pastor (lead vocational elder) Needed!


Living Hope Bible Church

P.O. Box 1124

Glendive, MT 59330

Position Available

Title: pastor (lead vocational elder)

Hours: Full-time

Job Description

Responsibilities for Vocational Elder
● Lead the preaching and teaching schedule at LHBC
○ Preach 40-45 Sundays per year.
○ Set the tone for doctrinal distinctives of LHBC through preaching and teaching.
○ Model Christ centered, expository preaching and teaching that promotes and
integrates with discipleship ministries of LHBC.
■ Develop preachers to share Sunday Morning responsibility.
■ Shepherd and counsel in such a way that also trains others to do the same
● Lead the implementation of the vision of the elders for LHBC through training the church
doctrinally, leading the church by example, and developing qualified leaders.
○ The vocational elder will use his gifts of teaching and communication to strengthen
the church's biblical literacy, spiritual development, and health.
○ Share responsibility to facilitate membership classes to ensure that all members are
aware of and committed to the doctrines and practice of Scripture.

● Lead the lay elders
○ Mentor Elders towards growth in Christian maturity
○ Equip Elders for more effective shepherding ministry
○ Align the priorities of the Elders to cohere with the implementation of the vision of

● Lead in developing Gospel-culture across the church.
○ Model Gospel-culture for the body
○ Instruct the body as to how to apply the Gospel ministerially, relationally, and
spiritually to its life and relationships
○ Develop a welcoming environment where the lost are engaged, believers are safe to
be sinners and saints, and Jesus is exalted.
Responsibilities for General Pastoral Ministry
● Develop and disciple men towards growth in Christian maturity.
● Participate as an Elder in the board of Elders
● Assist in administering the ordinances
● Lead (or facilitate the leadership of) major Church Events (baptisms, Lord's Supper
services, All-Church Meeting, etc.)
● Coordinate (or conduct) funerals, weddings, and general pastoral counseling as appropriate.


The Vocational Elder (Pastor) is responsible for providing elder oversight for the preaching, vision,
and general direction of LHBC. Oversight of this ministry includes leading by aligning the Church
with the vision of the Elders of LHBC, feeding the body with the Scriptures, guarding the doctrine
and practice of the ministries of LHBC, and guiding the Church by shepherding and discipling its
members. The Vocational Elder will work closely with the lay elders, deacons and other appropriate
personnel of LHBC.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate
● An authentic relationship with Jesus and a desire to follow Him in every aspect of life
● Elder Qualified (1 Tim. 3; Titus 2)
● An agreement with the beliefs, purpose, vision, and core values of the church
● An attitude of servant leadership and a relational aptitude that evidences a genuine love for
people, flexibility, and an appreciation of differences
● A shepherd’s heart
● A humble, transparent, and teachable spirit that is responsive, open to constructive
evaluation, and eager to learn
● An ability to recruit, organize, develop and communicate with leaders and teams
● A self-starting attitude that identifies, strategizes, and implements what needs to be done
● An aptitude for addressing and resolving conflict
● Willingness to participate in elder consensus decision-making

Preferred Experience and Education
● 5 years of ministry experience
● Evidence of consistent biblical maturity in leadership over time.
● M.A. in Biblical studies or higher.
● Training in Biblical counseling (MABC or certification with CCEF, ACBC, BCC, or other
Biblical counseling certifying boards)

Contact Info

Kevin Pettit

(208) 269-5125