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Senior Pastors are experienced church staff reporting directly to the leadership team. Common duties seen on a Senior Pastor resume sample are proclaiming the gospel, overseeing various aspects of church life, organizing worship services, supervising staff development, and administering biblical counseling. The ideal candidate should showcase in their resume the following qualities: public speaking skills, multitasking, stamina, networking, flexibility, and a professional image. Education requirements include a degree in pastoral studies or theology. The completion of a Master’s Degree program is also necessary.

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Administrative Assistant to The Senior Pastor's Office

Served as the first point liaison for the Senior Pastor between a congregation of 2,000 members as well as the staff and the community. Received appointments, answered phone calls and mail and ensured that the office was a confidential and caring place.

  • Provided administrative and clerical support for the Executive Team as well as the Media and Communications departments.
  • Coordinated and planned retreats, staff meetings and staff events and conferences sponsored by the Executive Team
  • Maintained office supply inventory for over 60 staff members.
  • Developed the departmental annual budget in addition to processing expense reports, check requests and receipts for payment.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
English Education
2

Senior Pastor

Guided and directed a congregation of 150 people with an annual budget of $250,000

  • Prepared for and preached the Word of God in each service, lead in observing the ordinances.
  • Mentored and trained associate Pastor to become a Senior Pastor.
  • Provided administrative leadership in all aspects of church operations.
  • Oversaw all ministry areas to ensure effective functioning. Lead in planning, directing,
  • Directed the planning and facilitating of all elements necessary for maintaining quality worship
  • Transitioned Sunday School Program to Life Group Format
  • Taught the church members to "Love God and Love Others" in all areas of life.
  • Oversaw a building program that included stewardship teaching and fundraising efforts.
  • Held wedding ceremonies, funerals and baby dedications.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Social Science
MA
Master of Arts
3

Senior Pastor

Provide counsel and direction for individuals dealing with a variety of issues, including marriage and family counseling, substance abuse, addictions, and mental health.

  • Promoted and coordinated self-empowering workshops to focus groups.
  • Lead small groups for people, assisting them with life skills, creating a plan of action and creating encouraging accountability within the group to support individuals in achieving their goals.
  • Tasks include planning activities for services, planning music with leaders, creating small group discussion guides on topic.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Psychology And Christian Ministries
4

Senior Pastor

  • Orchestrated management activities for a non-profit corporation with annual revenues of $450k
  • Successfully spearheaded Capitol Funds Campaign to retire mortgages totaling $400k on two buildings within a two year period.
  • Directed all financial, budgeting, monitored and approved expenditures, operating, purchasing, human resource, and administrative functions. Ensured timely execution of financial reporting, operating forecast, cash flow planning, and new project planning/implementation.
  • Served in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of a faith-based organization. Duties included: development of community outreach programs, counseling of congregants; teaching bible study classes, providing messages of faith and hope on a weekly basis through the biblical art of preaching, mentoring, supervising and evaluation of the pastoral staff, planning church budget preparation and oversight.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Computer Information Systems
MA
Master of Arts
Doctor Of Ministry
5

Chief Administrator/ Senior Pastor

Managed a staff of 22 direct reports

  • Administered an annual budget of $135,000
  • Lead multi-organizational community service projects
  • Managed staff conflicts
  • Facilitated staff meetings in order to improve best practices
  • Conducted employment interviews, on-boarding and terminations
  • Managed the payroll function and staff schedules
  • Enhanced the organization's brand through market research and strategic planning
  • Increased organizational effectiveness through the modernization of departments
  • Engaged the public in support of the organization's mission on a daily basis
  • Coached staff and clients in order to improve performance
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
History
MA
Leadership And Development
6

Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor

  • Prepared PowerPoint Slide presentation that aligned with weekly sermons;
  • Developed notes pages for bulletin insert to accompany sermons; Prepared weekly bulletins for distribution to congregation on Sundays;
  • Coordinated all church activities, including support to Pastor in scheduling, tracking collections, and contacting members regularly.
  • Prepared all official church correspondence including communication with vendors, the congregation and other church leaders.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Research
BS
English Education
MA
Business Administration
7

Administrative Assistant to The Senior Pastor

Provide administrative support to the Senior Pastor

  • Create and produce church publications, including online newsletter.
  • Coordinate and keep records of volunteers for committees and ministries
  • Train and supervise office volunteers to ensure standard practices
  • Organize calendar/schedule of activities for the church
  • Answer and/or research information for inquiries by phone, email and walk-ins
  • Produce the Annual Report and business correspondence
  • Process Educational Scholarships and manage all associated correspondence
  • Responsible for working with committees and individual members of the church
  • Organize and keep records of all flower dedications and gifts
  • Wedding Coordinator for the church
Candidate Info
53
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BFA
Magna

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