The Pastor of Pastoral Care is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the care and connection of the congregation from first time visit through full involvement and participation in Christian community. This includes development and leadership of a pastoral care function, newcomer assimilation, overseeing of all communication with the congregation, and weekend service guest services.
Essential Job Functions
- Lead a team in the development of infrastructure to insure the existence of a solid “care environment” for all church attendees.
- Develop a team of “lay pastors” who will serve immediately following services and during relevant special events, providing attendees with a “next step” following a service or other significant teaching or experience.
- Establish and maintain a pastoral staff rotation (weddings, funerals, hospitalizations, baptism services, etc.) ensuring a pastor is available to the congregation when needed.
- Create, maintain, and distribute a “pastoral care report” outlining, case-by-case, each pastoral care situation in the church (births, divorce, marital infidelity, job loss, financial crisis, deaths, etc.).
- Create and maintain a Ministry Staff Hospital Rotation board listing congregational hospitalizations, including specifics of each.
- Establish, maintain, and expand a Christian counseling function at the church.
- Lead the Guest Services ministry as part of weekend services.
- Facilitate a Welcome Class as the first step in an attendee’s connection and involvement. Initiate new/additional classes as needed.
- Lead the scheduling, programming, and overall facilitation of routine baptism services.
- Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of adult guest services facilities.
- Function as a member of the pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, hospital visits, etc. as part of a rotation schedule.
- Assist in the development of an annual departmental budget and manage spending to budget.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical studies or related field is required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic and ability to administrate as a department head. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database (Church Community Builder), web configuration/maintenance, and other related applications is preferred.