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First Baptist Church

Pastor of Discipleship

First Baptist Church
Medford, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 10/30/2008
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
FBC is a growing congregation located in North Central Wisconsin. "Treasuring God: Loving People" expresses in a nut shell our collective heart. FBC has an open associate pastoral position with an emphasis on equipping and discipling our current and future congregational attenders and ministers.

People and families from every generation make up the body of FBC. We have 2 services on a Sunday morning with attendance running from 350-400. Ministry to youth and children have been an area of emphasis at FBC for years with a strong volunteer base of ministers. In the last 5 years, a renewed focus towards ministry and outreach to all generations has been emphasized.

FBC is looking for a pastor with a track record of healthy and honest relationships (both personal and professional), a gift mix suitable for our needs (discipling, teaching, organization) and one who is utterly devoted and dependent on God.

NEW Deadline for Resumes: December 1, 2008

A full job description follows:

• Hard on the journey towards knowing God demonstrating an undeniable love for God and for others
• Called by God to vocational ministry and gifted in the specific areas of need for FBC as outlined below
• Has appropriate training and experience in a related area of ministry

• The Pastor of Discipleship will be primarily responsible for forming, implementing and sustaining appropriate ministries that bring and sustain health within the existing body of FBC. This will include, but not be limited to:
o Leading and equipping volunteers for the educational ministries of FBC except educational ministries already assigned to FBC Youth pastor (grades 7-12)
o Providing leadership, training and oversight of volunteer ministers of FBC along with their ministries
o Provide pastoral care to FBC through appropriate counseling and visitation along with Lead Pastor
o Ability and willingness to teach in a variety of settings and preach when needed
o Work with Lead Pastor to form and implement other ministries designed to aid the overall direction of FBC (i.e. assimilation, outreach)
• Pastor of Discipleship will also be asked to help in these areas:
o Participate in the various congregational worship services as agreed upon with Lead Pastor
o Other areas of ministry that fit individual gift mix

• All pastors are responsible to the Deacon Board of FBC as the governing board of the church
• Work with all pastors as a team contributing input and receiving critique for the overall health and direction of the church. The Lead Pastor is entrusted the supervisory function for all FBC staff and staff are to follow his direction.
• Work with the Christian Education Board and other boards/committees when needed.

• The ideal candidate is expected to exhibit these characteristics:
o Passion and gifts for ministry directed towards discipleship
o Good administrative skills and good attention to details
o Has a warm and caring disposition that invites people to seek out help
o Models Christ-like character in all aspects of life
• Maintains a healthy family life
• Absolutely committed to team approach to ministry and desires to work with other pastoral and congregational ministers.