Senior Pastor Job De­scrip­tion

This position reports to the Session.

Details are provided below.

Preach­ing and worship lead­er­ship

Proclaims God’s Word with clarity, eloquence, and power, with Christ-centered love, not by human wisdom, but by the power of the Holy Spirit

  • Teaches the truths of Scripture and encourages complete conformity to those truths
  • Speaks to those who have not yet found faith, that through God’s grace, they may be converted
  • Expounds the meaning of Scripture as historically understood by the Reformed faith and incorporated in the doctrine of the PCA

Leads in development of worship themes and services in conjunction with the Lead Musician

Administers the Sacraments according to the Book of Church Order

Vision and stra­te­gic plan­ning

Works in conjunction with the Session to develop a vision and a strategy for the church based on Scripture and God’s leading

Champions the vision and strategy to the congregation

Works with the Session ensuring that annual goals are established, implemented and evaluated

Commits to fulfilling the Great Commission

Min­is­try and

lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment

Equips and encourages God’s people to become lay leaders within His church

Provides pastoral oversight for the Session and Diaconate as spiritual leaders of the congregation

Provides pastoral oversight of children and youth ministries

Serves as moderator of the Session

Leads the congregation to engage the community with the Gospel

Mentors and encourages the spiritual and professional development of pastoral staff

Represents Redeemer Presbyterian Church at the Presbytery

Con­gre­ga­tion­al care and spir­i­tu­al de­vel­op­ment

Empowers elders to shepherd their assigned flocks

Works in conjunction with the Session to empower deacons to provide for the needs of both members and visitors

Provides individual attention to congregants as necessary and ensures proper care, including but not limited to hospital visits and spiritual counseling

Encourages the congregation to serve the body and the community through ministry teams and small groups

Promotes gospel-centered teaching in spiritual formation classes and small groups

Calls the congregation to financially support the Lord’s work in accordance with Redeemer’s vision

Ad­min­is­tra­tion and man­age­ment

Manages the administrative functions of the church

Works, in conjunction with the Session, to oversee, delegate, and direct the work of each staff member

Works with the Session to ensure sound financial stewardship

Creates goal ownership and a sense of shared purpose

Character and conduct

Leads a disciplined life of daily fellowship with God and in Bible study

Evidences biblical character in personal life, family relationships, and ministry

Takes steps to grow both spiritually and professionally

Has a genuine heart for shepherding the Body

Remains free from addictions


Direct reports   Assistant Pastor, other roles TBD

Employment classification   Salaried, Exempt

Working schedule

Hours   Tuesday — Friday (any four weekdays, flexible); working hours (e.g., sermon preparation, shepherding, visitation) 9am–5pm per day; Sunday Worship Services; additional meetings and evenings as needed or scheduled

Vacation   Four weeks

Holidays   New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Sunday attendance and preaching expectation   The Pastor is expected to be the primary preacher on Sundays, and to attend services (when not on vacation) when the assistant pastor or a guest is preaching.