Lubbock Christian University

Senior Pastor - The River Church - Panhandle, TX

Availability: Aug 18, 2022 -Dec 21, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description: About the Senior Pastor: The next Senior Pastor at The River will shepherd, teach, and be a faithful example of servant leadership to the congregation. The Senior Pastor will be expected to preach and lead services on Sundays, as well as perform other pastoral and administrative responsibilities. Through biblical teaching and application, the Senior Pastor will be able to challenge and help the congregation grow deeper. The Senior Pastor will also become a part of the Panhandle community both through The River by being an active presence in community events.

The Senior Pastor's Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide dynamic and applicable preaching of Scripture on Sunday mornings and during special services.
  • Ensure the teaching of the congregation in all ministry areas is consistent with God's holy word.
  • Coach and mentor church staff and lay leaders for greater ministry effectiveness.
  • Cast, develop, initiate, and drive the strategic vision of The River in partnership with the Elders.
  • Ensure that the church is cultivating positive relationships within the community in such a way to assist the advance of the gospel.

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Job Requirements: 

Education & Experience

  • 5 - 7 years of experience in a teaching capacity
  • Bachelor Degree and/or Seminary preferred
  • Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
  • Be Biblically sound and an excellent communicator of God's Word.
  • Gifted in administration.
  • Has experience working with an Elder Board.
  • People person.
  • An effective communicator used by the Holy Spirit.
  • Team Leader
  • Ability to proactively pursue and build relationships with people within the congregation and community.
  • Ability to build ministries and lead volunteers to grow God's kingdom and the church.
  • High moral character.
  • Have a Shepherd’s heart for the congregation, staff, and community.

Organization: The River Church
About the Organization: Here at The River, we believe that you will find family and purpose while experiencing a relationship with Jesus Christ. We desire for all backgrounds to be welcomed no matter where you are in your journey with God. 

Short-term goal:
To create a church culture where people of all backgrounds feel accepted, loved, and know they belong.

Long-term goal:
To see people's lives changed through the Gospel.

Panhandle, TX is a small community that is in the heart of the "Bible Belt". The population is around 2400 people with excellent rated schools from top to bottom, and high school sports still shut down the town as everyone comes out to cheer.  A very diverse community of churches that all have a good relationship and agree to work together for the betterment of the community.  The people in the Panhandle community are caring and loving.  To sum it up, a modern-day Mayberry!  

Organization Location: Panhandle, Texas-But if you need a different pace, Amarillo is an easy 30-minute drive for a bigger city feel without the headaches of living there. Set in the middle of the rugged plains of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo is a true “cow town” of cowboys and ranch life, with some color left over from its glory days as a watering hole on legendary Route 66. Today the area is accessible by modern transportation, and modern heating and air-conditioning have tamed the harsh plains environment. Along with agriculture and food processing, there is defense-related manufacturing and other basic industries. These changes have led to population growth and the buildup of the downtown area.




Who to contact

Name: Ellie Mixon
Address: 600 Euclid Ave
Panhandle, TX 79068