CHALK BLUFF BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR JOB DESCRIPTION June 15, 2022
The pastor, as overseer, shall provide leadership and direction for the church, by serving as the spiritual and administrative leader of it. He must recognize a specific calling on his life to serve as a Pastor and be able to verbalize that call. The pastor must have a genuine love for Jesus Christ that compels him to minister to both members of the church as well as persons in the community. He will do this through sound Biblical preaching, teaching, counseling, and personal relationships. The Pastor will exercise oversight of all ministries and staff members and promote all interests of the church.
1 Peter 5: 2-3
“2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, skillful in teaching, 3 not overindulging in wine, not a bully, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity … 6 and not a new convert, … 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church.”
1 Timothy 3:2-7 also Luke 6:31; 1 Timothy 4:12; Philippians 4:5,8; Hebrews 7:13
Prepares and speaks God’s Word through Biblical, practical, and relevant sermons that nurture the spiritual growth of the church.
He must believe the Bible to be the absolute truth, the inerrant Word of God in all spiritual matters.
He must believe that faith in Jesus Christ alone is necessary for salvation.
Provides doctrinal instruction.
He should abide with established church offices and doctrinal opinions as stated in the Chalk Bluff Baptist Church constitution.
He will work as part of the staff to contact visitors and prospects through outreach, visiting people, new members, shut-ins, and members whether in-home, hospital, various facilities, and those with various needs and maintain regular office hours.
Must be available to the congregation, as is reasonable, to offer advice and counsel individuals when needed, based on ability.
He shall be an advocate of and help in planning of special events throughout the year such as camps, Vacation Bible School, revivals, mission trips, and other such activities.
Seeks the Lord for vision and direction for the church.
Builds and teaches unity and cooperation with the congregation.
Leads staff in their responsibilities in planning and implementing effective worship, witness, outreach, long-range planning, administration of ordinances, and pastoral care.
Builds positive relationships with all church age groups.
Provides input for annual budget and personnel planning.
Facilitates and encourages development of deacon ministries.
He will work with and serve when requested, as a non-voting member on the various church committees.
Coordinates administration of the Ordinances of Baptism and Lord’s Supper.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies or similar from an accredited seminary or university (Baptist or one of like faith and order) and ministry experience, OR
A combination of education and experience deemed appropriate by the church body.
Maintains appropriate denominational and non-denominational relationships.
Continuing education and professional growth highly encouraged.
Conducts weddings and funerals as needed for the congregation, at his discretion and according to the Chalk Bluff Baptist Church constitution and by-laws.
The pastor will be responsible to the Personnel Committee and Deacon Body.
The pastor will be subject to an annual review consisting of two or three members each of the personnel committee and the deacon body.