Lead Pastor

Date Posted: May 13, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Baptist Church
Grand Forks, ND, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Grace Baptist Church (Grand Forks, ND) – Lead Pastor

The Big Picture

Grace Baptist Church (gracebaptistgf.org) is seeking a Lead Pastor who will lead us in carrying out God’s purpose and mission for His church.

The Candidate

Grace Baptist Church believes that the primary purpose of His church is to reach the world for Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18-20). The mission of Grace Baptist Church is to reach our community for Christ through living by faith, proclaiming the Gospel, making fully devoted disciples, and showing Christ’s love in action to those around us. Responsibilities will include:

  1. Provide spiritual leadership to the congregation through biblically sound preaching, discipleship, and exemplifying godly character.
  2. Demonstrate competency and excellence in the study of the scriptures, church leadership and organization, and equipping people to be disciples.
  3. Preach and teach God’s Word with the purpose of individual and corporate spiritual growth and maturity in Christ.
  4. Primary oversight of all pastoral and support staff members.
  5. Shepherd and provide directional leadership to the church in cooperation with the Board of Elders.
  6. Serve as the ex-officio advisory member of all boards, committees, and ministry teams of the church.

Required Minimum Qualifications

1. Education:

  • Master of Divinity degree or Master of Theology/Theological Studies degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited theological school.

2. Experience:

  • Ordained or eligible for ordination in accordance with North American Baptist Conference Credentialing Guidelines for Ordination and Licensure.
  • 10 years total ministry experience.
  • 1 to 3 years Lead Pastor experience in a multi-ministry staff environment.

3. Agreement with the North American Baptist Conference Statement of Beliefs and Code of Ministerial Ethics.

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 Lead Pastor at Grace Baptist Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Lead Pastor at Grace Baptist Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the beliefs of Grace Baptist Church and the North American Baptist Conference?

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