The primary responsibility of the lead minister is to help the elders shepherd the church through biblical leadership, creative Bible teaching and preaching, and strategic planning in order to develop faithful and passionate followers of Jesus Christ.
Leadership & Administration:
• The Lead Minister will work alongside the eldership to develop a strategic, and biblical vision to guide the overall direction of the church
• He will work to motivate the church body in a passionate, unified approach to fulfill the vision of the church.
• Regularly evaluate the effectiveness, and progress of the ministries of the church.
• He will maintain a biblical, ethical, and honest lifestyle, through prayer, and obedience to the
word of God
• Utilize congregational support to maintain supplies, curriculum, and teaching schedules.
• Recruit and train new teachers who will support children’s and youth classes
• Oversee day-to-day operations, maintain records of baptisms, visitors, and other reports requested by the eldership
• Plan and organize special events (Church Camp, VBS, Shoes for Kids, Seminars, etc)
Preaching, Teaching & Pastoral:
• Sermons should be biblically, and doctrinally sound. They should strengthen, and challenge
those who hear so when applied it is relevant to their lives.
• As needed, teach children, youth, and adult classes.
• Provide basic Crisis, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Financial, and General Counseling as time allows.
• Officiate weddings and funerals for members and prospects as time and conscience allows.
• He will provide emergency calling duties as needs arise.
• Help with the local hospital chaplain work
• The Lead Minister will be allowed and encouraged to use up to 10 work days for Christian
training seminars and classes.
Work Time Guidelines
• The Lead Minister will guard his spiritual life and family well- being by taking one full day a week
off from work, except on rare occasions where emergencies dictate the need otherwise.
• Besides sick days and days off for Labor Day (1), Memorial Day (1), Thanksgiving (2), Christmas
(2), and New Years (1), the Lead Minister will use up to 14 days of paid vacation time per year at
his discretion which may include up to three Sundays away from Fredonia.
• Excluding days off, the Lead Minister will log an average between 40 and 50 hours of work time