Fulmont Community Church (Gloversville, NY) – Senior Pastor
The Big Picture
Fulmont Community Church (fulmont.com) is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to preach the Word of God and to shepherd the Body of Christ.
Our current Pastor, Greg Meyers, has been faithfully serving the Fulmont congregation for 17 years. Greg will be retiring from this position pending the hire of his replacement. He has pledged to remain active as senior pastor of the church during the search for his replacement. Fulmont has been a place for believers of all ages, race, and social status to worship, serve, and grow spiritually for the past 24 years. What started as an idea among three families grew from lawn chairs on a front yard to the ever-growing ministry that we are now. We are a non-denominational church that relies on the tithes of our members for our financial support. Our average Sunday attendance is 80-90 people (in person) and multiple families that join us on our Facebook live feed.
God has been good to us and shown His blessings over the years as we continue to grow and serve the community. We were blessed to find a new (to us) church building located in the heart of downtown Gloversville to call home base for our ministry. This building has been our official home now for the past five years and we have paid off the mortgage which is a “God Story”. Ministry opportunities are vast within this community, and we are excited to continue to serve in the coming years.
Sunday mornings, you will find a warm and welcoming environment. Greeters at the door, a hospitality area setup with coffee and morning snacks, and praise music in the background as you enter the main sanctuary. Our dress code is casual. Our purpose in this is to allow people to “come as they are,” and to not feel the need to dress up to impress anyone. Our worship “style” is contemporary. https://facebook.com/fulmont to see our recent worship celebrations.
We have a thriving children’s ministry, called FCC KIDS for ages pre-school through high school. The children are released to their class time just before the message. The teen group also plans a monthly group social activity. Several members of the youth group assist the teachers in the younger classes. We have a fully functional nursery where currently parents of younger children can participate in the service remotely.
Outside of Sunday morning, we have growth groups that meet during the week at church or in homes. We sponsor several fellowship events to gather the body together. Our summer picnic (which doubles as our main baptism event); we have a harvest dinner where we celebrate God’s provision and guidance over the past year. Additional events have included Christmas Teas, a chili cookoff, Buffalo Plaid Sunday, “meet, greet & eat” Sundays and holiday events.
Qualifications: The Senior Pastor will be a man of proven character, qualified to preach and teach the Word of God, as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. He will a Master of Divinity degree from an evangelical seminary or its equivalent, and have previous pastoral experience.
General. Responsibilities: The pastor is responsible for the overall health and direction of FCC.
In accordance with the purpose, vision, and constitution of FCC, he serves with the Leadership Team and Ministry Leaders to accomplish the Great Commission and Great Commandment. He will lead in implementing a strategy for outreach, making disciples, enfolding new members, worshipping the Lord and ministry to one another in the body. ·
Specific Responsibilities: The senior pastor will preach and teach the Word of God to prepare God’s people for works of service and to equip laborers and leaders. The pastor shall seek to develop new leaders by mentoring, teaching, and giving opportunities to preach and teach as appropriate.
The senior pastor will equip the body in the biblical purposes of discipleship, evangelism, worship, fellowship, and service undergirded by a ministry of prayer. The pastor is responsible to develop, and oversee the small group ministry, and lead by example in creating and leading a group.
The senior pastor will (1) provide oversight and direction for Sunday worship, (2) watch over the spiritual welfare of the church, (3) administer ordinances of baptism, Lord’s Supper, marriages, funerals. infant dedications, (4) instruct the members in true and practical Christian living, and (5) attend local church pastors’ meetings for mutual encouragement and to connect FCC with the broader body of Christ in our community
The senior pastor will provide direction, training, and counsel to ministry leaders, administrative assistants, and other pastoral staff. We currently have a paid administrative assistant for 16 hours per week and volunteer leaders over the following ministry teams: worship, children’s education, youth, nursery, hospitality, audio/visual, building projects, Loaves & Fishes, greeting, and prayer. The pastor shares oversight of ministry teams with members of the Leadership Team.
It is our desire to add pastoral staff in the future with the Senior Pastor setting the vision and direction for a team ministry·.
Personal and Spiritual Qualifications: The senior pastor maintains a vital, spirit filled walk with Jesus through daily Bible study and prayer and maintains biblical priorities within his marriage and family. The pastor is encouraged to take two days off per week, and regular vacation times away to set an example before the people of balanced family living.
God’s man for our church will have a love for people and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in his relationships within the body and local community. He will have a convincing testimony of God’s call on his life and a vision of God’s plan for our church and community.
Salary and Housing Allowance $60,000 Professional Expenses $2,500 per year Family Health Insurance (Negotiable) $14,000 Pastor to take two days off per week Retirement Fund will be negotiable Conference Expenses $1,000 per year 5 days of conference/continuing education 20 days of vacation provided per year.
How To Apply
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these three questions:
- Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor for Fulmont Community Church?
- Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Fulmont Community Church?
- In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Fulmont Community Church?
Please send your resume, a sermon link, and the answers to these questions to [email protected].