Second Church

Lead Minister
Second Church

Danville, Illinois
Church Description *

Second Church is a place where everyone matters. The mission is simple: Make Christ-centered disciples.

Second Church is an enthusiastic, engaging, friendly and genuine congregation that averages 1,200 people each weekend. Their motto is full of life, room for you. Second is a healthy and growing congregation. It is spiritually focused, biblically centered, externally minded, and financially generous. The spiritual and biblical focus of our church is seen throughout our ministries from children to adults. Preaching and teaching, classes and small groups emphasize Bible knowledge and application. We are focused on transforming hearts and minds with the end result of people becoming Christ-centered. The mission at Second Church is to make Christ-centered disciples.
That mission drives everything and Second Church believes that a Christ-centered disciple is one who is CONNECTED to God and His people, being CHANGED by Christ, and is COMMITTED to His mission.

Second Church is located in Danville, Illinois, approximately 120 miles south of Chicago. Danville is committed to providing a high quality of life for everyone who calls the community their home.


Position Description *


The Lead Minister at Second Church is to provide vision and leadership to the staff and the church body that aligns with the church’s mission to make Christ-centered disciples. They will embody and champion Second’s vision and philosophy of ministry to include a life of personal evangelism and personal devotion to Jesus Christ.

In conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team (Executive Minister and NextGen Teaching Minister), they will collaboratively develop, nurture, and communicate the vision and ministry strategy for Second with all staff, leadership, and the congregation. They will lead staff members to develop their ministry visions and strategies to ensure that yearly plans and goals support Second’s vision and philosophy of ministry. They will partner with the board of elders and senior leadership team to develop vision and long-term plans for staff and church.

A Master’s degree from an accredited seminary is preferred for this position, but a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Christian college is required. Previous experience as a Lead Minister is highly desired but not required. However, candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of experience in a supervisory, pastoral role within a large church.

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