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First Baptist Church Tellico Village
Category: Associate Pastor
Posted on: December 19, 2018
First Baptist Church of Tellico Village (FBCTV) (www.FBCTellicoVillage.org) located in Loudon, Tennessee, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor. (Please click on Download PDF to the right for full position description.) Submit cover letter & resume to: Loren.Plemmons@tellicotitle.com by 2/28/19.
First Baptist Church Tellico Village (FBCTV) is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention but is quite unique in that the church membership is ecumenical, with 395 members from more than 20 different denominations. FBCTV is a congregational church. Church leadership resides with the Senior Pastor and the Leadership Council, which consists of 13 volunteer ministry team chairpersons.
ABOUT THE POSITION: Persons from Baptist and other evangelical traditions are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019. Church membership is comprised primarily of retirees who volunteer in great numbers to serve the Church and the community. The Associate Pastor will be responsible for providing leadership for volunteer-led ministries such as Discipleship, Christian Education, Fellowship, Missions, Outreach, Finance and Volunteer Placement Teams. Additionally, the Associate Pastor will be expected to engage with the congregation and the FBCTV community at large to encourage Christians to become stronger in their faith and to bring non-believers to Christ.
The current part-time Associate Pastor is retiring as of December 31, 2018. Due to the retirement of our Associate Pastor and the continuing growth of the Church, the congregation voted to hire a full-time Associate Pastor. The full-time Associate Pastor will have a unique opportunity to grow in faith and pastoral skills under the tutelage of FBCTV Senior Pastor, Dr. Charles R. Barnard. Together with the Senior Pastor, the Associate Pastor will be shaping this new full-time position to fulfill the Church Mission to "Love God, Love Others and Reach Our World for Christ."
Assist the Senior Pastor with church programs, special projects and specific assignments from the Senior Pastor as directed.
Maintain clear channels of communication with the Senior Pastor, informing him of activities and progress of assigned ministries together with any ministry's needs and challenges.
Seek and accept counsel from the Senior Pastor relative to pending significant issues/decisions.
Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor and ministerial staff to plan, evaluate and coordinate the various church ministries.
Engage in a visitation program for the congregation and local community.
Engage in the community of FBCTV, particularly connecting with and witnessing to the unchurched residents of the area.
Work with ministry teams to establish orientation and learning opportunities for persons who are exploring a relationship with Christ, desiring to join the Church, and seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ.
Preach as requested by the Senior Pastor.
About First Baptist Church Tellico Village:
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN TELLICO VILLAGE (Loudon County) TENNESSEE. A Retirement Community for Active Adults Nestled in the Tennessee foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. Established in 1986, it has become one of the premier senior planned retirement communities in the southeast. Its three private top ranked championship golf courses offer outstanding play. Tellico Lake provides a pristine resource for boating, fishing, swimming, and waterfront living. An unparalleled number of high quality amenities help residents enjoy a truly special and fulfilling active lifestyle. All reasons why it is important to remember that, when it comes to finding a dream retirement community in Tennessee, "it's better at Tellico Village." For additional information about life in Tellico Village, please visit www.tellicovillage.org & www.tellicolife.org.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree and a seminary degree focused on Christian evangelism and ministries. Formal ministry training and theological education is required. Experience The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of work experience evidencing a proven work ethic, successful leadership skills and ability to effectively teach God's word. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Demonstrates a vibrant, growing and solid Christian faith. Possesses a clear and distinct call from God to Christian ministry. If married, has a strong marriage which is supportive of pastoral calling. Seeks to invest and commit to the First Baptist Church Tellico Village Community for long-term ministry. Is gregarious, welcoming to new people of all ages and all walks of life and ready and willing to plunge into activities with the congregation and community at large. Is an administrative and operational leader who pays attention to detail.
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