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Pastor at Golden's Point Church in Hamilton, IL

Position Overview:

The Pastor at Golden’s Point Church (GPC) will provide Bible-based teaching, support the ministries of GPC, and perform other job function common to the position. The role of the Pastor is to assist the Elders in overseeing the life and direction of the church. The Pastor will have a firm grasp on the purpose, values and strategy of the church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its mission. The Pastor will offer pastoral care to the congregation alongside church leaders. The Pastor will ensure that the systems, practices, and policies of the church responsibly and effectively support its ministry activities

Responsibilities and Job Functions:

Preaching and Teaching
The Pastor will deliver a bible-based message at Sunday worship services and at special events as needed. The Pastor also will provide guidance in planning and executing the education programs and other programs in discipleship and ministry training, in coordination with elders and church leaders. This will include personal discipling and mentoring and equipping members for works of service.

Counsel and Care
The Pastor will coordinate with Elders to provide shepherding and pastoral care of the congregation. This will include contact and visitation for shut-ins and sick, individual and family counseling and guidance as able and needed, and monitoring the spiritual health of the congregation.

Leadership and Planning
The Pastor will join Elders in discerning vision for GPC, defining goals, coordinating execution of GPC's purpose, and ensuring staffing, facilities, and programs are effectively aligned to meet goals.

Social Media
The Pastor will ensure GPC social media is up-to-date to promote GPC in the surrounding communities. This includes posting current pictures, calendar, announcements, etc. Initial media to be addressed is GPC website and Facebook.

Community Involvement
The Pastor will be personally involved in the community however he feels he can best be involved. The idea is to create relationships inside our communities.

The Pastor oversees and executes the administration of the church through appropriate team members, and ensures the completion of ministry, business, facility support functions through staff and congregation. He will:
a. Conduct marriages and funerals.
b. Supervise the Church Secretary.
c. Oversee development of and adherence to church policies and procedures.
d. Maintain contact with other pastors and community leaders to coordinate and advance godly goals.

Spiritual Growth
It is a must that the Pastor be continually focused on his own spiritual relationship with Christ. Because of this we require that all Ministerial staff take one workday (Monday – Friday) per month as a spiritual focus day. The Pastor is to take a day that is agreed upon with the Elders and Board to simply spend time with God.


Dave Elschlager
309 Woodland Drive
Hamilton, IL 62341
217-847-3559 (Home)
217-416-8739 (Cell)

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