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Senior/Lead Pastors

Senior Pastor

Red Rocks Baptist Church
Posted: 09/26/2022
Salary/Range:
Location
Morrison, CO
Description:

SENIOR PASTOR

The senior pastor joyfully leads the congregation, devoting himself to prayer and the ministry of the Word. His character is to be above reproach, temperate, hospitable, managing his own house well, not self-willed, not quick-tempered – will be an example to the congregation and will protect the gospel witness in our community. He will faithfully shepherd the members of Red Rocks, seeking their growth to spiritual maturity, and equipping them for the work of the ministry. He will guard against false teaching and straying from the faith. He will encourage the church in following the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. He will lead, knowing he will give an account to God for his stewardship, submitting himself to the authority of God’s Word.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Senior Pastor will demonstrate the character and teaching abilities described in passages such as Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

  • Strong agreement with Red Rock’s Statement of Faith.
  • Ordination, licensing, or recommendation to the ministry from a church of like faith and practice
  • References of character and ability
    • Clear background checks (e.g., Criminal Record, Child Abuse, and Neglect)

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ministry of the Word

  1. The Senior Pastor will lead the preaching and teaching ministry. Recognizing that God’s Word is central to church life and spiritual growth, he will ensure that Red Rock’s main worship gatherings feature primarily expositional preaching supplemented with topical preaching as the Lord leads you. The Senior Pastor will devote himself to the study of God’s Word.
  2. The Senior Pastor will collaborate with the other pastors of the church to coordinate the preaching schedule for worship services. The Senior Pastor is expected to be the primary preacher on Sunday mornings and to ensure that the pulpit is filled with faithful preachers when he is absent.
  3. The Senior Pastor will collaborate with the other pastors to appoint teachers and identify topics for other teaching opportunities (e.g., Sunday School).
  4. The Senior Pastor will equip the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12

Prayer

  1. The Senior Pastor will devote himself to prayer. He will regularly pray for the members of the church.
  2. The Senior Pastor will model the commands and examples of Scripture during public prayer at church gatherings.
  3. The Senior Pastor will lead the church in a culture of prayer, in which members regularly pray for one another.

Corporate Worship

  1. The Senior Pastor will lead in planning the order of worship to include expositional preaching, topical preaching, prayer, Scripture readings, congregational singing, and the ordinances.
  2. The Senior Pastor will oversee the church’s practice of the ordinances, including believers’ baptism and regular observance of the Lord’s Supper.

Membership

  1. The Senior Pastor will seek to preserve the unity of the church, building a culture of love for one another and leading members through reconciliation when necessary.
  2. The Senior Pastor will demonstrate faithful membership to the church.
  3. The Senior Pastor will collaborate with other pastors to conduct membership interviews, recommend candidates for church membership, and assist transitioning members with finding a new church home.
  4. The Senior Pastor will provide leadership to situations of church discipline, in accordance with Scripture (e.g., Matthew 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 5:1-5).

Pastoral Care

  1. The Senior Pastor will collaborate with other pastors to ensure each member of the church receives ongoing pastoral care.
  2. The Senior Pastor will provide counseling to church members and, if necessary, refer members to trusted counselors outside of the church.
  3. The Senior Pastor will conduct pastoral visits to hospitalized members, widows, and shut- ins and performs requested pastoral services (e.g., weddings, funerals) as appropriate.

Evangelism

  1. The Senior Pastor will serve as an example of personal evangelism.
  2. The Senior Pastor will encourage and lead the church to declare the gospel in the community and among the nations.
  3. The Senior Pastor will lead by example in engaging the local community, desiring to see disciples of Christ multiply.

Oversight

  1. The Senior Pastor will ensure the completion of ongoing administrative tasks of the church. This responsibility includes overseeing church staff and volunteers in their responsibilities.
  2. The Senior Pastor will oversee a healthy deacon ministry. He will communicate church needs to deacons by meeting regularly and delegating tasks to the deacon body.
  3. The Senior Pastor will collaborate with other pastors to set the agenda for and lead members’ meetings.
  4. The Senior Pastor will assist with church financial matters, such as advising on the annual church budget and approving expenses that do not require congregational approval.
  5. The Senior Pastor will be the primary point of contact for church members, former members in ministry, Red Rock’s missionaries, and supported ministry organizations.
To Apply: karlan@rrbcpulpitsearch.org