Senior Pastor

West Highland Baptist Church

Milford, MI 48380

Denomination: Baptist - Other

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: 100 - 250

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: January 01, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Senior Pastor:
- maintains effective ministry and equips members for service.
- works with Ministry Teams, Elders and Deacons to accomplish the ministries of the church.
- may attend and participate in any Ministry Team meeting.
- serves as or designates a West Highland Christian Academy liaison.
- in cooperation with and involvement of the Elders:
. oversees the church as the spiritual leader.
. preaches, expounding revealed truth and guarding it from error.
. leads the church in fulfilling its mission.
. establishes services for worship.
. administers the ordinances of the church.
. supervises the spiritual vision of the church and directs vision and planning to the church
and all its ministries.
. supervises all staff members, including Pastoral and other paid staff. 
- in cooperation with the appropriate Ministry Team and affirmation of the Ministry Council:
. recommends the hiring of paid staff (provided funds have been allocated in the budget).
. recommends the appointment of volunteer pastoral staff.
- in consultation with the Elders and the Moderator:
. hires all other church staff positions included in the budget.
- in cooperation with the Elders and any directly-affected Ministry Team:
. presents each paid church staff member with a job description outlining duties and
responsibilities, including the expectation of an annual review. 

About West Highland Baptist Church:

A member of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan, WHBC is a vibrant, friendly, Bible-based church that loves God's Word and His people. All who enter its doors are welcomed and encouraged to worship and grow in relationship with our Lord and Savior. Its multi-generational church family has witnessed for Christ in Oakland County, Michigan, since believers formally organized the Baptist Church of Highland in the log cabin of Jesse Tenny on January 16, 1834. Today, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, WHBC is governed by its Constitution and Bylaws that were adopted in 2010 and continue to be updated, when needed. Our church is prayerfully guided by a congregationally-affirmed team of 3-5 Elders. The Senior Pastor is a member of the Elder Ministry. The Ministry Council coordinates the church's core and special ministry teams. Church staff members report to the Senior Pastor. An organizational chart is in the Church Profile on our website.  

Job Qualifications:

The ideal Senior Pastor for WHBC is:
- an Effective Preacher and Teacher of God's Word who delivers Bible-based, expository preaching focused on the foundation of a Christian life.
- a Relationship Builder who is immersed in the life of WHBC, is present and involved, and fosters authentic relationships.
- an Emotionally Intelligent Shepherd who possesses a genuine love of God's people that is felt by those with whom there is contact.
- a Collaborative Manager who is skilled at working with staff and lay leaders to balance traditional with contemporary ministry approaches.
- a Servant Leader (Peter 5:1-3) who humbly guides the WHBC flock.
- a Thoughtful Coordinator, with a heart for Missions, Evangelism and Outreach, who partners with WHBC's Ministry Teams including West Highland Christian Academy.
- a Competent Administrator who is strong in planning, communication, motivation and follow-through.
- a Gifted Team Player with a great arm who can play center field. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Not specified
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Contact Name:
Michael Burwell
1116 S Hickory Ridge Rd.
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