Nov 03, 2023

Next-Gen Pastor

  • Heritage Baptist Church-Monroe, MI
  • Heritage Baptist Church, Strasburg Road, Monroe, MI, USA
Full time Ministry

Job Description

Meet Heritage Baptist Church
Heritage Baptist Church (HBC) of Monroe, MI has experienced seasons of growth and decline since its founding in 2008. However, since the hire of a dynamic new senior pastor in January 2021, HBC has seen significant growth. Growing from an average attendance of 50 in January 2021 to over 150 in the last two years, with over 40 people taking the next step of baptism. Heritage Kids was relaunched in the spring of 2021 with 4 kids and today ministers to 25 every week. Our student ministries have a dozen core students primarily in middle and early high school. Our church is becoming multi-generational with the fastest growth group being young families with parents typically in their 30s and 40s with children at home. About half of our families live in or near Monroe while the other half drive from more rural parts of Monroe County. With a building that is less than 10 years old situated on over 20 acres, we are praying and trusting the Lord for future growth.

Overall, HBC is a growing multi-generational body of believers who truly see ourselves as a family. At the heart of this growth is God’s word being preached and lived out in the hearts of the people at Heritage.  We work together in love to serve God, serve each other, and to serve our community.

About the Next Generation Pastor
The Next Generation Pastor will provide leadership to various volunteers and ministry teams from newborns to young adults.  He must have a strong passion for younger generations yet able to engage with all age groups. His age is not as important as the ability to lead teams effectively and find ways to provide multi-generational influence for the next generation. He will be skilled at developing relationships with students in the church to effectively disciple them toward spiritual maturity and integrate them into the overall church community. He will be able to partner with parents to make disciples within the home.

He must hold to an orthodox view of scripture as God breathed. Being an intentional and purposeful disciple of Jesus himself, he will be able to lead others in a deepening relationship with Jesus. He must be doctrinally aligned with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. He will give evidence of a spiritually balanced life, and possess a strong work ethic and personal integrity.

What it’s Like to Live in Monroe, MI
Monroe, Michigan, the largest city in Monroe County, has a population of approximately 22,000 people. The county currently has a population of approximately 156,000. Founded in 1785, it is Michigan’s 3rd oldest community, and is home to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, a War of 1812 site.

Located in southeast Michigan, along the shores of Lake Erie, historic Monroe is within an hour drive to Canada, Detroit, Toledo and Ann Arbor. Monroe is home to Lay-Z-Boy, the world’s leading manufacturer of recliners. The top employment sectors in Monroe are manufacturing and agriculture. The city boasts nature trails and waterside parks, with the River Raisin running through downtown. The city of Monroe is currently growing at a steady pace.

Monroe and Ida public school districts are located within a few miles from Heritage Baptist Church. These districts have a combined total of 13 schools, with approximately 6,300 students. Building a thriving relationship with these districts will ensure strong connections with the next generation in our community.

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