Job Description

First Christian Church (FCC) is a non-denominational church located in Havre de Grace (HdG), MD built on the principles of speaking where the Bible speaks with the understanding that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. It has final authority. Our loving family has been serving the community of HdG for 75+ years, starting with a sanctuary in the 1940’s and adding the addition of the classrooms and fellowship hall in the 1970’s.

In recent years growth has been encouraging providing us hope that we are impacting the Kingdom of Heaven. Volunteers have been filling in. Classes have opened up. Members from local HdG and surrounding towns and Counties have eagerly taken on the responsibilities and trust of leading our congregation as Elders, Deacons, teachers and workers.

We, at FCC, are desiring a Senior Minister with a desire to serve God through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word and holding true to its infallible nature. His focus should be on Biblical themes and its application to everyday life. He must exemplify a strong relationship with Jesus and be able to edify the local church. Prayer and a passion for the lost should be a main concern along with the desire to motivate believers to reach non-believers for Christ. The attached Job Description gives our expectations for the Minister of FCC, the development of his learning, and the goals of Christ’s Church as it pertains to FCC.

The City of HdG holds a simple charm, right on the shores of the Susquehanna River. FCC stands mere blocks from public Tydings Park and the scenic promenade that starts at the boat docks where countless boaters await their next fishing endeavor or lounging afternoon. This City invites relaxing walks with trails and shores to take a stroll on or push off into, exploring the beauty of wildlife.


Base: $35k - $45k starting

Parsonage: $18k

Total: $53k - $63k



Church Vision: To be a church of the Restoration Movement established to take the saving knowledge of Christ to the world based on Acts 1:8 ff. A loving congregation that strives to meet the needs of our community through God's resources.

Accountability To: Body of Elders

Description: The Senior Minister has primary responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word of God and to provide leadership, shepherding and vision to the Body in partnership with the Elders, Staff, Ministry Teams and Congregation.


  1. Lives out God's word and the gospel to his daily life.
  2. Shows a deep commitment to Christ and has His heart for all people.
  3. A baptized (immersed) believer, that fully understands and supports the scripture-based doctrine of the Restoration Movement.
  4. Consistent spiritual moral character and lifestyle.
  5. Competent in organization, administration and interpersonal relationships.
  6. Potential and desire to remain in long-term ministry at First Christian Church.
  7. Strong biblical and expository preaching.
  8. Along with baptized members of his immediate family will place his membership with First Christian Church of Havre de Grace.
  9. History of faithful ministry experience and proven leadership in an outreach minded church.
  10. Computer proficient, able to relate to and participate in social media in a manner that promotes, engages, and encourages the Congregation and others receiving the message.
  11. Ordained or eligible to be ordained in the Christian Church. Bachelor's degree in relevant field of ministry (M Div. preferred).



  1. Consistently delivers easily understood, Bible-based sermons that are engaging, relevant and challenges those who hear to seek or deepen their relationship with Jesus.
  2. Provides a focus on spiritual growth, discipleship, and Christian community.


  1. Has well-developed communication, including strong listening skills and can clearly articulate the vision, mission, and strategies that will spiritually grow the church.
  2. Prepares preaching/worship schedules in advance, coordinates and plans with worship leader and worship ministry team to ensure that worship services are effective regarding content, style, structure and design.

Leadership/Leadership Development and Discipleship

  1. Leads the Congregation by example and by teaching.
  2. In partnership with the Elders, Deacons, Staff, and Ministry Teams is able to implement the vision and mission of the church.
  3. Provides oversight to staff members that allow them flexibility to accomplish their responsibilities, focusing on our overall goals.
  4. In partnership with the Elders, adjusts to societal changes without compromising the Christian doctrine.

Outreach/Community Engagement

  1. Champions evangelism by inspiring, equipping, and motivating the congregation to share the gospel with all in our community and others within our reach.
  2. Through outreach and ministry activities seeks to reach the unchurched in the community using innovative methods.
  3. Participates in local community organizations, i.e. Chamber of Commerce local ministerium and others as needed.

Congregation Relations/Pastoral Care

  1. Has a relational connection to the congregation, and provides ongoing pastoral support and care of the congregation in partnership with the Elders.
  2. Prays for, serves, and provides spiritual leadership for the congregation, staff and community.


  1. Cares for the spiritual and physical life of the congregation through supportive listening, conflict management, referral to other professionals
  2. Carries out hospital visitation and ministry to shut-ins in partnership with the Elders.
  3. Conducts baptisms, premarital counseling, weddings, and funerals.

Professional Development/Personal Growth

  1. Continues to grow spiritually and is a lifelong learner.
  2. In a desire to grow, actively seeks honest feedback and constructive criticism on a regular basis from the Elders, congregation and others.


  1. Develops an annual plan in cooperation with Elders.
  2. Works within the administrative budget and maintains fiscal responsibilities with the church resources.
Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
3 months ago
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Church Size
0-100 people