Senior Pastor

Westover Baptist Church

Des Moines, IA 50322

Denomination: Baptist - American

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: less than 100

Salary: $50,000 - 60,000

Posted on: March 12, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

We are looking for a full-time pastor to lead our congregation both in weekly Sunday sermons

and also Bible Study on Wednesday night and various other personal involvement opportunities, such as calling on the sick and shut-ins, as well as small group(s) participation. It is the number one priority to our congregation that our pastor be grounded in scripture and able to clearly communicate Biblical truth without watering it down in an attempt to please people rather than God. As a small congregation, we need a pastor who wants to be involved and lead in many different areas of the church, from youth outings, to Legacy Builders men's group, to Friendship Chain. We need a servant leader who can embrace the existing traditions of the congregation while still bringing in fresh ideas and a focus on reaching out to our neighbors, while still also focusing on the needs of those within our existing congregation; being able to be a counselor, confidant and peace-maker, helping to resolve
any conflicts that may arise with God's wisdom and grace.

Church Growth: Developing programs and activities which result in growing the membership and/or vision and ministry of Westover.

Preaching: Preparing and delivering sermons so that the Word of God is proclaimed with clarity and conviction, bringing its power to bear on the needs of individuals, the congregation and the world.

Interpreting the Faith: Communicating a comprehensive understanding of the Bible and Christian theology in terms that people understand and feel are relevant to their lives.

Pastoral Care: Showing by word and actions an empathetic understanding and concern for persons in everyday life as well as during times of crisis and transition, giving assistance where appropriate and feasible.

Nurturing Fellowship: Creating an atmosphere in which individuals feel accepted, included and valued, and in which they are able to use their individual talents for the benefit of the whole.

**Will abide by the ABC-USA Ministers Council Covenant & Code of Ethics

Job Qualifications:

All qualified applicants need to have completed their MDiv and if not currently ordained by the American Baptist Churches denomination, need to be willing to begin the ABC ordination process immediately upon hire, completing the process in a timely manner, as required by ABC rules. Applicant needs also to be able to clearly and concisely present their own personal testimony of salvation through Jesus Christ and profess belief that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God. 

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Senior Pastor
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Full Time
$50,000 - 60,000
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less than 100

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Karen Lambert
2330 62nd Street
Des Moines
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