Lead Pastor

Berean Baptist Church

Portage, MI 49024

Denomination: Baptist - American

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: 500 - 750

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: January 09, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Lead Pastor

FUNCTION: Senior Spiritual Leader and Administrator of Berean Baptist Church ("Berean")

SUMMARY: Berean is in search of their next Lead Pastor, to lead and guide the congregation and staff towards becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. We are looking for a man who is articulate and mature, and can serve as both the senior spiritual leader, as well as the head administrator, guiding and directing in all aspects of ministry.

- Ministry-related Master's degree
- Prior pastoral ministry experience in the lead pastor role
- Meet the pastor qualifications as outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9
- Fully embrace the Doctrinal Statement of Berean
- Be or become a member of Berean, and live a lifestyle in accordance with the Leadership Standard put forth in the Constitution for Pastors and Deacons
- Have a shepherd's heart for leading the people he stands among (1 Peter 5:2).
- Master's of Divinity degree
- 10 years of pastoral ministry in churches of 300+, with 4 years in the lead pastor role

As Spiritual Leader:
- Devoting himself to in-depth study and the exegetical preaching of God's Word
- Meeting the spiritual needs of the congregation through practical lifestyle teaching, prayer ministry, and a call to evangelism
- Guiding and encouraging Deacons and Missionaries as they minister
- Utilizing available resources to stay current in his field
- Providing spiritual counsel
- Leading in any necessary church discipline in order to keep the body pure

As Administrative Leader:
- Leading business meetings, including being an ex-officio member of all committees
- Setting goals and encouraging Berean staff and members to achieve God's vision
- Guiding and evaluating pastoral and office staff
- Promoting missions ministries, both foreign and local
- Overseeing of special needs and occasions such as hospital stays, weddings, funerals, etc.
- Promoting growth through new membership, including church expansion and planting
- Overseeing the development and execution of an annual budget
- Managing all financial matters effectively

1. Effectively shepherd the congregation and staff
2. Strategic thinking
3. Building organizational capacity
4. Holding self and others accountable

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Lead Pastor
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Full Time
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500 - 750

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Ron Uhl
7813 S. 12th Street
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