Abundant Life Church is looking for its next Lead Pastor— one who can build upon the foundation already in place and expand the ministry to reach the unchurched more effectively. Abundant Life desires to reach the lost, make disciples, equip the body to do the work of the ministry, and raise up leaders to carry out the vision within the church. ALC is a racially and ethnically diverse church of 300 that desires to better reach and impact the surrounding community they’re already very involved with. We seek to bring reconciliation to social issues and are actively partnering with local groups to further that end.

The Lead Pastor will oversee and develop the following areas of ministry:

  • Development and implementation of the vision of the church
  • Development of ministry leaders and systems
  • Coaching of church staff
  • Oversight of the Sunday services, including the preaching of inspiring, educational, and discipleship-focused sermons Oversight and development of an outreach culture
  • Development of a discipling system Pastoral counseling of members
  • Support of the world mission of the church

We are seeking a Lead Pastor with a heart for:

  • Growing and maturing in their walk with Christ
  • Strongly emphasizing spiritual development (in self and others) Leading and developing the church
  • Building lasting relationships inside the church and with groups and churches in our community

We are seeking a Lead Pastor with the following skills:

  • Ability to develop and implement ministry vision
  • Decisive, wise, and fast-acting Development and leadership of leaders
  • Ability to develop, encourage, and coach ministry workers
  • Highly practical and effective preaching
  • Fruitful management
  • Conflict-resolution

We are seeking a Lead Pastor with the following attitudes, abilities, and desires:

  • Desire for continuous learning and growth Teamwork and collaboration
  • Always striving for excellence
  • Hard-working
  • Strong-finishing, bringing tasks to completion in a timely manner
  • Trustworthiness—Ability to hold confidences with integrity
  • Humility
  • Desire to lead the congregation toward an intentionally multi- racial and multi-ethnic future
  • A reliable guide with pastoral wisdom and theological depth to form a cross-cultural mission
  • A Biblical vision for diversity that identifies how leadership can shepherd people toward cross-cultural living and ministry
  • An understanding and ability to articulate robust theology of unity in diversity
  • Desire to develop cross-cultural competence for engaging across lines of indifference


Glen Burnie
Assembly of God
Church size:
251 - 350