WEST CHESTNUT STREET BAPTIST CHURCH PASTORAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE: November 27, 2019
West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky is prayerfully seeking candidates to apply for the position of full-time Senior Pastor. West Chestnut is a historic church—133 years old—rich in family connections, community values, and the utmost trust and faith in God. We are looking for a pastor called by God and who exemplifies the characteristics outlined in 1Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9 (NIV). We desire a candidate immersed in Biblical principles, models a strong prayer life, and practices scripture-based preaching.
SCOPE OF THE POSITION
Spiritual leader of the church
Inspiring leader and motivator
Leadership vision for the future of the church
Strong focus on Sunday School and Bible Study ministries
Compassionate communicator and listener
Counselor for persons with personal/spiritual challenges
Experience growing church membership at all age levels
Informed decision maker
Gregarious in nature and spirit
Knowledgeable about technology
Relationship builder inside the church and through community outreach
Willing to affiliate with the Progressive National Baptist Convention
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Practice scripture-based preaching
Plan and conduct Sunday worship service
Implement a vision for leading intergenerational ministries with a focus on ministries for children, youth, and adults
Develop a total Christian Education program for all ministries of the Church
Develop programs and strategies that contribute to the overall financial health of the church
Supervise the general business of the church and its paid staff
Preside over church business meetings
Visit the sick and distressed members of the church
Officiate weddings and funerals
Coordinate and lead evangelism efforts
Counsel members in need
Work collaboratively with/supports all church ministries
Engage with other ministry leaders
Maintain an active presence in the community as an ambassador for the church
Must have 6-10 years of successful pastoral or church ministry experience.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in religious studies. (A Master’s degree from an accredited theological seminary is preferred.) Must be licensed and ordained in the Baptist church.
Must possess personal character and financial standing that is above reproach.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit the following documents to be considered for this position:
Copies of degrees, ministerial licenses, and certifications
Please include your email address and telephone number in your cover letter or resume.
Upon request, applicants will provide information and consent for:
Three (3) letters of recommendation (clergy, layperson, and personal)
Sample sermon (CD, DVD, You Tube link, MP4, etc.)
Complete a Predictive Index assessment
All information submitted will be handled in a confidential manner.
Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application materials should be mailed to : Pastor Search Committee
West Chestnut Street Baptist Church P.O. Box 3385
Louisville, KY 40201
Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 27, 2019