Senior Pastor – Faith Baptist Church Vernon


Senior Pastor – Faith Baptist Church Vernon

  • Direct oversight of the spiritual welfare of the Church and, in conjunction with the Deacons, organize and develop its strength for the best possible service
  • General oversight of the administration of the Church office and staff, including the supervision of a possible Youth or Worship Pastor, to see proper communication and flow of ministry.
  • Being available for meeting with people and/or counselling during office hours or by appointment.
  • As the shepherd of the flock, to arrange for and conduct all public and regular services of the Church, Bible studies and prayer groups and to perform the various duties incumbent on his office.
  • Administer the ordinances of the Gospel, and publicly extend to new members the right hand of fellowship on behalf of the Church.
  • Ex-officio member on all Boards and Committees of Church organizations, to encourage and help to provide direction.
  • Visitation as required and/or requested – especially for the sick in hospital/home and specialized needs.
  • Provide leadership development and discipleship training – being trained, selecting candidates, encouraging and providing ongoing development.

Requirements and Qualifications

 

  • The Senior Pastor shall be a qualified minister, born-again believer and preacher of the foundational doctrines of our faith according to our Statement of Beliefs as set out in the Faith Baptist Church Constitution
  • Graduate from a recognized Biblical training institute
  • Previous experience in a multi-staff environment as a Senior Pastor, with a strong ability to lead and delegate, is preferred
  • The ability to relate to all age groups is very important (especially seniors)

Special Notes

Situated in the heart of the community of Vernon, British Columbia, Faith Baptist Church provides spiritual nurture and growth to approx. 100 members and adherents. The church is affiliated with the North American Baptist Inc and BC Baptist Association.

Establish in 1951 by German immigrants, Faith Baptist had been meeting the needs of the community and its members in many diverse ways over the years. In the early 1990’s the church went through a building program to accommodate the growing needs of the congregation. In the early 2000’s we were blessed to be able to retire our mortgage debt.

Though traditional in its style of worship, Faith Baptist Church’s statement of purpose has remained firm and continues to attract those who seek a deep, firm and growing relationship with their heavenly Father. “The purpose of the church is advancement of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. It shall seek to obtain this through the public worship of God, the preaching of the gospel, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor and Christian education.”

Faith Baptist has always been a generout and caring community of believers, who actively reach out to missions, both foreign and community based. As well as the usual support of missionaries within our North American Baptist Inc, we also support the ongoing work of a local Pastorate in the Sonora River Valley of Mexico. Faith Baptist also provides a daily breakfast program at a local elementary school, a daily breakfast and a weekly lunch program at a local high school.

Vernon is a popular community for retirees, thus we have a high percentage of seniors in our congregation. This also opens the opportunity for a seniors ministry as there are several Care and Retirement centers in Vernon.

Over the years we have struggles with a lack of individuals to assume leadership roles. We have a low percentage of members within the <60 age groups in the church body. Much work is still needed to continue to grow and encourage discipleship and leadership training among all ages and levels of spiritual maturity, which has become one of our much needed priorities at present.

Those interested in this position are invited to submit a resume, written testimony and biographical information, and a philosophy of ministry or to contact the Church for more information.

Details

3908 - 27 Street Vernon, British Columbia V1T 4X7 Canada

Date Posted: January 17, 2020

Job Type: Lead Pastor, Full time

Congregation: 100

Church Website: http://faithbaptistvernon.com

faithbap@shaw.ca