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First Baptist Church Elkhart

Executive Pastor of Ministries


Bristol, Indiana

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Snapshot

Denomination: Baptist

Weekly Attendance: 1100

Location: Bristol, Indiana

The Role: Executive Pastor of Ministries

Job Post #1-2

Meet First Baptist Church Elkhart:

First Baptist Church was founded in downtown Elkhart in 1860 with a small group of believers. After several years at their first location, they moved to a location south of downtown. Today, FBC Elkhart is located on 40 acres of land on the northeast side of Elkhart and occupies an 85,000 sq ft facility. 

FBC Elkhart is very evangelistic, and outreach-oriented in its approach to the community, and exists to glorify God by equipping believers to love God, love people, and influence the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They have two contemporary services on Sunday morning which are both offered through live stream each week. Currently averaging 1100 attendees between both services, their mission continues to be “Worship, Walk & Work”.

 

About the Executive Pastor of Ministries:

The Executive Pastor of Ministries of FBC Elkhart will be responsible for coordinating and implementing all ministries of the church. He will assist the Lead Pastor in accomplishing the vision and the development of new ministries in keeping with established goals and to maximize the effectiveness of present ministries.

The Executive Pastor will serve as a member of the pastoral team and will be a member of the Elder Council. He will work directly with the Lead Pastor, to assist in empowering God’s people to fulfill the Mission Statement of the church.

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The Executive Pastor of Ministries Responsibilities:

Serves the Lead Pastor

  • Collaboratively assists the Lead Pastor to create and clarify a church-wide vision and strategic plan.

  • Assists the Lead Pastor and the XP of Operations in planning and leading staff meetings and retreats.

  • Assists in the development of local and global community service and outreach opportunities.

Serves the Pastoral Team

  • Provides leadership to the pastoral team with oversight of all ministry plans of the church.

  • Has direct leadership of Adult Discipleship Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Youth Pastor. 

  • Establishes ministry goals and objectives and evaluates their progress.

  • Provides oversight of ministry budgets.

  • Leads the Ministry Staff meetings.

Serves the Congregation

  • Preaches in worship services as scheduled.

  • Participates in teaching various discipleship courses.

  • Shares in counseling of the congregation.

  • Evaluates the needs of the congregation and works to strengthen the present ministries in keeping with those needs.

  • Represents the church by serving the community and county in various roles.

  • Performs other pastoral duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.

Job Post #3

What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree, from an accredited, evangelical, theological university. 

  • A minimum of seven to ten years of pastoral experience in a local church setting with ever-increasing responsibilities is required.

  • Meet the qualifications for Elders (1Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:6-9) and a member of FBC Elkhart. 

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Is expected to live an exemplary life, modeling the call, character, and competencies of a follower of Jesus Christ.

  • Maintains an unreserved commitment to the authority of the Word of God.

  • Will be involved in the overall life of the church body by actively participating in Life Groups and all other church-wide events and functions.

  • Recognizes the importance of leading as a servant leader.

  • Exhibits a commitment to excellence and integrity.

  • Is a passionate, dedicated, and contributing member of the pastoral team.

  • Always growing in his own leadership and competencies.

  • Has strong people skills. Able to handle complaints and problems with tact, patience, and diplomacy.

  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.

  • Demonstrates a flexible and willing spirit to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

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What it's Like to Live in Elkhart County: 

Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It has a population of about 52,000 and most residents tend to own their homes. The city is located about an hour's drive from multiple major cities such as South Bend, Chicago, and Indianapolis. The community of Elkhart gives a small-town feel, making the people very tight-knit and friendly. You will find mostly families and retirees in this area. Elkhart County, due to its large RV manufacturing industry, is known as “The RV Capital of the World.” The Elkhart downtown is situated at the intersection of the St. Joseph and Elkhart rivers and is a thriving, walkable downtown rich in an Arts heritage. 

Some of its most enjoyed attractions include the Aquatic Center and the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Elkhart is home to the historic Lerner Theater which brings in many popular shows and musical artists. This town also has easy access to the campus of Notre Dame and a large shopping district. In Elkhart, you will find the perfect place to settle and raise a family.

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