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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234 Pastor jobs found on Monster.

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PASTOR Do pastoral services of preaching, bible study and prayer for Korean congregation; counsel members for spiritual growth; Req'd. Masters degree in Divinity, Theology or Christian edu. ; Foreign equiv. degree acceptable; 8am-5pm, Wed.-Sun. 40hr/wk; Mail resume to Korean Glory Baptist Church at 1506 Bingham Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304...
MISSION PASTOR Responsible for ministry to the Korean speaking members of the congregation. Apply by mail only to The River Community Church, 6322 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311, ATTN: Senior Pastor....
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 DREXEL HILL, PA, 19026
Pastor Pastor (Drexel Hill, PA): F/T; Conduct Christian religious worship & perform other Christian religious functions. Min. Master of Divinity, Ordained & Korean language requiredd. Drug test & background check. Mail resume to Podowon Korean Presbyterian Church, 5290 Township Line Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026....
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...
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...
Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur, AL is in search of a humble man of God to serve as Pastor. We have approximately 125 members. Please submit your resume via email to ***** or via ground mail to P.O. Box 2676 Decatur, AL 35602. Resumes will be accepted through September 15....
Associate Pastor Living Fountain Korean Church Carrollton, TX Associate Pastor for a local Korean ministry. Requires a MA in Divinity. Must be an ordained minister with the ability to speak Korean fluently. Full time in Carrollton, TX. Applicants send resumes to Living Fountain Korean Church at *****. The Dallas Morning News - 08/17/2014...
Assistant Pastor Needed 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 C...
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...
Company Confidential Indiana, PA, 15701
DIRECTOR/PASTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES Local church seeking Director/Pastor of Children's Ministries. Responsible for reaching and nurturing children and their families through Christian education, programming and outreach. Education or Seminary degree preferred. Submit cover letter and resume to: Office Mgr., PO Box 6, Indiana, PA 15701....
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PASTOR Derbyshire Baptist Church, Richmond, Va, seeks an enthusiastic and skilled individual to serve as the Pastor's Ministry Assistant. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with strong customer service skills, have the ability to organize an office using excellent verbal and written communication skills. Submit a resume to the church office at churchoffice...
Georgia Recruiting Glouster, OH
Senior Pastor Northside Christian Church ? Macon, Georgia, United States Job Description Northside Christian Church, a non-denominational New Testament Christian church, located in Macon, GA is actively searching for a full-time Senior Minister....
First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs is seeking an experienced, full-time Administrative Assistant for two Associate Pastors in our church. Candidates must have a growing and mature relationship with Christ and must share the core values of our Church. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 5+ years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, preferably with experience working in a church. 2. ...
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Vista Health Sharon, PA
Description The duties of Hospice Chaplain include counseling and visiting hospice patients, family members, and caregivers involving the processes of death, dying, grief and bereavement. He or she will develop and provide services designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients and their families and agency employees. In this role the chaplain will rely on extensive experience ...
Community Health Systems Inc Sharon, PA
Description The duties of Hospice Chaplain include counseling and visiting hospice patients, family members, and caregivers involving the processes of death, dying, grief and bereavement. He or she will develop and provide services designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients and their families and agency employees. In this role the chaplain will rely on extensive experience ...
Living Foundtation Korean Church Carrollton, TX
Associate Pastor Living Fountain Korean Church Carrollton, TX Associate Pastor for a local Korean ministry. Requires a MA in Divinity. Must be an ordained minister with the ability to speak Korean fluently. Full time in Carrollton, TX. Applicants send resumes to Living Fountain Korean Church at ***** The Dallas Morning News - 08/17/2014...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA, 02298
Job Summary: Phlebotomists performs phlebotomy services on all patients at BIDMC. This person obtains patient identification and maintains vein preservation and specimen labeling procedures. A Phlebotomist transports routine and STAT specimens to appropriate laboratories. Essential Responsibilities: Perform venipunctures, including blood culture collection, and fingersticks ensuring proper ID/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, ...

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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%
(75 Respondents)
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