Senior Pastor Search

Christ Community Church

140 Genesee St, Lockport, NY 14094

JOB TITLE: Senior Pastor

POSITION: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

REPORTS TO: CCC Board of Elders


We are looking for a servant leader, highly motivated in faith, scripture, and Jesus centered commitments. He will need to have strong communication skills (both in the pulpit and interpersonally), a calling for developing new leaders, a passion for reaching people far from God, and the ability to motivate others to be a part of God’s redemptive cause. He will need to understand and work with our existing partnerships with Converge MidAtlantic and Converge Worldwide. The Senior Pastor will seek to understand Christ’s specific will for Christ Community Church and implement that will as led.

Formal Responsibilities

Leadership Skills

The responsibility for keeping the church true to the authority of the Bible as the Word of God

The creativity to envision new possibilities for the ministry of Christ Community Church

The ability to think strategically about opportunities and challenges

Identify and communicate clear goals and effective strategies to achieve them

The ability to recruit, lead and manage church staff to fulfill the mission of the church

Develop an effective ministry team with staff and lay leaders

Realistically assess situations and take appropriate actions

The awareness of and ability to employ current technology for effective ministry

Shepherd and develop the Elder Board and ministry leaders

Possess the motivational skills needed to be a leader and the passion to unify

The ability to be proactive and also follow through to completion

Communication Skills

Strong biblical preaching for life transformation

The ability to teach and communicate God’s word in a variety of settings

Cast and communicate a compelling and clear vision for Christ Community Church

Oversee written communications throughout the church

Oversee worship planning and preparation to inspire the church and reach the community

The ability to teach and the desire to unify cross culturally

Encourage prayer as a clear trait of Christ Community Church

Relationship Skills

A strong encourager and lover of people

Effective at interpersonal communication both as a listener and a speaker

Able to develop and employ the unique strengths of others

Able to be a healing presence in conflicted relationships both personal and corporate

Able to provide pastoral counseling in accordance with his training and/or provide referrals where such assistance is needed


Personal Qualities

Meet the New Testament requirements for office as listed in 1 Timothy 3: 1-7 and Titus 1:6

A strong devotional and prayer life

An inherent grace orientation in their relationship with God and other people

Energy and passion in implementing ministry

Attitudes and behaviors guided by biblical principles

Exhibits self-awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of his personality and the role they play in his leadership style

Embrace and hold the Affirmation of Faith of Converge MidAtlantic and Christ Community Church


Will proclaim the whole counsel of God, planning sermon themes and teaching in order to give attention to all major areas of Christian doctrine and all sections and books of the Bible.

Will have oversight of all worship services and participate with other staff and lay leaders to provide opportunities where God is glorified and honored

Spend substantial time in sermon preparation that includes prayer for God’s leading, diligent study, and the use of his professional skills

Provide a Godly example in love for Christ, personal conduct, and concern and love for others

Create and implement systems and procedures that will give direction to our efforts and lead to vision accomplishment

Participate in Annual/Biannual meetings and review/report on the churches ministries


A Bachelor degree with demonstrated Biblical studies is preferred