3/4 time Lead Pastor

In by pst.parisbaptist

Website Paris Baptist Church

Paris Baptist Church (CBOQ) is seeking a lead pastor who is a committed Christian, called by God into ministry and is spiritually gifted with preaching, evangelizing, discipling and leading the congregation in a closer walk and commitment to Jesus Christ. This individual must have a caring heart for reaching the people in our community with the gospel, as well as loving and encouraging the church to connect and care for each other and the people of the Paris area. The lead pastor must be a genuine, enthusiastic, trustworthy and humble individual, able to lead our church in achieving our mission and value goals. The lead pastor role is 3/4 time with the desire to become full time as the church grows.

OVERVIEW OF CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
Paris Baptist Church (PBC) located in the heart of beautiful downtown Paris, is a caring, generous, and friendly congregation with a strong sense of family and community. The church was established in 1843 and currently worships in our historic building built in 1885. The building has attractive classic features, with recent renovations providing some accessibility for people with physical disabilities. The individuals making up PBC are strong supporters, and most congregants take on active roles and responsibilities in the church. Our leadership maintains an emphasis on providing biblically based in-person and online worship services. Church attendance since the pandemic has been on average 50 people, ages 7 to 90+. We would like to find ways to minister to more younger families that are moving to this growing community. Our church ministries focus on the Sunday worship service, small group Bible studies, Sunday school and opportunities for fellowship and encouraging seniors. We have in the past initiated several community-based outreach events and we actively support local community ministries such as Child Evangelism Fellowship, Friendship House, Food Drives, as well as international missionaries.

CHURCH PURPOSE| MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to encourage people to come to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and to lead them into a growing relationship with the Lord.
Our core values which inspire the vision for our church are:
• spiritual growth through preaching, teaching the Bible, discipleship, prayer and worship
• reflecting God’s love by loving each other, loving our community, those in need
• serving the Lord by using our gifts and talents and by giving our time, energy and offerings

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
*Mature relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, including an active prayer life
*Clear calling to be in ministry as the lead pastor of our congregation in the community of Paris *Master level degree from an accredited seminary
*CBOQ accreditation or the willingness to acquire accreditation
*Affirmation of “This We Believe” and “Statement of Ethical Pastoral Conduct” by CBOQ

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Preaching for Sunday services
Planning and leading of worship services along with a small group of volunteers                         Teaching, developing discipleship training, and supporting small group Bible studies                 Inspiring and encouraging outreach and evangelism in the community
Pastoral care of the congregation and visitation
Enthusiastic leadership while entrusting various ministry responsibilities to groups of volunteers

PREFERRED SKILLS
Strong ability to preach and teach through Biblical exposition and the ability to clearly apply scripture relevant to our daily lives
Evangelistic skills with ability to clearly communicate the gospel and reach people for Christ Compassionate counsellor and caregiver over the congregation
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form relationships with diverse age groups
Comfortable with hospital visitation and visits in homes
Good communicator and listener
General administration and organizational skills are necessary when working in a small church with only volunteers providing assistance on a weekly basis

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to the Paris Baptist Church Pastoral Search Team at pst.parisbaptist@rogers.com

To apply for this job email your details to pst.parisbaptist@rogers.com.