Pastor

Nenana Bible Church
Nenana, Alaska, United States


Date Posted: 04/11/2018
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Description:

 

We are seeking the man of God whom the Lord has called to be the Pastor at Nenana Bible Church. We are a small, established, independent Bible church in Nenana, Alaska, located about fifty miles south of Fairbanks. 

 

The pastor we are waiting on will have received a definite call from the Lord to serve in a small, rural community in interior Alaska. This man shall be a man who gives evidence of the call of God to the ministry of the gospel and of adherence to the Scriptural principles governing church leadership. He will have a deep reverence for the Word of God and a firm adherence to the fundamentals of the faith. He will perform regular undershepherd duties as he serves as pastor/teacher, delivering expository preaching of the Word of God (KJV) during traditional Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening prayer. This man of God shall be recognized as the God-appointed leader of the congregation.

 

Any man to be considered as a candidate for this pastorate shall have read our constitution and shall have signified in writing his unreserved agreement with its provisions and respect for the nondenominational position of this Church. The Pastor, by virtue of his office as spiritual leader and shepherd of the flock, becomes a member of this Church, and his duties shall be those generally associated with his office, including the ministry of the Word, administration of the ordinances, and the care of the spiritual welfare of the members. He shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and organizations of the Church.

 

Any man to be considered as a candidate for this pastorate will be in full agreement with our statement of faith as well as the established doctrinal teaching here. This includes, but is not limited to teaching on the following:

  • Human Inability/The Total Depravity of Man: We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin, the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God.  Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.  (Gen 1:26-27; Rom 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph 2:1-5; 4:17-19) Further, “Every aspect of our being is tainted by sin – our mind or intellect, our emotions, our will and our physical bodies.  Every individual is born into this world as a sinner and, therefore, is totally incapable on his own of reaching God or obtaining any favor with his Creator (Rom 6:16-23; 8:7-8; Jn 3:19) God’s word plainly tells us that it is impossible for a sinner to approach God by himself or according to his own terms.  The convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit causes the unbeliever to understand how his sin has offended and separated him from an all-holy God.”  -From Biblical Basics for Believers by Matt Costella, Fundamental Evangelistic Association, Los Osos, CA, ©2002.
  • Election: The Bible clearly teaches the Doctrine of Election. God does not base His election on anything He sees in the individual. He chooses the elect according to His own purpose and will without any consideration of any merit within the individual. Nor does God look into the future to see who will choose Him. (John 15:16; Acts 13:48; Ephesians 1:4-6; 1 Thess 1:4; 2 Thess 2:13; Eph 1:11; Romans 8:29-30; Romans 9:11)
  • Ecclesiastical and Personal Separation: We believe that believers should maintain a godly testimony and live in such a way that that their lives do not bring reproach upon their Savior. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations. We stand against any and all worldly philosophies that seek to destroy or undermine the truth of Biblical Christianity such as liberalism, modernism, higher criticism, reconstructionism, feminism, successionism, ecumenicism. (Lev. 19:28: Rom. 12:1-2: 14:13; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11)
  • Sign Gifts: We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary and are not operational in this present dispensation. Ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, although God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing. (1 Cor. 1:22; 13:8; 14:21-22)
  • Dispensationalism (Classical Dispensationalism): The teaching at Nenana Bible Church employs a literal-grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture; distinguishes between Israel and the church; and places the Rapture before the seven-year Tribulation, which is followed by Christ’s return to establish the Millennial Kingdom, which merges into the eternal state at the end of 1,000 years. The Abrahamic, Davidic, and New Covenants are fulfilled in the Millennium.
Our STATEMENT OF FAITH  can be viewed here: https://sites.google.com/site/nenanabiblechurch/what-we-believe
 
Church Profile:

 

Nenana Bible Church began as a mission church in the 1950’s under the oversight of Arctic Missions, Inc.  NBC was incorporated as a non-profit religious organization in 1980 and became a self-governing, independent church at that time.  Our Statement of Faith can be found here: www.nenanabiblechurch.org    Click on “What We Believe”.

