Deadline: January 24, 2022
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, excellent benefits
Gulfport, MS; Handsboro
Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required. Seminary degree or training, preferred, but not required.
Ordained and licensed as a Baptist minister. Professional ministry experience as a pastor, assistant pastor, or associate minister.
January 24, 2022
First Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro is seeking a Pastor who is Christ centered, spirit filled, has a zeal for preaching and teaching the Word of God, has effective communication skills, and possess excellent financial and executive leadership skills. The candidate must follow the examples set by Christ. The ideal candidate must also exhibit the skills and knowledge to cultivate the spiritual wellbeing of the church and its members.
The Congregation of families by the grace of God is praying for a full-time biblically based pastor, preacher, teacher, and visionary leader to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ rightfully dividing the word of truth, to engage in pastoral care ministries, and provide leadership in church life. The ideal candidate will be a leader with sound biblical doctrine as listed in Titus 2 and 1 and Timothy 3:2-7.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A pastor-teacher who digests and communicates Biblical Doctrine to all generations
Encourage congregation in personal evangelism and witnessing and spiritual growth for all generations
Have excellent communication and interpersonal relational skills that connects and communicates to all generations
Build relationships and serve as a bridge-builder, within the congregation and community
Be an advocate on behalf of Christ in matters affecting the welfare and mission of the Church and in the world
Be an administrative and visionary leader
Preside over church business meetings
Has acquired skill in listening and communicating, Pastoral care, preaching and worship leading
Demonstrates leadership abilities
Lead and teach members in a weekly Bible Study
Lead in observing the ordinances of the church: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.
Willing to work with all age groups (especially the youth)
Have pastoral administrative management ability to be able to communicate God’s Word effectively.
Possess ability to develop leadership teams of deacons, trustees, and other ministries.
Be able to handle conflict resolution according to Biblical guidelines in Galatians 6.
HOW TO APPLY
All interested and qualified persons must submit an initial candidate package consisting of the following:
Completed application, typed or printed in black or blue ink. (First Missionary Baptist Church Pastoral Application is attached).
Submit current resume
Four (4) letters of recommendations: Clergy, professional, personal. (At least two from clergy).
The salary and benefits will be negotiated at the time of offer and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. After receipt and review of all forms and required information, all candidates will be notified of the final decision of the search committee and advised of further steps, if applicable.
FINAL CANDIDATES MUST CONSENT TO REFERENCE CHECKS, SOCIAL MEDIA CHECKS, EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL VERIFICATION, A CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK, AND DRUG TEST. IF SELECTED AS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES, YOU WILL BE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT COPIES OF ANY DIPLOMA, LICENSE AND/OR ORDINATION CERTIFICATES YOU CLAIM.
All information submitted will be treated as confidential. Additional information may be requested and/or required. For consideration, applications and documents should be postmarked by January 22, 2022. If no acceptable candidate applications are received by that date, the deadline date may be extended. In that event, the new deadline date will be posted.
Applications and documents may be sent by email: email@example.com
OR sent to: First Missionary Baptist Church
Attn: Pastoral Search Committee
P.O. Box 6175
Gulfport MS 39506
For questions, you may call: Deacon Larry Stewart: 228-223-0692