Church Moderator Job Description (Sample)

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The Church Moderator is a layman elected annually to carry out the parliamentary procedure needed at all church business meetings. The Church Moderator fulfills a neutral role when presiding at regular and special called business meetings.



James 1:19 – “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak…” (KJV)

I Cor. 14:40 – “Let all things be done decently and in order.” (KJV)

The job description for Church Moderators below includes:

  • Church Name
  • Job Description Title
  • Job Title - Church Moderator
  • Reports To - Pastor
  • Position Status - Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Purpose - The moderator presides over all of [Church Name]’s business meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order with the goal of maintaining the fellowship of the church. This role can also be filled by the Pastor, deacon chairperson or a church member elected for a one to a three-year term as moderator.
  • Responsibilities - Maintain the fellowship during business sessions, Conduct orderly church business, Work with the church staff and other key leaders to develop an agenda for the business meeting, Execute church business in a timely manner, Clarify church business for later action, Keep on course with the business meeting agenda, Ensure that the church clerk has the name of any person making a motion and has the motion recorded correctly before calling for a second or vote on the motion and Speak for the church in times of crisis.
  • Statement - I have read and received a copy of my job description. I understand this overrides anything I have been given or told in the past. I further understand that I am expected to follow my job as outlined above, and that if I have any questions concerning what is expected of me, I will speak with my immediate supervisor identified above.
  • Signature and Date - Place for the Church Moderator's signature and date of signature.
  • Revised Date - Insert the date the job description was revised.

The Church Moderator is usually elected by the congregation for a term of two years but this would be specific to your church policies. 

You can use this sample job description below for a Church Moderator as a tool to create one specific for your church.

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Church Moderator Job Description (Sample)


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