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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115 Pastor jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Rome, 30165
Cornerstone Church of Rome of Rome, GA opening for Hispanic Ministry. Serve Hispanic congregation fostering relationship with God. Plan and carry out religious services. Guide and supervise prayer groups. Required: Ordained minister + 2 yr exp as Pastor or rltd. 2 yrs exp with counseling individuals& small groups, growing church base, org small groups for volunteer efforts. Qualified applicants se...
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 Those inter...
PASTOR: Conduct religious worship & deliver sermons. Master's in Divinity, Theology, or related field req'd. Heavenly Hope Church. Mail resume to: 3416 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90004...
Company seeking Full-Time Pastor to oversee a wide variety of patient care activities as directed by the Spiritual Care Director. She/he will be responsible for pastoral and spiritual care for patients and staff of the Treatment Center, including individual sessions and group facilitation. Some duties will include; leading church services/ministerial functions, Support and train ministerial intern...
The pastor is responsible to the church for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, for using his skills in administrative leadership, for engaging in pastoral care ministries to meet the needs of persons in the church and in the community. Voices of Faith has seven locations in Georgia and one in Louisiana. This pastor would be our Baton Rouge Campus Pastor. We highly recommend this individual to...
Mountainside, 07092
You’re a mature Christian person gifted to lead and pastor a medium/large sized campus as part of a multi-site church in northern New Jersey. We’re Liquid Church and we can’t wait to meet you! About Liquid Church. Liquid Church is a contemporary, non-denominational Christian church in New Jersey. We currently have four church campuses in Morristown, New Brunswick, Nutley, and Mountainside, and app...
Company Confidential San Bernardino, CA, 92405
Job Purpose: HOME VISITS FOR initial and follow up spiritual assessments. Bereavement support. Assist with marketing and volunteer coordination. Masters of Divinity required New Grads Welcome Job location: 1998 N Arrowhead avene, San Bernardino, CA Accomplishes job purpose by performing duties. Email resume to ***** Duties: * Accomplishes organization goals by accepting owne...
Job Title: Financial Secretary/Bookkeeper Reports to Executive Pastor Department: Office Staff Revision Date: November 1, 2013 Full time Position Role/Scope:Responsible for maintaining the financial records of the church in accordance with accepted accounting practices, the UMC Book of Discipline and State and Federal laws. This position is accountable to the Finance Committee. Major Responsibilit...
BUSINESS MANAGER OUR LADY OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC CHURCH, DELTONA Closing Date: Until Filled FT/PT: Full-time Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience and education; competitive salary and benefits program. Brief Description of Job: Supports the pastor’s responsibilities to the parish and is a steward of the physical, financial and personnel resources of the parish. Directs the management of the...
PRN This opportunity is for a start up Hospice Agency in Indianapolis, IN A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting al...
Small church seeking a part-time Music/Youth Coordinator to help us develop the talent and faith of our current membership, and broaden the scope of our outreach. AV and keyboard skills required. Additional instruments a plus. Send cover letter and resume to: Email: ***** attn. Pastor Dee Mede or Mail: Zion UMC 808 Jefferson St, Mendota IL 61342 Attn: Pastor Dee Mede Posting provided by...
Company Confidential Saint Petersburg, FL, 33702
This position is located in St Pete Florida and this church does provide relocation assistance. The position below is paying a salary range of 55k-60k plus 3% employer pension contribution and health benefits. Director of Preschool Ministries Job Description Principle Functions: Directs and manages the administrative affairs of the The Church's Preschool in full accordance with laws and regulation...
George H. Pastor and Sons General Contracting are seeking an onsite superintendent "work from anywhere". Candidate must have sufficient transportation, and basic construction tools. Out of state travel is preferred and restaurant construction experience is mandatory. Applicant must be proficient in reading blue prints and relaying the information to subcontractors and owners in the form of job sit...
Job Summary/Overview The overall function of the Administrative Assistant is to provide administrative office management for Zion Lutheran Church, including the pastor, church council, and the congregation. As such, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the general operation of the Church office. The Administrative Assistant is a highly-visible position who serves as the front line staff...
PRN Patriot Heights - 5001 Fawn Meadow San Antonio, TX 78240 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their ne...
PRN Patriot Heights - 5001 Fawn Meadow San Antonio, TX 78240 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their ne...
Zumbro Lutheran Church Parish Administrator Part-time: exempt Reports to: Directing Pastor Application closing date: July 30, 2014 Qualifications and Experience General skill sets include: Effective oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal skills Confidentiality Leadership Strategic thinking Ability to work effectively with teams Organizational skills Analytical skills Specific s...
General Description Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) is a multi-cultural, multi generational church of 300 congregants. CBC is currently seeking a Director of Worship to grow our current worship ministry into a robust worship program. Successful candidates must have a willingness to lead us to the next level of worship and ministry based on the vision that God has provided for our church and within th...
Description: The Custodial Associate is responsible for all aspects of custodial and janitorial needs for campus buildings including, but not limited to, dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning, supplies management, and proactively maintaining facility cleanliness. This position reports to the Facilities Director. Responsibilities: Thoroughly clean facilities throughout the week as outline...
TITLE:Financial Secretary HOURS: Monday-Thursday TBD (Salaried – 20 hours per week) Weekend hours may also be required depending on church programs & events QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a member in good standing of a local Church Organization College graduate or equivalent work-related experience Minimum of five years’ experience as an executive secretary Strong computer skills are imperative (MS Windo...
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Minister

Salaries

$18,000.00 - $80,000.00
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Education / Training

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