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Berean Bible Church


Berean Bible Church
Livonia, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 07/29/2009
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


· Be a gifted, formally trained and skilled expository preacher / teacher of God’s Word.
· Be an example in adhering to the doctrinal position, constitution, by-laws and policies of Berean Bible Church.
· Be a pastor of the flock to provide personal care and meet individual spiritual needs.
· Have a strong ability to shepherd and to motivate people to use their gifts and to apply God’s Word.


Personal (I Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9)

· The qualifications for pastor, who is an elder, are delineated in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. He is the responsible shepherd of the church. It shall be his duty to preach and teach: to administer the church ordinances and exercise oversight. He shall have supervision and direction over church and office staff. He shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and boards. He shall advise all officers of their duties.
· He must prove himself faithful and able to guide others by managing his own household well; should have believing and obedient children.
· His wife should be a help and compliment for his ministry
· He should have a good reputation both inside the church family and in the community.
· He should be irreproachable in his marital, financial and counseling relations.
· He should not be selfish, quick-tempered, violent or overly interested in material things.
· He should demonstrate a love for people, mature, well-balanced and self-controlled.


· A clear vision and philosophy of ministry that is in harmony with our church for growth.
· Demonstrate his ability to place a high priority on prayer and message preparation.
· Have an emphasis on explaining the meaning of a passage verse by verse with the clear aim of continuity and application.
· He should be approachable and exhibit strong pastoral care qualities.
· Be involved in training, equipping and discipling others for the work of the ministry
· Have a participative leadership style who works with groups to arrive at a decision that is willing to delegate work and tasks to others.
· Have a passion for sharing the Gospel and cultivating home and foreign mission opportunities.


· Master, Divinity degree from an accredited school preferred, or equivalent experience.
· Be willing to enhance his education through seminars, conferences and academic courses.


· Have at least 5-10 years of ministry, prior experience as a senior pastor or equivalent experience.
· Had exposure to secular work and background to relate to the experience of the congregation.


NAME: Berean Bible Church PHONE: 734-425-5585
ADDRESS: 35375 Ann Arbor Trail
CITY, STATE, ZIP Livonia, MI 48150

CONTACT: Mr. Bruce Snell PHONE 734-455-8878
734-718-7033 (cell)

COMMUNITY: Suburban Population 87,000 Declining Middle Class / Retirement

ATTENDANCE: Active Members 65 Non-Members 70 Family Units 55 Board Members 4
Sunday school 100 Morning 126 Midweek / Youth / Awana 70

EVANGELISM & MISSIONS: We currently support 5 Missionaries and one Christian Organizations.
Youth Outreach Program for Summer Trips

FELLOWSHIP: We are an Independent Bible Church with affiliation with National Association of Evangelicals.

FINANCES: The average general giving for the past six months is $ 2,910.00 each week. There is no indebtedness other than operating expenses for the church each month. The budget has been met for the last six months (excluding staff salaries).

PERSONNEL: A full-time pastor is needed (to replace a retiring pastor) who loves the Lord and people of all ages. General Qualifications: He should have a graduate degree in ministry from an accredited college or university. Have a servant’s heart; be spiritually mature; be an expositor / teacher, evangelistic in practice; have administration ability, and communication vision. He should be married with 5 - 15 years of ministry; senior pastoral experience preferred.

POLITY: The church uses an eldership form of government. It is composed of a pastor and elders who are answerable to the congregation. Elders act jointly in collective leadership and share equal authority and responsibility, the pastor is recognized as “first among equals.”

PROPERTY & BUILDINGS: Acres 8.75 Auditorium Seating 200 Built in 1961 Valued at $ 2,100,000.00 Church Plant & Office 17,000 sq ft class room & meeting areas No Parsonage Available

HISTORY: Incorporated in 01/15/1960 Five men have served as Senior Pastor since the church began.