Senior Pastor

IN, Indianapolis
Posted 6 months ago

The Senior Pastor will serve as the under shepherd and overseer of Progressive Baptist Church. He/she will provide spiritual leadership and lead spiritual formation within the congregation. The main responsibilities of the senior pastor are: preaching and teaching God’s Word and sustaining the biblical doctrines of Progressive Baptist Church, pastoral care, and strategic leadership. The senior pastor will serve as administrative officer of Progressive Baptist Church and supervise all paid and volunteer staff and ministries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary preacher and teacher, responsible for the regular bible teaching ministry of the church
  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the church, leading by example in personal and spiritual discipline, stewardship and evangelism
  • Provide spiritual instruction and strategic leadership to the congregation, staff and church ministries
  • Plan and conduct worship services in collaboration with the worship team
  • Provide pastoral care to include home and hospital visitations
  • Conduct pastoral care sessions, perform wedding ceremonies and conduct
  • funeral services
  • Supervise staff
  • Develop church leaders
  • Cast vision and maintain regular communication with the congregation
  • Ensure internal church operations, including budget development, adhere to
  • biblical principles
  • Advise church ministries, committees and teams as an ex-officio member
  • Adhere to church bylaws, policies and procedures
  • Work with the finance team, deacons and other key leadership to implement
  • the mission and vision of the church


  • Confident of his/her call to pastoral ministry
  • Licensed and ordained
  • Lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim 3:1-13; 2 Tim 2; Titus 1:5-9)
  • Capable of providing biblically-based spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the congregation
  • Willing to minister within Baptist doctrine and interdenominational partnerships

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited bible college or undergraduate in any field with 5+ years of ministry leadership experience required
  • Master’s Degree in Divinity or Theology from an accredited seminary or university with 5 – 7 years of ministry leadership experience preferred

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