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Solo Pastor: Installed

Bedford Presbyterian Church
Posted: 02/23/2024
Salary/Range: TBD
Bedford, Virginia

Bedford Presbyterian Church

105 West Main Street, Bedford, VA. 24523


The congregation of Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford VA is seeking a biblically grounded and Holy Spirit led individual to serve as our Solo Pastor (Installed). BPC is searching for an individual who has been called by God to pastoral ministry and committed to a life guided by prayer and the scriptures. Someone who is outgoing, communicates well, and is eager to further energize a willing congregation. An ideal candidate would help the church grow in number while also fostering and helping the current congregation to move forward with their individual walks with Christ.


Tasks, expectations, duties, supervision, assignments, and responsibilities for the position

Worship: The pastor is responsible for the weekly proclamation of God’s Word & administration of the sacraments.


Discipleship: In cooperation with the Session, the pastor is responsible to promote Christian education in the church preaching, teaching and interpretation of Scripture.


Pastoral care: With elders/deacons, the pastor should be available to the congregation in times of rejoicing, illness, bereavement, and emergencies.


Mission/Evangelism: the pastor should support the current mission activities of the church & community.

Administration: Oversees staff. Ensures good and efficient operations including recordkeeping.


Characteristics / qualifications needed:

• Called by God to pastoral ministry; committed to a life guided by prayer and the scriptures

• Outgoing, works to grow the church & build relationships in the community

• Proponent of the Reformed faith and Presbyterian theology

• Flexible / open to new ideas and suggestions

• Humility and a willingness to be coached when needed

• Works with Minister of Music blending traditional and informal worship

• Honest and forthright

• Good listening skills; effective communicator; articulate speaker

• Leadership skills; delegation of responsibility & good time management

• Accountable to Session in matters pertaining to the representation of the church in the community

• Fosters dynamic prayer ministry


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