Senior Pastor

Job Description: The senior pastor of Oneida Gospel Church has the primary responsibilities of teaching sound Bible doctrine, shepherding, leading and encouraging, and ensuring that God's purposes for the church are understood and realized. In conjunction with the Elder Board, the senior pastor provides the general leadership to all ministries of the church. The Elder Board, led by a chairman, formulates vision, strategy, and goals for the church based on God's leading to implement the church's vision. The Board and Pastor review goals, strategy, and programs, and make changes to meet the church’s mission and vision.

The Senior Pastor has primary management and oversight duties over the staff, in conjunction with the Board of Deacons.

The Senior Pastor will minister the Word of God and model the Lordship of Christ to our congregation such that it illuminates Scripture, teaches sound doctrine, inspires and convicts towards Godly living, and encourages and motivates to follow the Lord Jesus Christ more fully. He will model, through a personal lifestyle, how to train, equip, develop, and empower our congregation to effectively share the gospel for the purpose of winning others to Christ.

It is expected that the Pastor of Oneida Gospel Church will have a Seminary degree, or be working on one, from a biblically sound seminary whose doctrinal positions agree with those of Oneida Church.

1 Timothy 3 New International Version (NIV)- Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

Titus 1 New International Version (NIV) - Appointing Elders Who Love What Is Good

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.


Congregation Size: 
Under 100

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Contact Name: 
Bonnie Schulert
3048 Strange Hwy
Grand Ledge


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