Senior Pastor

THE GOAL: To provide teaching, leadership and spiritual vision for The Springs to fulfill the purpose and vision of The Springs.  The focus of his ministry shall be in the spirit of Ephesians 4:11-16.  These goals will be achieved by modeling personal disciple-making, preaching and teaching for life change. (2 Timothy 2:2; 4:1-5)


1. You have experience teaching or preaching on a weekly basis.

2.  You have led or been a part of a multiple staff team.

3.  You understand how to cast vision and gain ownership of the vision.

4.  You are familiar with the Evangelical Free Church of America and would feel comfortable                                        being connected to a larger ministerial fellowship.


  1. He shall meet the spiritual qualifications for an elder as found In I Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
  2. Passion for and mastery of the Scripture (Psalm 11:97; 2 Timothy 2:15)
  3. Has a demonstrated leadership capacity, the ability to develop, equip and mentor others, and a commitment to building and maintaining a strong leadership team.
  4. Ordained by or willing to pursue ordination by the Evangelical Free Church of America
  5. Communicates effectively in both verbal and written form
  6. He is in agreement with the Evangelical Free Statement of Faith.
  7. He will  have a seminary degree.


Teaching and Preaching

  • Teach the congregation rooted in, and consistent with, scripture.  Embraces expository preaching.
  •  Work closely with the Worship Pastor to plan themes consistent with the preaching series creating a comprehensive worship experience.
  • Disciples and works with other staff and people in the church to develop a preaching team

Vision Casting for Discipleship

  • Through teaching and modeling: inspire, teach and challenge our church to keep our number one priority "Making disciples" in the forefront of the direction that God is leading us.
  • Continually clarify and highlight the vision of disciple-making through the Sunday morning worship experience and leading the staff and ministry leaders to regularly communicate the same vision.
  • Ongoing evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of the priorities addressed in the Vision Plan, work with the elders and leadership to identify "course corrections" when needed.
  • Work with church ministries and staff to ensure that all efforts are in line with the vision of the church
  • Work closely with the Pastoral Staff and Elder Team to identify ministry priorities which will move the church closer to our vision and mission.

              General Responsibilities

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with God that exemplifies a disciplined plan of personal worship to include: prayer, Bible study and a connection with other believers. 
  • Make your family your first priority for ministry. 
  • Leads and directs purposeful staff meetings and long term planning.
  •  Maintain a continuing education plan for skill building and self-improvement for yourself and other staff members.

        Shared Staff responsibilities

  • Weekly follow up with one person who is new to The Springs or a new comer to The Springs.  
  • All staff participates in different aspects of pastoral care, the lead pastor gives attention to issues involving critical illness or death as a priority and the care of the elders and deacons.  Coordinate with the pastor of Congregation Life concerning the overall care of The Springs family.
  • Weekly disciple-making with other leaders or potential leaders in the church.  Define opportunities for mentoring/coaching/teaching/relationship building with others in the body.
  • Serve as an ex-official member of all boards and ministry teams.  Be a liaison or member of the nominating team, staff search teams.
  • Membership Class:  participate or oversees the SHAPE interviews to help new members find the proper ministry placement.
  • Perform other tasks as mutually agreed upon with the Elder Board


Congregation Size: 
250 - 500

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Contact Name: 
Linda Ferguson
5500 South Southwood Road


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How to Apply: 
Please apply by email to Linda