Lead Pastor Application

Bar None Pastor 2023
Job Description

The Pastor is the lead elder of the elder body. He is the spiritual leader and will uphold the Bar None
Cowboy Church mission which is to reach the lost in the western heritage culture for Christ. The Pastor
must have a connection and passion for cowboy ministry and follow the AFCC cowboy church structure
and function stated in the church constitution. The Pastor will fulfill all the pastoral duties set forth in

  • 1 Timothy 3:1-7: It is true saying that if someone wants to be an elder, he desires an honorable
    responsibility. For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be
    faithful to is wife. He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must
    enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be
    violent. He must be gentle, peace-loving, and not one who loves money. He must manage his
    own family well, with children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own
    household, how can he take care of God’s church? An elder must not be a new Christian, because
    he might be proud of being chosen so soon, and the Devil will use that pride to make him fall.
    Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not fall into the Devil’s
    trap and be disgraced.
  • Ephesians 4:1-7: Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of
    your calling, for you have been called by God. Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other,
    making allowance for each other’s faults because of our love. Always keep yourselves united in
    the Holy Spirit, and bind yourselves together with peace. We are all one body, we have the same
    Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future. There is only one Lord, one faith,
    one baptism, and there is only one God and Father, who is over us all and in us all and living
    through us all. However, he has given each one of us a special gift according to the generosity of

Responsibilities of the Pastor

To preach: The Pastor plans and conducts worship services as a central event in the church by making
the gospel relevant to the cowboy culture in his preaching. He will make the gospel relevant to people’s
lives through clear communication of biblical truth and worldview. He will have a comprehensive
understanding of the Bible and Christian theology.

To teach: The Pastor teaches the church body to be involved in personal discipleship, equipping the
body with biblical truth to do the work of the ministry. He encourages the practice of biblical
peacemaking, reconciliation principles, and church unity.

To shepherd: The Pastor ministers to, befriends, nurtures, supports, reconciles, and affirms church
members in their homes, through informal contacts, and at church. The Pastor ministers to the church
body in the midst of crises, for example death, sickness, or other traumatic events of individual lives.
This includes visiting those hospitalized, those confined to the home, and conducting funerals. Also the
pastor organizes or delegates marriage ceremonies.

To be a servant leader: The pastor manages the affairs of the congregational organization through
planning, decision making, delegating, evaluating, and managing conflict and stress. He humbly leads
the church staff and mentors future leaders.

To be a stewardship leader: The pastor leads church body to develop and to use individual and
congregational resources to personally share the Christian faith. He encourages church body to witness
and support church ministries as well as keep the congregation aware of and participate in community

To counsel: The pastor provides wise biblical counsel, with the truth of Scripture and prayer, to
individuals who are struggling with personal issues. The pastor conducts pre-marital counselling to
couples whom he marries.

To be involved in community ministry: The pastor is aware of and concerned for community
needs, activities, and affairs. He is knowledgeably capable of addressing these concerns from a pastoral
perspective, thus establishing respect in the community.

To lead the elder body: The pastor will work with the elder body in their role as spiritual overseers
of the church body.

To develop a vision: The pastor, along with the Vision Team, develops a one – three – five year
vision plan for the future ministry direction of the church and enthusiastically shares it with the church.
To be devoted to personal growth: The pastor strengthens himself through private devotions,
prayer, and Bible study, availing himself to ongoing educational opportunities. The pastor spends
ample time with his family and is a positive leader in his household.

Annual Time Arrangement

The church acknowledges that the minister’s work cannot be rigidly regulated because of the nature of
the ministry. Crisis situations and emergencies along with meetings and a heavy schedule may alter the
minister’s schedule and sometimes necessitate arranging the work and leisure at his own convenience.
Despite weekend work and evening obligations, the minister must find some time to spend with family
and for personal needs. Three weeks per year vacation/personal time is allotted at the Pastor’s

Location of Residence Requirement

The Pastor must live within thirty miles of the church.

Salary Range

$75,000 – $95,000 depending upon experience. This is inclusive of all expenses and allowances. A
benefits package is available.

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