Jul 17, 2018

Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Linesville

  • First Baptist Church Linesville
  • Linesville, PA 16424, USA
Full time Church Ministry

Job Description

First Baptist Church

Linesville, Pennsylvania, United States


Mission: Pointing people to Jesus by lovingly sharing the gospel and serving them.


Church characteristics:


We are a growing and vibrant church of 400+ regular worshipping attendees each week, located in Linesville, PA, which is a rural community located an hour south of Erie, PA. We currently average approximately 100 young people (K-12th grade) attending our children and teen programs each week. Each Sunday we have two contemporary worship services. We are relevant in our ministry approach but conservative in doctrine. Our vision is to be a church that seeks to lead others to Jesus by showing them His love and caring for them through Christ-like service. More information can be obtained through our website: fbclinesville.org.


Lead Pastor Job Description:

The pastor is leader of the church overseeing the preaching of the gospel, administration of the ordinances, and all other activities.

  • Oversees the worship services, and directs the spiritual welfare of the church

  • Cooperatively leads and serves as a visionary, assisting the church staff and leadership in equipping the church to effectively serve the congregation and community

  • Creates a climate for growth

  • Is committed to his associates' ministry success

  • Serves as a guiding member of all boards and committees



  • Possess qualifications in accordance with 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9

  • Has a solid personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • In agreement with First Baptist Church's statement of faith (http://www.fbclinesville.org/beliefs)

  • Gifted in preaching and teaching Scripture, proclaiming the power and truth of the gospel clearly, accurately, and effectively

  • Capable of equipping, empowering and motivating the staff and the Church to become mature Christ followers

  • Has at least 8 years experience (preferred) of senior level ministry with multiple staff members

  • Has a minimum of a Master's degree (preferred) or greater involving either Biblical or Church ministry studies (from an accredited college, university, or seminary)

  • Possess or can obtain all necessary background checks



  • Able to identify, mobilize, train, and equip the appropriate people into ministry positions

  • A passion for servant leadership

  • Organized and effective in overseeing programs and ministries

  • A caring team player who models a humble servant attitude

  • A passion for the children and youth ministries

  • Supportive of the AWANA children's program and a general understanding of its characteristics

  • Has a strong passion for Life Groups

  • Competent with technology, understanding appropriate boundaries

  • Able to communicate faith in a relevant manner



  • Work in collaborative spirit with the Executive Committee and Church leadership in all responsibilities

  • Responsible for vision casting to staff and church members

  • Provide oversight and work with the staff members to implement and further develop the effectiveness of the church to fulfill its mission to the congregation and community

  • Coordinate budgets for the areas of ministries

  • Provide support and counseling to parents, couples, and young people

  • Assist in the planning and implementation (or oversee a staff member/lay leader) of church-wide or community-wide events.

  • Provide opportunities for growth and fellowship

  • Preach most Sundays while allowing the associate pastor the opportunity to preach a minimum of one Sunday per month

  • Carry out other ministry opportunities (visitation, special services, etc.) as necessary



Please submit a cover letter, resume, a link to teaching samples, and a list of at least three references to FBCLinesvillePastorSearch@gmail.com. It is preferred if at least one of your references was a pastor that you were accountable to in a previous position.


If you have any further questions, please contact us at FBCLinesvillePastorSearch@gmail.com


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