Senior Pastor

Cedarhome Baptist Church

Stanwood, WA 98292

Denomination: Baptist - Other

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: 100 - 250

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: June 24, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Cedarhome Baptist Church is looking for a well-trained, experienced, and biblically qualified pastor-elder to serve on our eldership team as Pastor for Preaching and Leadership. He should be a visionary leader, committed to the accurate exposition and application of God's word. He should have a proven history of equipping leaders and effectively discipling congregations. This is a full-time position.

Job Duties:
Oversee and Execute Preaching and Teaching
This includes not only the study and preaching of weekly messages but also the planning of a preaching calendar that includes expository preaching through multiple genres and both Testaments of the Bible so as to feed the church a healthy diet of the full counsel of God. This would also include coordination and planning with the other Elders who are able to preach and teach on occasion in your absence and in conjunction with you.
Oversee and Execute Sunday Services
The Pastor for Preaching and Leadership should dedicate some of his time and energy to coordinate with the music ministry, the administrative staff, the sound ministry, and those performing announcements and corporate prayer in order to ensure that each Sunday service is one that is both orderly and instructive to the church body for the ultimate purpose of being worshipful to God. Specifically, there should be effort on behalf of the Preaching Pastor and the Music Minister to coordinate the message of the sermon on any given Sunday with the themes of the selected worship songs and the rest of the order of service.
Oversee the Discipleship of Families
Cedarhome believes that the qualification for eldership and deaconship require that men lead their households well. While this is a requirement for the office of elder or deacon, it is something that all Christian men are called to pursue. The Pastor for Preaching and Leadership will, together with the elders and deacons, endeavor to promote a culture where this is realized and will include leading by example, by instruction, and by exhortation, correction, and encouragement.
Oversee and Execute the Training of Elders, Preachers and Teachers
The Pastor for Preaching and Leadership will work with other Elders to mentor and train those in the congregation who demonstrate gifting for preaching and teaching God's Word. We desire that the Pastor for Preaching and Leadership join the other Elders in identifying, encouraging, and training these men. Specifically, the Pastor for Preaching and Leadership is to provide mentorship and training in the practice and skill of studying God's Word and in crafting and delivering messages to God's people from God's Word.
General Shepherding
As a member of the eldership, the Pastor for Preaching and Leadership is expected to regularly attend and participate in monthly Elders' Meetings, provide general pastoral care and Biblical counseling to members, participate in the pastoral care and visitation rotation and provide encouragement and support to the other ministries overseen by his fellow Pastor-Elders.
Oversee day-to-day activities of paid church staff
The Pastor for Preaching and Leadership will be the primary leader of the paid staff. In this leadership role, he will ensure week-to-week activities are coordinated and aligned to the vision, mission and standards set forth by the elders and deacons of the church. He does not have responsibility for hiring or firing, or Human Resource functions, but is merely responsible to refer such issues to the elders and deacons as needed for resolution.

Application Process
Interested applicants should apply by visiting
No need to email a resume or cover letter.
Please contact Kevin of ConvergeNW with any questions.

About Cedarhome Baptist Church:

Cedarhome Baptist Church is a congregation of about 200 people located Stanwood, WA about 50 miles north of Seattle. We are a bedroom community and most of our residents work outside our small town of about 8000 people. Stanwood is also the gateway to Camano Island with a population of about 17,000 residents. With outlying areas, there are almost 30,000 people in our immediate area. Cedarhome Baptist Church campus is located in a residential part of town, outside the main corridor of the city center and surrounded by over a thousand homes with hundreds more planned or under development.

We are a member of Converge Worldwide (formerly Baptist General Conference). In recent history, in addition to our statement of faith, we've held to a high view of the sovereignty of God, and the five solas of the protestant reformation. We are an elder led church (but also have deacons). Today we meet as one congregation at one worship service on Sunday mornings. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Affirms the Converge Statement of Faith

  • We require a man who meets the qualifications in 1 Timothy and Titus. Character is more important than talent. He must manage his household well. Devotion to Christ must be personal and not merely professional.

  • Preferred Minimum Education: MDiv or equivalent along with at least six years of pastoral experience.

  • Committed to expositional preaching

  • Experience in successful leadership and leadership (elder) development

  • Must demonstrate history of making disciples

  • Must be personable we aren't a job, we're both his church family and flock. We are looking for a pastor for our church, but also have an eye on being a church for our pastors.


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Senior Pastor
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Full Time
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100 - 250

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Kevin Hollinger
29000 68th Ave NW
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