In addition to Sunday services, the Pastor will be expected to teach/oversee the church’s weekly bible studies, ministries, and outreach activities. Other responsibilities include providing support to those seeking counsel and/or guidance, and visitation to shut-in’s and the sick. The Pastor is expected to interact with the various church boards as well as to appreciate the importance of our history and traditions.
Experience and Qualifications
A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Applied Ministry, Christian Ministry, or other acceptable Theology degree. A Masters in Divinity or Theology is preferred. However, if you are currently working on one or more of these degrees that may be acceptable.
Ordained and willing to become a member of the American Baptist Churches USA.
Exhibits visionary servant leadership and motivated to participate in the WVABC.
At all times exhibit spiritual maturity, integrity, purity, and humility.
Strong leadership skills to support and guide church leaders.
Ability to interact and communicate with all ages of church membership.
Must support FBC constitution and by-laws.
Ability to examine God’s Word and effectively communicate these truths in a variety of settings, such as the pulpit, bible study and one on one counseling.
A minimum of one to two years of ministry experience is required.
Responsibilities and Activities
Preaching Sunday morning service, along with guiding and directing the order of service.
Oversee the ordinance of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Must be in the office daily and allow time to meet with members when requested.
Conduct Pastoral care and counseling.
Take the lead in community outreach.
Maintain a program of personal devotional time to deepen his walk with God.
Regularly pray for the church and the body of the church.
Minister in times of bereavement and conduct services.
Conduct wedding ceremonies deemed appropriate by FBC principles.
Oversee premarital counseling.
Conduct all services in a warm, welcome, and open atmosphere.