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Senior Pastor Full Time

Union Baptist Church

Winder, GA


Position Purpose:  The Senior Pastor is to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the membership of Union Baptist Church.  The Senior Pastor will serve as the chief administrator of the congregation so that it might fulfill its mission and purpose as the body of Christ.  The Senior Pastor will preach, teach, administer the ordinances, and give primary leadership in the ministries of Worship, Administration, Stewardship and Outreach.

Responsibilities: The following constitute the major responsibilities of the Senior Pastor:

 I. Worship:

1.  To regularly preach and teach the Word of God and administer the ordinances (The Lord’s Supper and Baptism) to the congregation.
2.  Plan and orchestrate all aspects of worship in close coordination with the associate pastor of worship. To encourage the worship    leadership to develop and maintain a music program for all ages and to integrate music into worship and other areas of the congregation.
3.  Actively involved with leading and coordinating prayer and prayer meetings.
4.  Primary preaching pastor for all worship services.
5.  Will develop the preaching schedule and secure a pulpit supply for scheduled absences.
6.  To officiate at special services such as weddings, funerals, nursing home services, etc. as called upon or his schedule may allow.

II. Vision and Leadership (Administration):

1.  Plan overall direction of the church with staff and Church Council, focusing on spiritual and ministerial objectives for 3, 5, and 10 years.
2. To oversee the administration and management of all areas of the congregation’s ministry in consultation with the Deacon Fellowship, teams and staff. Meet as often as necessary with staff to:
3.  Advise staff members for Music and Worship and Youth Ministry acting as their mentor.
4.  Discuss and evaluate ministries and their progress.
5.  Ensure that staff is working together to reach vision plan
6.  Spearhead the growth of the staff
7.  To support and assist staff who have primary responsibility in the ministries of education, youth, pastoral care, fellowship, and older adults.
8.  To supervise, manage and evaluate, seeking input and support from the Personnel Team and Deacon Fellowship, the staff of the congregation. To be consulted in the screening and hiring of non-ordained staff and to participate in the calling of ordained staff. To build a sense of teamwork among church staff and hold regular staff meetings to coordinate the ministries of the church and facilitate communication.
9.  To serve as the staff representative to the following: Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia Baptist Convention and the Mulberry Baptist Association.

III. Stewardship:

1.  To work with the Sunday School and Budget and Finance Team to promote, educate, and advocate responsible biblical stewardship in the congregation.
2.  To assist the Budget and Finance Team with financial matters of the congregation.
3.  To oversee and promote congregational benevolence and mission through ongoing local and foreign missions support of the association and Cooperative Program and by meeting community needs as they arise.

IV. Outreach/Visitation:

1.  To work with the Sunday School to implement ministries that reaches out to the un-churched, in-actives and new residents of our community with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2.  To direct the assimilation of new members into the life of the congregation in conjunction with the teams and organizations of the congregation.
3.  To encourage all organizations and ministries of the church to carry out their work with an emphasis on welcoming others to participate in the mission work of Christ.
4.  Responsible for delegating to staff and deacons opportunities for outreach. This will include but is not limited to hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, new attendees etc.

V. General Pastoral Responsibilities:

1.  To provide pastoral care by assisting the staff, committees, teams, and member caregivers through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
2.  To make appropriate referrals when necessary and quickly respond to crisis situations which arise in the congregation.
3.  To assist in teaching children, youth, and adults in the Christian education program of the congregation as his schedule may permit.

VI. Working Conditions:

The position of Senior Pastor requires great flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The pastor should be accessible to members of the congregation and for regular communication with members of the church staff as his schedule may allow.

VII. Qualifications for the Senior Pastor:

1.  The senior pastor shall be a born-again believer who is called to pastor by the Holy Spirit to both teach and preach the Word of God.
2.  Meets all the Biblical qualifications of the role of senior pastor as they are broadly defined in the books of First Timothy and Titus.
3.  Adheres to the Union Baptist Church Constitution and By-Laws, Policies and Procedures and has a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order.
4.  Has a consistent philosophy of ministry with Union Baptist Church.
5.  It is preferable he has experience-previous successful pastoral ministry experience.
6.  Preferable that he is married.
7.  Is trained in scripture and ordained.
8.  Education – It is preferable he is a seminary graduate with minimum of a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology or denominationally approved Biblical training and seeks to improve his pastoral skills through continuing education as his schedule may allow.
9.   Is open-minded to the blend of music ministry for worship
10. Is growing spiritually and has an authentic Christian walk that serves as a good role model.
11.  Is visionary and self-motivated.
12.  Has a proven record of working well with others and is committed to a team approach to ministry.
13.  Committed to excellence in ministry and programming within a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds.
14.  Passion for people and reaching the lost for Christ.
15.  Teachable spirit and a learner.
16.  Heart for empowering the ministry potential of associates and lay workers.
17.  Exemplifies the humility and servant attitude of Christ.
18.  Provides effective and sound Christian counseling.

To apply for this job email your details to seniorpastorsearch@unionbaptistwinder.org

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