Pastor Onboarding

Onboarding and orientation for those becoming a Pastor (Level #5)

Step #1: Ground Rules

Go over our basic ground rules below with your Pastoral Supervisor.

Core Competency

Above Reproach – Having good will and favor of congregation.


Protect and communicate mission, purposes, beliefs and values of LVCC.
Develop 3-5 Ministry Coordinators.
Completion of a 4-year degree or equivalent of.
Assist with funerals, weddings, counseling, teaching, baptisms and worship services.
Demonstrate proficiency in bible knowledge and teaching.
Fulfill 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.


Demonstrate competency as a Coordinator.
Communicate, direct and oversee Coordinators.
Teaching, speaking, preaching in either a large or small group setting.
Providing wisdom and discernment regarding larger church issues.

"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing ..." 1 Peter 5:2 (NIV)

Step #2: Pastoral Licensing Process

Go over Pastoral Licensing Process with your Supervising Pastor.

"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service..." Ephesians 4:11-12 (NIV)

Step #3: Ministry-Specific Materials

Your Supervising Pastor will review additional materials and covenants specific to your ministry.