Senior Pastor, who can work with three or more full-time staff
The Alliance Southeast
Sarasota Alliance Church in Sarasota, FL is actively searching for a new Lead Pastor for our church of about 200 congregants. We are seeking a Lead Pastor with a passion for serving Christ by reaching the lost, making disciples, and equipping the saints. The responsibilities of the Lead Pastor include the following: • Serve as the spiritual leader of the church by setting an example of Godly character and love, personal discipleship, stewardship, and evangelism. • Operate as the church’s primary Bible teacher and preacher with sound biblical teaching and doctrine which is in line with the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination. • Work with the Worship Team Leader to plan the worship services of the church. • Provide overall vision for the direction of church and its ministries. • Serve as the leader of the church staff and meet regularly with staff and other church leaders to disciple and train them in ministry. • Serve as chair of the Elders and Governing Board to lead them in united commitment to our God-given mission and vision. • Conduct weddings, funerals, and baptisms as steps of growth and commitment to Christ. • When needed, provide counseling to members and families on how to live biblically faithful lives. • Officiate the Lord’s Supper, Communion, and Baptism on a regular basis. • Ensure ongoing ministry to homebound and nursing home church members. Qualifications and Calling: • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; and Titus 1:5-9). • A calling to pastoral ministry affirmed by The Alliance Southeast, and the Elder and Governing Board of Sarasota Alliance. • A bachelor’s degree in biblical studies or pastoral ministry is required with a strong preference for a master’s or seminary degree. • Significant experience and demonstrated proficiency in church leadership. • Accredited by and committed to the Christian & Missionary Alliance and its mission, statement of beliefs, and constituted authority (if not currently, must be willing and able to). About our town: Sarasota is a medium sized and relatively affluent city on the west coast of Florida and is well known for its pristine white sand beaches which makes it a popular destination for snow-birds and vacationers. Also, Sarasota has an artsy culture which is supported by the Ringling College of Arts and Ringling Art Museum. In addition, Sarasota has one of the highest rankings in Florida for public schools with an A+ rating.
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