Senior Pastor

Website Randallsville New Life Church

Job Description for the RNLC Senior Pastor

Randallsville New Life Church is actively seeking the person God is calling to lead and serve our Church body. We desire that our Pastor has a passion for reaching the lost and pastoring families and youth.

Scriptural Qualifications:

Throughout scripture, it is clear that God seeks those who honor Him with their hearts. As Randallsville New Life Church seeks its next senior pastor, the basis for that selection comes not solely based on academic qualifications or experience, but a foundation and demonstration of love for God and His people. The foundational qualifications start with the characteristics of an Overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 (ESV):

1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

The Current Mission of  Randallsville New Life Church

Worship: To draw close to the heart of God through genuine worship.
Healing:  Focus support for ministries to promote inner and outer healing.
Equipping: Focus support for small group fellowships and Bible studies as well as NLCS.
Mission:  Focus on support for missions as well as day-to-day living and sharing the gospel to our community and beyond.

OUR CORE VALUES

We Value Truth:  that the Word of God provides the basis for all truth and only the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ brings transformation.
We Value Relationship:  to live authentically before God and one another by fostering connection, discipleship, and mentoring.
We Value Youth:  that we support families in the rearing of their children, that we provide training and mentoring for Youth to discover their identity in Jesus Christ.
We Value the Work of the Holy Spirit:  through His manifest presence and the operation of His gifts and His power to redeem, restore and heal our broken lives.
We Value Missions:  to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to a broken world and to strongly support and send workers into the mission field.
What We Believe:
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20,21.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.
We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, andthat for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life and demonstrate gifts of the Holy Spirit. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18;; Colossians 2:6-10, Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.
We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.  Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.
Support Christian Education through New Life Christian School

New Life Christian School is the largest ministry of Randallsville New Life Church. Through the financial support of the church, its members, and others, New Life Christian School strives to provide a quality Christian education for area families. The vision of New Life Christian School is to see young men and women become confident and prepared to integrate their Christian faith into every aspect of their lives. New Life Christian School recognizes that God has a unique call for each one of our students. We encourage our students to work diligently to be prepared for the purposes God has for them.

Pastoral Duties
Overseer of Church Ministries, offering prayerful guidance, discipleship, and support to the people involved and have the ability to delegate and empower responsibilities to others.
Prayerfully prepare and present the Word of God and His message to the Church body in a sermon each Sunday.
Attend and lead the monthly Board meeting of the Church Deacon and Trustee Board. Oversee church administration personnel (associate pastor, secretary, and treasurer).   Place a high value on good communication within the Church.
Be available to the congregants for giving counsel and visitation as time is available.
Be a visionary for the Church to actively engage the body as we move into the future and show us where God is leading.
Hold themselves accountable to their spouse, their children, and the church leadership. The senior pastor will seek relationships to have support and establish accountability with Church leadership members.
Connect with other area churches’ pastors in the larger body of Christ.

Compensation

We recognize that each candidate has a unique financial situation, as does Randallsville New Life Church. We seek to discuss and work with the candidate to determine how to partner together. Compensation will be discussed early in the interview process.

Conclusion and Action

The multifaceted roles of pastor require them to be active in the Word daily and pray constantly for God’s guidance and direction. We ask for you to prayerfully consider if you are the right person being divinely called for this position.  The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023 or until the position is filled. Please send your resume and cover letter to pastorsearch@rnlcny.org

To apply for this job please visit rnlcny.org.