Senior Pastor – Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church, Stafford, Kansas, is looking to fill a position of senior pastor, resulting from the retirement of our last pastor. Calvary Baptist Church is a strong, active, Bible-believing church with an average attendance of 125. Our membership is made up of mostly conservative believers from two small towns and intermixed with rural residents from the surrounding agriculture community. The well-maintained facilities are located three miles north of Stafford, with a recently updated parsonage on the grounds.
The pastor we are looking for will need to be a committed, evangelical Christian with a positive attitude and a strong faith in his Savior. He will need a willingness to work with our youth pastor and staff, church leadership, and multiple ministries and activities. He should also be in agreement with the statement of faith of the North American Baptist Conference.
Requirements and Qualifications
A. Must have a clear testimony of having trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
B. Must have a clear testimony of his call to the ministry.
C. Must be eligible for membership in Calvary Baptist Church under established guidelines.
D. Must be of high moral character and be emotionally, mentally, and spiritually mature.
E. Must have excellent leadership and team-building skills. Must be able to delegate.
F. Must have effective communications skills (both oral and written) and have the ability to communicate tactfully.
G. Must be sufficiently educated and trained to lead the congregation in Spirit-filled worship and service. A minimum education of a Master of Divinity is preferred.
H. Must have doctrinal convictions that are in harmony with the Mission, the Statement of Faith, and the Church Covenant as given in the Constitution of Calvary Baptist Church.
I. Must have a strong affirmation of the family as the basic unit of society and shall seek to preserve its integrity and stability. Must uphold the sanctity of marriage to mean the union of one man to one woman as ordained by God.
J. Two or more years of experience in a local church pastorate preferred.