Senior Pastor

Bethlehem Church

Stanley, VA 22851

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: $60,000 -70,000

Posted on: April 04, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Who we are:
Bethlehem Church is an independent, nondenominational church located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1873, we have experienced considerable growth in the last 3 years. We are a multi-generational congregation of approximately 325, including many youth and young adults. We provide two Sunday services, Wednesday night services, children's and youth activities, and we are actively involved in our local community. We are seeking a senior pastor who will shepherd us and provide spiritual and administrative leadership to our congregation. We seek someone who will come alongside us to disciple and encourage believers, as well as seek and save the lost.

As stated in our bylaws:

The Senior Pastor is responsible for leading the church body in functioning as a New Testament church. He is responsible for the spiritual health and well-being of the church and will work along with the other pastors and deacons to shape and carry out the vision of the church. The pastor, as with all members in leadership, must maintain a strong professional image reflective of the church mission. He must be bold in the faith and lead a lifestyle reflective of the characteristics outlined in the scriptures, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-15. He will be the leader of the pastoral ministries of the church. As such, the Senior Pastor will work with the leadership to:

1. Lead the Church to engage in fellowship of worship, witness, education, ministry, and application.
2. Proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers
3. Care for and minister to church members and other persons in the community 4. Oversee, along with the leadership, church disciplinary matters
5. Disciple and train current and new leaders

Duties and Responsibilities
-Encourage spiritual growth through Biblical preaching
-Boldly preach the whole counsel of God, even when not culturally accepted
- Foster a culture of evangelism, prayer, discipleship, and worship
-Together with the leadership, plan and orchestrate weekly services and special events

-Encourage and lead the church members to use their spiritual gifts for God's service
-Coordinate staff, leadership teams, and volunteers to accomplish the mission of the church
-Provide guidance in the planning and execution of church programs, events and activities.

Pastoral Care and Counseling
-Provide wise, Biblical counsel
-Provide compassionate pastoral care to families in times of joy, sorrow, and crisis
-Develop and maintain close and healthy relationships with the church members
Community Engagement
-Actively engage with the local community to understand its needs
-Seek out and oversee opportunities for the church to meet the needs of our community

Interested candidates should submit a resume, your doctrinal belief statement, three references, links to three sermons you have preached, and the church website where you attend/pastor.
Matthew Caton
Associate Pastor

Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2024

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Senior Pastor
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Full Time
$60,000 -70,000
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250 - 500

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Matthew Caton
1108 Kite Hollow Road
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