender.and.interests. . 5.. Identify,.develop.and.disciple.single.adult.leaders.. . 6.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.Senior.Pastor.. . 7.. Teach.in.the.adult.education.program,.as.requested. . 8.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. . 9.. Administer.the.work.of.the.Department.of.Single.Adults.by.encouraging.teamwork.and.mutual.. . . support,.and.by.providing.leadership.and.nurture.to.staff.members.who.work.in.the.department.

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.10.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs,.managing.the.use.of.. . . . facilities,.planning.an.appropriate.budget,.delegating.tasks.and.evaluating.progress.regularly. .11.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.single-.adult.ministry.of.the... . . church. .12.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats.. .13.. Attend.monthly.board.meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .14.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.15.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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Position: Pastor of Senior Adults Accountable.to:..(__________)... Purpose:.To.serve.the.church.by.developing,.coordinating.and.administering.an.effective.and.comprehensive. ministry.to.senior.adults.of.the.church.and.providing.leadership.to.and.supervision.of.staff.members.and. volunteers.involved.in.this.ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities . 1.. Recruit,.train.and.motivate.senior.adults.for.home.visitation,.teaching.basic.lay.listening.skills.and.. . . spiritual.counseling.techniques.

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. 2.. Provide.a.social.and.recreational.program.for.senior.adults,.including.crafts,.exercise.class,.trips.and.. . . . luncheons. . 3.. Bring.seniors.together.who.have.common.needs,.to.comfort.and.minister.to.each.other. . 4...Organize.and.coordinate.volunteer.service.opportunities.for.senior.adults,.including.reading.to.shut-.. . . ins.and.adopt-a-grandparent.programs. . 5.. Develop.a.tele-visitation.program.for.homebound.seniors. . 6.. Develop.a.strategy.for.effective.personal.communication.with.the.congregation,.including.birthday.. . . . cards,.newsletters.and.follow-up.calls.on.anniversaries.of.the.death.of.loved.ones.and.home.visits.to... . . recovering.hospital.patients.. . 7.. Maintain.a.resource.list.of.those.qualified.and.available.to.give.assistance.to.senior.members.in.such.. . . areas.as.preparing.wills,.estate.planning,.banking,.real.estate,.legal.service.and.home.repairs.. . 8.. Teach.Bible.studies.and.lead.worship.services.in.local.retirement.communities. . 9.. Assist.in.worship.and.preach.at.the.request.of.the.pastor.. .10.. Teach.in.the.adult-education.program.as.requested. .11.. Conduct.weddings.and.funerals,.providing.appropriate.preparation.and.support. .12.. Administer.the.work.of.the.Department.of.Senior.Adults.by.encouraging.teamwork.and.mutual.. . . support.and.providing.leadership.and.nurture.to.staff.members.who.work.in.the.department.

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.13.. Establish.departmental.goals.and.objectives.by.prioritizing.related.programs,.managing.the.use.of.. . . . facilities,.planning.an.appropriate.budget,.delegating.tasks.and.evaluating.progress.regularly. .14.. Work.with.appropriate.committees,.officers.and.leaders.to.carry.out.the.senior-adult.ministry.of.the... . . church. .15.. Attend.staff.meetings.and.retreats. .16.. Attend.board.meetings.as.a.resource.and.for.informational.purposes. .17.. Represent.the.church.by.serving.on.appropriate.denomination.committees.and.community.. . . . organizations.

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.18.. Cooperate.with.the.(__________).by.performing.any.other.duties.when.asked.to.do.so.

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