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First Central Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

First Central Baptist Church
Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States

Date Posted: 10/01/2010
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
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Also be advised that under Education Level: that a Bachelors and 7 years of full time pastoral experience would be acceptable.

Pastoral Profile
1. Experience: A licensed or ordained minister holding to Baptist teachings; Five years senior
pastor experience with one congregation preferred; Associate pastoral experience within a large
congregation and/or interim pastoral experience with similar longevity also will be considered.
2. Preaching: Preaches with an emphasis on exegetical/expository preaching with a sound,
unwavering commitment to the Word of God; Carefully guards the pulpit entrusted to him from
strange doctrines and worldly thinking; Preaches the whole counsel of God, not for personal
agendas, political correctness, nor fear of man’s opinions.
3. Leadership: Leads by biblical example and lifestyle, putting God first, then wife, children, &
church family; Eager to serve with humility; Has a teachable spirit, and sees himself as an equal
part of the body of Christ under His headship - first among equals.
4. Shepherding: Considers the needs of the entire church family; Watches over the flock; Guards
the church body from false teachings, and secular ideas; Encourages and reaches out to all
members of the church family; Promotes a spirit of unity and of love among its people; Leaves
the 99 for the one.
5. Counseling: Gives sound, biblical counsel, advice, and guidance; Encourages mature believers in
the faith to assist with counseling opportunities through various ministries and outreach
6. Prayer: Prays dedicatedly for the saints and encourages a lifestyle of prayer; Is committed to
both public prayer (congregational/small group/outreach) and private prayer (with wife and
children/personal alone time); Leads by example.
7. Outreach/Evangelism: Is committed to making an impact on the surrounding communities and
then throughout all the earth with the gospel of Jesus Christ, with various ministries, missions
and outreach opportunities.
8. Vision: Understands the strengths and weaknesses of the church family; Learns from past
successes and failures; Recognizes the gifts, talents, and faithfulness of its members; Builds
upon the biblical principles and standards which have endured for generations in order to cast a
vision for the future of God’s people at First Central Baptist Church.
9. Fellowship: Actively encourages and promotes both intra- and interchurch fellowship with those
of like faith (not necessarily of like denomination).
10. Worship: Leads the congregation with an attitude and lifestyle of worship through:
- Preaching and teaching God’s Word
- Evangelism outreach
- Music and praise
- Commitment to marriage and family
- Building relationships
- Dedication to prayer
- Integrity in the workplace
- In all things for the Glory of God.
11. Discipleship: Equips the saints for acts of service, evangelism, and discipleship training;
Recognizes the gifts and talents of the church body; Actively promotes opportunities to share
the gospel with the unsaved and to grow all believers to maturity in Christ.
12. Administration: Works with and guides existing church staff; Oversees the day-to-day jobs of
the church organization; Delegates responsibilities appropriately; Encourages the efforts of
church boards, committees, and ministries to successfully function as a church body.