Job Description

Gospel Preaching and Teaching

The Lead Pastor will:

  • Assume primary responsibility for providing clear, compelling, expositional, Christ-centered preaching of the whole counsel of God.
  • Be actively involved in teaching outside the primary Sunday morning service.

Shepherding

In cooperation with the other Pastors and Elders, the Lead Pastor will:

  • Take initiative to safeguard doctrine, develop the mission, vision and core values, and cast and execute the vision for MBC in alignment with Scripture.
  • Equip MBC for discipleship, growth, evangelism, prayer, and other forms of ministry.
  • Be involved in pastoral care, counseling, visitation, and discipline.
  • Perform funerals, weddings, baptisms, and baby dedications as needed.

Leadership

The Lead Pastor will:

  • Identify and train leaders from among the congregation.
  • Foster unity among the elder team.
  • Ensure that other elders, interns, and gifted men are equipped and offered opportunities to preach at MBC services.
  • Ensure services are conducted for the glory of God, edification of the believer and salvation of the lost, in alignment with Scripture and MBC’s core values.
  • Oversee all MBC paid staff.


Pastor Profile

  • Our pastor will be above reproach, meeting the scriptural qualifications for elders as described in: 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4.
  • Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years of pastoral ministry experience with a demonstrated ability in expository preaching and teaching, leadership, shepherding, relationship building, discipleship, and evangelism.
  • In agreement with the Mission, Vision, Values, and Statement of Faith of Milford Bible Church, including the Gender, Marriage, and Authority statement.
  • Maintains a strong commitment to home and foreign missions.
  • Self-awareness and humility – understands his own strengths and weaknesses, is candid about them, and works to complement weaknesses and capitalize on strengths.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter, along with a completed introductory questionnaire and recordings of three recent sermons (video if possible)

Church Description

Milford Bible Church, founded in 1961, is located on fifteen acres in the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania near the Delaware River, bordering New Jersey and New York. The church has had an average attendance of 250 drawn from a region that includes the small PA towns of Milford, Matamoras, and Shohola, Port Jervis, NY, Montague, NJ and beyond. These rural communities are approximately a ninety-minute drive from New York City and a one-hour drive from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.


The region comprises residential, commercial, light industrial, and various vacation resort areas. Although still considered rural, Pike County PA has a population of nearly 56,000 and a median household income of approximately $60,000. 


MBC lovingly serves our neighbors by offering them the hope and peace only found in Jesus Christ. Our mission is helping believers glorify God through expositional preaching, intentional discipleship, meaningful fellowship, and compassionate outreach. Our vision is to be a vibrant, regional church devoted to Christ, each other, and our community, readily equipped with the love of Christ that powerfully transforms lives.


Missions, both at home and abroad, is a priority for MBC and we feel strongly that the Lord has blessed us due to this commitment. Missions support currently accounts for 17% of our budget with the long term goal of increasing that number to 25%. We currently support 20 missionaries, including several MBC members, as well as 5 mission organizations. MBC holds an annual weekend-long missions conference. We host visiting missionaries during this conference and throughout the year.


Ministries include the Sunday morning worship service with ASL interpretation, Children's Worship, Children's and Adult Sunday School, Wednesday prayer meeting, Small Groups, Men's and Women's Bible studies, Book of the Month, Sermon Prep Class, Youth Groups, College and Career group, Word of Life Clubs, Senior Ministry, a Scripture Memory Program, and various conferences.


Outreach programs include VBS, the Ladies' Christmas Tea, MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), GriefShare, Christianity Explored, Walk Through Christmas Living Nativity, Men’s Breakfast, and the Men’s Game Night/Women’s Night Out. 


The present church building was completed in 2003 and fully paid off in 2018. The sanctuary, including the main floor and balcony, seats up to 800 people. There are twenty Sunday School and Christian Education rooms, as well as a church library, two nurseries with a fenced children's playground area, a youth room, three pastors' studies, a modern church office, and a choir room. Our full-size gymnasium provides ample space for youth and adult recreation, as well as social and outreach ministries. A commercial kitchen facility is designed to accommodate large dinners and receptions. 


MBC also utilizes the campus to engage in “good neighbor” activities by being the host site for such things as Red Cross Blood Drives, Delaware Valley School District football team ceremonies, Pike County Commissioner’s “Reality Tour” drug awareness program, and acting as a local polling site for elections.


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Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Master’s degree
Job Type
Full-time

Location
Milford, Pennsylvania
Denomination
Non-Denominational
Church Size
125-250

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