LEBANON BAPTIST CHURCH
Senior Pastor Job Description
Lebanon Baptist Church, established in 1848, is a long-standing beacon of God’s love and light. Located in Eastover, North Carolina, the Lebanon congregation strives daily to live out this mission, “Helping Individuals Reach Their Potential In Jesus Christ – From Seeds To Cedars.” As the church, we want to build individual relationships under the power of the Holy Spirit to help each other with the difficulties of life and celebrate the victories as well (1 Corinthians 12:12-19). As part of the Southern Baptist Convention, our congregation has adopted the Baptist Faith and Message as our confession of faith. We stand firm in our belief that the Holy Bible was divinely inspired by the one true God and is inerrant from beginning to end.
Lebanon offers a wide variety of worship services, Bible studies, and discipleship opportunities for all ages throughout the week. On Sundays, we gather for Sunday School and Morning Worship, and offer Adult Bible Study along with discipleship programs for children and youth in the evening. On Wednesdays, we offer children and youth programs, as well as prayer meetings and Bible study for adults. Additionally, there are many other opportunities for fellowship and service at Lebanon, with groups such as the Baptist Men’s Ministry, the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), the S.O.U.L. (Sharing Our Unconditional Love) Sisters, the Golden Club, and the Drama Team. Our worship services are a blend of traditional and contemporary music, and we are blessed with an amazing choir, a dynamic and multigenerational praise team, and a wide variety of extremely talented instrumentalists.
Lebanon is an evangelical, mission-minded church with a heart for the Eastover community. We are extremely involved in the local Backpack Buddy program which supports multiple area schools each week from our church’s food pantry. With the dedication and support of our congregation, Lebanon’s Backpack Buddy program has grown into a massive community-wide effort with multiple corporate sponsors, providing meals to over 125 children each weekend. Lebanon also partners with the Upward Sports program, offering winter basketball and cheerleading for children in grades K-6. Over the last ten years, this exciting sports ministry has allowed our church to connect and engage with hundreds of children and their families.
The Town of Eastover, North Carolina was incorporated in 2007, and is well known for its welcoming community spirit, proud heritage, and top-rated schools. With a population of approximately 4,000 residents, the town maintains its rural character. Eastover is located just across the Cape Fear River from Fayetteville, a progressive city whose metropolitan statistical area population exceeds 336,000. The area includes the largest military base in the United States, Fort Bragg. Eastover is a unique blend of lifelong residents and military-affiliated families. Folks around here like to call it “God’s Country”, and those of us at Lebanon tend to agree.
We look forward with faith to what God has in store for our church and our community, and believe with confidence, that He is presently calling and preparing the right pastor to lead Lebanon Baptist Church.
The Senior Pastor should be a man called of God for such a position and be committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, he should possess the biblical gifts of preaching and teaching the Word of God in order to equip, educate and edify the Church.
The Senior Pastor should possess a Seminary Master of Divinity or Doctoral Degree with a minimum of six (6) years of experience in senior pastoral ministry.
Responsibility to the Church
As the spiritual leader and visionary of the church, the Senior Pastor’s responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:
To proclaim the gospel with the goal of reaching persons for Christ and fostering personal, emotional, social, and spiritual growth.
To love and affirm persons and families within the fellowship without bias and prejudice.
To provide counseling to members and nonmembers and to keep such communication confidential.
To serve as administrator of church programs and ministries by facilitating communication and recommending appropriate ministries and programs to the appropriate persons.
To work with committees, organizations and boards in the development and implementation of programs of ministry and mission. Chairpersons of committees, organizations and boards are to have the responsibility of their offices with the counsel of the pastor as desired or needed. All committees, organizations, and boards are ultimately responsible to the church from which their authority is derived and responsibilities are defined.
To attend scheduled Deacon meetings and act as an ex-officio member of all committees. The pastor shall, as a member of said committees, offer expertise and advice.
To give primary oversight and direct the church office, supervising and mentoring the church staff, overseeing that the church calendar is maintained, representing the church to visitors and other persons who may come in contact with the church, advising other church members of information they need to carry out their duties as church officers, and serving in other reasonable activities relative to the church office.
To establish church office hours and generally seek to maintain those office hours for the benefit of all church members and the related business of the church. In times of absence or extended leave, the church secretary and church leaders should be informed as to how to contact the pastor.
To maintain contact with all members, especially the sick, the elderly, and the bereaved. Conduct weddings and funerals for church members and prospects.
To be an encourager to persons, programs, and ministries of the church.
To be knowledgeable and aware of the local Baptist association, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the denomination in its work and ministries.
Accountability to the Church
The Senior Pastor shall always be accountable to God first and foremost. Additionally, he should also be accountable to the Deacons as representatives of the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He shall always maintain a professional image and positive attitude regarding Lebanon Baptist Church and strive for excellence in personal and professional growth and development.
Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Resumes may be submitted to: email@example.com
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