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Cornerstone Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Ludington, Michigan

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Denomination: Baptist

Weekly Attendance: 360

Location: Ludington, MI

Vanderbloemen is honored to present this role.  www.Vanderbloemen.com/jobs

The role: The Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church will provide spiritual leadership by preaching the gospel and communicating the primary vision for the church while leading the staff by example spiritually, personally, and professionally. 


Meet Cornerstone Baptist Church

Cornerstone Baptist Church is a great family friendly church in Michigan who will truly welcome you as part of their family. From the first moment you walk in the door, someone will greet you and welcome you. Cornerstone Baptist offers biblical teaching, spirit-led worship, and many opportunities to serve in a variety of ministries. They are excited about all God is doing in their midst and look forward to what He will do next through their next Senior Pastor. 

Cornerstone Baptist Church has a long and strong history dating back to the 1870’s when the Church was established on Washington Avenue and Danaher Streets by the Reverend Peter Jentoft. Originally the First Scandinavian Baptist Church, then the First Swedish Baptist Church, then Washington Avenue Baptist Church to today’s Cornerstone Baptist Church, generations of dedicated servant congregants have withstood the tests of time and endured to bring the Gospel to this community and provide a global outreach as well. Cornerstone Baptist is a church of people who are warm, friendly and inviting who care about each other.

About the Senior Pastor

The Senior Pastor will model for others how to use their God-given passions and spiritual gifts for ministry and mission, while exemplifying leadership that is aware of and servant to all of Cornerstone Baptist’s ministries. 

The role will: 

  • Foster growth in the church, both spiritually and in physical numbers. 

  • Unify the church’s vision.

  • Maintain a strong missions outreach both locally and internationally.

  • Clearly communicate with excellence in all things, especially in sermons and public speaking and leadership of the staff. 

  • Grow, develop, and mentor a solid base of volunteers. 

  • Achieve excellence in all areas of ministry. 

  • Grow the staff in effectiveness because of the Senior Pastor’s vision, coaching, and alignment of the staff. 

  • Increase church attendance, with more people wanting to come and be a part of Cornerstone Baptist Church, including seekers, new believers, and Christians alike looking for a church home. 

  • Grow the church financially, with new people and an engaging vision.


What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have ten or more years of leadership experience, a bachelor’s degree in theology, Bible, religion, or a similar subject of study. A candidate with an MDiv, MAT, or MAR is preferred. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working with an elder-led church and leadership experience with leading a staff. 

Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate will be: 

  • A relational leader, with an understanding of people.  

  • An excellent communicator. 

  • Someone who loves the Bible and teaching from the Bible. 

  • Someone who is married, with a great family. 

  • Someone who is a vision caster. 

  • Someone who is a people person and a charismatic and warm personality.

  • Someone who is a great teacher and mentor. 


What it's like to live in Ludington, MI: 

Ludington is a town in Michigan with a population of 8,047. Ludington is in Mason County. Living in Ludington offers residents a suburban feel. In Ludington there are a lot of parks, and many young professionals and retirees live in Ludington. The public schools in Ludington are excellent. Housing is extremely affordable and many people own homes in the area. 

In 2016, Ludington was named one of the 16 best places to live in the United States by Outside Magazine, finding itself in the company of cities like Durango, Colorado, Bend, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. And, with the plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities the Ludington Area affords, it won’t come as a surprise that locals have rallied around the mantra “Love Ludington” to show their affection for this special outdoor haven they call home. 

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