Weekly Attendance: 400
Location: Birmingham, AL
About the Organization:
Established on Thanksgiving Day of 1993 and growing, North Shelby Baptist Church is known as the “church on the hill” and is a “mid-size” multigenerational Southern Baptist Convention congregation that is conservative in doctrine and worship, but liberal in love and giving. North Shelby Baptist is located just outside the city of Birmingham in beautiful Shelby County which is listed as one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Alabama.
North Shelby has continued to grow to a weekly attendance of almost 400 in the recent years and has expanded its ministry imprint on the beautiful 31 acres that God has given to them. They are committed to loving the Lord and one another, and their worship is heartfelt. They actively practice prayer and offer a close-knit church family for people of all ages. NSBC has historically been a traditional church and has always purposed itself to serve the Lord with excellence in ministry, worship, and facilities. As a multigenerational church, NSBC is blessed with an even mix of all age groups who participate through their attendance and giving. Numerous young families are seen each week, participating in a variety of activities North Shelby Baptist has to offer.
They are committed to the Great Commission to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. NSBC is a strong missions minded church sending various volunteer mission teams in and outside of the USA to minister each year. The church supports and participates in the mission and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Alabama Baptist Convention, and the Shelby Baptist Association.The next Senior Pastor of North Shelby Baptist Church will be walking into a place of incredible opportunity and will be leading the congregation into the next exciting season that God has in store for them.
About the Position:
The Senior Pastor provides spiritual and administrative leadership to the entire Church. He is responsible for direct involvement in the ministry of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and pastoral care in meeting the needs of the congregation.
The Senior Pastor at North Shelby Baptist Church will be a Godly leader who is a dynamic preacher of God’s Word that is exhibited through the power of the life - changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Senior Pastor will lead out of a shepherd’s heart and love for God, the church, the community, and the people who call North Shelby Baptist their home. The Senior Pastor will be a strategic and visionary leader that works collaboratively with the pastors, staff, and congregation to live out the mission of loving God and one another and sharing Jesus with the world.
What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Senior Pastor:
The candidate should be an ordained SBC pastor who at a minimum has a bachelor’s degree but a M.Div. from an accredited seminary is preferred.
Experience and Skills
- Five years or more of church leadership experience as a Pastor with preaching responsibilities.
- Gifted preaching grounded in the truth of God’s Word and, therefore, claiming it as the authority for faith, service, and living.
- Ability to connect with mature believers as well as new believers through practical, relevant biblical preaching and teaching.
- Relational leadership with the personality, passion, and energy to invest in the lives of staff, lay leaders, church members, and the community.
- Desire to see the Gospel shared with the lost and the ability to disciple others to do the same.
- Heart and experience with multigenerational ministry
About the Location:
Birmingham boasts itself as being one of the most beautiful cities in the Southeast. Birmingham is the largest city in the state with a population currently estimated at 212,237, and a metro population of 1,136,650.
Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, at the cross-section of two major railroads, the city was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. At the height of the nation’s manufacturing age, the city grew so fast in population it was called the “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking, and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene, and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation.
Birmingham also boasts 99 historic neighborhoods, and is often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. The average high temperature in the city is 65°F; the average low is 51°F. The city is centrally located in the southeast and easily accessible to major hubs in the region. The largest firms and corporations in the area include, the Alabama Power Company, Compass Bank, AT&T Telecommunications, American Cast Iron Pipe Co. Inc., and Regions Bank. There are additionally three universities, three colleges, and four junior colleges in the vicinity of the city, led by the University of Alabama.
- Ranks 13th among the largest southeastern metropolitan areas
- Represents 22 percent of Alabama’s total population
- Represents 31 percent of Alabama’s total payroll dollars
- Ranks 48th in population among the nation’s top 366 metropolitan areas
- Home to 40,680 Businesses
- Ranks 98th in population among the nation’s 285 largest cities
North Shelby County
North Shelby County is one of the fastest growing counties in Alabama. As the southernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains, North Shelby County is full of excellent recreational activities, and one of the largest parks in Alabama, Oak Mountain State Park with 10k acres of woods and trails. It’s also close to the Coosa River and Cahaba River. North Shelby County, in addition to what it offers by way of the outdoors, it also has a small town feel with access to all the amenities of Metro Birmingham.
North Shelby County offers excellent healthcare through Grandview Medical Facilities. If you’re looking to shop a bit, check out The Summit, an exclusive outdoor shopping mall, and refuel with dinner at one of the state’s finest restaurants, all located near or in North Shelby County.
North Shelby County has beautiful, mountainous views, and great housing options and education and schooling for families and young professionals, making it an ideal place to live.
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