Pastor/Teaching Elder

Living Stone Church

Job Description

Living Stone Church

Pastor/Teaching Elder Job Description

March 2021

1. Job Description

Title: Pastor/Teaching Elder    

Hours: Full time position

Job Summary: The Pastor/Teaching Elder is accountable to the members of LSC working alongside the elders. The Pastor will be considered one of the elders with equal authority and responsibility.  The Pastor/Teaching Elder will provide spiritual leadership to the congregation of LSC, with primary ministries in Preaching, Teaching, and Pastoral Care/shepherding. (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5)


Preaching/ Teaching/Shepherding (2Tim. 4:2, 2Tim. 2:25, 1Tim. 6:19,20)

             Lead/Teach Membership Class

             Guard against false doctrine and teaching (1 Peter 5:8)

             Support elders, and direct administrative staff (1Peter 5:1-3)

             Other responsibilities as agreed upon with the Board of Elders.


             Degrees: It is desired that the Pastor will have a bachelor’s in ministry, or related field from an accredited Bible College.

             Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience of at least 3 years in a paid ministerial position.

             Adheres to biblical principles of leaders as set forth in I Tim. 3:1-13 and 2Tim 2:24

            Maintain a personal relationship with God, characterized by a lifestyle of worship through prayer, Bible study, and pursuit of holiness (1Tim. 4:6)


Must be in total agreement on every point of LSC Statement of Faith (attached)

2.      Probationary period

It is expected that the candidate will serve a “probationary period” of three months during which he will work closely with the elders to build relationships with all elders, the membership, demonstrate his preaching and teaching ability, and show leadership in spiritual matters. The elders may choose to release the candidate from service without stating a cause during the probationary period.

3.      Job Specifications

Pastoral, teaching and preaching

             Strive to meet the spiritual needs of the congregation through various ministries at LSC (1Tim.6:19, Eph. 4:12-13)

                      Work with the elders to reach the local Hispanic community

                    Provides pastoral care through visitation, counseling and prayer

                    Attend and participate in elder meetings, retreats, and budgeting sessions

                     Perform baptisms, weddings, funerals, and communion

                     Serve alongside other members of the Body of Christ in the fulfillment of the Great Commission (2Tim. 4:5, 1Tim 4:10)

                     Believe in the Bible as God’s Holy Word without errors or ambiguity (1 Cor 2:7-14, 2 Peter 1:20,21, 2 Tim 3:15-17, Genesis 1:31, 2 Cor 2:13)


Conduct a weekly “sermon chat” reviewing the upcoming message with the elders.


                    Guide the administration and management of the church’s ministry in consultation and in agreement with the Elder Board

                    Work closely with the elders to identify ministry priorities and create an annual sermon plan. (1Peter5:1-3)


Provide effective leadership in relationships with the elders, deacons, and congregation

                    Mentor the administrative staff in cooperation and agreement with a designated elder.

4.      Compensation Package

Negotiable pending experience level

                     Depending on successful candidate’s needs, compensation may be allocated to:


Health Insurance

Housing Allowance

Retirement/Benefits Package

                                              Includes 2 weeks of paid vacation per year

                                         Additional compensation in the form of elder encouraged training, travel, and ministry-related expenses as deemed appropriate by the Board of Elders.

Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Some college

Date Posted
2 years ago
Chelan, Washington


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