LEAD TEACHING PASTOR PROFILE
The Lead Teaching Pastor will report to the Elder Board and will work with the Elders, Lead Ministry Pastor, and Lead Operations Director to establish, communicate, and implement HBC’s ministry vision and mission. This position will provide leadership of the weekend preaching, high impact weekend services, training and development of staff, and oversight of the Campus Pastors.
Goals and Expectations
Essential Roles and Responsibilities
- Be the visible leader and primary communicator to the entire staff and congregation of HBC.
- Lead the weekend Preaching ministry of HBC, including oversight of annual preaching calendar and preachers to fill the pulpit throughout the year (guests and internal preachers).
- Partner with the Lead Ministry Pastor and Operations Leader to implement the vision of HBC and achieve organizational goals and objectives.
- Spend a significant amount of time each week in research and study in preparation for weekly preaching. The preaching style is to be expository preaching.
- Be a visible presence across all campuses throughout the year through weekly campus events and strategic preaching planning on weekends.
- Partner with Pastor of Worship and Production for the planning of high quality, high impact weekend services that align with the values and mission of HBC.
- Be available and visible to the congregation as appropriate, including individual meetings and group settings.
- Oversight and mentorship of all Campus Pastors and individual campus ministry.
- Partner with the Lead Campus Pastor and oversee the assimilation process, discipleship ministry, and evangelism/outreach ministry across all campuses.
- Train and develop a team of 2-3 gifted preachers who can preach to our entire church periodically.
- Train and develop the Campus Pastors in the area of preaching and implement them into the preaching calendar each year.
- Mentorship of APAC (All Pastors All Campuses) and MDP (Ministry Development Program) through the training of ministry skills, preaching, and theological teaching.
- Serve as a member of the Elder board with various Elder duties and responsibilities.
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Teaching Pastor.
Education and Experience
- Masters of Divinity preferred.
- Minimum 10+ years in preaching ministry preferred.
- 5+ years in mid-level or high-level ministry leadership (Campus Pastor, Director, Executive Pastor, etc).
- 5+ years in leadership of a multi-site church preferred.
- Proven track record of team building and leadership development.
- Model the biblical qualifications of an elder (1 Timothy 3: 1-7; Titus 1:6-9) and agree to the Harvest Bible Chapel statement of faith.
- A personal and growing relationship with Jesus that includes a lifestyle of spiritual disciplines. Spirit-led.
- Models self-awareness, emotional intelligence, humility, and a shepherd’s heart.
- Vision leadership and implementation.
- Catalytic leader.
- Compelling communicator.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Pray with other employees, guests, and members of the church regularly.
- Be an active, engaged, and accountable member of a small group.
- Leadership that demonstrates strong collaboration skills.
- Willingness to adhere to the Harvest Bible Chapel bylaws and policies.
- Works with an attitude of submission to the Elder board.