Date Posted: September 16, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
First Baptist Church
Clay Center, KS, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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First Baptist Church (Clay Center, KS) – Pastor

The Big Picture

First Baptist Church (https://experiencefbc.blogspot.com) is seeking a pastor to lead our congregation.

The Church

Our church has been established in Clay Center for over 150 years. We have 116 active resident members. Our church is very active throughout the year. We try to host different events each quarter including a Valentines Banquet, Easter Sunday Breakfast, Choir Cantata, Potluck Meals and Men’s Breakfast. FBWM (First Baptist Women’s Ministry) meet regularly and are very involved in church and mission projects. During the school year we have a weekly after school program, Circle J, which meets every Wednesday. Other children’s activities include a weekly Children’s Bible Time and Nursery. We have a Summer Vacation Bible School and have recently added a Block Party to our community outreach events. During the fall, we have a Soup Supper. The Christmas season brings our traditional Carols and Candlelight service, a Christmas Eve Service, as well as a Gingerbread Bash and we participate in the community Lighted Christmas Parade.

The Community

Clay Center is a rural community in the center of Clay County located in North Central Kansas. With a beautiful courthouse square as a focal point of downtown, Clay Center offers excellent schools and a recently updated Medical Center that includes a Wellness and Fitness Center, as well as affordable housing and many recreational opportunities. We have a County Fair with a Carnival and FFA Exhibits, as well as our fall celebration Piotique and Cruise Night, a 3⁄4 midget race track and two golf courses. Through Clay Center Parks & Rec we have kids sporting activities including Wrestling, Football, Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, Soccer and others. Clay Center is 15 miles away from Milford Lake. We’re just 35 miles from Manhattan, 60 miles from Salina, and 90 miles from Topeka, Clay Center is minutes away from city life. With 4,600 residents, Clay Center includes many services one would expect in larger cities: an FM/AM radio station, Fiber Optic Internet/TV through Twin Valley and Cable Internet/TV through Vyve, four full service banks. The community is amply served by local physicians, dentists, optometrists, and chiropractors, city and rural fire departments and city and city police and county sheriff’s department. Local restaurants provide a variety of ethnic and traditional cuisine.

The Candidate

We, as members of the First Baptist Church, in seeking a Pastor, desire a pastor that is compatible with our beliefs. Our Sunday morning and evening service is not just a social gathering. We come together to worship God; to give honor and praise to Him who has saved us. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and each member in the body of Christ should live and abide by God’s Word. The candidate will have a Biblically-driven philosophy of ministry and a pulpit ministry characterized by strong expository preaching and teaching skills. He must be in full agreement with our Statement of Faith. We want the candidate to focus on preparing and deliver sermons; personal devotions, prayer and family time; participation in church activities; visitations; family involvements; counseling; regular hours and outreach.

The Compensation

$75,000 Total Package

How To Apply

The Process

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

  1. Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor at FBC?
  2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor of FBC?
  3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of FBC?

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