Calvary Baptist Church

Lead / Senior Pastor

Calvary Baptist Church
Burley, Idaho, United States

Date Posted: 11/06/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Salary: 42K- 48K depending on experience, also funds for medical,
ministry related expenses, and relocation



Calvary is affiliated with CBNW (conservative baptist, and “church based” northwest).  CBNW churches have two primary distinctives:

  1. The Trinity in Relational Community.  This means CBNW churches model their earthly relationships by following the example of the Trinity, seeking the unity that is found in the Godhead.


2.  Elder led and congregational affirmed.  This means that having a plurality of elders

     who actually function as Biblical elders is key, and that while the congregation is

     certainly involved in important decisions, the elders are charged to cast compelling

     vision and carry out their responsibilities as outlined in scripture.  As the elders go,

     so goes the church.



To find out more about CBNW, visit



General Responsibilities

  • Equip the congregation to pursue its Vision by providing primary leadership in the areas of Worship, Discipleship, and Ministry.


  • Equip the other elders and volunteers, consistent with the framework of CBNW polity, to advance the stated purpose, mission and vision of the church.


  • Equip the congregation to minister to one another, creating an “every member is a minister” mentality  and culture.




Specific Responsibilities  


Lead Sunday Morning Worship Services:

Preach 45-48 sermons per year for morning service

  • Determine sermon series, which books to preach through, themes and topics to cover, etc.
  • Delegate preaching to other elders, qualified members, or guests the weeks he doesn’t preach


Oversee selection of all music, scripture, technology, and other elements used for morning service

  • Determine which music is theologically sound and fits the style of worship at Calvary
  • Determine which scriptures, announcements, and/or other elements should be included


Decide the “why”, “how”, and “who” of Sunday morning service

  • Determine why the focus of a particular service is important
  • Determine how the focus of a particular service will be achieved
  • Determine who will participate in a particular service


Other functions include but are not limited to:

  • Sunday evening events, such as a worship service, teaching, or small groups
  • Mid-week events, or small groups
  • Special events at key ministry seasons such as Christmas and Easter
  • Baptisms, Communion, Weddings, Funerals



Model, Equip, Teach:

  • Demonstrate his love and devotion to Christ publicly
  • Lead the other elders to constantly seek God
  • Train the men how to follow Christ and love their families
  • Equip the other elders and leaders with the resources they need to equip others
  • Design and implement a plan to get people from “come and see” to “come and die.”


Love, Serve, Help:

  • Identify member needs and provide pastoral care along with the other elders
  • Shepherd the flock and provide counseling as appropriate
  • Pray for the sick and visit them periodically
  • Visit members and potential members in their homes periodically
  • Model a life of prayer and insure prayer is maintained as a high priority 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Vibrant, compelling relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Sound character and integrity, meeting the biblical qualifications of an elder as defined   

   in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1

  • Agreement with Calvary’s constitution / bylaws, core values, and CBNW Identity Document

   (   go to the link and scroll down to CBNW Identity Document)

   (note: candidates with differing eschatological views will be considered; this is not a hill to

             die on for us and the current leadership has a varitey of views)

    (note: constitution and bylaws, and core values will be made available to those candidates

      we take next steps with)

  • M. Div. or higher degree from a recognized seminary who holds to the truths of scripture.  Convergence graduates with previous vocational ministry experience will also be considered.
  • High regard for the scriptures, a heart of love and compassion for people and a passion

   for spreading the gospel as close as across the street and as far as across the world.

  • 3- 5 years in a lead pastor role preferred but not required depending on the candidate’s

    other qualifications    




Required Materials

  • Resume with Cover Letter (Why are you particularly interested in THIS church?)
  • Audio or Video files of two sermons you feel best represent your preaching
  • Brief statements on each of the following (no more than one page each please).

   Include scripture references either within the document or as footnotes:

  • What is the gospel?
  • How is a person born again or “saved”?
  • What is your philosophy of ministry?  

“how” we do “what” we do

  • What is your philosophy of worship?   

why do we gather; what should “happen” when we gather?

  • What is your philosophy discipleship?  

moving people from “come and see” to “come and die”



Note: Candidates will not be considered who do not include all of the materials

requested when they apply.


Please send all materials to:   We would prefer that audio and

video links be online but if that is not possible include them in whatever format works best.

If we can’t see or hear them and we’re interested in you as a candidate we will contact you.  

This job posting is open for two months from the original date of posting.


Note: Please do NOT apply throught the website, but by using the email listed above with

all of the required materials.  Thank you kindly!

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