 

We conduct traditional worship services with expository preaching of the Word and congregational singing of the great hymns of the faith.  One of the men regularly serves as song leader.  We use the King James Version of the Bible.  At this time, one of our young ladies provides piano accompaniment at regular services.  Several of the young people provide us with special music from time to time. 

 

Other than the pastor, there are no paid staff.  In recent months, it has become more difficult for us to provide full support for the pastor.  We believe with a minimal increase in membership (perhaps two or three families) that this would no longer be a problem.  We do not have a parsonage.  We do not have any debt.  We provide support for one indigenous church planting pastor in the CIS (former USSR) through Slavic Gospel Association.

 

Currently our congregation consists of: two families (4 adults) with a total of six children ranging in ages 10 – 18; two older couples (one of whom are founding members) and several other adults in regular attendance on Sunday mornings.  Wednesday evening prayer meeting is less well-attended. The level of commitment and unity within the membership is good. 

 

Although Nenana has a substantial population of Native (Athabascan) Alaskans, we currently do not have any Native families in our congregation. Our outreach to the community has mostly consisted of personal relationship building, occasional benevolence assistance, literature distribution at Christmas, and prayer. 

 

Our former pastor was with us for twenty-seven years.  While his presence is greatly missed, we are excited to see what the Lord has planned for us at Nenana Bible Church.  We are eagerly seeking to prepare ourselves for whatever it may be.

 

Nenana is centrally located in the heart of Alaska at a place where two rivers, a railroad and a main highway intersect. This gives us access to major cities as well as smaller towns, settlements, and remote villages. Information on the City of Nenana can be found at:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nenana,_Alaska        

http://nenanalynx.org/about/employment/                                                                                                                                 https://www.tananachiefs.org/about/communities/nenana/                                  

http://www.city-data.com/city/Nenana-Alaska.html    

https://www.zillow.com/nenana-ak/

https://www.mapquest.com/us/ak/nenana-282022544

 

If the Lord is calling you to serve in Alaska and you would like to be considered for this position, please complete the following questionnaire and return it at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

 

Email: nenanabiblechurch@outlook.com

 

Prospective Pastoral Candidate Preliminary Questionnaire

 

1. What are your needs financially? Currently, we are finding it difficult to provide full support for a full-time pastor. With the addition of 2-3 families to our congregation, this would likely change. Would partial support be suitable until our financial situation changes?

 

2. Briefly explain your position regarding: the total depravity of man, God's sovereignty/man's responsibility, election, free will, eternal security of the believer.

 

3. We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary. Speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit. Ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, although God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing. (1 Cor. 1:22; 13:8; 14:21-22). Briefly explain your position on tongues and healing.

 

4. What do you believe should be the main emphasis during a Sunday morning sermon? Evangelism? Expository preaching/teaching? Topical subjects?

 

5. What style of worship and music do you prefer? Contemporary? Traditional? Blended?

 

6. Do you teach from and personally use the King James Version of the Bible?

 

7. Do you have any reservations regarding our doctrinal statement? Have you read it? https://sites.google.com/site/nenanabiblechurch/what-we-believe

 

8. Do you believe God has a special future for the literal nation Israel or do you believe the church has replaced Israel in God's sovereign plan?

 

9. Are you dispensational or covenantal in your theology?

 

10. Please tell us briefly about your sense of call to the ministry.

 

11. What do you consider to be the role of women in the church?

 

12. What are your views on ecumenical cooperation and separation?

 

13. What are your views concerning homosexuality? Marriage? Abortion?

 

14. Are you now or have you ever been a member of a secret society or civic organization? What are your views on Freemasonry?

 

15. What/who do you like to read - for pleasure as well as theological works, magazines, newsletters?

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                    

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