Biblical Living Pastor

Location: Core 4
Job Code: 61
# of Openings: 1



Biblical Living Pastor


Mars Hill Church’s mission is to plant churches and make disciples. We have grown from a small Bible study to over 12,000 weekly attenders at 14 different churches in 4 states: Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and California. As Mars Hill Church continues to grow, we need biblical living pastors to lead and oversee the Community Group, care, and counseling ministries at our local churches. These ministries exist to provide opportunities for people to meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with him through discipleship, biblical counseling, and Redemption Groups. 



The biblical living pastor reports to the executive pastor of the local Mars Hill Church and is responsible for overseeing and casting the vision for the Community Group, care, and counseling ministries. This includes leading and shepherding Community Group and Redemption Group leaders and apprentices, as well as biblical counseling volunteers and interns. 



  • Fulfill the duties required of Mars Hill Church members as outlined in the membership covenant.
  • Fulfill the character qualifications of an elder as taught in the Scriptures.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred.
  • Philosophical alignment with church leadership. 
  • Passionate about casting vision and developing leaders.
  • Humble desire to continually improve and build a world-class church and ministry operation.
  • Commitment to serve Mars Hill Church and support the mission of Christ through the local church. 
  • Discretion, perseverance, patience, and sense of humor; team spirit and genuine caring.



  • A strong gift for leadership and a proven track record of developing leaders of leaders.
  • Love for Jesus and a desire to see lives and communities changed by the gospel. 
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude.
  • Proven success at multi-tasking, time management, prioritizing, and influencing a team.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality and trust regarding church and member information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain positive, loyal relationships with others inside and outside the church.



  • Disciple and lead Community Group head coaches and coaches, who disciple and lead Community Group leaders. 
  • Recruit, assess, and develop potential Community Group and Redemption Group leaders, as well as volunteer biblical counselors, while modeling systemic leadership. 
  • Lead missional initiatives and cast vision for developing and planting Community Groups. 
  • Disciple and oversee volunteers and interns who run the day-to-day operations of the Biblical Living department. 
  • Create resources and offer support for local church leaders.
  • Meet with individuals who are struggling and/or suffering, and use these opportunities to train additional counselors, as well as Community Group leaders and others in the church.
  • Meet regularly with the executive pastor for updates, vision, and direction.


We accept resumes on an ongoing basis for this Core 4 position for future openings. 

Schedule: Monday - Friday, plus Sunday responsibilities

Hours: Full Time, exempt

Vacation: Four weeks vacation, one week personal, plus one week at Christmas 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, and Disability

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