Senior Pastor

Date Posted: March 2, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Milan Baptist Church
Milan, MI, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Milan Baptist Church (Milan, MI) – Senior Pastor

The Big Picture

Milan Baptist Church (milanbaptist.org) is seeking a Senior Pastor who will preach the Word of God and shepherd the Body of Christ.

The Church

Milan Baptist Church is an independent Bible church located in the heart of Milan, Michigan, a community of 6,000 people. Founded in 1881, today Milan Baptist Church facilities represent over 20,000 sq. ft. of ministry space and two parsonages. Our average attendance is 125, our current annual budget is $460,000, and we carry zero debt.

The Vision

To passionately affect our world with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ by worshipping God, proclaiming His Word, and equipping and deploying into the ministry fully surrendered followers of Jesus Christ.

The Candidate

  • Provide spiritual leadership, pastoral care, and develop ministries for our multi-generational congregation, fostering a culture of faith, love, and service.
  • Develop and deliver engaging, biblically-based weekly sermons and messages for special occasions and events.
  • Plan and lead services, including collaboration and coordination with the worship team and children’s ministry.
  • Provide pastoral care for members of the congregation, including visiting the sick and homebound, counseling those in need, and offering support during times of crisis.
  • Facilitate and encourage spiritual growth and discipleship through varying ministries.
  • Work with church leadership and staff to establish and execute a vision and a strategic plan for the church’s growth and for additional leadership development.
  • Engage and build relationships within the local community, participating in outreach and mission activities, and collaborating with other organizations to address community needs.
  • Collaborate with church leadership on the administration and management of church operations.
  • Mentor, supervise, and support church staff and volunteers, fostering a positive, collaborative work environment with robust leadership development.
  • Perform other pastoral duties, including weddings, funerals, baptisms, and dedications, as required.

The Qualifications

  •  Deep understanding and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Bible, and Christian theology.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (graduate degree preferred) in ministry or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten years of ministry experience preferred that displays a proven track record of effective leadership, ministry development, and community outreach.

The Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary (full-time, based on minimum of 40 hours per week).
  • Benefits include medical and dental insurance, 403B retirement plan, paid vacation, and parsonage (optional).

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

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