Are you particularly gifted and called to the full-time ministry of preaching, teaching, and shepherding the church?
Pilgrim's Baptist Church in Ashaway, Rhode Island is looking for a Senior Pastor. The pastor will work closely with the leadership team in casting vision for the growth and continued effectiveness of the ministry.
The Senior Pastor will provide understanding, encouragement, and oversight for all areas of the church. In addition to teaching the Scriptures in both large and small group settings, this person will provide and facilitate pastoral care for the sick and shut-ins of the church. The Senior Pastor will delegate or serve as the moderator of all membership and leadership meetings as well as motivate, mentor, equip, and oversee officers, staff, and volunteers for ministry. Moreover, the pastor will do the work of an evangelist and lead the church to be outreach-minded in reaching the world with the gospel through missions and personal witnessing.
The right candidate will demonstrate a clear testimony of faith and a passionate devotion to Christ and His church. The new pastor should live out and teach a lifestyle of adherence to biblical standards of morality, ethics, and the fruit of the Spirit as well as maintain a strong devotional life of worship, prayer, and personal study of God’s Word. It is important that this person possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to all age groups and to be able to keep confidences that arise through counseling and interactions with God’s people. Ultimately, he will accomplish his responsibilities as a shepherd of God’s flock with a spirit of humility, compassion, wisdom, honesty, and integrity as a servant-leader.
The Misquamicut and Westerly town beaches in this area are beautiful and bring many people from out of state as well as provide enjoyment for locals. The Westerly Community Chorus, Shakespeare in the Park, and the Summer Pops provide quality entertainment. The weather is great, largely due to ocean effects; winter really doesn’t settle in until well into November. Snow falls are not oppressive like they are in northern New England, and spring and fall are beautiful times of the year. It is a great area to raise a family.
If this sounds like an environment where you would like to serve, then apply today!
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