Lead Pastor

Longmont Calvary

Job Description


To lead the church body and staff to carry out the mission and vision of Longmont Calvary.

Key Roles as a lead pastor 

  • Or the equivalent experience 
  • A demonstrated lifestyle consistent with the Biblical qualification of an elder as set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Ensure consistent messaging from the pulpit
  • Primary communicator and implementer of the church’s vision
  • Primary leadership developer

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Scriptures are taught in a way that reflects their authority and inspiration during sermons, classes, adult & children Sunday School & Bible studies & small groups. Teach roughly two thirds of the time and allow associates to teach the word to ensure a Biblical plurality of voices 
  • Implement the vision for the congregation of Longmont Calvary and the surrounding communities. 
  • Lead the staff through appropriate direction, supervision, evaluation, counsel, care and accountability.
  • Provide development and mentoring of the staff to encourage spiritual growth, leadership and continued development of their ministries
  • Ensure policies for leading the staff and volunteer workers are created and in alignment with Calvary governance policies and by-laws.
  • Responsible for hiring ministry staff and ensuring appropriate volunteer positions are filled.
  • Serve Longmont Calvary as an elder, with joint responsibility of directing, protecting and enabling the ministries of Longmont Calvary.
  • Serve Longmont Calvary as the Lead Pastor, responsible for leading, managing and accomplishing the ministries of Longmont Calvary.
  • Abide by all policies set forth by the Council of Elders.

Working Relationships

  • As a voting member of the Council of Elders, oversee the spiritual needs of the body and the integrity of the ministry as it relates to Longmont Calvary’s purpose and values.
  • Accountable to the Council of Elders
  • Oversight of finance committee with oversight of church financials

General Expectations

  • Maintain consistent Christian testimony, stay fresh in relationship with Christ, effectively manage household and creative in ministry. 
  • Build relational, spiritual and professional trust with other elders and staff.
  • Equipping the saints (body and staff) to carry out the mission of Longmont Calvary. 
  • Full agreement with the doctrinal statement of Longmont Calvary
  • Follow the Longmont Calvary Constitution and By-laws
  • Emphasis on corporate and individual prayer

Education and Experience 

  • Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited Evangelical seminary or equivalent. 
  • Ordained minister
  • At least 5 years of pastoral experience

About Longmont Calvary

Longmont Calvary was established in 1955 by Dock Dickey and a group of like minded friends who held to the truth of the virgin conception of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, as described in the Bible and needed to find a new place to worship, so they created one. It is from these roots that Longmont Calvary grew to be known as a solid local Bible teaching church. The focus has always been on sound Bible teaching and reaching out to our local community in the name of Christ and reaching across the globe through partnering with global partners, prayerfully, financially, and through short term missions projects. Today, Longmont Calvary is a church family of around 425 members (pre-pandemic) and attendance of about 450 on any given Sunday. We have a Spanish speaking congregation within our church, called Calvary Espanol. Longmont Calvary has both small groups and adult Sunday Schools (flocks, as we currently call them.) along with an education hour for toddlers on up to adults. Longmont Calvary is also a distribution point to a vibrant ministry that helps feed the hungry in our community every week, called Community Food Share. Longmont Calvary along with other area churches has partnered with the Our Center financially and through sending volunteers to serve meals regularly. If you were to ask who we are, we would say, we are Broken people being made new in Jesus, overflowing with gratitude and poured out for others. If you wanted to know where we are going, we would say, Blessing and transforming lives and communities by following Jesus together.   

Position Filled
Experience Required
6 – 10 years


Education Required
Master’s degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Longmont, Colorado


Church Size
350-500 people

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