Greenford Lutheran Church

Greenford, Ohio, United States


  • Address: 7450 W. South Range Rd., Greenford, Ohio 44422
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Delaine DeChellis
  • Phone: 330.719.2377
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  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Sub-Category: Senior Pastor
  • Position Title: Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Greenford Lutheran Church

    PO Box 104 Greenford, OH 44422

    7450 W South Range Rd, Salem, OH 44460

    Phone:  330-533-5324


    We are seeking a full-time pastor at Greenford Lutheran Church to serve the congregation as the main pastor, following the responsibilities as outlined by our current Constitution:

    Every pastor shall:

    1. Preach the Word
    2. Administer the sacraments
    3. Conduct public worship
    4. Provide pastoral care
    5. Speak publicly to the world in solidarity with the poor and oppressed, calling for justice and proclaiming God’s love of the world

    Each pastor with a congregational call shall, within the congregation:

    1. Offer instruction, confirm, marry, visit the sick and distressed, and bury the dead
    2. Supervise all schools and organizations of this congregation
    3. Install regularly elected members of the Congregation Council
    4. With the Council, administer discipline

    Every pastor shall:

    1. Strive to extend the Kingdom of God in the community, in the nation and abroad
    2. Seek out and encourage qualified persons to prepare for the ministry of the Gospel
    3. Impart knowledge of this church and its wider ministry through distribution of its periodicals and other publications
    4. Endeavor to increase the support given by the congregation to the work of the church-wide organization of the LCMC.

    Desired Personal Characteristics:

    1. Possess and develop a positive public presence in preaching, worship leadership and hospitality.
    2. Strong communication skills with visitations, phone calling, one-on-one contact, and personal meetings.
    3. Personal computer skills to support creativity of communication in variety of media forms. Coordinate with the secretary in creating the monthly newsletter and weekly and special bulletins.
    4. Outgoing, “People Person”
    5. Desire to work as a team member to carry out Greenford Lutheran’s mission statement “To Know Christ and Make Christ Known.”
    6. Supportive of congregation and it’s long traditions over the last 181 years.

    Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience):

    This pastor will have a Master of Divinity degree or will agree to work towards obtaining such degree from an accredited Lutheran seminary and complete the requirements as outlined in the congregational bylaws.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    We expect this person to have the skills and abilities as outlined above. We hope the Holy Spirit will guide them in our situation, with willingness to serve in the areas of evangelism, worship, education, stewardship, social ministry, and administration.