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Tawas New Hope Church

Senior Pastor

Tawas New Hope Church
East Tawas, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 03/12/2013
Categories: Senior Pastor
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Overview:  New Hope Church is a non-denominational church that follows the  PURPOSE DRIVEN model,  located in the small city of East Tawas, Michigan.  This full time position directs the growth and development of New Hope as a Christ-centered, Bible-based church. We are delightfully seeking to hire a pastor who has demonstrated the talent, temperament and leadership to shepherd a vibrant, friendly, growing church that is poised, with the right leader, to go to the next level.


Characteristics of our church body include:


*A focus on families with children still at home

*A passion for engaging in contemporary, corporate worship

*A dedication to the Core Values of New Hope Church:  People, Scripture, Authentic            Community, Relevance, and Service

*A Board of Elders and Board of Directors collaborate with the Senior Pastor in church decision-         making

*An emphasis on small groups as a means of growing strong interpersonal relationships

*Priority on local outreach, mission opportunities throughout the US

*Genuinely embrace our purpose statement to “Love God, Love One Another, Serve One Another.”

*Value friendship and laugh a lot

*Support the belief that people from any background can come to church and find real life as we grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ

*Our vision is growth oriented and extends to the unchurched of our entire county


We are looking for a Senior Pastor candidate who fulfills these minimum requirements:


*Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university with an emphasis on theology and/or Biblical studies

*Must be ordained

*Have a dynamic, creative speaking ability that communicates in relevant preaching/teaching styles that meet people “where they are.”

*Minimum of three years of relevant experience in a congregation of 300 or more

*Be spiritually and relationally mature with a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ

*A Godly character that no reproach may come through him/her upon the Body of Christ

*Must be able to communicate a personal vision for the Church of today

*Unwavering commitment to marriage and family

*Demonstrate the ability to facilitate, motivate and lead teams, and resolve conflict appropriately

*Demonstrate the ability to encourage, motivate and support the congregation towards a deeper relationship with Christ

*Demonstrate effective level of oral and written communication skills

*An understanding and appreciation for the total Church ministry, leadership development, team building, shepherding, organizational management, discipleship and interpersonal relationships as defined by the Purpose Driven philosophy

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

*Content to live in a small, semi-rural northern Michigan community

*Being a strong encourager and lover of people and being effective at interpersonal communication as a listener and speaker

*Believe in and model transparency, acknowledging personal failures as well as wins in sermons

*Seeks God in all situations

*A proven team player who knows how to surround himself with strong leaders whose gifts enhance his own, while allowing them the freedom to exercise their gifts


General Responsibilities


*The Senior Pastor will work with the Board of Directors in decision-making and leadership of New Hope Church

*The Senior Pastor will look to the Board of Elders for spiritual guidance and leadership

*Provide counsel, support and servant leadership for the existing staff and ministry leaders

*Leadership development of staff and lay personnel

*Deliver sermons that are relevant, Biblical, seeker sensitive, and challenge both believers and non-believers alike to become fully devoted followers of Christ

*Challenge the congregation to live out their faith – lovingly and strategically creating an environment that the Holy Spirit can use to transform and stretch all who attend the church

*Assist with life events including baby dedications, weddings, funerals, etc., performed with the assistance of other pastors



If you meet these qualifications/characteristics and are interested in applying for this position, or want to know more about our community and church, contact us at