Senior Minister Job Description

 

Port Orange Christian Church

Qualifications:

1. Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

2. Be a member of POCC in good standing.

3. The Senior Minister will meet the Biblical standards for Eldership outlined in 1st Timothy and Titus.

4. Have the ability to carefully and meaningfully explain the Scriptures in such a way as to lead the member's of POCC to a closer walk with Christ consistent with the vision and mission of POCC.

5. Minimum Experience: Bachelor's Degree from a Christian or Bible College.

Responsibilities of the Senior Minister:

- The Senior Minister will ensure that the overall theological teachings of POCC remain consistent with the Scriptures.

- The Senior Minister will be the primary example of and oracle of the vision and mission of POCC.

- The Senior Minister will respect and protect the culture of grace and truth of POCC.

- The Senior Minister will work in cooperation with the Elders and Executive Minister to select staff personnel.

- The Senior Minister will, with the approval of and under the supervision of the Elders, provide direction for POCC programs, carry out the purpose of POCC, and be held in doctrinal account by the Elders.

- The Senior Minister will provide for the spiritual health and welfare of all POCC staff members ministering to the staff of POCC and participate in POCC staff meetings.

Responsible To:

The Senior Minister is responsible to the Elders of POCC.  The position of Senior Minister is a full time responsibility with regular office hours Monday-Thursday as established by the Elders of POCC.  Business or teaching responsibilities outside those of POCC must have the written approval of the Elders of POCC.  The position of Senior Minister will be reviewed annually by the Elders of POCC with the Senior Minister.

Theological Responsibilities:

- The Senior Minister is responsible for the overall teaching and direction of POCC, and that POCC remain theologically aligned with the Scriptures.

- The Senior Minister must engage in regular, disciplined study of the Bible, theology, etc.

- The Senior Minister is POCC's primary "Teacher" and an Expositor of God's Word.  The Senior Minister must be able to relate the truths of Scripture to the people in ways that are understandable, culturally relevant and practical.

- The Senior Minister must be an effective communicator and preacher of God's Word.  Helping people to understand the meaning and application of the Bible to their own individual and corporate lives.

- The Senior Minister oversees the discipleship ministry of the church.  He ensures that the Small Groups and classroom ministries of POCC remain effective to make disciples of POCC members.

Vision and Mission:

- The Senior Minister is the champion and chief communicator of the vision and mission of POCC.

Our Vision: To be Disciples of Christ who are making Disciples of Christ

Our Mission: Our mission is to help people Connect with God, Grow together in their faith, and find their place of Service in Kingdom.

Our Motto: Passing Real Faith to the Next Generation

- The Senior Minister maintains constant vigilance to ensure that the congregation is aware of, and is aligned with the vision and mission of POCC - its purpose for being!

- The Senior Minister in conjunction with the Executive Minister is responsible for the creation of the vision and mission statement for POCC.  The vision and mission statement and any changes to the vision and mission statement of POCC must have the approval of the Elders of POCC.

- The Senior Minister is responsible for communicating the vision and mission of POCC to the congregation of POCC, its staff members, ministry leaders, and Elders.

- The Senior Minister cooperates with the Executive Minister to ensure that all ministries of POCC align with the vision and mission of POCC and to the best of their ability, the staff and ministry leaders are working together to accomplish the vision and mission of POCC.

Guardian of the Culture of POCC

- The Senior Minister must protect the church's unity and overall culture, making sure that the church always shows a healthy balance of grace and truth.

- He must recognize and acknowledge any threat, theological and practical, that seeks to undermine and challenge the church's theology or culture of grace and truth.

- He shall shepherd the congregation and ensure that the ordinances of baptism and communion are facilitated as defined in Scripture.

- He works alongside the Deacons to ensure that the Care Ministry of the church is active and vibrant.

- He makes sure that the spiritual needs of the people are being responded to with love, compassion and mercy.

Senior Minister

 

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