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Sandersville First Christian Church

Sandersville, GA

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Denomination: Disciples of Christ

Location: Sandersville, GA

The Role: Senior Pastor 

FCC Sandersville - Church OutsideMeet Sandersville First Christian Church:

Sandersville First Christian Church was founded in 1857. Our sanctuary was constructed in 1907, but burned in 2011.  The external walls and the stained glass windows were saved, but we rebuilt everything else.  The result is a magnificent worship space.  The attached classroom building and fellowship hall, which were constructed in two phases over the last 30 years, were not harmed in the fire.  We have a spacious campus that includes a prayer garden, a newly renovated playground, and a butterfly garden, among other features.

About the Senior Pastor :

The Senior Pastor of Sandersville First Christian Church has strengths in team-building, vision casting, and a wealth of biblical wisdom. They will provide spiritual leadership by preaching the gospel and communicating the primary vision for the church while leading the staff and congregation by example spiritually, personally, and professionally. The individual that assumes this position will have a proven track record of leadership, organizational development, and effective communication.

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 Sandersville First Christian Church’s ministries.

Worship - Childrens ChoirThe Senior Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

  • Take time to learn and appreciate the history, culture and relationships that define Sandersville FCC.

  • Effectively lead the congregation while communicating a precise & clear vision and aligning all efforts with the mission of Sandersville FCC.

  • Execute  weekend services and other ministries with a level of excellence that attracts the unchurched and that honors God.

  • Contribute to the growth of the church spiritually, numerically, and financially and stewarding it well.

  • Develop a healthy environment where the staff and volunteers are motivated, equipped to do the work they have been called to do.

  • Shepherd and care for the church’s members and the community

  • Deliver solid, Bible-based preaching during worship services.

  • Teach with excellence, clarity, and authenticity, and deliver a message connected to real life with a level of excellence that attracts the unchurched and that honors God.

FCC Prayer GardenWhat You Bring: 

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

Education & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required

  • Seminary degree  is required

  • 7 - 10 years of ministry experience is preferred

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Passion for people and reaching out to people who don’t attend church.

  • A heart for empowering the ministry potential of the core members.

  • Servant-leadership, exemplifying the humility and attitude of Christ. 

  • Consistent personal habits of prayer, Bible study/meditation, and financial giving.

  • Dedication to his family, exhibiting wisdom in balancing family and ministry.

  • Demonstrates the qualities of integrity, responsibility, and teachability as a gracious and loving pastor.

  • A demonstrated high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of ethical principles.

  • High relational skills, and a love for people inside and outside the church.

FCC Childrens Moment - Outdoor Worship ServiceWhat it's Like to Live in Sandersville, GA: 

Living in Sandersville, GA, offers a delightful mix of southern charm, a strong sense of community, and a rich tapestry of history. Situated in the heart of Georgia's Washington County, Sandersville provides its residents with a serene and tranquil atmosphere. The town's friendly and welcoming locals create a warm environment where neighbors readily become friends, fostering a tight-knit community that values connection and support. Friendly people, a stable city government, good educational opportunities, historic treasures and beautiful scenery make Sandersville a wonderful place to visit or call home. Strategically, located for industry, Sandersville is centrally-located between Macon and Augusta, and Atlanta and Savannah.

Living in Sandersville, GA is a great experience for many. The town has a small-town charm, with friendly locals and plenty of things to do. The local shops offer unique goods, the restaurants serve up delicious cuisine, and the parks provide plenty of activities for the whole family. There are also plenty of interesting historical sites to explore year round. Additionally, the schools are excellent and provide a great education for children. All around, it's a great place to live with plenty of opportunities for exploration and growth. 

As for the town that surrounds us, Sandersville is a unique town of 6,000 located in east central Georgia.  Washington County has a large land area and a diverse population of 21,000.  Washington Co. Regional Medical Center provides excellent healthcare, as does nearby Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville and Fairview Park Medical Center in Dublin.  Excellent school systems offer a high quality of education with sports and cultural events in a public or private setting. Oconee Fall Line Technical College is headquartered here and Georgia College and Georgia Military College are located thirty miles away in Milledgeville. Hunting, fishing, golfing and supporting local high school sports are popular activities.  Nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful Hamburg State Park that is located in northern Washington County.    Geographically, we are centrally located -midway between Macon and Augusta (one hour from each) and Atlanta and Savannah (two hours from each).  We are known as the "Kaolin Capital of the World" (kaolin is a mineral) because of our largest industry.


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