Role overview: The Pastor serves as the spiritual leader and overseer of the congregation. He is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life, and to serve as the senior minister of the ministry and support staff.
- Spiritual Integrity and ongoing growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ
- Prescribes to the Baptist Faith and Message
- Ordained Minister with a seminary degree
- Minimum of 5 years leading a religious organization and conducting / preaching worship services
- Minimum of 1-2 years counseling experience to include pre-martial counseling
- Experience planning and collaborating with music and audio/visual teams for worship services
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills to interact with the congregation, office staff and leadership teams
- 10+ years of ministry experience
- Master level or higher degree from seminary
- Demonstrated strong administrative skills to recruit, delegate, empower and mentor paid and volunteer staff
- Experience with multi-generational congregations
- Together with the Worship Leader, plan worship services.
- Preach at all scheduled worship services or arrange for a suitable substitute in his absence.
- Administer the ordinances of the Church.
- Secure the services of evangelists and musicians for special meetings.
- Lead the church in an effective program of evangelism.
- Conduct revivals at this Church and elsewhere as approved by the Church.
- Lead the church in a caring ministry for persons in the church and the Community — visiting the sick, shut-ins, new members, prospective members, bereaved, and those in need.
- Work with church leaders, program directors, and as an ex-officio member of appropriate committees to plan, train for, conduct, and evaluate church ministries.
- Attend meetings of, and confer with, the Fellowship of Deacons and the Administrative Committee to maintain an awareness of the church’s spiritual, financial, and personnel issues.
- Officiate at weddings and funerals.
- Counsel church members and others who may desire or require spiritual guidance.
- Cooperate with local, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the church informed of denominational developments; represent the church in denominational and civic matters.
- Lead in the teaching of church members to increase their knowledge and capabilities as disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Mentor associate pastors for the development of their pastoral skills.
- Lead the church in bringing the members of various ages together to increase the bonds of Christian love and duty.
Work Life Balance:
The church understands that the Pastor needs an appropriate amount of time for his personal Bible study and prayer to deepen his personal relationship with our Lord. If he is married, the church recognizes his responsibility to devote time and energy to his wife and children – “husbands should love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
How to apply:
Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line “
Senior Pastor Application_(Your Name).”