Senior Pastor in Collingswood, New Jersey
Collingswood, NJ

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State: New Jersey - City: Collingswood - Denomination: Baptist -- American Baptist - Description: Senior Pastor Position

The First Baptist Church of Collingswood, NJ is seeking a senior pastor.

Currently we are a Bible-based church that has one blended worship service, a balanced budget with 94 members, a unified church body with plenty of volunteers but in need of more leaders and discipleship. We have a presence in the community through our outreach events but are seeking someone who can help develop these contacts into fully developed followers of Jesus.

We are interested in someone who can help us achieve our vision moving into the future and help us make our vision statement a reality:
We are 150 followers of Jesus Christ known for being a light for Christ;
serving the greater Collingswood area and caring for the World through directed missions support. We are a Bible-based church that emphasizes spiritual growth of adults and children in small groups through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and service. We serve others by cultivating new friendships, participating in various outreach events, developing Christian community groups, and embracing people from diverse backgrounds.

What we’re looking for is a man who can provide Spiritual and managerial leadership for our church, encourage the Spiritual growth of our members and attendees alike, and support our vision and mission of membership grown and community outreach and service.

The pastor should provide primarily Expository, Bible-based sermons, and be able to mentor spiritual leaders, enabling our members’ growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. We are looking for someone who can connect with members of all ages and motivate our members and attendees to fulfill our vision and act out our mission. A vision for reaching the un-churched is important as well as helping to drive outreach into the community and expanding our impact for Christ. Taking an active part in church council and helping to ensure decisions and activities are focused on our top priorities are a part of the position, as well as leading and encouraging our Small Groups.

The Senior Pastor must have a passion for Christ and sharing the Good News of God’s kingdom with others, in and out of the church walls. Must have excellent people skills (be personable and easy to talk with) as well as excellent communication skills (dynamic speaking, sermon writing, as well as empathetic listening). Should have strong leadership skills as well as motivational skills to be able to kindle the fire in our members and attendees. Should have good administrative skills and not be afraid of conflict-be willing to stand firm on God’s Word and what’s best for our church.

The Senior Pastor should have at least 3 years of experience as a senior pastor and 5+ years as an assistant/senior pastor. Must have a Master of Divinity degree, continuing education credits desirable. Must exhibit track record for outreach or mission work in current locale. If not ABC ordained, have ordination recognized by ABC. Preferred Age range: 30-45, with wife and children.

For more information about our church, go to our website www.fbcoc.com.

To contact the search committee chair, contact Matt Johnson at fbcoc.searchcommittee@gmail.com.

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