Lead Pastor at Maranatha Brethren Church (Hagerstown, Md.)

Maranatha Brethren Church is looking for its next Lead Pastor who can take the ministry to a higher level of strategic effectiveness by growing Christ-followers and reaching the un-churched, especially young families. As Christ-followers at Maranatha, we see the importance of reaching the next generations and realize with our well-maintained facility, financial backing, prayer support and more, this is God’s vision for our ministry. In light of this, we are seeking to have a ministry that emphasizes reaching the un-churched, growing Christ-followers, connecting them with each other, equipping them to actively minister; and developing leaders to own the various ministry segments. The church is currently averaging 115 at the Sunday Worship Service and is a member of the Charis Fellowship which is a network of locally-governed churches and ministries that are passionate about Jesus in Truth, Relationship, and Mission (For information on the Charis Fellowship follow this link: https://charisfellowship.com/beliefs/ ). We believe the church has great potential to reach many more, especially young families.

We have taken the time to assess our strengths and weaknesses and believe we are positioned to grow under the next strategic and relational Lead Pastor. We are located in Hagerstown, Maryland about 25 miles Northwest of Frederick, MD and 15 minutes south of the Pennsylvania state line .

The Lead Pastor will oversee/develop the following areas:

  • Development and implementation of the vision of the church
  • Development of ministry leaders
  • Coaching ministry workers
  • Oversight of the Sunday Worship Service including preaching regularly
  • Development of ministry systems
  • Oversight and development of an outreach culture
  • Oversight of the discipling system
  • Oversight of the guest follow up system
  • Oversight of the care and connection systems
  • Oversight and development of current and future staff members
  • Oversight of the teaching ministry

The Lead Pastor will…

  • Be a growing, mature Christ-follower
  • Be in agreement with Maranatha Brethren Church’s mission, vision, and doctrine
  • Have a strong desire to lead and develop the church
  • Have a strong desire to build relationships

Have the following skills:

  • Able to preach with a high degree of application and effectiveness
  • Able to think strategically
  • Able to develop and implement the ministry vision
  • Able to make wise decisions quickly
  • Able to develop and lead leaders
  • Able to develop, encourage, and coach ministry workers
  • Able to manage people
  • Able to resolve conflict

Have the following attitudes, abilities and desires:

  • Teachable
  • Team player
  • Always strives for excellence
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Desire to finish what is started, bringing tasks to completion
  • Ability to hold confidences with integrity
  • Desire to know and work alongside members and attenders of the church
  • Humble spirit

The Lead Pastor maintains relationships with the following people groups:

  • Elders
  • Deacons
  • Church Council
  • Current and future staff
  • Members and attenders of the church
  • Un-churched people within the circle of influence of the church

If you are interested, please send a cover letter introducing yourself and your resume to MaranathaScreeningTeam@gmail.com