Vocational Elder – Pastor

Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando)
July 01, 2024
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General Information Job Title:

Vocational Elder – Pastor

Job Description:

Job Description

  • Participates in the leadership, instruction, and shepherding of GCC and oversees various ministries of the church, with particular focus on discipleship and outreach.
  • Works closely and openly with the other shepherd-elders, especially the other vocational pastor, as an equal member of the elder council.
  • He will be responsible for preaching on Sunday mornings once a month and be available for other occasional preaching needs.
  • In cooperation with the elder council, he will oversee and coordinate the following ministries of GCC:
  • Discipleship – Primary oversight of the educational ministry of the church including volunteer recruiting, curriculum development, event management, and team management

    Evangelism and Outreach Primary oversight of the evangelism and outreach ministry of the church.

    Administration – Primary oversight of several ministries which involve coordination with various deacons and volunteers. Including the following ministries:

  • Hospitality
  • Nursery
  • Benevolence
  • Security
  • General Pastoral and Oversight Responsibilities – Share the responsibility for general oversight of, and ministry to the needs of the congregation.

    Position Qualifications:


  • He must meet the Scriptural qualifications for elder (1 Timothy 3:2-7 ; Titus 1:6-9)
  • He must be a man of integrity in his private and public life, so as to be an example to the church (1 Timothy 4:12-16).
  • He must have a gentle shepherd's heart and diligent work ethic in his ministry:

  • He is committed to joyfully, tenderly, and eagerly feeding, caring for and protecting the flock of God at Grace Community Church (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8).

  • He shows humility and transparency and must be able to receive and give correction graciously (2 Timothy 2:24).
  • He demonstrates a personal love for God and for His Word that overflows into diligent serving, guiding, and instructing the flock as a steward of God (1 Peter 5:1-3; 1 Tim 5:17; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2).
  • He embraces a vision for God's glory that encompasses the whole world, and is able to provide leadership in outreach (Matthew 28:19-20).

  • He must be humble, open, co-operative, and accountable with his fellow elders in their joint oversight of the church (Acts 20:28; Proverbs 18:1; 1 Corinthians 13:4-5).

  • He must be committed to prayer and maintain a vibrant prayer life (Acts 6:4).
  • Education and Experience

  • A Master of Divinity Degree or its equivalent from a recognized seminary is preferred
  • Sufficient experience in ministry to attest to his character, calling, and effectiveness
  • At least two years of experience serving in a church leadership position
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Doctrine

  • He must fully embrace the doctrinal and organizational distinctives of Grace Community Church as reflected in the church documents (Abstract of Principles, 1689 London Baptist Confession, Mission and Vision Statement, Constitution & Bylaws, and the Church Covenant). This includes several key priorities:

  • Baptistic and Covenantal Reformed theology

  • Plural-elder leadership of a local church and the equality and parity of each elder on a church's elder council, both vocational and non-vocational.

  • With an awareness that there has been historical disagreement between sincere believers over certain doctrines within the believing community, he should be able to distinguish between those doctrines that are essential to the faith, those that are essential to the function and identity of the local church, and those that may coexist peacefully within the local church. He should demonstrate wisdom, patience and respect in dealing with those inside and outside the church, always “speaking the truth in love.”

  • Skills

  • He must be mature in his understanding of the Christian faith and scriptures and be capable of teaching them with accuracy, clarity, and power.
  • He must be an effective manager of his time, especially in the following areas:

  • Adequate study and preparation for his preaching/teaching ministry

  • Availability at the church office for the regular business of the church
  • Availability for unscheduled ministry needs/opportunities
  • Ability to give sufficient time and attention to his family
  • Ability to maintain sufficient time for rest and personal devotion

  • He must demonstrate the ability to manage the administrative details that are necessary for the effective and faithful execution of his ministry.

  • Application Deadline


    Job Type:

    Full Time

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    General Information Church/Organization Name

    Grace Community Church

    Contact Name & Contact Info

    (704) 243-5285

    [email protected]





    City, State

    Saint Cloud, FL

    Description of Organization

    Grace Community Church (GCC) is an elder led congregationally governed church of approximately two hundred people (and growing) located in Saint Cloud, Florida. With a population of fifty thousand plus and growing fast, St. Cloud has all the amenities of a larger city while retaining a small-town feel. One of the fastest growing populations in our county (Osceola) is the Hispanic Community. This is driving a desire for GCC to serve this community.

    We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and are members of the Reformed Baptist Network.

    The Statement of Faith of Grace Community Church is the Abstract of Principles (1858) and the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith.

    For more information about our church please visit our website: https: // www. gracestcloud.org

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