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  Senior Pastor

Bethany Church

La Crosse, WI

Category: Senior Pastor

Posted on: September 09, 2019

Job Description:

Bethany’s mission is to “pursue and equip families to passionately follow Christ.” More information regarding our history, vision for ministry, our core values and our strategy to impact the La Crosse area for the Kingdom can be found at the church’s website: www.bethanychurchlax_noemail

Job Title: Senior Pastor
Reports To: Overseer Board
Direct Reports: Pastoral staff


• Listen to God
o Have a vibrant personal relationship with Christ through personal time in the Word and Prayer
that can be modeled and drawn upon in ministry and discipleship
o Demonstrate a passion for prayer life that inspires the church to pray with more zeal and passion
• Shape the Vision and Culture of Bethany
o In conjunction with the Overseer Board and Pastoral Staff create a clear vision and related goals for
o In conjunction with the Overseer Board and Pastoral Staff, effectively_noemailmunicate vision to the
Bethany body. Build up the unity of the body to actively support a_noemailmon purpose and clear
sense of direction
o Build a culture of high challenge and high support at Bethany. An attitude of humility, teamwork,
accountability and spiritual growth should permeate all areas of ministry and service
• Communicate Biblical Truth
o Lead a preaching team to provide spirit-led preaching from God’s Word at worship services. When
another member of the pastoral staff is preaching, provide leadership and guidance to ensure
consistency of messaging and Biblical accuracy
o Lead the teaching team to_noemailmunicate in a fashion that demonstrates spiritual passion and that
connects Biblical truth to practical personal application and to the vision of Bethany across all
Bethany ministries.
o Ensure that you and the team spend adequate time preparing for messages and in prayer in order
to_noemailmunicate Biblical truth in a creative impactful way that connects with the hearts and heads
of those hearing the message
• Develop Leaders
o Lead individuals and teams within Bethany
o Develop and equip leaders to more effectively perform in their roles. To remove obstacles and to
build-up staff and lay leaders in order that they can achieve their God-given potential and have the
maximum impact for the Kingdom
o Develop spiritual leaders of families consistent with Bethany’s mission statement
• Connect with the Community
o Develop relationships with leaders in the_noemailmunity to know what’s on their hearts and minds
and how Bethany could potentially serve those needs
o Develop relationships with other pastors, churches and ministries in the_noemailmunity and with local
and regional EFCA resources
o Participate in Forest Lakes District and/or National EFCA conferences


About Bethany Church:

Bethany's mission is to "pursue and equip families to passionately follow Christ." More found on our church website at bethanychurchlax.org. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • A follower of Jesus Christ who lives a Godly and Spirit filled life according to the virtues found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 • Education: Minimum of a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree • Experience: Prior ministry experience of at least 10 years. A minimum of 3 years in the role of lead pastor or associate pastor with lead preaching experience and responsibility for other staff • EFCA Affiliation: The candidate shall be in agreement with the EFCA Statement of Faith and EFCA Distinctives and be credentialed by the EFCA, or will pursue EFCA credentialing immediately after hire. In addition, the candidate shall be in agreement with Bethany’s Statement of Faith 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Senior Pastor
Organization Type:
Evangelical Free
Worship Style:
Church Size:
750 - 1000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Bethany Church
Contact Name:
Kirk Stoa
3936 County Rd B
La Crosse
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