Senior Pastor

Warren First Baptist Church

Warren, IN

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: November 07, 2023


Job Description:

>> Summary
The Senior Pastor is the spiritual leader of the church and is responsible for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the biblical revelation, engaging in pastoral care, and providing administrative leadership in all areas of church life and function.

>> Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Worship: Conduct worship that enables people to hear the word of God and participate in personal and corporate devotion and relationship with God.
Preaching and Teaching: Prepare and deliver sermons and lessons that are biblically sound and relevant to the lives of the congregation.
Pastoral Care: Provide pastoral care to the congregation through counseling, visitation, and other means.
Leadership: Provide spiritual and_noemailanizational guidance to the church, working with the staff and deacons to oversee the visions and goals of the church's ministries.
Community Outreach: Represent the church in the_noemailmunity and build relationships with other churches and_noemailanizations.

>> Other Duties and Responsibilities
Discipleship: Disciple the congregation through Bible study, mentoring, and other means.
Evangelism: Lead the church in evangelism and outreach to the_noemailmunity.
Administration: Oversee the church's administrative functions, including office personnel.

>> Qualifications
Education: Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school is preferred.
Experience: Five years of pastoral experience is preferred.
Skills: Excellent preaching and teaching skills, pastoral care skills, leadership skills, and administrative skills are required.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the Bible and American Baptist theology is required.

>> Desired Qualifications
Experience in leading a church through change and growth is desired.
Experience in teaching, utilizing contemporary instructional methods.
Experience in_noemailmunity outreach and evangelism is desired.
Excellent_noemailmunication and interpersonal skills are desired.

>> Compensation and Benefits
The Senior Pastor will receive a_noemailpetitive salary and benefits package.

>> To Apply
Please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications and explaining your interest in the position, a current resume, a statement of faith, and at least three references, including one from a current or former ministry supervisor.

Submit application materials to office@warrenfirstbaptist_noemail.

>> Additional Information
This is a full-time position. The Senior Pastor will be required to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

The search_noemailmittee will review applications and conduct interviews with potential candidates. The First Baptist Church of Warren is an equal opportunity employer and we_noemailes candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. We look forward to considering candidates who can lead our congregation in fulfilling its spiritual mission.

About Warren First Baptist Church:

First Baptist Church, established in 1897 in Warren Indiana is searching for a new Senior Pastor. Our Pastor for the last seven years has announced his plan to retire in January of 2024. We are seeking a full-time Pastor who has been called to lead our Church into its next chapter.

We are a Church of 100 plus members that average a weekly in-person attendance in the low 50s. Prior to Covid 19 that number was higher. During that time, we installed technology that would allow us to stream our worship services, and a number of our members and non-members attend online. We have multiple in-person Sunday School opportunities weekly ranging from pre-school age to young adult and Seniors.

Situated in a community of around 1200 people in a largely agricultural area, our congregation is a friendly, close knit group of people. Our church's guiding verse is Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good work, which God prepared in advance for us to do." 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor
60,000 -70,000
Organization Type:
Baptist - American
Worship Style:
Church Size:
less than 100

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Warren First Baptist Church
Contact Name:
Ashton Ousley
727 N. Wayne St.
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ZIP Code:
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