Discipleship and Counseling Pastor

Date Posted: September 3, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Crossway Baptist Church
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Crossway Baptist Church (Bakersfield, CA) – Discipleship and Counseling Pastor

The Big Picture

Crossway Baptist Church (crosswaybaptist.org) is seeking a full-time Discipleshp and Counseling Pastor.

The Overview

One of our current Pastoral needs is the training, equipping, and encouragement of our lay-leaders who manage and oversee administrative needs and our children’s and teen ministries. The ideal Pastoral candidate would have a burden for training, loving, and shepherding the flock of God and doing life-on-life ministry with the sheep.

The ideal candidate would be organized, good with people, and skilled in the use of God’s Word in the areas of discipleship and counseling (ACBC or similar). This will be a shepherding, encouraging, and people focused role for a pastor. We would prefer to see someone with several years of experience who has a heart to equip the body to do the work of ministry.

The Pastoral candidate needs to be in complete agreement and support of the Church’s Statement of Faith and Theological Distinctives.

The Description

This would be a full-time position for a church of around 300 (200 members). The main functions/responsibilities of this pastor would be oversight in the areas of:

  1. Administration, oversight, and Pastoral care of lay ministries and their leaders.
  2. Counseling & Discipleship.
  3. Teaching (Normally weekly in Equipping Hours and/or in Small Groups).
  4. Preaching occasionally on Sunday mornings & evenings.
  5. Shepherding leadership in the Church.

The Compensation

$75,000 plus a $6,000 annual health reimbursement and also a $12,000 annual retirement contribution (403b). There are also some other minor benefits like phone, book allowance, etc.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Discipleship and Counseling Pastor at Crossway Baptist Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Discipleship and Counseling Pastor at Crossway Baptist Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the Crossway Baptist Church?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected].