Connections Pastor Full Time

@ Woodland Park Baptist Church
  • Hammond, Louisiana View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist - SBC
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 2 April 2022
  • Application closes: 31 July 2022
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    Job Description

    Join a strong ministry staff team that seeks to reach the lost and grow disciples who will joyfully pursue the patterns, priorities, and purpose of Jesus!

    Purpose – To serve Woodland Park Baptist Church and to grow the Kingdom through member assimilation and discipleship development using Sunday School, ministry outreach teams, and missions participation.

    Strategic Planning and Leadership [15%]

    • Support the Senior Pastor in the accomplishment of the church’s mission through ministry effectiveness evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning and partnership with staff and ministry leaders.
    • Provide input in vision casting and goal setting.
    • Help define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among staff and ministry leaders.
    • Assist the staff in developing new ministry programs, as directed by the Holy Spirit, so that WPBC is appropriately responsive to identified needs and church growth.
    • Design and take lead on strategy for guest follow up and engagement.

    Pastoral and Miscellaneous Duties [5%]

    • Other pastoral or administrative duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
    • Serve as a member of the Pastor On Call as needed.
    • Teach in the absence of pastors, leaders, or teachers.
    • Participate in various parts of the worship services and events.

    Sunday School and other Groups [50%]

    • Provide leadership and develop strategy for all Sunday School and small group ministry of WPBC
    • Meet with Sunday School leadership to communicate vision, receive feedback, and support progress of group development.
    • Continually promote Sunday School as the connecting point for the WPBC church family and provide a clear entry path for those new to the church.
    • Ensure that all printed and online material for Sunday School and other groups are up to date.
    • Develop and track Sunday School budget with Pastor and Finance Committee.
    • Develop Sunday School calendar.
    • Equip Sunday School ministry for purposes of assimilation, discipleship, and ministry.
    • Organize and implement new Sunday School classes.
    • Contact leaders to ask for information or provide encouragement, provide lists of potential class members to leaders, find appropriate groups for potential members, order curriculum.
    • Train and work closely with the Nominating Committee in selecting and enlisting qualified leaders for the educational program.
    • Serve as a resource and liaison for committees related to the educational program.
    • Work with age group ministers (Children and Youth) to plan annual Promotion Sunday.
    • Develop educational/training projects as needed
    • Lead in choosing and securing the most suitable educational and curriculum materials available.
    • Assign space and resources as needed for strategic Sunday School growth
    • Coordinate and facilitate non-Sunday School groups, such as Community Ministry Groups (DivorceCare, GriefShare and Financial Peace) and Men’s and Women’s Ministry.
    • Organize and implement new non-Sunday School groups for outreach and discipleship as opportunities arise.

    Ministry [15%]

    • Plan and coordinate external “serve” events, including an annual church wide event in our community
    • Coordinate with Missions Committee and other existing ministry teams enhance hands on ministry efforts by Woodland Park Baptist Church outside our walls
    • Use community ministry to do outreach to the lost and unchurch and to engage church family in deeper faith and fellowship.

    Missions [15%]

    • Grow a global missions perspective in staff and church leaders.
    • Challenge, motivate and recruit others for involvement in missions.
    • Connect with missions pastors and missions executives from other churches and organizations.
    • Develop short- and long-range goals for missions.
    • Encourage new ideas and ministries that will stimulate the missions vision of the church.
    • Recruit, train, and mobilize lay leaders for involvement in missions
    Application closes: July 31, 2022

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