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Fairview First Methodist Church

Senior Pastor


Fairview, OK

 

Snapshot

Denomination: Methodist

Weekly Attendance:  80

Location: Fairview, OK

The Role: Senior Pastor

Fairview First Methodist ChurchMeet Fairview First Methodist Church:

Fairview Methodist Church, nestled in the heart of Fairview, Oklahoma, stands as a cornerstone of community and faith in this charming town. With its rich history dating back to its founding, this church has been a steadfast source of spiritual guidance and support for generations of local residents. The classic architecture of the building, with its graceful steeple and stained glass windows, serves as an iconic symbol of both the town's heritage and the enduring values upheld by the congregation. Whether through Sunday worship services, community events, or outreach programs, Fairview Methodist Church continues to be a place where individuals can find solace, fellowship, and a sense of belonging.

Beyond its role as a place of worship, Fairview Methodist Church plays an active part in the community's social and charitable activities. The church hosts various events throughout the year, including community wide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and outreach programs, which not only strengthen the bond within the congregation but also foster connections with the wider Fairview community. Its commitment to promoting inclusivity, compassion, and spiritual growth makes Fairview Methodist Church a beloved institution in the town, where the values of faith and community intermingle to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is open to all who seek solace and a sense of purpose.

About the Senior Pastor:

The next Senior Pastor at Fairview First Methodist Church will shepherd, teach, and be a faithful example of servant leadership to the congregation. The Senior Pastor will be expected to preach and lead services on Sundays, as well as perform other pastoral and administrative responsibilities. Through biblical teaching and application, the Senior Pastor will be able to challenge and help the congregation grow deeper. The Senior Pastor will also become a part of the Fairview community both through Fairview First Methodist Church and by being an active presence in community events.

Fairview FMC Vacation BibleThe Senior Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide dynamic and applicable preaching of Scripture on Sunday mornings and during special services.
  • Ensure the teaching of the congregation in all ministry areas is consistent with God's holy word.
  • Coach and mentor church staff and lay leaders for greater ministry effectiveness.
  • Cast, develop, initiate, and drive the strategic vision of Fairview First Methodist Church in partnership with the Leadership Team.
  • Ensure that the church is cultivating positive relationships within the community in such a way to assist the advance of the gospel.

  • Pastoral Counseling of individuals & couples. 

Fairview First Methodist Church ThanksgivingWhat You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Senior Pastor:

Education & Experience

  • 6-8 years of experience in a teaching capacity

  • Bachelor Degree - strongly preferred

  • Seminary Degree - bonus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Be Biblically sound and an excellent communicator of God's Word.

  • Passionate about leading others take their next steps of faith.

  • People person.

  • An effective communicator used by the Holy Spirit.

  • Team Leader.

  • Ability to proactively pursue and build relationships with people within the congregation and community.

  • Ability to build ministries and lead volunteers to grow God's kingdom and the church.

  • High moral character.

  • Have a Shepherd’s heart for the congregation, staff and community

Fairview FMC Pumpkin PatchWhat it's Like to Live in Fairview, OK:

Living in Fairview, Oklahoma offers a unique and enriching experience that is deeply rooted in the charm of small-town America. The town's welcoming and tight-knit community provides a genuine sense of belonging, where neighbors are not just acquaintances, but often lifelong friends. Fairview's peaceful and relaxed pace of life allows for a break from the hustle and bustle of city living, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a more tranquil and balanced lifestyle. The town's strong sense of community is exemplified by its numerous local events and festivals that bring residents together, fostering a warm and supportive atmosphere for families to thrive.

Additionally, Fairview's natural beauty and access to the great outdoors make it a haven for nature enthusiasts. The area is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including the picturesque Glass Mountains, nearby Gloss Mountain State Park and Canton Lake, providing ample opportunities for hiking, camping, and outdoor recreation. With its affordable cost of living, excellent schools, and healthcare facilities, Fairview offers an excellent environment to raise a family or enjoy a comfortable retirement. The town's proximity to larger cities like Enid and Oklahoma City also ensures that residents can easily access urban amenities while still savoring the tranquil and friendly atmosphere that Fairview has to offer.

 

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