-Demonstrate a love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and present a lifestyle that comports with the qualifications outlined in scripture.
o 1 Timothy 3:2-4; Titus 1:7-9; Matthew 9:36; Acts 20:17-20; Philippians 2:5-8
-Master of Divinity (MDiv) from an accredited institution of higher learning.
-Minimum of 5 years of experience as a licensed and ordained Baptist or Southern Baptist minister.
-Possess exceptional interpersonal problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
-Ability to organize and coordinate multiple ministries.
-A life that demonstrates a lasting commitment to God’s Word
o Philippians 2:16
-Commitment to a regular pattern of in-depth study of God’s word for the purpose of growing in relationship to God and bringing the truth of His word to the congregation.
o Hebrews 4:12
-Ability to facilitate and oversee ministerial staff training and education.
-Prepare and deliver consistent expository sermons that are both Christ centered and biblically sound.
-Demonstrate an approach to spiritual growth and congregational development that encompasses various age groups and walks of life to ensure all are ministered to for the edification of the entire church body.
-Oversee and execute the administration of current church staff in the areas of ministry, business, facilities, and logistical support.
The lead pastor must be willing to:
o Oversee pastoral care needs of the congregation. This would include premarital counseling, vocational, family, bereavement, counseling sessions, funerals etc. as needed and share as necessary with other lay and ordained ministers in these needs.
o Supervise the office staff and provide direction, as needed, for the effective functioning of all office support functions.
o Oversee development of and adherence to church policies and procedures.
-Maintain open communication with active deacon body and attend monthly meetings for the purpose of regular delineation of the ministries, direction, and vision for the church.
-Demonstrate a willingness to be an all-in team player who is comfortable leading an established, effective and experienced team of ministerial and administrative staff members. This will include being a strong leader supportive of community missions and outreach, family, community involvement, and strong dedication to relentless discipleship.