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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Pastor ASSISTANT PASTOR: F/T; Nonprofit Christian church; conduct pastoral activities; Master of Divinity or Related; Resume: Only Faith Church @ 1032 S. Crenshaw Bl., #C2, L.A., CA 90019...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77055
HC141869: Vision Church of Houston Houston, TX See Below To Apply Pastor: as an Ordained Pastor, oversee church worship services and evangelical activities; Master of Divinity, Theology or related; Vision Church of Houston 9022 Long Point Road, Houston, TX 77055...
ASSOCIATE PASTOR The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, MI has an immediate opening for an Associate Pastor. This position would complement our Senior Pastor / Head of Staff and our Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Ministries. Primary duties for this part-time position would include helping to lead our NeXus (relaxed, interactive) service, assisting with pastoral care as well as taking th...
Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky is seeking a God-called, ordained Baptist pastor to edify through God's Holy word and to direct our congregation by divine example, strong leadership abilities, and scriptural teaching. Submit the candidate package by mail to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 8496, Paducah, KY 42002. Deadline for submiss...
Company Confidential Decatur, AL, 35601
Central Park Baptist Church in Decatur is seeking to fill two part-time Secretarial positions: Financial/Pastor's Secretary Approx. 24 hrs/wk. Maintains church financial records. Receptionist duties. Minimum of 3-5 yrs. bookkeeping/accounting experience. Knowledge of Shelby Software or other church financial software and desktop publishing knowledge also a plus. Website, Worship Projection, and...
Vista Health Scranton, PA
Description The Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers Hospice directly and through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. · Performs other related duties as assigned. Position purpose statements are intended to describe the general nature of work to be performed and are not intended to be con...
Seeking candidates for a full-time position to serve as the Family Pastor at Four Corners Church in Cincinnati, OH. Four Corners is a 10 year old, non-denominational church in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. We recently transitioned from being a mobile church to a permanent facility. We are evangelical, and value making a place where people can belong before they believe. At the same time...
Community Health Systems Inc Scranton, PA
Description The spiritual care coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers Hospice directly and through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Performs other related duties as assigned. Position purpose statements are intended to describe the general nature of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as a...
Vista Health Scranton, PA
Description The spiritual care coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers Hospice directly and through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Performs other related duties as assigned. Position purpose statements are intended to describe the general nature of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as a...
Scranton Hospice Scranton, PA
Description The Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers Hospice directly and through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. · Performs other related duties as assigned. Position purpose statements are intended to describe the general nature of work to be performed and are not intended to be con...
Northeast Pennsylvania Home Care Scranton, PA
Description The spiritual care coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers Hospice directly and through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Performs other related duties as assigned. Position purpose statements are intended to describe the general nature of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as a...
Southeast Christian Church Louisville, KY, 40202
Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally. Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and ...
Community Health System Scranton, PA, 18510
The Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers Hospice directly and through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. · Performs other related duties as assigned. Position purpose statements are intended to describe the general nature of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as an ...
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...
Vista Health 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...
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 ...
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 ...
Part-Time Secretary Wanted, The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK. $15/hr., 15 hrs./wk. Prior experience and computer skills a must. Email resumes to: ***** Mail resumes to: 502 W. Maine, Enid, OK 73701 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
Organist/Choir Director Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Export seeks an Organist/Choir Director beginning in Sept. The successful candidate will have an education in music or equivalent exp. Knowledge of liturgical service, choral techniques, and music appropriate for church services is required. Responsibilities may include presentation of musical portions of the liturgy, performance of anthems and au...
Christian Youth Director. Farmville United Methodist Church is seeking an enthusiastic, committed, creative, and experienced person who enjoys working with children, youth and adults to direct, support and grow our youth ministry. The successful applicant will be expected to develop strong relationships with our youth and have an active life of faith. Good organizational and communication skills...

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