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Bethel Baptist Church

Adult Ministries Pastor

Bethel Baptist Church
Galesburg, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/18/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Christian Education - Church Staff - Discipleship Pastor - Other Pastor - Pastoral Care Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

General Description

The Adult Ministries Pastor develops and leads a core team of people who are committed to creating and sustaining ministry processes that serve, support and equip people for discipleship and spiritual growth through the use of their God given gifts, talents and passions. He will be responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, promotion and execution of the adult discipleship ministries, small groups and assimilation process. His primary role is to implement the vision established by the board of Elders and the Sr. Pastor.


Job Summary

This person will oversee all the adult ministry discipleship environments other than the weekend worship service.  He will work in conjunction with the church staff to develop and oversee discipleship church-wide, helping the congregation become fully devoted followers of Christ. Priority will be given to administrating the discipleship ministries while providing leadership and coaching to small groups and small group leaders.  He will develop and implement a process to move people into the body of Christ at Bethel. He will also oversee community ministry partnerships and provide pastoral shepherding as necessary in conjunction with the Senior Pastor.


The Adult Ministries Pastor operates under the leadership of the Sr. Pastor. He works with the staff and lay leaders to accomplish specific goals of the church. He has direct supervision of the assigned ministry teams and sees that leadership, training, counsel, and encouragement are provided for them. This person shares some pulpit and teaching responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Board of Elders. Additional responsibilities may include pastoral counseling, hospital visits and officiating weddings and funerals as requested.




  • Master of Divinity degree from an accredited evangelical seminary
  • Ordained or qualified and willing to be ordained
  • Minimum 5 years full-time pastoral ministry experience in multi-staff church preferred
  • Willing to become a member of Bethel Baptist Church and must subscribe to and endorse the church statement of faith, the church constitution, and the church covenant.
  • This person must have good people-skills and be able to assemble and work with ministry teams.
  • Competent computer, email & internet skills
  • Flexible to change


Church History

Bethel Baptist Church began over one hundred years ago as Swedish Baptist Church of Galesburg. Bethel has a rich heritage and an established reputation in the community for being a family Bible Church. With a catalyst of growth, through several building campaigns and name changes over the years Bethel now enjoys its facility on the corner of Academy and Fremont Streets.  The most recent building projects in the early 2000’s resulted in the new worship center and learning center that were constructed debt free. Through everything, the Lord has blessed Bethel, and today we dedicate ourselves to furthering His mission, to reach our community for Him.


In July of 2014, Pastor Scott Wilson was installed as the new Senior Pastor after the retirement of Pastor Lee Johnson who served faithfully for 26 years.  The church has benefited from stable leadership.  In May of 2015, the Executive, and beloved, Pastor Kirk Kendall passed away suddenly, shortly before he was to retire.  While his loss has been great for our church and community, the staff and volunteer leaders have rallied together to care for the needs of the church.  As we embark on a new season in the church we eagerly anticipate exciting adventures and new challenges as God continues to use us for His glory.


To Apply

Interested and experienced candidates may submit requested information to Bethel Baptist Church via email to


Please include the following information 

  • A cover letter or video link (3 minutes or less) communicating your heart for leadership in the area of discipleship and the church at large, a short explanation of why you believe you’re qualified, and three unique skills or convictions you bring to the local church.
  • 1- page resume
  • 3 Sermon video links 
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