Senior Pastor Job Description

North Haven Church, in North St. Paul, MN, is a church FOR North St. Paul and the surrounding communities. We are seeking to fill the role of Senior Pastor, a unique opportunity to serve God in a multi-generational congregation in the Twin Cities.


North Haven Church is looking for a visionary Senior Pastor who will continue to execute God’s will, furthering His glory through clear communication and relationship building. As the next Senior Pastor, you will lead and direct the preaching/teaching ministry to ensure that significant and biblically based messages are delivered with passion and excellence. While under the supervision of the Elder Board, you will lead the staff and shepherd the church.

Candidate Characteristics

  • Demonstrate a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ which is evidenced in your daily life and exhibited through the character qualities outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • Earnestly seek God’s will above all else
  • Seek and promote prayer as a priority, both personally and in the life of the church
  • Demonstrate a passionate, heartfelt love for people with a Christ-like concern for their spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Actively disciple and mentor individuals as Christ did with His disciples
  • Have empathy and compassion for those who are struggling and in need

North Haven Church is looking for a Senior Pastor to fulfill the following priorities:

Lead and Communicate Vision

  • Combine our past traditions and vision in a new and fresh way that extends beyond the walls of the church and into the community
  • Lead staff with a unified vision, and communicate vision to the rest of the congregation
  • Fuel a warm community within the church that helps promote growth
  • Practice transferring leadership responsibilities to younger generations (keychain leadership)

Equip the Church for God’s Mission

  • Provide the church body with the tools and understanding needed to engage our communities on a deeper level
  • Guide the congregation to go deeper into individual relationships with Christ and practically apply His teaching in their lives
  • Equip the congregation to develop and utilize spiritual gifts
  • Support opportunities for hands-on ministry

Reach People in the Surrounding Community

  • Share the gospel in an authentic and unwavering manner
  • Come alongside the people of the surrounding communities, schools, businesses, and other organizations
  • Guide the church in meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our communities
  • Develop an environment where it is okay to belong before you believe
  • Cultivate church ministries

Candidate Responsibilities

Beyond addressing the priorities listed above, you shall intentionally seek to know North Haven Church and surrounding communities, demonstrate hospitality, actively listen, provide biblical correction and desire to care for those who don’t know Christ. As Senior Pastor you will also be responsible for providing pastoral care and support, mentoring as needed, and participate in various special services and events such as weddings, funerals, prayer meetings, baptisms, child dedications, ministry ordinations, communion, etc.

Pastoral Requirements

  • Experience in leading a staff and shepherding a congregation
  • Effectively communicate as a teacher, visionary, and spiritual/servant leader
  • Provide strong recommendations and references
  • Become a member of North Haven Church
  • Be committed to the vision, values, and beliefs, and agree with our statement of faith at North Haven Church
  • Possess a personal background that reflects strong moral and ethical character

Candidate Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Divinity degree
  • Ordained with ministerial license​
  • Experience serving as a Senior Pastor or Associate Pastor
  • Experience serving within or leading a ministry team​

Candidate Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with managing a multi-function staff
  • Experience working with a multi-generational church
  • Experience working in community-based non-profit, parachurch, or community-based activities


North Haven Church’s Senior Pastor position is full-time with competitive compensation and benefits package.

North Haven Church is accepting applicants through the Converge P3: Pastor Placement Process: