Full-Time Pastor – Redeeming Grace Church – Smithsburg, MD
Job Details Lead Pastor at Redeeming Grace Church The Staff Pastor will initially have primary responsibilities in 5 categories: ● leadership and equipping ● preaching ● pastoral care ● outreach and evangelism ● general administration and planning Qualifications a. Demonstrated commitment to living as a disciple of Christ, transformed by his saving grace, and committed to God’s ongoing sanctifying work of grace in his life. b. Demonstrated commitment to seeing others hear and come to know the saving grace of Christ personally and to grow in that grace. c. Demonstrated commitment to Reformed doctrine as defined in the Westminster Catechism (we do not practice infant baptism but hold to believer’s baptism; we are fully continuationist with regard to the living, active, and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit). d. Completed bible college, seminary degree, pastor’s college certificate, or have equivalent pastoral experience. e. Ability to embrace, explain and continue to explore a sound and consistent Reformed theology as it applies to all of life and culture. f. Ability to effectively communicate Biblical truth in gracious ways through writing, in person, and through preaching and teaching. g. Ability to understand the congregational culture, and a willingness to embrace how reformed theology finds its outward expression and practice respectfully and thoughtfully in the local church. h. Ability to build and develop relationships between and among individuals and families within the church across age groups, income brackets, and ability/gifting levels. i. Committed by the power of the Holy Spirit to living out with humility gospel-centered, grace-based relationships in all areas of life. j. Demonstrated ability to work helping, developing, and equipping others for ministry to youth. k. Ability to embrace the mission of RGC and to contribute to applying and exercising strategic leadership gifts to move forward the shared mission of the church and its ministries in the future. l. Ability to set goals consistent with the mission of the local church and motivate others to work towards them. m. Ability to (in collaboration with other elders, volunteer leaders, and other members) develop and carry out task-based action plans within the budgets of available resources.