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Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor

Company: Crestwood Church
Contact Person: Pastor Colin Green
2348 Dunmore Rd SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta , T1A 2A2
Phone: 780-915-2111

Position Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Working together and reporting to the Guiding Team, the Lead Pastor:

  • Primarily: 
    • Oversees and leads the preaching and teaching ministries of the church (Preacher/Teacher) 
      • Ensures solid biblical teaching 
      • Effectively communicates the Christian faith and lifestyle to people of diverse backgrounds and maturity 
      • Ably addresses issues in society, the community, and the church with practical, relevant biblical input 
    • Stays in touch with spiritual and personal needs of the flock (Shepherd/Counsellor) 
      • Makes an effort to know people and care for them lovingly and appropriately
      • Is available for meetings and counselling sessions as needed with individuals, couples, families (using office hours when possible and after hours when reasonable)
      • Our pastor needs to be a shepherd as well as a leader to offer soul-care to the people, not just direction for the organization.
    • Trains and develops leaders for effective ministry (Equipper) 
    • Disciples and mentors key leaders
    • Identifies new leaders and develops them through intentional training 
    • Provides pathways for emerging leaders to engage in leadership and ministry in the church
    • Encourages and empowers others to grow in their gifts and callings
  • Secondarily
    • Collaborates with the Leadership Team in implementing the vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan for the church (Planner/implementer) 
      • Contributes to review and development of vision 
      • Coordinates strategic planning to implement vision 
      • Establishes and communicates ministry priorities
    • Oversees and leads the staff, volunteers, and ministry leader teams (Team Leader/Team Player) 
      • Leads staff meetings and maintains healthy staff working environment
      • Appoints, mentors, supervises, and reviews staff 
      • Delegates authority and ministry responsibilities to staff
    • Oversees the pastoral ministries of the church (Pastoral Care Coordinator) 
      • Shapes the pastoral ministry of the church regarding weddings, funerals, special seasons, outreach events, etc. 
      • Supports pastoral ministries to key church groups including children, youth, and interest groups 
      • Leads in responding to specific pastoral situations including conflict resolution, disciplinary processes, and critical pastoral incidents
    • Provides a supportive environment for significant relationships and partnerships with the local community, city, and denominational/missional networks (Networker) 
      • Ensures a church presence, support, and/or a voice in times of need or challenge within the community 
      • Arranges for church representation at important public community events and functions 
      • Develops positive public relationships with possible rental groups, community groups, leaders, and organizations 
      • Participates in networks with other leaders for mutual equipping and support as available
      • Personally contributes, and enables the church to contribute, to broader kingdom and mission-oriented activities, outreaches, and causes 

Personal Qualifications

  • Dependent on God - Pursues a healthy, growing relationship with God characterized by surrender, is committed to hearing and following God’s leading, and practices spiritual discipline(s)
  • Demonstrates a bold personal faith - Lives out and challenges others in a deeper walk with Christ 
  • Models humble servant-leadership - Demonstrates humility of heart and willing service as part of his leadership role and responsibilities. We are looking for a servant-hearted leader more than a leader with organizational skill
  • Models disciple-making as a personal value - Is a Christian who embodies the ideals of “Helping people believe and helping believers grow”
  • Strength in building and maintaining relationships - Is clearly not afraid of people, conversing with them, taking time to know them and then walking in life with them — come what may
  • Supports opportunities for women in leadership roles in the church - Must be settled in his beliefs and personal position with the ideals of women in ministry and the roles they have in the local church
  • Maintains personal accountability relationship(s) - Must be a person who is not personally reclusive or isolated but, rather, enjoys the support of others who can and do have a voice on matters of what to believe and how to live.
  • Leads well – Is growing as a collaborative, transparent leader in pastoral ministry to a multi-generational church and places a high value on growing the church through the empowerment of people in teams
  • Pursues a healthy life style — Knows and is comfortable with himself; practices and enjoys a well-rounded lifestyle; and maintains a stable, supportive family environment as well as friendships and interests beyond vocational ministry
  • Responsive to community — Engages the community and genuinely welcomes individuals to take their next step with God 

Education and Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree preferred from an accredited Bible school and seminary with course work that focused on preparation for full-time ministry and/or pastorate
  • At least five years’ experience in a pastoral position. Lead pastor role experience preferred
  • Willing to pursue credentialing with Alberta Mennonite Brethren Conference


  • Potential salary commensurate with education and experience. 
  • Further details specific to Crestwood Church to be addressed during interviews. 

Please submit resumes to

Questions: text or call Pastor Colin Green at 780-915-2111

Posted: June 15, 2020 | Expires: September 13, 2020
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 7972 ]