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Friendship Baptist Church (Plainfield, IL) – Senior Pastor Full Time

Friendship Baptist Church

Plainfield, IL


Friendship Baptist Church (Plainfield, IL) – Senior Pastor

The Big Picture
Friendship Baptist Church (SBC) (https://www.fbcplainfield.com) is looking for a Senior Pastor that shares our desire for church growth through solid biblical preaching and community involvement and outreach.

The Overview
We are situated about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in the suburb of Plainfield, Illinois. Due to our pastor retiring, we are seeking a full-time senior pastor to provide spiritual leadership, conduct weekly worship services, oversee an administrative staff, and guide the church’s mission and outreach programs.

Plainfield is a growing community of around 47,000 with many newly built residential areas and thriving businesses which present great growth potential for the church.

Typical Sunday morning services follow a blended style whereby a mix of contemporary Christian songs and hymns complement sermons that are relevant, practical, and biblically centered. FBC is a Southern Baptist Church that subscribes to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. FBC is affiliated with the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) and the regional Three Rivers Baptist Association.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver weekly sermons and facilitate a meaningful worship experience.
  • Actively develop relationships with church members to effectively disciple, equip, support, and encourage them.
  • Serve and minister to individuals during times of crisis.
  • Provide oversight to a 4-person church staff.
  • Guide the direction of the church’s ministries and outreach programs.
  • Provide counseling support to church members as needed.
  • Grow the church in its diversity through evangelism, building relationships, and discipleship.
  • Perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Deep love for Jesus Christ and His Word and a clear testimony of a growing relationship with Him.
  • SBC Ordained minister with a Master’s level seminary degree preferred.
  • 3 years of pastoral experience.
  • Subscribes to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and exemplifies the biblical requirements of a pastor as defined in 1 Timothy 3:1-10, Titus 1:5-16, and 1 Peter 5:1-2.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate biblical theology in a manner that is understandable and applicable for church members.
  • Servant leader who exhibits strong communication skills (written & verbal) and collaboration to interact with the congregation, staff, and teams.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary will be commensurate with educational level and experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, will be provided.
  • Relocation assistance available.

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  1. Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor for Friendship Baptist Church?
  2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church?
  3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the Baptist Faith and Message.

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to Jason@LancasterSearch.com

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