16 Mar, 2020

Senior Pastor

  • Armidale District Baptist Church
  • Armidale NSW, Australia
Full time Church Minister / Pastor / Leadership

Job Description

Armidale District Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who will teach, encourage and facilitate its congregation to know and make known the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

The town of Armidale is a dynamic hub for education, culture and agriculture. This is reflected in our church family where primary producers, academics, students, retirees and a rich heritage of international members come together. Overall, we have a broad spectrum in our congregation: people from various walks of life and at different stages of faith. The church draws strength from its home group network, a vibrant music team and wise preaching team. As a church we share a vision to bring God’s hope and love to the Armidale District through practical caring and helping people grow in relationship with Jesus Christ.

Having recently celebrated our building centenary, the congregation of over 80 adults plus families is enthusiastic to move forward as God’s people and seeks a full time Senior Pastor to head up the leadership team of elders and deacons and help the congregation engage as God’s people. We seek a pastor with skills to grow us as a people living out our vision for wholehearted worship; authentic relationships; practical care and strategic discipleship. Specifically, we look to the senior pastor to illuminate biblical truth through congregational preaching and purposeful discipleship; identify and foster God’s call in individuals and facilitate positive relationships within the congregation and the wider community.

As pastor we would expect you will have a strong and personal relationship with God, with the integrity and character required of a Christian leader. You will have demonstrated the ability to handle the word of God faithfully and challenge God’s people to continued faith and love in a relevant and relatable way. You will exhibit leadership skills that allow you to develop teams and individuals in the church. The church has recently advertised and has funding to appoint an Associate Pastor in Family and Children’s Ministry to support the Senior Pastor in ministry.

The Senior Pastor is a full-time position available from July-2020.

If you would be interested in exploring whether God might be calling you to this position, please phone or email the Chair of the Pastoral Search Committee to request a copy of the pastor and church profile. Please then submit your curriculum vitae (listing relevant education, experience and three referees who can attest to your character and experience in Christian ministry) with a short cover letter (summarising how you fit the Pastor’s profile) by May 01, 2020.

Contact: Chris Guppy: 0414 779 714 or cmguppy@hotmail.com

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