Living Word Baptist Church of Odessa, TX is accepting resumes for the position of Senior Pastor. Our current Pastor has felt the Lord’s call and will be obediently moving on to the next chapter in his life.
Living Word Baptist Church was established in 2010 and is part of a residential community of homeowners, schools, apartment complexes and business institutions. We are a family oriented, multi-generational church with traditional values, contemporary worship and a casual loving atmosphere. Average weekly attendance is 40-50 people.
We are in search of a pastor with the skills necessary to attract and retain a varied membership, while equipping them to become disciple-makers. Our need is to revitalize the present congregation and strengthen and equip it to advance the gospel in Odessa and beyond, while also growing the church. We believe this leader will need the leadership skills necessary in equipping the membership to meet the exciting challenges of the 21st century.
As stated in our by-laws, the pastor is responsible for leading the church. The pastor will lead the congregation, the organizations and the church staff to perform their tasks and duties. The pastor is the leader of pastoral ministries in the church. As such, he works with the deacons and church staff to:
1. Lead the church in the achievement of its missions
2. Proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers
3.Care for the church’s members and other people of the community
We are prayerfully seeking a man of God who:
Reflects a vibrant and mature relationship with Christ
Has the qualities of humility, compassion, transparency, strong communication skills and a life filled with and guided by the Holy Spirit.
Has a heart for the lost and a heart for discipleship
Is a dynamic preacher and a wise counselor
Is a servant leader
Values prayer as vital in the church and in the day to day walk of believers
Has a missionary heart and strong family and community values
Is patient, kind and comfortable working with leadership and all membership
Has a gift and passion for studying, preaching and teaching God’s word
All serious candidates must meet the following criteria:
Must be a born-again
Demonstrate the qualities of a pastor as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Be a licensed and ordained minister
Exemplify the Christ like character of a mature believer in all areas of life
Demonstrate organizational and administrative skills necessary to maintain the system of governance of Living Word Baptist Church, based on openness and transparency, where responsibility and accountability will be paramount in all areas of church operations.
Candidate must provide the following to [email protected]
Link to recent sermons and teaching