Reports To: The Congregation through the Church Council
Hours: Full Time (40+ hours per week)
All applicants please be advised that the UACC Congregation Members have approved a new organizational chart which suggests an evolution from our present structure of Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor to a pastoral team approach. There will be a Lead Pastor, a Worship Pastor, and a Pastor of Christian Education, all supported by a church administrator. The Bylaws will be amended to provide the proper protocols to accommodate this change.
The Qualifications of the Senior Pastor remain the same, while the Responsibilities will be somewhat adjusted by the Bylaws Committee and approved by the congregation.
Regardless of the job title, or the description of responsibilities below, all members of the UACC Ministry team may be called upon to serve in other areas at times, according to the needs of the congregation and the gifting of the Holy Spirit.
– Overall spiritual welfare of the congregation, preaching the Word as called upon in coordination with the rest of the pastoral staff.
– Coordination of the administration of Sacraments with the rest of the pastoral staff.
– Provide leadership in program development in cooperation with the Church council, the Pastoral and Church Staff and the appropriate Boards and Committees.
– Ensure interaction with the congregational leadership, staff and congregation for the purpose of encouraging innovative thinking in the advancement of the Church.
– Ensure that the Church staff is given adequate spiritual and ministerial leadership.
– Provide overall direction and leadership to the church and guide its spiritual growth.
– Ensure that the various functions of the church are being carried out properly and direct the work of the staff.
– Hold regular meetings with the Church staff for the purpose of planning, coordinating, problem-solving, decision-making and evaluating organizational and personal performance.
– Meet regularly with the Church Moderator and Board Chairpersons to discuss church operations, concerns and challenges.
– Administer a program of regular pastoral visitations to the congregation, especially the sick, shut-in and grieving.
– Pastoral counseling and/or referral.
– Attend appropriate Board, Council and Congregational Meetings, services and functions.
– Support the pastoral staff in issues that may arise.
– Act as liaison for our church, coordinating our participation/representation in regard to spiritual, cultural, political and charitable events sponsored by local Armenian Churches, organizations, or officials of state.
– Represent the church and participate in inter-community activities and events as approved by the Church Council.
– Participate in leadership roles in conferences, meetings and retreats as approved by the Church Council.
– Provide mentorship and guidance to the Pastoral staff and they administer the ministries of the church.
– Be available to the congregation for weddings, funerals, and baptisms.
– Continue personal/spiritual growth through educational programs and/or seminars.
– Consult with the Church Council, Executive Committee, board of Deacons and other boards as needed.
– Conduct annual staff performance reviews.
– A lifestyle that demonstrates a strong commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
– Ability to articulate and relate a personal testimony of faith in Christ.
– Graduate of an accredited theological seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree.
– Ordination by an acceptable denomination.
– Previous experience as an associate, or senior pastor.
– Compassionate, pastorally-gifted individual. Love for the Lord and love for people.
– Ability to relate to various personality types, ages, cultures, socio-economic and language differences.
– Ability to lead graciously as a servant with self-direction and initiative.
– Gifts in teaching, counseling, enabling, edifying and equipping.
– Mature, experienced team leader.
– Administrative and organizational abilities and skills.
– Ability to meet the challenges facing the Church.
– Strong commitment to personal spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.
– Gives first priority to the needs of his/her family.
– Some proficiency in the Armenian language is required.