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 organizational 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 community and build relationships with other churches and organizations.
>> 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 community.
Administration: Oversee the church's administrative functions, including office personnel.
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 community outreach and evangelism is desired.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are desired.
>> Compensation and Benefits
The Senior Pastor will receive a competitive 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 email@example.com.
>> Additional Information
This is a full-time position. The Senior Pastor will be required to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
The search committee will review applications and conduct interviews with potential candidates. The First Baptist Church of Warren is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. We look forward to considering candidates who can lead our congregation in fulfilling its spiritual mission.