Gospel Tabernacle is seeking its second Pastor who will guide the Church toward its vision and mission set forth by the late Franklin D. Webb.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Pastor is to give himself to the ministry of the Word and prayer, seeking to walk uprightly before the Lord in his personal life while seeking the mind of God on behalf of the congregation
At least 5 years of successful, growing ministry experience A dynamic teacher and preacher A passion for teaching the truth while being VERY compassionate to those he leads A humble servant Be baptized in the Holy Spirit A history and willingness to tithe to his local church Ability to interact and respect all ages Committed to personal regular accountability with other men of the church staff, Board of Directors, church membership, and with other believers outside this church Have a demonstrated pattern of maintaining such relationships
Essential Job Functions
He shall be spiritual and temporal leader of the church and shall administer to the spiritual needs of the people, guard the membership against dissension, put forth his/her best efforts for the promulgation and dissemination of the full gospel message as set forth in the Articles of Faith. He shall strive consistently for the up-building of Christian life through the membership and in the community wherein the church is situated. He shall have full responsibility in the supervision of all services of the church and all meetings of the church membership and officials, except as otherwise herein provided, and shall have general supervision over all departments such as the Sunday School, young people, music, and all other auxiliary activity. He shall be ex-officio member of all church bodies and organizations. He shall, in all ways, endeavor to lead and teach the congregation according to the precepts of Holy Scripture, holding true to the church’s Statement of Faith, Statement of Nature and Mission, Constitution, By-Laws and Governing Policies Honor the history of the church and prepare for its future. He will help to equip the saints for the work of the ministry Be faithful in the exposition of Scripture so that the congregation may grow in their understanding and application of the Word of God Help protect the flock from false teaching and to unite the leadership in the shepherding of the flock (Ephesians 4:11-14; Acts 20:28) Establish the vision and direction for the church, with the support of the Board of Directors Be the primary spiritual leader and primary communicator of the church’s vision to staff, congregation (member, attendees, seekers), and the community at large Systematically train disciples and equip the saints for the work of the ministry through personal modeling, mentoring, and programming Meet regularly with the staff as a team and individually Maintain regular office hours Create goal ownership and a sense of shared purpose among the lay leaders through leading by example, involving others in the decision-making process, and actively participating in meetings and events Conduct weddings and funeral services, perform baby dedications and baptisms as necessary Visit people in the midst of crises (i.e., death, serious sickness, trauma, or other significant events), where Senior Pastoral care is required. Share in regular pastoral care when unexpected events cause the need for assistance Counsel those in spiritual need and comforts bereaved, assisting persons facing problems of decisions Promote care and nurture within the congregation Provide education, training and counseling in all areas of Christian living Oversee and guide the church members to responsible Biblical financial principles and giving through wise stewardship development Encourage challenging opportunities for ministry Oversee religious and education programs. He is to ensure programs and curriculums are in keeping with the overall goals and philosophy of the church Lead the church in efforts to target and win the lost and un-churched in the Gospel Tabernacle area Responsible with the Board to support home and foreign missions Work with an existing leadership team to achieve the stated goals of the church Be in full agreement with the church’s confession of faith and constitution