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Oak Street Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Oak Street Baptist Church
Burlington, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 03/31/2008
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Oak Street Baptist Church - Burlington, Iowa
Seeking: Senior Pastor
Denomination: North American Baptist
Church Size: 150
Church Polity: Congregational Rule
Job Status: Full Time

Oak Street Baptist Church is located in Burlington, Iowa, a city with many beautiful parks on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and Illinois. Our church reaches out into SE Iowa and Western Illinois with 120-150 in weekly worship attendance. Our church was established over 140 years ago, but we eagerly desire to continue to preach and teach the gospel to the lost and make disciples who can in turn continue making disciples. We reflect a wide variety of ages physically and spiritually, but are united in desire to experience healthy spiritual growth in our own lives and that of our community.
We prayerfully seek the Lord’s replacement for our vacant Senior Pastor position. We seek a senior pastor who will be a godly leader with an approachable spirit who will shepherd the flock with humility and gentleness and will lead by example. He needs to be able to preach and teach scripture clearly, make it applicable to every day life, live it himself, and teach the congregation to also live out God’s Word so we can impact our community and world. Though we have no other full time pastoral staff in place but have many volunteers effectively carrying out a variety of responsibilities in youth, children, adult, women and men’s ministry, music, CE, etc.
Preferred Job Credentials: Minimum of Masters in Theology or Divinity from an evangelical Seminary, ordained, fully compatible with NAB Doctrinal statement, minimum of 10 years of experience as Senior Pastor or as an Associate Pastor of a large church. Must be a man who exhibits the godly character qualities outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4 and Acts 6:4. Prefer married, never divorced, stability in tenure, able to relate well to a wide range of physical ages and spiritual maturities in the congregation, and relate well in a small mid-western community.
Primary Responsibilities: The Senior Pastor’s primary responsibility is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. He will be in charge of all worship services where he will preach/teach the Word of God so that the congregation may grow in their understanding and application of the Word of God. In doing so he must accurately interpret the Scriptures and teach Biblical truths from the historic Baptist perspective. His ministry also includes helping protect the flock from false teaching and to unite the leadership in the shepherding the flock.
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Interested candidates should send their resume to Allen Twedt at 317 West Van Weiss Blvd., West Burlington, IA 52655-1533
Or email resume to resume to or phone Allen at 319-754-5236.