Section Title

    • Senior Minister
    • Non-Denominational Church
    • Church Size: 250 members with 150 average per Sunday
    • Full Time Position

    Summary of Role:

    New Life Church is seeking to hire a new Senior Minister for our multi-generational, Shepherd-led congregation. He will serve as the primary leader in the areas of preaching/teaching, vision casting, staff oversight, and shepherding our congregation. Our desire is to find a Senior Minister who can bring all of the different ministries together as a unified team, build strong relationships, and grow our congregation both spiritually and physically. The Senior Minister and his wife will serve as one of our Shepherding Couples and will be accountable to the Shepherding Couples Team for their specific role.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    The final job description will be agreed upon between the Shepherding Couples and the incoming Senior Minister. Below is a general list of job responsibilities, in no particular order, as a reference point.

    • Must have an intimate relationship with God, a desire to preach and teach, and a love for God’s people.
    • Lead and attend staff meetings and retreats.
    • Cultivate a strong staff culture by leading and working alongside them in personal discipleship, individual mentoring, goal setting, and vision casting.
    • Lead and work alongside the other Shepherds and staff to cast vision and systems that will guide our church to impact our community with the hope that Jesus brings.
    • Pastoral care for the members of New Life alongside other church staff and Shepherds, including officiating weddings and funerals.
    • Counsel church members or refer as needed.
    • Oversee building and grounds.


    • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of a shepherd as taught in the Scriptures (1 Timothy 3 & 5, Titus 1 & 2, 1 Peter 5).
    • Has the ability and desire to preach and teach.
    • Possesses strong gifts of leading, teaching, administration, organization, and time management.
    • Is theologically aligned with New Life Church’s Statement of Faith
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Ministry Field or comparable experience
    • 5+ years of ministry experience is preferred


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  • New Life Church is a celebrative, grace-filled, second-chance church which began as a church plant on September 11, 2005, and whose founding Minister, Tim Halstead, is retiring.  Church planting is part of our DNA, and New Life has helped plant 16 churches over the past 17 years.  We are dedicated to being a church who plants churches and have a heavy burden for the lost.    


    New Life Church has grown from meeting in the gymnasium of a local elementary school in our infancy, to the purchase of a unique facility about 15 years ago – the old Odessa Country Club.  Over the years we have renovated most of it and this unique 12-acre campus, complete with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts, allows us to reach our community and many non-profit organizations through activities throughout the year.  

  • Odessa is home to some of the most friendly, loyal, and hard-working people you ever will meet. Odessa is an oilfield town and much of the DNA of our town is connected to the oil & gas industry. Odessa has a population of 120,000 with an additional 50,000 people who live in Ector County which surrounds Odessa.

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