If you would be interested in leading a church that desires to move to the next level of effective ministry than Palmyra Grace is a church you should consider. We are seeking to have a ministry that emphasizes reaching the un-churched, growing Christ-followers, equipping Christ-followers to actively minister; and developing leaders to own the various ministry segments. The church is averaging 150 in attendance with a good kids ministry as well as a good student ministry.


We have taken the time to assess our strengths and weaknesses and believe we are positioned to continue to grow under the next strategic lead pastor. We are located in Central Pennsylvania about 5 miles from Hershey, PA and 17 miles from Harrisburg, PA.


The Lead Pastor will oversee/develop the following areas:

Development and implementation of the vision of the church
Development of ministry leaders
Development of ministry systems
Coaching ministry workers
Oversight of the Sunday services including preaching regularly
Oversight and development of ministry staff
Oversight and development of an outreach culture
Oversight of the discipling system


The Lead Pastor will…


Be a growing, mature Christ-follower


Be in agreement with Palmyra GBC’s philosophy of ministry, which includes its mission, vision, and doctrine


Have a strong desire to lead and develop the church


Have a strong desire to build relationships


Have the following skills:

Able to develop and implement the ministry vision

Able to make wise decisions quickly

Able to develop and lead leaders

Able to develop, encourage, and coach ministry workers

Able to preach with a high degree of application and effectiveness

Able to manage people

Able to resolve conflict


Have the following attitudes, abilities and desires:


Team player

Able to implement vision components

Always strive for excellence

Desire to work hard

Desire to finish what is started, bringing tasks to completion.

Ability to hold confidences with integrity.


The Lead Pastor maintains relationships with the following people groups:

Ministry Staff

Elder team and Deacon Team

Support Staff

Members and attenders of the church

Un-churched people with the sphere of influence of the church


If you are interested, please send a cover letter introducing yourself and your resume to [email protected]


Salary (Estimate):
Grace Brethren
Church size:
151 - 250