Interim Lead Pastor

Overview of the Interim Lead Pastor position

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We are looking for a full-time Interim Lead Pastor (with potential for a longer-term role) whose
responsibilities fall into the following 4 areas:

  1. Preaching and teaching
    • Provide the majority of Sunday sermons, including sermon series and themes as
      appropriate
    • Conduct weekly Bible study
  2. Pastoral Care
    • Invest in the spiritual growth (and overall community growth) of the ACC faith
      community
    • Be involved in the pastoral care of individuals, couples and families personally and
      through the oversight of a pastoral care ministry that provides nurture and care to
      spiritual, emotional and physical needs
    • Model spiritual growth and maturity by disciplined study, prayer, worship, humility and
      outreach
  3. Administrative Leadership
    • Ensure smooth flow and operation of all aspects of our worship services that help the
      congregation become more aware of God’s presence, love and grace
    • Supervise church staff (currently praise director and administrative assistant) to achieve
      church goals
    • Work closely with ACC Lay Leader, Church Council and other committee/ministry leaders
      to define ACC’s ongoing vision and strategic goals and achieve them
    • Nurture the mental, spiritual and emotional health of staff and lay leadership
  4. Communications
    • Offer transparency and effectively communicate both within and outside of the ACC
      community
    • Oversee work of administrative staff to publish weekly newsletter and social media
      content
    • Develop and maintain friendly working relationship with the Korean Ministry Senior
      Pastor and staff of Arcola Korean United Methodist Church

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from accredited theological seminary
  • Strong relationship with God, demonstrated Christian faith commitment
  • Committed to ACC’s Mission and Vision
  • Skilled at, and have a heart for, cross cultural, cross generational ministry within a
    socioeconomically diverse congregation
  • Mature and strong relational, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Gifted communicator in oral, written and digital contexts
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, able to anticipate needs without oversight, focus on the tasks at hand and efficient follow-through

Please submit your resume and cover letter (including a personal faith testimony) and any relevant short video clips to Jeff Park at jeffrey_t_park@yahoo.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.