Pastor Jobs


Pastor Job Overview


A pastor’s job is to lead religious services and prayers and to lead religious organizations and direct their day-to-day operations. They teach and mentor congregants and perform rituals such as marriage.

Assistant pastors help lead services, administer sacraments, recruit new members and teach.

Music pastors direct the choir, church band and soloists and possibly provide accompaniment.

Pastor jobs in churches are typically filled by the denomination, which may refer to its pastors as priests, ministers or preachers. The pastor typically selects someone to fill the music pastor job.

Pastor Job Types


Not all pastors work in churches. Some work in the community.

Chaplains give spiritual support to patients in medical facilities, servicepersons in the military and inmates in correctional facilities.

Pastoral counselors combine spiritual and psychological counseling. Many pastoral counselors are also licensed mental health professionals. Pastoral counselors work in institutions, at counseling organizations and as private practitioners.

Pastor Education and Certification


To work as a pastor for a mainline Christian church or to get a chaplain’s job, you’ll need a master of divinity degree. If you want to combine ministry with a second specialty, seek a master of arts degree from a seminary. Lay pastor work typically requires a two-year master of theological studies degree or certificate.

The master of theology program is a one-year capstone degree that prepares students for ordination or a PhD program.

Graduate-level pastor education also includes the doctor of ministry, an advanced degree for those with a BA or master’s who will work as a pastor or have a secondary specialty such as youth ministry or urban ministry. Those who want to teach or do research would opt for a PhD.

A number of denominations offer pastoral counseling certifications as do some nonsectarian organizations.

Pastor Job Market


Pastor employment will grow 18 percent between 2010 and 2020, about average for all jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports.

Religious organizations fill about 12 percent of pastor jobs, but hospitals, nursing homes and home-health companies also hire clergy for pastor jobs. State and federal governments offer pastor careers as well, BLS says.

Pastor Salaries


The median pastor salary was $44,140 in 2011, with the top 10 percent earning $78,420, according to the BLS.
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248 Pastor jobs found on Monster.

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The Morning Star Baptist Church has an opening for a Senior pastor. Please submit resumes via email to: morningstarbaptist ***** NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
PASTOR Light of Grace Korean Presbyterian Church. MS in Divinity or Theology, Cert of Ordination Req: 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523...
PART-TIME PASTOR Wanted for the First Congregational Church of Grand Junction MI, please submit resumes to *****...
Company Confidential Niles, OH, 44446
Senior Pastor Senior Pastor for NE Ohio Church For further info: PVchurch.net/employment This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Pastor - Southern Baptist Church receiving resumes for pastor position. Send resume to Second Baptist Church, 900 S. 11th Street, Herrin, IL 62948 Posting provided by:...
SENIOR PASTOR NE Ohio Church. Info: pvchurch.net/employment provided by The Warren Tribune-Chronicle...
Company Confidential Niles, OH, 44446
SENIOR PASTOR for N.E. Ohio Church For further info: PVchurch.net/employment...
nEW lIFE IN CHRIST INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHurCH Position Overview and Requirements EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MASTERS DEGREE PREFERRED SPECIALIZED TRAINING/REQUIRED READING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SUPPORTIVE OF MENTORING YOUTH EXPERIENCE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS (VERBAL AND WRITTEN); PROVEN ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS, 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN YOUTH MINISTRY APPLICATION INFORMATION Th...
Company Confidential HERRIN, IL, 62948
PASTOR Search – Southern Baptist Church receiving resumes for pastor position. Send resume to Second Baptist Church, 900 S. 11th Street, Herrin, IL 62948....
PASTOR, ASSOCIATE: (At Church of Peace Presbyterian Church USA) Job in Los Angeles, CA. Deliver sermon & lead religious services. Mail resume w/4 ref. to Keedae Kim 1640 W. Cordova St. Los Angeles, CA 90007...
Company Confidential Indiana, PA, 15701
PASTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana, PA is seeking an enthusiastic, gifted, and dynamic person to serve as Pastor of Children's Ministries. This position is primarily responsible for building and delivering a faith-centered children's ministry program including but not limited to coordinating and overseeing all Christian education functions for children birth...
ASST. PASTOR – NY, NY – HELP SR. PASTOR IN FULFILLING HIS ROLE AS SPIRITUAL LEADER, PASTOR & TEACHER; LEAD SERVICES; HELP W/ PROJECTS; MONITOR CHURCH MINISTRIES & ALERT SR. PASTOR TO AREAS OF CONCERN; HELP DEVELOP, ORGANIZE & GIVE LEADERSHIP TO MINISTRIES; DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING MATERIALS; VISIT MEMBERS, HOSPITALS & SHUT-INS; HELP SR. PASTOR W/ WORSHIP & PASTORAL CARE CONCERNS; HELP AT FUN...
Senior Pastor (jobsite: Palatine, IL) to preach and provide spiritual guidance. Min. Req: 1) Master of Divinity, Theology, or related 2) 12 mos. Missionary exp. & 3) Ordination. Mail Resumes to Cornerstone Evangelical Community Church, 41 S. Rohlwing Rd., Palatine, IL 60074....
Community Health Systems Inc Wasilla, AK
Description May perform duties of chaplain, which includes counseling and visiting. Develops and provides services designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients and their families and hospital employees. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and la...
Southeast Christian Church Louisville, KY, 40202
Our soon to open Southwest Campus has an immediate opening for a Campus Support Pastor. We are looking for someone who is extremely gifted administratively and yet has the heart of a Pastor. This person will lead and coordinate day-to-day operations at the campus as well as making hospital calls and other pastoral duties. Job responsibilities include: Oversee campus details, projects, events, al...
Mat-Su Regional Hospice Wasilla, AK
Description May perform duties of chaplain, which includes counseling and visiting. Develops and provides services designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients and their families and hospital employees. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and la...
Whitworth University Spokane, WA
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing an education of mind and heart through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a .....
Light Of Grace Korean Presbyterian Church Pleasant Hill, CA
PASTOR Light of Grace Korean Presbyterian Church. MS in Divinity or Theology, Cert of Ordination Req: 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 acdc:9_0005295701-01...
Position: The Senior Pastor is to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the congregation of Love Center Ministries (LCM), and to lead our ministry in broad based evangelism to the surrounding community. The Senior Pastor will work with the Board of Governors in establishing and implementing the mission and vision of the LCM, and in partnership with the Ecclesiastical Council to equip the mi...
Community Health System Wasilla, AK
May perform duties of chaplain, which includes counseling and visiting. Develops and provides services designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients and their families and hospital employees. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is exp...

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Minister

Salaries

$18,000.00 - $80,000.00
Typical Salary for Minister
(117 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Master's
44%
Bachelor's
32%
Some College Coursework Completed
9.3%
Doctorate
6.7%
Associates
4%
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