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Pulpit Minister / Preacher Job Description


Purpose:          The purpose is to glorify God in word, worship, and daily lives.  This ministry position is to promote growth in relationship with the Lord, relationships with one another and outreach to the lost.


Summary:        The Naples Church of Christ is seeking an experienced Pulpit Minister who is knowledgeable of the Scriptures and has been gifted to preach, teach, and equip the Church for discipleship and service.  The Pulpit Minister will be a devoted follower / disciple of Jesus.  The Pulpit Minister’s life should demonstrate a passionate faith in God, a strong commitment to the Lordship of Christ, the leading of the Spirit, and the authority of the Scripture.  The Pulpit Minister, under the oversight of the shepherds and as a member of the ministry team, will work and support the vision of the Naples Church of Christ.  The Pulpit Minister must be a mode that demonstrates a faithful Christian and set a proper example of Christian behavior at all times.



            Accountable to the shepherds, reports to the shepherds.

            Preach at Sunday services.

            Teach a Bible study class Sunday A.M.

            Teach a Bible study class or devotional on Wednesday P.M.

            Visit members, shut-ins, nursing homes, and visitors regularly.

            Coordinate with ministry team and staff.

            Coordinate planned ministry / congregational activities that reflect Biblical objectives.

            Encourage / attend Tuesday morning prayer group.

            Provide a monthly status report to the shepherds concerning contacts, activities, issues, concerns, and needs. 

            Available as needed / as applicable on days off (special circumstances, funerals, emergencies, etc.).

            Maintain availability by phone and schedule regular office hours and days off. 

            Provide counseling to those who desire it.


            Develop relationships outside the Church and within the community.  Participate in community activities.

            Lead the establishment of written goals for the overall ministry program and have a detailed plan on how to accomplish and reach goals                 each year.  Review with the shepherds prior to implementing. 

            Development of our youth and young adult groups.

            Function as a valuable part of the ministry team and staff at Naples Church of Christ.

            Family participates as a family unit within the church.

            Advise the shepherds of any special problems, issues and / or conflicts with the congregation. 

            Spend an appropriate amount of time each day in personal Bible study and prayer for personal spiritual growth. 

            Have self-improvement / career goals for the year and review with the shepherds.

            Attend all scheduled church services and fellowships.

            Develop sermons / plans / themes for preaching which are consistent with mission statement and direction of the shepherds.

            Develop an understanding of the various ministries at Naples Church of Christ.

            Annual performance evaluation with the shepherds.


            Member of the Church of Christ.

            Strong faith and commitment to the call of serving the Lord as a pulpit minister and evangelist.

            Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written as well as a demonstrated ability to lead Bible study, organize activities,                                 communicate ideas, and use time effectively.

            Ministry degree with Bible major is preferred, but applicants without a degree who have demonstrated successful ministry experience                       will be considered.

            A proven evangelism and ministry track record.


            Interpersonal Skills – approachable, builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact in tense situations; has a                       style that puts others at ease.

            Biblical Knowledge – a proficient knowledge of the Bible and ability to apply biblical principle to current culture.

            Communication – clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to the Church in a manner that engages the                                audience and helps them understand and retain the message. 

            Collaboration – works effectively and cooperatively with others; establishes and maintains relationships with a spirit of humility.

            Continuous Learning and Development – posses a deep desire for continuous personal growth; regularly creating and taking advantage                    of learning opportunities.

            Leadership – effective servant leader.  Models the vision of the church and the shepherds and motivates others to take action in support                    of the vision.

            Planning and Organizing – establishes courses of action to ensure that work is completed efficiently.  Ability to prioritize, schedule,                             maintain focus, and follow through to completion.

            Work Standards – sets high standards for excellence and quality; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing                       tasks and objectives.  Self-motivated, initiates action and goes beyond routine requirements. 

To apply please email your resume and a link to one of your Sunday sermons to the Search Committee at:

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