-Prepare and deliver Biblically based sermons and teachings that edify and challenge the congregation.
-Shepherd the congregation, provide spiritual leadership and pastoral care, demonstrate warmth, openness and sensitivity to the needs of the church body.
-Support and uphold the Leighton Church Statement of Faith in all aspects of ministry and life.
-Preach a salvation message that resonates with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, helping them find and deepen their faith in Christ
-Help coordinate and facilitate church outreach opportunities.
-Work with the Board of Elders by sharing visions and plans for the church to show spiritual growth and membership growth.
-Attend church board meetings and team meetings.
-Visit and comfort the sick, shut in and bereaved.
-Conduct funerals, wedding ceremonies and baptisms.
-Perform all other duties and responsibilities as prescribed by the Leighton Church Bylaws.
-Be a born again baptized believer in Jesus Christ.
-Have a strong calling to pastoral ministry, with a deep commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the congregation.
-Be spiritually mature and personally committed to Bible study and prayer.
-Ability to relate well to people of all ages.
-Self-motivated leader possessing organizational, administration, and relational skills to serve congregants.
-Have effective communication skills, being diplomatic in conflict resolution, able to maintain strict confidentiality, and have a strong work ethic.
-Have a seminary degree from an accredited seminary or working towards a degree in progress.
-Two years minimum of ministry experience preferred.
-Experience working well with others on a staff or ministry team.
Salary & Benefits
Can be done remote?
Leighton Church is a rural, multi-generational church, which has been ministering in the same community since 1863. Reaching and serving the community and beyond our borders by supporting missionaries, mission organizations, and going to the mission field is an important part of the church culture. Leighton Church believes that all Scripture is God breathed and the Word of God is the foundation for worship services, discipleship and outreach ministries.