Senior Pastor Full Time

@ Valley Baptist Church
  • Appleton , Wisconsin View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist - SBC
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: February 21 2024
  • Application closes: May 31 2024
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    Job Description

    Valley Baptist Church (VBC) is a Southern Baptist Church prayerfully seeking the man God has prepared to lead our congregation as the Senior Pastor.

    Senior Pastor Role

    ·         Preach with Biblical exegesis and sound doctrine in Sunday morning services; ensure Bible-study teaching for all ages on Wednesday nights

    ·         Be an authentic spiritual leader of the congregation and ensure that all aspects of church life maintain Biblical integrity

    ·         Grow the evangelistic outreach of the congregation

    ·         With the Associate Pastor, ensure effective outreach to families with young children and youth

    ·         Provide pastoral care as needed; equip others in caring ministry

    ·         Guide the Ministry Council volunteer team who lead the five functions of the Church (Worship, Outreach, Discipleship, Fellowship, and Ministry) and Logistics (Finance, Facilities, Personnel, and Safety). The Council also includes the Ministerial Staff.

    ·         Equip and manage the staff

    ·         Ensure ongoing leadership development

    ·         Preside at quarterly congregational business meetings and serve as an ex-officio member of all committees

    ·         Represent VBC well in the geographic area and with affiliating churches


    ·         Meets Biblical qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4

    ·         Models integrity in personal life

    ·         Minimum of a Master of Divinity degree, preferably with Biblical languages and from one of the six Southern Baptist seminaries

    ·         Minimum of 8 years of experience as a senior pastor

    ·         Minimum of 3 years leading a multi-staff team preferred (church or other)

    ·         Candidate must affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and VBC’s practice as a Great Commission church seeking to reach all people with the gospel of Christ.


    ·         Full-time salaried position

    ·         Competitive compensation package commensurate with education level and experience

    ·         Professional-expense allowance

    ·         Assistance with relocation expenses

    How to Apply

    Candidates with a passion for preaching the Word of God and strong team- building leadership experience are encouraged to apply.  If you sense God may be calling you to serve here and lead the VBC team, please send:

    ·         a cover letter (one-page or a bit over if necessary) explaining

    ·         why you feel you are a strong candidate for the Senior Pastor position at Valley Baptist Church,

    ·         how you believe God has prepared you for this position and how you are sensing that He may be leading you to apply for it, and

    ·         three or four outstanding skills and capabilities that you would bring to the position;

    ·         a current resumé; and

    ·         links to or digital recordings of 3 recent sermons

    by email or by mail to Charles Dunning, Pastor Search Committee.

    Application closes: May 31, 2024

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