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Lead Pastors guide people in a church and conduct worship services. Their responsibilities include preaching the word of God, practicing personal evangelism, fostering church growth and discipleship, developing church strategies, and leading congregation members into growing their relationship with Christ. Those interested in a Lead Pastor position should be able to showcase the following skills in their resumes: leadership, personal management, a high moral standing, public speaking, excellent people skills, persuasion, stamina, and organization. Most resume samples in the field display theology studies.

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Lead Pastor

Provided overall vision for this growing 350 member church

  • Recruited, hired, and supervised 13 ministry staff to fulfill the mission of developing faithful followers of Jesus Christ
  • Managed a yearly budget of over $650,000
  • Effectively preached and taught the Word of God in two Sunday morning services
  • Developed a contemporary worship culture including full band, drama, video, PowerPoint and other creative service elements
  • Performed regular pastoral duties such as counseling, weddings, funerals, visitation and conducting communion services
  • Coordinated the Portage Community Pastors Prayer Huddles
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Communications And Bible
MA
Organizational Management
2

Lead Pastor

  • Carried out outreach to local schools and community to grow the congregation from 187 to 320.
  • Managed budget in excess of $750K. Oversee staff of 10 made up of 5 full-time and 5 part-time.
  • Oversee basic structure maintenance of 40,000sf facility located on 26 acres of land.
  • Increased church budget on average of $2K weekly with church growth while saving in expenditures.
  • Introduced many community opportunities including lay-counseling, local school involvement, and much more.
  • Led internal restructuring efforts to increase productivity and save thousands of dollars monthly.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Religion & Christian Ministries
MA
Human Relations
Business & Strategic Leadership
3

Lead Pastor

  • Organized and started this new ministry
  • Served as Volunteer Chaplain at local hospital
  • Responsible for the everyday operations as well as sermon preparation and delivery
  • Organized and led all hospital visitation, nursing and funeral home
  • Supervised all staff members
  • Trained and developed leaders
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
Electronic Technology
AS
Pastoral Ministries
4

Lead Pastor

Responsible for the administration, overall care, and development of the congregation.

  • Implemented and streamlined mission and vision for the congregation
  • Led the congregation through financial and staffing challenges
  • Relationship development
  • Preaching, teaching and worship planning
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Communications
MA
Theology And Religious Studies
5

Lead Pastor

  • Voted in 100% by the membership.
  • Radical changes achieved, including church parsonage sold for funding future
  • Basic structuring and organization needed in all areas of running the church
  • Managed one staff minister and one custodian.
Candidate Info
35
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Music
6

Founder/lead Pastor

  • Developed, shaped and formed a church of 40+ congregants from scratch
  • Leadership development, strategic planning and risk analysis
  • Staff and volunteer recruitment
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Pastoral Care And Biblical Studies
Business Administration
7

Worship Leader / Lead Pastor

  • Led praise team, technicians, and all aspects of Sunday services and events
  • Overhauled music ministry including adding new music, new equipment, and new technicians
  • Installed in-ear monitoring system and trained musicians and technicians to use it
  • Created a job for a tech director and recruited a volunteer for the job
  • Enhanced technology, including adding a website, FB page, and mobile app
  • Created "Calvary Kid's Choir" for Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions
  • Grew church by over 50% in attendance in 18 months
  • Preached 42- 45 times per year
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Musical Arts
MA
Teaching
Ministry
8

Lead Pastor

  • Created a first time budget for the church
  • Hired staff to work in music, youth & children's ministry
  • Led a team to enhance and develop programs for youth and children
  • Began a Café before the morning service
  • Enhanced the facility & property through improvements
  • Served as the District Youth Pastor
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Pastoral Ministry
9

Lead Pastor

  • One of the organizers of Love Sapulpa, an event where Sapulpa area churches partner on a Sunday morning to get outside of the walls of the church to serve the community through local projects and an inter-congregational cookout at Kelly Lane Park
  • Brought the church through transitions to the point that anyone could walk into the church, feel loved, and experience Christ in a very real, life changing way.
  • Built relationships within the congregation and with visitors through fellowship, hosting people in our home, hospital calls, home visits, ministry, and various other avenues
  • Supported ministries of the church such as missions, children, youth, small groups, and Living Free, a ministry that reaches out to those struggling with addictions, co-dependency, and those in trouble with the courts
  • Performed the "normal" activities of lead pastors such as preaching, teaching, vision development/implementation, management/training of volunteers, and financial oversight
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bible
10

Lead Pastor

  • Weekly Preaching/Speaking Engagements
  • Creating online presence for organization, including designing and building a website and maintaining social media posts
  • Raising up and training new leaders
  • Organizing and leading restructuring of church resources and ministries, etc.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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