Senior Pastor: True Light Baptist Church (Denver, CO)

 

Senior Pastor Position Announcement

True Light Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who shall serve as its chief spiritual leader and Christ led shepherd.  The primary role shall be to feed, nurture, and train, teach, and develop the congregation as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Founded in March of 1988, True Light is among the most progressive churches in the greater Denver area, one that has continuously striven to be a voice for Jesus Christ in the church, community and throughout the world.

Approximately 700 members strong, we are a 21st century church with regards to utilizing technology in advancing the cause and kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The use of modern technology is an integral part of the life, work and ministry of our church on an on-going basis.

True Light’s DNA from inception has been “salvation to membership; membership to Christian disciples” for all who join this branch of Zion. True Light has a history and a reputation for preaching and teaching the uncompromising Word of God. The spiritual motto of True Light is, “Every Member a minister and every leader a learner”. This motto serves as a constant reminder to all who gather to serve the Lord as members of this congregation that they are expected to commit their lives to growing up in the word, way and will of Jesus Christ.

True Light takes seriously her responsibility to make real the love of Jesus Christ both in the church and beyond its walls, participating in global mission and ministry and providing support locally, nationally and internationally.

Senior Pastor Responsibilities

  • To clarify, with the Deacons and other church leadership the church’s vision, goals and objectives.
  • To communicate and help implement the vision, goals and objectives with the church body.
  • To plan and lead inspiring worship services, spending significant time in preparation (Bible study and prayer).
  • To become acquainted with the constitution and bylaws and follow procedures of True Light Baptist Church.
  • To encourage all believers to develop as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • To work with the Deacons to preserve and promote the unity of the body, through oversight of the church and management of conflict in the church, always seeking to be an instrument of reconciliation between offended persons.
  • To be available to minister to those who are hospitalized, ill and grieving and to train others to do the same.
  • To perform recognized “pastoral” responsibilities such as: administering the ordinances of the church (baptism and the Lord’s Supper), officiating at weddings, pre-marital counseling, funerals and representing Christ to the community.
  • To maintain regular office hours and otherwise be available to the church family on an “as needed” basis.

Qualifications

  • High degree of personal spiritual maturity, reflecting the character of Christ in both private and public life.
  • Minimum of a Doctor of Ministry from an accredited Seminary is required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in full-time pastoral ministry and church leadership is required.
  • Ability to communicate meaning and insight from Scripture in a way that connects with an audience and effectively leads to learning, understanding, and application.
  • Expository preaching style is preferred with the ability and experience to preach the Word accurately and powerfully, although topical preaching is recognized as both valuable and desirable in some circumstances.
  • Demonstrate a vibrant, growing relationship with God that is evidenced in all areas of life, including spiritual disciplines and a healthy family life.
  • Grace-oriented approach to doctrinal and theological issues, as well as areas of daily life and practice; not judgmental or legalistic, but frank with regard to essentials of the faith.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, local and worldwide missions.
  • Ensure the operational readiness of the church through leadership and oversight of the support staff performing duties in administration, finance, human resources, supply, and facilities management.
  • Facilitate the annual strategic planning process including evaluation of ministry performance; review of mission, vision, and core values; development of key objectives and tactics; and establishment of three-year goals.
  • Lead the church in the annual stewardship campaign, building programs including capital fund raising campaigns, master planning, design and architecture, contractor selection, and construction.
  • Basic computer skills, knowledge and understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations required.
  • Competent user of information and technology tools common to information-age required and maintain awareness of emerging technologies and their potential uses in ministry.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume to pastorsearch@truelightonline.org.  Applicants should also include a brief statement describing their philosophy of ministry. Qualified candidates of interest will be contacted and asked to provide additional information. Final candidates must consent to reference checks, educational/credential verification, criminal history/background check, drug test, and credit/financial history review.

Please note that no search committee members will be available at the church to receive phone calls, so we ask that communication be exclusively by email at pastorsearch@truelightonline.org.

Closing date: 12/15/2016

Thank you for your interest in the Senior Pastor position available at True Light Baptist Church.

 

Part-Time Ministry Position Available: Skaneateles United Methodist Church

Skaneateles United Methodist Church seeks a creative and enthusiastic person to engage young adults and others who are not currently affiliated with a Christian congregation. This person would fall under the supervision of a full elder in the United Methodist tradition and the Staff Parish Relations Committee of the congregation. In addition, the person will have the assistance of a ministry team in their work. Applicants who are not yet ordained, but have some theological training are welcome to apply, as are persons of other denominations willing to work within the framework of the United Methodist Church. Some training may be available through the “New Faith Communities” office of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The goal of this ministry is to create a new body of young adults and other adults who would meet regularly mid-week to increase their understanding of their faith life and to undertake acts of compassion as a group. Expectations of this individual include a strong personal faith; and the ability to: be self-starting, lead a team of volunteers and foster spiritual growth in Christ in others. Other expectations include the ability to participate in the existing “parent” congregation’s 10 am Sunday worship, one Sunday a month, and to be “on-call” for pastoral emergencies one week a month. Effective and responsible use of Social Media is expected. Salary without benefits or housing to be based upon a .25 local pastor position within the Upper New York Conference and is based on a 10-hour (average) work week. The position may begin as soon as February 1, 2017,but no later than July 1, 2017.

Interested persons may submit their resumés by January 6, 2017 to: Rev. Dr. Joellyn Tuttle, Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY 13152   Church phone: 315-685-5963 Church e mail: Skanumc@gmail.com.

Praise Band Leader/Accompanist: Clifton Springs United Methodist Church (Clifton Springs, NY)

Lead band and or play keyboard/piano to accompany worship services year round. Rehearse with choir and band weekly. Ability to play organ  preferred, but not required. Assist with selecting worship songs and music. Reply with experience and salary requirements to: Staff Parish Relations Committee, Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 E. Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432 or secretary@csumc.com.

Pastor: The Union Church of Proctor, Vermont

The Union Church of Proctor, Vermont, a non-denominational protestant church since its founding in 1890, is in need of a Pastor.  The changing values in today's society, decreasing attendance and the aging of our congregation are all putting severe stresses on our church.  We are looking for a Pastor with a non-judgmental demeanor to lead and guide us through this challenging time.   We are ready to embrace changes in our worship, outreach and spiritual journey in order to better share the message of Christ in our community.  Our focus is the greater Proctor community, especially those in need, and our goal is to discover and proclaim the relevance of Christ's message in modern day America.  To a Pastor who wants to “make a difference”—please apply here.   Full or part time considered.  Contact us at unionchurchproctor@gmail.com for more information.

Full-time Music Director: Culpeper United Methodist Church (Culpeper, VA)

Culpeper United Methodist Church located in Culpeper, Virginia, will have an opening for a full-time Music Director.  We are seeking a person with a passion for God, music, and worship.  Working under the direction of the Lead Pastor, this person will direct and coordinate the music program of the church which is a traditional/blended worship style of music.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to; Sunday worship services, seasonal programs, weekly rehearsals of our choirs – children, youth, adult and hand bells.   Be competent in playing the piano and organ.  Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  A bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred.

The job description and employment application can be obtained on the church website www.culpeperumc.org/employment or inquiry at sprc.cumc@comcast.net