Pastor – Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Springfield, IL

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PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
908 S. MARTIN LUTHER KING DR.
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62703

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Springfield, Illinois, is searching for a full-time pastor. We are a congregation of mostly African American families. Our congregation is committed to a wide variety of ministries, including Deacons, Christian Education, Deaconess, Intermediate Women, Music, Youth, Senior Women, Ushers, Junior Women, Pastoral Care, Health Care, Culinary, Safety, Transportation and Mighty Men.

The Undershepard God is leading us to call is a visionary: has total faith in God and a true commitment to Christian servanthood. The candidate must be filled with and led by the Holy Spirit, demonstrates preaching and teaching skills, has proven leadership skills, integrity and high moral standards; and a love for the congregations’ spiritual care and welfare.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, or accredited post-secondary degree.

Desired Education: Masters or Doctorate of Theology degree or Divinity degree or equivalent experience.

Position Overview
The pastor is primarily responsible to the congregation for preaching and teaching the Gospel and ministering to the membership. The Pastor is also responsible for the overall leadership of the day-to-day operations of the church,services, ordinances, membership and promoting the spiritual interest and growth of the church.

MAJOR RESPONSIBLITES
Preach and teach the Gospel.
 Administer Baptist doctrine and church ordinances.
 Lead, disciple, and guide Pleasant Grove’s deacons and staff
 Oversee and provide guidance in all areas of Christian education and community outreach.
 Promote and provide leadership for committed & consistent stewardship
 Serve as ex officio member to all Pleasant Grove ministries and committees.
 Oversee and provide guidance in all missionary endeavors.
 Represent Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the greater Springfield area Christian and secular communities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ordained Baptist minister who has thorough knowledge of all Baptist polity, doctrine and beliefs.
 Previous pastoral experience.
 Thorough knowledge of the King James Bible.
 Understanding of trends in Christian education, evangelism and community outreach.
 Demonstrates competence in management, communications (oral and written), interpersonal relations with the congregation and the secular community.
 Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse population (racial, gender, age, cultural, socioeconomic)
 Exceptional standards of personal character, ethics and integrity.

EDUCATION
Minimum of a Bachelors degree required

COMPENSATION
Competitive salary and benefit package

TERMS
The Pastor shall be hired for a full-time position. The Pastor shall be required to meet expectations within the performance for which he is hired.

Please send your resume to the address listed below:
Pastoral Search Ministry
Atten: Deacon Enos Warren
Pulpit Ministry Chairman
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
PO BOX 4521
Springfield, IL 62708

APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 30TH 2013

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