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Harbour Light Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Harbour Light Baptist Church
West Olive, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 11/18/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Position:  Senior Pastor

Location:  Harbour Light Baptist Church, 9608 Hiawatha Drive, West Olive, MI 49460  Near Grand Haven, MI (currently renting church building w/option to buy)        

Church Affiliation:  Independent Baptist

Position Commitment:  Full- time passionately engaging in both church and community

Church Size:  40 members and growing

Church Existence:  Just over 3 years

Salary and Benefits:  To be determined

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Reason for Search:  Current missionary pastor (who has been with us since our inception) is retiring



As a spiritual leader of Harbour Light Baptist Church, our pastor’s primary responsibility is to preach and teach the Word of God “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:12



-Preach the Word of God in two Sunday services, Sunday School if necessary, Wednesday evening devotional

-Conduct weddings and funerals as needed

-Provide general leadership and oversight of the services

-Model a life dependent upon the presence of God

-Promote and guide our church through our Faith Promise Missions program

-Exercise spiritual oversight and administrative responsibilities

-Provide pastoral care including counseling, prayer, visitation, and outreach

-Be an active member in the local community, develop relationships, implement outreach strategies

-Have a passion for world evangelism

-Maintain the church’s commitment to using the KJV Bible

-Maintain the church’s commitment to a traditional, conservative but current music culture

-Abide by existing policies concerning LGBT’s, registered sex offenders

-Maintain regular office hours at the church building



-Must possess a clear testimony of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ

-Verifiable history of biblical integrity in character and practice

-Must maintain biblical leadership qualifications outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9

-Embraces a worldview consistent with our Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, and Constitution

-Desire for a long-term pastoral role

-Good communication skills:  Able to communicate and connect with those inside/outside the Church

-Self-motivated and energetic

-Good organizational and administrative skills

-Able to communicate the Word of God accurately, inspirationally, and with conviction

-Willing to accept the challenge of growing a new church




Seminary or Master’s degree preferred or equivalent pastoral training and experience.



-Minimum of 3 years of ministry experience

-Experience with church growth (membership and ministries)

-Experience in community networking

-Experience in building children’s ministries and working with the youth

-History of a faithful ministry and a stable work




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