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New Life Christian Center

Lead Pastor

Elkhart/Bristol, IN

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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance:  180

Location: Elkhart/Bristol, IN

The Role: Lead Pastor

New Life Church Center ServiceMeet New Life Christian Center:

New Life Christian Center is a family of believers who are dedicated to pursuing Jesus. The people at New Life Christian Center eagerly and kindly welcome whoever would come. The church offers small groups and seasonal festivals. The congregation is marked by generosity, close-knit community, authentic worship, a high value of scripture, and the Holy Spirit being alive and active within the people.

About the Lead Pastor:

New Life Christian Center is searching for a Lead Pastor who will lead and oversee the church to ensure the overall health of the ministries through vision, direction, leadership development, training, and administrative responsibilities. This position will help the staff to lead a healthy, flourishing church, fulfilling the vision.

New Life Christian Center WorshipThe Lead Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the church.

  • Creating an environment that encourages all the staff to work together as a team in ministry.

  • Serve as the head elder.

  • Lead and feed the congregation.

  • Provide excellent preaching and teaching and be the primary teacher in the weekend services.

  • Hear and obey God and be led by Holy Spirit

  • To engage in pastoral care (Coaching, Visitations, Weddings, and Funerals).

  • To complete various projects as assigned.

  • Posses a heart to love and serve people, and the ability to guide, mentor, and minister to people.

  • Be committed to the development of New Life’s vision and values for the staff, the church, and the community.

  • Clearly communicates vision and direction to the elders, ministry leaders, and congregation.

NLCC ServiceWhat You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor:

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years of ministry experience

  • Undergraduate degree, required

  • Seminary degree, preferred

  • Experience as a Lead Pastor preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Discretion with confidential matters

  • Able to guide, mentor, and minister to people

  • Ability to lead by example as a servant leader

  • Have a proven track record of healthy ministry

  • Successful organizational and relational abilities

  • Ability to develop, lead, and equip teams

  • Solid communicator of the Word of God

  • Navigates conflict resolution well

  • Ability to maintain a proper personal life balance between your own spiritual health and development, family, and ministry responsibilities

  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills in all areas of pastoral leadership

  • Demonstrates clearly a proficiency in effective delegating

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Called to full-time pastoral ministry and, more specifically, called to serve as the Lead Pastor of New Life Christian Center

  • Meet the scriptural qualifications of the position as outlined in 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9

  • Passionate leader committed to New Life’s vision and values

  • Heart to love and serve people

  • Displays a positive attitude

  • Helpful

  • Team player

  • Lives a life that embodies a personal and growing relationship with Christ, that is congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders such as found in 1 Timothy. 3:1-3; 2 Timothy 2; and Titus 1:5-9

  • Possesses a teachable, correctable, and humble heart

New Life Christian Center Community

What it's Like to Live in Bristol, IN: 

Bristol is a very diverse community ripe for evangelism, with many unchurched people. The local churches work well together to serve the surrounding community. The town is small with a population of around 1,800, but it is growing and has a large workforce. Bristol is known as the corndog capital of the world. Bristol is one of many towns in Elkhart County. Elkhart County has a population of over 200,000 people. It provides the 12th most affordable housing market out of 300 major metropolitan areas in the United States. Due to its large RV manufacturing industry, Elkhart County is known as “The RV Capital of the World”. The campus of Notre Dame as well as a large shopping district is approximately a 30 minute drive away. In an easy morning drive, you can be dipping your toes in the waters of Lake Michigan or walking the streets of Chicago. Every town in Elkhart County has their own unique small town feel. The town just 7 miles from Bristol is Middlebury. Middlebury is also a small town with a population of around 4,000. The town is known for it’s picturesque downtown area, lined with historic buildings, local shops, and restaurants. One of the highlights of Middlebury is its rich Amish heritage. The town is home to a significant Amish population, and visitors can experience Amish culture firsthand by visiting local markets, shops, and farms that offer handmade goods. Middlebury is also known for its scenic countryside, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, and exploring the beautiful natural surroundings, including nearby parks and trails. The town hosts various community events throughout the year, including festivals, fairs, and parades, which bring residents together. Overall, in Middlebury/Bristol, you will find the perfect place to settle and raise a family.


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