The Baptist Church of Perry is an evangelical rural local church in a beautiful area of Western New York. We take seriously our privilege to glorify God by enjoying His gifts together; His Son, His Spirit, His Word, and His Gospel. We prize correct doctrine (tending towards reformed theology), our freedom in Christ (minimizing legalism), our unity as the Body of Christ (even in our business meetings), our ministry one to another (high proportion of involved members in ministries), and our times of fellowship and prayer. We are committed to missions (28% of our church budget supports 13 missionary couples). We communicate actively with our missionaries weekly so that we know how best to pray for them. We are privileged to be made up of a variety of ages, intellectual abilities, and educational levels. We are not a racially diverse congregation due to the demographic make-up of the community. We enjoy blended worship styles of traditional hymns and contemporary music, but always with the focus of worship that is pleasing to and glorifying God. We offer children’s ministry in the form of Sunday School, AWANA, and Youth Group. We find our faith and confidence in God’s provision for us to be solid as we face trials together of lost loved ones and a darkening culture around us.
Our constitution expresses that our Pastor shall be a competent preacher full of the Spirit, be a wise leader, be devoted to prayer and the study of the Word and hold doctrinal convictions consistent with the Confession of Faith and acceptable to the Elders. A Pastor shall preach and equip the saints for the work of ministry. He shall provide for the ordinances, weddings, funerals, pastoral counseling, and ministry to the sick and dying. He may be a member of all boards and committees as needed. As a chief Elder, a Pastor shall be responsible to lead the Elders of the church in fulfilling together their duties as a voting member of the Elders, including directing the affairs of the church, consulting together regarding doctrinal questions that arise, pursuing our purpose as a church, assessing our shortcomings, and protecting our unity. The Elders assist in the administration of church ordinances and share pastoral responsibility for the congregation.
We are looking for a shepherd and his spouse who love God, His word, and His people. Do you pray? Can you preach? Are you more concerned about pleasing and enjoying God than about impressing us? If so, we would be honored to review your resume sent to Eric Drumma, Elder and Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com or phone 585-519-6167 with questions.To Apply: firstname.lastname@example.org