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Senior Pastor - Big Springs Baptist Church

Converge Heartland
Alcester, South Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 02/23/2018
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




Who We Are
Founded in 1869, Big Springs Baptist Church was launched with an enduring Great Commission vision to reach its entire region and the world beyond.   Intentionally built in a centralized country location, the first generation of church members sought to form a center of its own, amid a largely unsettled and pre-statehood frontier.  As the population increased, Big Springs Baptist Church has planted three more churches throughout the region.  All of these church plants, along with Big Springs Baptist Church, are affiliated with Converge Heartland (www.convergeheartland.organd have consistently advanced the gospel of Jesus Christ for a combined total of over 425 years!  Today, Big Springs Baptist Church has an annual budget of $200K, strong member volunteerism, an average attendance of 85 people, and a fresh vision for gospel-driven growth.


Where We Are
Big Springs Baptist Church is centrally located in the "Sioux Empire", 45 minutes south of Sioux Falls, SD, and 45 minutes north of Sioux City, IA.  The church's unique location is still central to the region, primarily drawing attendees from two states, four counties, and five communities.  This makes the church and parsonage location stand out as being in proximity to many shopping, entertainment, and recreational opportunities.   Occupationally, the region sustains many families through agriculture related industries but also has many who work in finance, education, local government, and the health industry.    In all, God has centrally located the Big Springs Baptist Church to maintain a strategic reach into the lives of nearly 20,000 people. 


Who We Are Looking For
With a strong multigenerational value, Big Springs wants to reach the next generation for Christ, primarily by reaching heads of households between the ages of 25 and 50.  With this in mind, they are looking for a doctrinally-aligned and experienced pastor who possesses a strong walk with Christ, to teach God's word and help them reach younger families, without neglecting older generations.  The next pastor of Big Springs Baptist Church will need to be missional, possessing an outreach vision that spans the counties and communities from which church attendees are coming.  Furthermore, the next pastor will also need to be pastoral, desiring to connect with church attendees and the broader community, both inside and outside the church walls.   Beyond this, it will be important that the next pastor is able to recruit, train, and support volunteers to participate in the ongoing work of the ministry.  Ultimately, Big Springs Baptist Church is praying for a man of God and his family, who will stand in alignment with their vision, mission, and core values.   For detailed church and position information, please take time to review the BIG SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH PASTORAL SEARCH WEBSITE ( ).  If you feel that you may be a fit for this pastoral opening, then you are warmly invited to apply.  


How To Apply

Please send the following materials to PASTORSEARCH@CONVERGEHEARTLAND.ORG

  • COVER LETTER (briefly explaining why you feel like this position is a fit for you)
  • YOUR RESUME (including your current and applicable family and marriage info)
  • 2 AUDIO OR VIDEO SERMONS (weblinks are preferred)