SENIOR PASTOR VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Church Name: Greater Middle Baptist Church
Location: 4982 Knight Arnold Road, Memphis, TN 38118
Position: Full-Time Senior Pastor
Closing Date: April 30, 2013
Greater Middle Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee is seeking a full-time senior pastor called by God to serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation. The senior pastor's responsibility is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach the Bible, provide Christian leadership, and engage in pastoral care for the congregation.
Candidates must be filled with and led by the Holy Spirit. Candidates' personal character and financial standing must be above reproach both inside and outside the church. Candidates must possess at least a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited theological seminary and at least five (5) years of senior level pastoral experience or five (5) years of significant related ministry experience that includes experience in church administration (e.g., Assistant Pastor, Executive Pastor, Associate Minister, Youth Minister, or ministry leader). Candidates must also be licensed and ordained in the Baptist church.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
the ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound, inspirational, and Spirit-filled sermons;
the ability to provide Bible-based teaching;
strong interpersonal skills;
accessibility and sensitivity to the needs of all demographics within the congregation;
a vision for growing church membership that is rooted in the Word of God;
a commitment to and experience with increasing the numbers and spiritual development of youth and young adults in the congregation;
a commitment to Christian education, missions and evangelism;
an openness to new ideas;
proficiency in the use of technology; and
a proven record as a skilled administrator and manger of church staff and programs.
HOW TO APPLY
All interested and qualified persons must submit an initial candidate package consisting of four (4) copies of the following information:
1. A current resume that includes a summary of relevant ministry, professional, and educational experience.
2. Copies of ministerial license and ordination certificate.
3. Copies of degree(s).
4. Three (3) recommendation letters (clergy (1), layperson (1), and personal (1)).
Submit the composite candidate package by mail to:
Greater Middle Baptist Church
c/o Ellena Henderson, M.D. – Pulpit Search Ministry Chair
P.O. Box 772071
Memphis, TN 38177
The deadline for all information to be postmarked or submitted is April 30, 2013. Any candidate package postmarked after April 30, 2013 will not be considered. NOTE: Missing information may result in automatic disqualification. Final candidates will be notified and asked to provide additional information later in the selection process.