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