Pastoral Position

Lead Pastor of Connection
Central: A Christ-Centered Church

2015 Pennington Road | Ewing, New Jersey 08618 | 609-882-0337

To apply for this position:
Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to

Direct Staff Reports: TBD
Work Hours and Schedule: This is a full-time salaried position. The scheduling of work hours may re-adjust according to the needs of
the ministry.

Description: The Lead Pastor of Connection is responsible for leading the congregation to spiritual maturity by integrating people within the church, for interacting and relating to people in order to interest them in Christ and Central, and for discipleship and stewardship.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engagement 
    Interacting and relating to people in order to interest them in Christ and in Central so that they become more interested in spiritual matters leading to salvation and becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.

  • Integration
    Facilitating the participation of all people - children, adults, singles and families - into the purpose and life of the church, respecting and utilizing their God-given gifts, abilities and diverse backgrounds.

  • Discipleship
    Encouraging, guiding, and teaching believers through intensive relationship building and spiritual apprenticeship to guide specific relational growth with Christ. Relying on Life Groups and Bible education to spur people’s knowledge of Christ and form their Christian character. 

  • Promoting a Culture of Stewardship
    Developing a culture of stewardship as part of developing the spiritual maturity of believers through their use of their life, time and treasure to His glory.

  • Shared Preaching/Teaching 
    Prepare and deliver sermons for weekly worship services and group sessions that are based on the inspired Word of God.

  • Align and Drive Vision
    Providing final form and structure to our central, forward-looking purpose as a church and making it known by all so it is active and forceful.

  • Pastoral Shepherding
    Protects, guides and watches over the people of the congregation with particular emphasis on ministering in Christ to the lost and the hurting.

  • Strategic Planning
    Responsible for the formation of the methodologies and plans needed to support the attainment of our Vision and Mission.


  • Experience in integration and discipleship and in promoting the doctrine of stewardship
  • Affirms Central’s beliefs, Mission, and Vision
  • High regard and competency for the faithful expository preaching of the Word
  • Effective use of multimedia/visual aids in messages
  • Able to relate the text to the current culture (contextualize)
  • Deep knowledge of and training in biblical theology, philosophy, practice of ministry, and pastoral care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) and think strategically
  • Ability to make decisions, problem solve, manage conflict, thrive on a team, and raise up leaders
  • Self-starter, good time management, flexible and adaptable
  • Experience working on a pastoral team preferred
  • A people-person – someone who enjoys being with or talking to other people
  • A heart for the lost to come to faith in Christ
  • Meets the Biblical qualification of an elder
  • A deep love for the local church

To apply for this position:
Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to

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2015 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08618  I  Phone: (609) 882-0337

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