Senior Pastor of Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas 2,400 in worship

Reports to: Chairman of the Elder Board

Works with: Executive Pastor and Elder Board

Supervises: Associate Ministers to Singles

Scope: The Senior Pastor is responsible for shepherding the congregation through a ministry of preaching and leadership.

Word & Prayer (60%)

  • Study at a consistent depth for adequate teaching and preaching in the worship services.
  • Be consistent in prayer for the church and lead the church in prayer.
  • Plan, lead and preach at the worship services.

Church Leadership (30%)

  • Communicate the vision of the church to its members.
  • Serve as an Elder, leading the Board along with the Chairman.
  • Shepherd the staff by leading the spiritual life segment of the weekly staff meeting, with a focus on the Core Vision Team and worship leaders.
  • Participate as needed with the Executive Pastor in hiring of new ministers and annual employee reviews.

Ministerial Issues (10%)

  • Shepherd the shepherds of the congregation and missionaries.
  • Through the elders, accept a limited number of weddings, counseling appointments and funerals.
  • Minister by phone, email, letters, and in person to the body and community.