Lead Pastor

Website Charis Community Church

Charis Community Church is seeking a Lead Pastor who will lead the church in fulfilling our mission of being a Gospel-Centered, Disciple-Making, Church-Planting church through prayer, preaching, vision-casting, and shepherding.



The Lead Pastor must meet the character qualifications of an Elder outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:5-9. He is accountable to a plurality of elders. He will serve alongside the Elders to lead the church to fulfill our unique vision and values.
The Lead Pastor must model a mature, growing, vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ through an active prayer life, a saturation in God’s Word, and a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
The Lead Pastor must be able to work collaboratively with other elders/staff/ministry leaders in the church.
The Lead Pastor must have a desire and demonstrated skill in shepherding God’s people reflective of the characteristics outlined in 1 Peter 5:1-4.
The Lead Pastor must have demonstrated skill and experience in gospel-centered expository Bible teaching/preaching, leadership, shepherding, and discipleship.
The Lead Pastor must be excited to continue our church’s existing partnerships with the Acts 29 church planting network, the Central Illinois Church Planting Network, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Lead Pastor must be willing to go through the Acts 29 assessment process, once hired. (https://www.acts29.com/whats-involved/)
The Lead Pastor must affirm The Gospel Coalition’s Statement of Faith (https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/about/foundation-documents/)
The Lead Pastor must affirm Acts 29’s Five Distinctives (https://www.acts29.com/about-us/distinctives/)
The Lead Pastor must affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 (https://bfm.sbc.net/)








Responsibilities and Expectations:


Oversee the Christ-Centered, expository teaching/preaching ministry of Charis. He will be the primary preacher while providing opportunities for other gifted elders and leaders to preach.
Oversee church planting partnerships and initiatives.
Work towards training up godly, humble, Christ-centered leaders, elders, and church planters.
Oversee the various elements of the Sunday morning worship gathering.
Develop and lead our staff and elder teams in a Christ-like, servant-oriented way

Shepherd the members and families of our church in a pattern consistent with 1 Peter 5:1-4 through regular contact, counseling, and care.

Value and demonstrate servant-leadership consistent with Mark 10:42-45.
Provide leadership to Charis by casting vision in line with our mission and values.
Value and demonstrate an ability to minister to a wide variety of people consistent with 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 and with our public mission statement (Whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, we have good news for you.)
Assist other elders, staff, and volunteers as needed in various ministries within the church.
Devote time for prayer needs within the congregation.
Model personal evangelism and hospitality.

Contact email address: aprilok9@gmail.com