Senior Pastor

Faith Baptist Church
Rexford, New York, United States

Denomination: Baptist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Overview
The Senior Pastor is a directional leader who stands with the Elders of Faith Baptist Church as the point person on the leadership team. He provides leadership for the Elder Board in setting the vision and direction of the church. He is encouraged and empowered by the advisement and accountability of the Elders as together they lead the church.
He serves as a leader among equals with the Elders in directional decisions. He and the Executive Pastor then lead church staff, engaging ministry volunteers in operational decision-making in accord with Elder direction and Faith Baptist Church’s Constitution and by-laws. As a mature and humble Christ-follower, the Senior Pastor is expected to exhibit (by the power of the Holy Spirit) the character qualities of Jesus.

Benefits / Salary Compensation
Salary is commensurate with experience and in keeping with the cost of living in Upstate NY. The benefits package includes health insurance with a Healthcare Savings Account option, retirement contribution, and paid time off. Specifics shall be discussed with the Applicant at an appropriate point in the interview process.

Preaching – Teaching God’s Word
Shepherding – Provide Spiritual Leadership to the Elders, Staff, and Congregation
Casting Vision – Lead Elders in Cultivating and Articulating Vision/Direction of the Church
Oversight – Serve with the Elders to Oversee the Church; Oversee Church Staff with the Executive Pastor per the Church’s Organizational Chart

Ordained Minister
Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary
Minimum 8 years of experience in a multi-staff church
Skilled in verbal and written communication
Committed to further developing the mission, vision, and values of Faith Baptist Church
Champions and defends Faith Baptist Church’s Affirmation of Faith and Constitution (see attachment)

Core Competencies
Exceptional communication skills to teach and preach Biblical truth that motivates life application
Understand complex theological issues, and apply those theological convictions to current life issues
Develop and communicate a clear and compelling vision for the Church
Lead in a complex ministry environment
Engage the Church in the community through leadership, prayer, service, and missions
Structure an environment within the Church that fosters discipleship

Skills Focus
Organizational Vision and Mission Alignment
Missional Architect

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