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Senior Pastor

Date Posted: April 20, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Redland Baptist Church
Rockville, MD, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Redland Baptist Church

6922 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855

A well-established, culturally-diverse, mission-driven Baptist church in Montgomery County, Maryland (a suburb of Washington D.C.) is seeking its next leading pastor.

Redland is a healthy church with a strong reputation in the community.  We have vibrant children and youth ministries, strong Bible studies, and a legacy of purpose-driven preaching.  We desire to cross the bridge from where we’ve been to what God has planned for us next.  If you are a gifted preacher with leadership skills, have a passion for growing the local body of Believers, and feel that God is leading you to apply, we would love to hear from you.

According to our vision statement, we are “a grace-driven people for a grace-needing world, connecting the heart of Montgomery County with the heart of Christ where people GROW in the love, REACH in the name, AFFIRM in the body, CARE in the nature, and EXALT in the glory of Christ (GRACE).”  For the benefit of serious and qualified applicants, we are making available for your review our “Church Profile,” our bylaws, our constitution and the “Job Description – Pastor.”  See http://redlandbaptist.org/pastorsearch.

As set forth in the “Job Description – Pastor,” the qualifications include but are not limited to a degree in Biblical studies, preferably a Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited institution of like faith and at least 5 years of pastoral experience.

Job Description – Pastor

Principal Functions

An experienced servant leader, the Pastor serves as the head of the staff; oversees equipping and the encouragement of the church membership; preaches the Gospel; offers pastoral care to the congregation; casts vision for the direction of the church; and supports the missions and ministries of the church.

Qualifications

The applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • A degree in Biblical studies, preferably a Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited institution of like faith.
  • Licensed and preferably ordained by a church of like faith and practice, preferably Baptist.
  • At least 5 years (but preferably 10 years) of pastoral experience.
  • Experienced in church leadership with congregational polity.
  • Administrative skills, including the ability to supervise, monitor, evaluate, and provide feedback to staff.
  • The ability to listen effectively and to communicate clearly, both orally and in written form.
  • Evidence of commitment to continued professional development, education, and growth in ministry.

Requirements

The applicant will:

  • Be a growing Christian of moral character who meets the requirements of 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
  • Demonstrate a personal lifestyle of Christian discipleship and growth as described in the New Testament.
  • Join Redland Baptist Church (with spouse, if applicable).
  • Commit to the statements of belief and faith adopted by Redland Baptist Church in its Constitution and Bylaws.
  • Maintain flexible work hours to meet responsibilities.

Anticipated Time Commitment

This is a called, full-time, salaried position.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the membership, both as a whole and through ministries, committees, and teams to achieve ministry and mission goals.  Leads annual and multi-year planning.
  • Promotes Christian maturity through stewardship education, including creating a stewardship vision and long-range plan.
  • Chairs the Church Council and leads it to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the ministries and mission of the church.
  • Presides at meetings of the church or delegates these responsibilities to other members with church approval.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of all boards and committees of the church but may be represented by other staff when appropriate.
  • Prepares and delivers Biblically-based sermons at worship services or arranges for pulpit coverage.
  • Encourages the development of Christian maturity in the members of the congregation through proclamation, Christian education, and exhortation.
  • Manages and directs the pastoral care of church members through, at a minimum: personal visitation, counseling, coordination of ministerial staff, and equipping and encouraging of the Deaconate in family ministry.
  • Leads staff and church members in becoming involved in missions support through prayer, finances, and/or personal involvement.
  • Plans and provides leadership in the observance of the church ordinances.
  • Performs pastoral responsibilities, including but not limited to funeral services and wedding ceremonies within the constraints of other responsibilities.
  • Coordinates with associational, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keeps the church informed of denominational activities; and represents the church in civic matters.
  • Develops and administers a program through which prospects and new members receive information about the church and its ministries.
  • Is reasonably available nights and weekends for emergency pastoral care.  Delegates these responsibilities to other staff members, deacons, and other lay leaders, as appropriate.
  • Supervises church staff according to staff organization.

How To Apply

We ask interested candidates to provide a cover letter and resume to the email address for our Pastor Search Committee, [email protected].  All applications are due no later than May 13, 2024.