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Bella Vista Community Church

Senior Pastor

Bella Vista Community Church
Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States

Date Posted: 06/17/2012
Categories: Senior Pastor
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Senior Pastor
Receiving applications until August 17, 2012.

Immediate opening for Senior Pastor at Bella Vista Community Church, an interdenominational congregation located in beautiful Bella Vista, Arkansas. The church has approximately 1,200 local members from some 30 denominations. The position requires a Masters of Divinity or equivalent degree from a seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, and at least five years experience as Senior Pastor, including experience leading a church with more than one pastor. The Senior Pastor should exemplify personal spiritual growth and integrity.

The Senior Pastor is responsible for conducting two morning worship services on Sundays, coordinating special services at such times as Lent and on Christmas Eve, and taking primary responsibility for preaching.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• teaching occasional Bible studies;
• contacting church visitors each week;
• conducting weekly staff meetings, attending monthly Board of Ministries meetings and other ministry meetings as
• supervising two Associate Pastors and other staff as directed by the By-Laws;
• supporting programs such as Stephen Ministry and the parish nurse program;
• in cooperation with the Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Discipleship, assisting with individual counseling, visiting
shut-ins and hospitalized members, and conducting memorial services; and
• being visible in the area through some involvement in community activities.

The skill set of the Senior Pastor should include preaching biblically sound sermons that encourage a growing relationship with and service to the Lord, a leadership and supervisory style that builds teamwork, the ability to encourage inter-generational interaction among church members, effective planning and organization skills, and an open and engaging personality that stems from a genuine interest in others and the desire to be God’s person in every situation.

Please see profiles below to learn more about the church as well as Bella Vista and the surrounding area, and visit our website at for complete information about church programs.

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Cover letters and resumes may be mailed to:

Senior Pastor Search Committee
Bella Vista Community Church
75 E. Lancashire Blvd.
Bella Vista, AR 72714

or emailed to:

Please contact the church office with any questions: 479.855.1126.