Pastoral Job Description & Application Process

Job Description

TITLE: Senior Pastor
STATUS: Full-Time
The Senior Pastor will lead and guide Immanuel CRC through effective preaching and teaching of the Gospel, purposeful and relationship-based pastoral care, and servant-modeled leadership. All activities will be primarily focused on reflecting our vision to advance God’s kingdom in our hearts, neighborhood and in the next generation.
  • Preaching & Teaching
    • Prepares and delivers Biblically based, Christ-centered preaching for Sunday and special worship services.
    • Provides consistent teaching and encouragement in support of seeking and growing disciples.
  • Pastoral Care
    • Supports pastoral care needs of the church as appropriate, through development of personal relationships, and in partnership with Council.
    • Officiates at marriages, funerals and other special functions as needed.
  •  Leadership and Administration
    • Works with the Council and other church staff to formulate and communicate the overall vision and goals of the church.
    • Supervises, equips, mentors, encourages, and supports church staff as they seek to advance the vision and goals of the church.
    • Maintains current knowledge of ministry plans and activities; provides pertinent communication regarding ministry events/activities to appropriate persons/groups.
  • Worship
    • Provides final approval and direction for Immanuel’s worship services in close alignment with Worship Coordinator.
    • Ensures, along with the Elders, that the preaching of the Word, prayer, praise, receiving of gifts and the administration of the Lord’s Supper and baptism are conducted faithfully.
    • Leads and facilitates new members classes and professions of faith.
    • Serves as a member of the Worship committee.
  • Other
    • Prepares and provides documents and reports, as requested.
    • Accomplishes classis and denominational responsibilities as needed.
    • Serves as a non-voting member of church Council and Elder Teams.
    • Supports the prayer ministry of the church.
  • Ordained pastor qualified to serve in the Christian Reformed Church.
  • Exhibits a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life submitted to the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • Exhibits a passion for ministering to both seekers and those already on a faith journey.
  • Understands and believes the tenets of the Reformed Christian faith.
  • Exhibits gifts in the areas of preaching/teaching, leadership, and discipleship.
  • Commits to working with the Council and other staff in carrying out the vision and goals of Immanuel CRC
  • Commits to continued spiritual and professional growth.
  • The Senior Pastor is accountable to the Pastoral Elders and the Executive Committee.
  • The Senior Pastor’s work and performance will be reviewed annually by the Executive committee.
  • The Senior Pastor will be assisted by the Pastoral Elders on a periodic basis to develop goals and plans for ministry at Immanuel CRC.

Application Process

Thank you for your prayerful consideration for the Pastor’s position at Immanuel CRC in Hudsonville Michigan. We would love to hear from you and we will consider you for this role when we receive the following information:
Please send all materials electronically to:
Or mail to:
Immanuel CRC
Attn.: Pastor Search Team
3520 Kiel St,
Hudsonville, MI 49426
We will confirm receipt of your documents and contact you to determine next steps.
Note: Recent Seminary graduates who are Candidates for Ministry are welcome to apply.