Senior Pastor of Scofield Memorial Church in Dallas, Texas 1,400 in worship

I. Overall Objective

The senior pastor of Scofield Memorial Church will fulfill and assimilate the broad and specific vision of Scofield Memorial Church. This will be done by managing, evaluating and developing a ministry at Scofield Memorial Church in such a way that is aligned with the church’s vision and values, and in cooperation with the church’s overall ministry commitments.

II. Senior Pastor Qualifications

Positional Qualities

  • The senior pastor must meet qualifications for an elder given in 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Peter 5:2-3. These qualifications deal with many areas of personal life, which are critical for fitness to serve as a leader in the church.
  • The senior pastor must be in agreement with the church constitution, doctrinal statement, and the philosophy of ministry (Scofield’s purpose, mission and vision).

Personal Qualities

  • Good communicator. He must be an effective communicator from the pulpit and in one-on-one relationships. He must be able to demonstrate the relevance of the Scriptures in daily life. He must be able to use discernment in exposing the obvious and subtle errors of society, and have the wisdom to teach the biblical model