Bylaws Description of Pastor:

The Pastor is responsible for leading the church body in functioning as a New Testament Church. The Pastor is responsible for providing spiritual instruction and strategic leadership to the members, staff and ministries of the church. The Pastor serves as the administrative officer and supervisor of church staff and the Leadership Team. The Pastor is not responsible for doing all the work, but for seeing that it is done and done properly (1 Corinthians 14:40).

Ministry Purpose: To proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care, provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life and function, supervise paid and unpaid church staff and conduct the ordinances and functions of worship.

Serving Relationships: The Pastor serves under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Church Body. He directly receives counsel from the Leadership Team who serves the congregation. The Pastor serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Leadership Team.

Primary Functions:

  • Plan and conduct worship services, developing sermons, planning with music leadership and leads in the observance of ordinances.
  • Leads the congregation in effective programs to fulfill the Great Commission with vision, purpose and priority.
  • Leads and demonstrates effective ways to witness and win the lost to salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Visits and ministers to members and prospective members in homes, nursing care facilities and hospitals.
  • Conducts counseling sessions, performs wedding ceremonies and conducts funeral services.
  • Works with Church Corporate Officers, committees and other key leadership to carry out the mission and purpose of the church.
  • Acts as a parliamentarian to the moderator in annual business meetings.
  • Serves as Overseer/Administrator of paid church staff supervising and evaluating the tasks assigned to each.
  • Serves to recommend and advise all committees and teams as an ex-officio member.        ]
  • Oversees, along with the Leadership Team, all church discipline matters and the management of conflict issues in the church.
  • Communicates with the congregation through articles or announcements, written and spoken using church newsletter, bulletins and worship services and web space.
  • Gives full support biblically to the budget of the church.
  • Adheres to the Church Bylaws and Policies and Procedures adopted by the church.
  • Maintains a vital and wholesome personal relationship with the Lord through daily Bible study and praye
  • Maintains proper priorities at home with his wife and children.