Senior Pastor

Second Baptist Church North Stonington, CT Full Time
4 months ago

Job Description

Senior Pastor - Second Baptist Church

 

We are an independent, evangelical, sovereign democratic Baptist church. The Church is in North Stonington, Connecticut. It offers its church members the opportunity to grow in the knowledge of the Holy Spirit through Bible-centered Christian education. It also encourages its members to grow in love for one another through fellowship, Helps and Needs ministry and assimilation. And lastly, to grow in service to the Kingdom through the individual members use of their Spiritual Gifts and personal evangelism.

 

The Church: Second Baptist Church is an active community minded church with a member participating congregation that has been in existence for over 250 years. We are committed to preaching and teaching the Word of God and desire to participate in fellowship and ministry with other assemblies of like faith in the common goal to fulfill the Great Commission.

·        Our church offers opportunities for ministry in the areas of Worship Service, Sunday School, Youth and Children’s ministry, and Community outreach.

·        We believe in honoring God by making and maturing disciples who are becoming like Jesus Christ.

 

The Position: We’re looking for a Senior Pastor.

·        We offer a competitive salary.

 

Requirements:

·        The Senior Pastor shall be a man called, ordained and set apart by God to the Gospel ministry, biblically grounded and Evangelical in theology, is able to affirm and support the Doctrinal Beliefs, Church Covenant and Church Constitution and is committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture for Pastors and Elders. The Senior Pastor will be one who exemplifies godly character and leadership, compassionate in recognizing and meeting the needs of others, innovative, action oriented, committed to results and demonstrates a high level of excellence and competency.

 

Education:

·        A degree from an accredited college of higher education and or a degree from a theological Seminary is preferred and 2 years of previous experience as a Pastor or equivalent experience.

 

Responsibilities:

·        To plan and conduct worship services; including preparing and delivering sermons.

·         Lead the Church in an effective program of witnessing.

·        Regularly visit members and follow-up with first time visitors.


·        Conduct counseling sessions; perform wedding ceremonies and funerals.

·        Participate in a Church Leadership Team that will be involved in planning Church ministries.

·        Work with Deacons; train and lead the Deacons in their ministry as spiritual    leaders within the Church.

·        Represent the Church in civic matters

·        Serve as chief administrator of the Church staff.

·        Act as Chaplain for the North Stonington Christian Academy

 

Why Should You Apply?

 

  This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to bring his God-given talents to an established Church with an active congregation to serve in the way God is leading him and to enlist the members to use their gifts in the various ministries of the Church. For additional information about the Church and what we believe please visit our website at https://sites.google.com/view/second-baptist-church.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to:

 

Second Baptist Church

12 Stillman Road

North Stonington, CT  06359

 

Or email at: secondbaptistns@att.net.

 

 


Qualifications

Education:

·        A degree from an accredited college of higher education and or a degree from a theological Seminary is preferred and 2 years of previous experience as a Pastor or equivalent experience

Salary & Benefits

$65,000

  • Vacation days

Can be done remote?

  • No

About Second Baptist Church Church

Baptist - Other Under 100 people

Second Baptist Church

Mission Statement

The mission of Second Baptist Church is to honor God by making and maturing disciples who are becoming like Jesus Christ.

 

Sunday School Vision Statement

To nurture and share an abiding relationship with God.

 

At Second Baptist Church we value and respect the full humanity and spirituality of each child. Through age-appropriate programs, we strive to provide a quality experience that invites and equips each child to deepen their faith. Sunday School classes are, in many respects, families within the larger church family.  Classes should be places where people, both children and adults, feel they belong and are cared for, where people grow as the Bible is taught, and where people have an opportunity to serve the Kingdom.

 

Specifically, the goals of Sunday School include:

 

Growing in the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures:

This will be accomplished through Bible-centered Christian Education as expressed in a core curriculum of four components:

·        Old Testament,

·        New Testament,

·        Doctrine, and

·        Christian Living.

 

Growing in our love for one another:

This will include the following activities:

·        Fellowship – Sunday School classes provide the necessary environment for sharing lives, personal concerns, and resources.  They are the primary context in the Church in which a deeper level of caring and commitment develops.  This is best accomplished through intentional fellowship and programs for help and caring for class members and visitors.

·        Helps and Needs Ministry – Class members should be aware of the needs in their class and provide help with moving, making visits during hospitalization, or preparing and delivering meals for those who are sick or home bound.

·        Assimilation – Sunday School provides a place where visitors can easily get to know others in the Church and feel included.  This is where they should experience being part of our Church family.

 

Growing in our service to the Kingdom

·        Use of Spiritual Gifts – each member should use whatever gift he/she has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10). Members can begin to use their gifts by serving the class through teaching, greeting, and organizing class projects, outreach, and socials.

·        Evangelism– classes offer workable sized groups for developing personal involvement of members and families in praying, giving, sending or going functions of evangelism.