Wall Brethren Church
Weekly Attendance: 110
Location: Wall, Texas
The Role: Senior Pastor
Meet Wall Brethren Church:
Positioned deep in the heart of Texas where the stars at night still shine big and bright, Wall Brethren Church is known for its hometown hospitality, authentic Christian spirit, warm family atmosphere, and of course, kolache! As a steadfast component of the Wall community since 1929, Wall Brethren Church, a member congregation of the Unity of the Brethren in Texas, strives to live by its motto:
“In essentials, UNITY, In non-essentials LIBERTY, In all things LOVE.”
About the Senior Pastor:
The Senior Pastor will be the primary teacher of Scripture at Wall Brethren Church, and will oversee the spiritual health of the congregation. With the assistance of the men and women who comprise the Board of Elders, the Senior Pastor will provide leadership, vision, and inspiration. As a well-known figure within the Wall community, the Senior Pastor of Wall Brethren should be outgoing, a good communicator and problem solver, and team player.
The Senior Pastor Responsibilities Include:
Corporate Worship Service(s)
Provide dynamic and applicable preaching of Scripture on Sunday mornings and during special services.
Coordinate all aspects of each worship service, including prayer, preaching, and administration of the sacraments, in conjunction with the Pastor of Youth & Young Families, Choir Director, musicians and lay leaders.
Coach and mentor church staff and lay leaders for greater ministry effectiveness.
Lead and promote spiritual growth within the church.
Shepherd the congregation.
Ensure the teaching of the congregation in all ministry areas is consistent with God’s holy word.
Develop other capable teachers and preachers of God’s Word within the church.
Work with individuals, teams, organizations and committees as appropriate and needed in regard to finances, facilities, and ministries.
Champion opportunities including those within the denomination for continuing education/development for church staff.
Take the initiative to recruit, develop, and encourage healthy leadership and healthy teams.
Train and mentor small group leaders with the goal of developing WBC small group ministry.
Shepherd Elders and their families.
Oversee the hiring, performance, and dismissal process of all staff in conjunction with the Elders.
Provide oversight of weddings (including premarital counseling), funerals, and other special occasions.
Cast, develop, initiate, and drive the strategic vision of WBC in partnership with the Elders and Church Staff.
Seek to grow more disciples willing to serve faithfully in ministries to support the growing congregation.
Provide leadership in goal setting, and outreach with the Board of Elders.
Provide leadership and vision to the Denomination.
Work closely with the Pastor of Youth and Young Families to develop and coordinate specific focus and programming for this age group.
Communicate with the congregation and community through social media, personal conversations, and other communication tools.
Development of an overall plan of shepherding and visitation of congregation members.
Ensure that the church is cultivating positive relationships within the community in such a way to assist the advance of the gospel.
Continue development of programming that ministers to the Wall community and grows the church.
Ensure visitation of shut-ins and those in the hospital either by personal visit or by phone.
Do the work of an evangelist.
Be available to team leaders and Bible Study leaders and offer coaching.
Responsible for confirming that the ministries and programs of the church are supporting the church’s vision for discipleship.
Encourage, participate, and provide opportunities for prayer – individually as well as corporately through prayer meetings and developing Prayer Teams.
Provide short-term counseling (e.g., premarital, personal, marital) and direct members of the congregation to other qualified resources for long-term counseling or areas outside of his expertise.
How the Senior Pastor Represents:
Biblical example: Includes the congregation when needed, but takes initiative and is a self-starter where appropriate. Not one to stir up conflict, but is not afraid to address it when needed. Is not considered to be a “yes person”, and questions things when appropriate. Is gifted at developing and gaining support for new ideas and concepts, and building teams to accomplish them. Is kind, compassionate, humble, and a great communicator.
Disposition: Is decisive, inspires others toward a vision, knows the congregation, is committed and involved not only within the congregation, but the community as a whole.
Character: Is mature in Christ, beyond reproach, and fulfills the moral/ethical calling as a Shepherd of the Church.
Vision Caster: Be the main voice of casting vision for Wall Brethern as a church and as a voice in the community.
Shepherd: Have the heart and discernment to shepherd a congregation as they grow together.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
5 to 7 years of experience as an Associate or Senior Pastor.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Seminary degree is required.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Be Biblically sound and an excellent communicator of God’s Word.
Agreement with the standards and doctrine of Wall Brethren Church and the Unity of the Brethren
Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.
An effective and compelling communicator, publicly and personally, in both spoken and written communication.
Ability to proactively pursue and build relationships with people within the congregation and community.
Ability to build ministries and lead volunteers to grow God’s kingdom and the church.
A growing relationship with Christ, high moral character, and a strong history of involvement in a local church.
Have the heart of a Shepherd for the congregation and community.
What it’s Like to Live in Wall, Texas:
Located within Tom Green County, whose population is approximately 125,000, the unincorporated community of Wall, Texas is located just 12 miles southeast of San Angelo, Texas, a city of approximately 100,000. Wall offers a rural atmosphere while remaining within close proximity to San Angelo, which serves as a regional trade center. Founded in 1867, San Angelo has a rich and colorful heritage worthy of a west Texas frontier town. With many downtown attractions including Historic Concho Avenue, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, a Performing Arts Center, and the Concho River Walk, San Angelo is also home to Angelo State University, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Shannon Medical Center, the San Angelo State Park, an International Water Lily Collection, three local lakes, and the San Angelo Regional Airport.
Nearby, in the Community of Wall, the school serves as a cornerstone of the community. Known as the “Wall Hawks”, Wall ISD serves a large portion of southeastern Tom Green County. The school is recognized not only as one of the region’s best schools but as one of the State’s best schools of its size. The school district is the main draw for new residents to the area, as people continue to seek the small school environment for educating their children. In addition to a pursuit of excellence in education, the school also strives for excellence in extracurricular activities, including football, band, basketball, One Act Play, baseball, tennis, FFA, track, a variety of UIL events, volleyball, and golf. Wall ISD is known for, and proudly boasts a variety of District, Regional, and State championships over its rich history in all areas of academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. Additionally, the Wall community supports a post office, two churches, two locally owned and operated restaurants, and a Country Store located just outside of the local cotton gin, where farmers, ranchers, and residents still gather each day to say hello.
Most recognized for the kind, generous and hardworking people who live there, Wall is a tight-knit agricultural community where family values are still practiced, respected, and passed down from generation to generation. It’s a community where people still come together to help those in need, regardless of who they are or what the need might be. It’s a place where Open House at the school, and all school events, are heavily attended by parents, grandparents, and the whole community. In short, most would characterize Wall, Texas as quintessential smalltown America.
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