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Senior Pastor
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Category:  Church
Posted on:  10/28/2017
Description: Senior Pastor Job OpeningSenior PastorAstoria Christian Church1151 HarrisonAstoria, OR 97103Astoria Christian Church of Astoria, OR is seeking a Pastor to lead the congregation to continue God's work both in Astoria and around the world. Our Pastor is retiring in February 2018, after serving faithfully at Astoria Christian Church for 23 years.RESPONSIBILITIESAdministrationThe Pastor is expected to maintain regular office hours at the church, meet with committees and give a monthly report to the church board. Currently, we do not have an administrative assistant, so the Pastor functions in that capacity.LeadershipThe Pastor must be able to lead and shepherd the congregation together with the Board of Elders, while also having a positive track record of working with other church leaders and people in all age groups.MinisterThe Pastor is expected to prepare and preach a sermon each week and possibly teach a Sunday School class and/or a group during our church's Wednesday night program. We currently have an outreach to the alternative high school, in which our Pastor delivers lunches to the homeless students each week and develops valuable relationships with the students and teachers. Our Pastor is also on a rotating schedule with other Pastors to provide Sunday afternoon worship services at two local care centers.Pastoral CareThe Pastor will provide for premarital, marriage, spiritual and bereavement counseling for our congregation. Duties will also include performing weddings and funerals and offering pastoral care to the sick, shut-ins, and others in need.QUALIFICATIONSEducationA Bachelors Degree is expected. A Masters Degree from a seminary would be preferred.Professional ExperiencePreferred qualifications include three or more years of experience in pastoral ministries.Personal CharacteristicsThe successful candidate must be a mature Christian who meets the qualifications of an Elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9). The candidate must believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. He should abstain from alcohol and be a man of integrity, who will encourage the congregation.Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to A statement of faith2) A cover letter that highlights your qualifications and fit for the position3) A resume4) The names and contact information for three references familiar with your recent church ministry, whom we may contact5) Your testimony and story of spiritual development
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Posted by:  Peter Grauff
Location:  Astoria, Oregon, United States
ZipCode:  97103
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