Church: First Baptist Church Laredo
Category: Associate Pastor
Denomination: Baptist - SBC
Church Size: 200-350
Job Type: Full-Time
First Baptist Church Laredo, a vibrant and growing congregation in south Texas is seeking an Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Worship. The Associate Pastor will be responsible for overseeing all discipleship and worship activities at FBC Laredo. He will work directly with the Senior Pastor and will report to the Senior Pastor. This is a full-time salaried position.
He must be passionate about equipping the local church theologically through both music, teaching, and mentoring. It is very important that this person be able to be a team builder, especially in the music ministry area. This man must be in agreement with the doctrinal convictions outlined in The 1963 Baptist Faith & Message. He should be a man of great integrity who has a growing, vibrant relationship with Christ. Also, he must meet Biblical requirements for a pastor outlined in 1 Timothy 3 & Titus 1. If he is married, his wife must be supportive of his call to ministry.
KEY LEADERSHIP AREAS:
Oversee and lead discipleship activities/programs of FBC Laredo; including, but not limited to:
○ Adult Sunday School / Bible Studies
○ Development of Personal Discipleship Program (1-1 mentorships)
○ Develop lay ministry by assisting people in identifying, developing, and using their gifts and talents in church ministry and service
Oversee and lead/produce the music ministry of FBC Laredo
Other areas as assigned by the Senior Pastor
REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO DISCIPLESHIP:
Supportive and able to implement the Senior Pastor's vision for personal mentoring discipleship
Work with the Senior Pastor in the integration/discipleship process
Collaborate with other ministry leaders, as appropriate, to develop and expand the education ministry in the areas of age group ministries, outreach, discipleship, Vacation Bible School, and mission organizations
Able to preach occasionally as requested by the Senior Pastor
Is able to recruit, develop, teach and train volunteers and teachers
Occasionally fulfill pastoral functions including preaching, crisis counseling, weddings, funerals, hospital/home visitation to the sick and homebound. Normally these functions are performed by the Sr. Pastor and lay persons.
Attend and participate in staff meetings, worship services, special events of the church, and other denominational activities
REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO MUSIC:
Assist the Senior Pastor in planning worship services and be responsible for selection and arrangement of music
Ensure excellence in the preparation and presentation for the Sunday Morning Worship Gathering
Promote unity by creatively bringing together an eclectic array of tastes (choir, band, hymns, and choruses) into one unified voice of worship for the living God
Supervise the maintenance and additions of music materials, music library, supplies, instruments, lighting, and sound systems
Is able to recruit, develop, teach and train music and a/v ministry volunteers
Attend and participate in staff meetings, worship services, special events of the church; and other denominational activities
Start Date: Immediate Opening
Hours, Salary, Benefits: The position is full time. We desire to protect the personal time of the Associate Pastor so that he can provide adequately for family relationships, spiritual development, physical health, recreation, and other types of activities that provide for a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Salary: $35k - $45k plus Full Family Health Insurance coverage. The salary package will take into consideration level of responsibility, years of education, and years of experience. The benefit package includes health insurance (medical and dental), vacation, social security reimbursement, reimbursement for business-related expenses, and computer.
Resume/Interviewing Process: Please send a detailed resume including; Ministry experience, Education, Ordination, Personal information (family, childhood, salvation, calling, gifting), References and a media source demonstrating worship leadership. (link, mp3 file, DVD, etc)