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Ustick Baptist Church

Lead Pastor

Boise, Idaho

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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 400+

Location: Boise, Idaho

The Role: Lead Pastor

July 7, 2020 (7)

Meet Ustick Baptist Church:

The existing Ustick Baptist Church building was built in 2002, and the sanctuary seats approximately 500. The church has such a rich history that was laid well before its first service on September 20, 1908. Since 1908, Ustick Baptist Church has existed to fulfill its mission of ”Reaching and Equipping all ages for a lifetime of following Jesus.”


About the Lead Pastor:

The Lead Pastor position is a key position that oversees the development and administration of UBC’s mission: “Reaching and equipping all ages for a lifetime of following Jesus” through the leadership and mentoring of staff, leading the congregation in prayer, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the Word of God, engaging in pastoral care ministries, and providing general oversight to all areas of church life.

Sunday Morning 11-14-17 (4)

The Lead Pastor Responsibilities Include: 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The responsibilities for the Lead Pastor fall into four areas: 1.Shepherd, 2.Teaching/Preaching, 3.Leadership/Mentorship, and 4.General Administrative Oversight.

Shepherd Duties

Oversee the church body and ministries within the church for the advancement of the gospel and care of God’s people. Provide oversight and direction to the staff to implement the vision and establish the ministry priorities.

  • In coordination with the Elders, define and shape the vision and mission of the church and church ministries to be consistent with Scripture and the church Constitution. Inspire and guide the staff and church body to embrace the mission of the church and serve according to the objectives established in conjunction with the Elders.

  • Establish ministry priorities and develop a strategic plan for communicating overall objectives to the church body.

  • Lead staff for the strategic and developmental planning for core church ministries (Pastoral care, Preaching, Connections, Children, Youth, Young Adults, Adults, Outreach, Growth Groups, Missions, etc.).

    • The Lead Pastor shall meet regularly with staff members to know their concerns, to provide guidance, oversight, encouragement, and direction in their respective ministries.

    • The Lead Pastor and/or the elder assigned to each of the church ministries shall also meet regularly with the lay-volunteers of each ministry to ensure that they know what their concerns are, that they are valued, and encourage them.

    • Shape the vision for outreach and mission ministries through programs, prayer, and exposition of Bible teaching; help guide and oversee leaders in each area.

    • Collaborate with elders and staff to identify initiatives and establish objectives that promote effectiveness in ministry.

  • Develop vision and plan for evangelism and oversee the training for staff and church body.

  • Serve on the elder board and provide spiritual and Biblical guidance.

  • Minister to the staff and congregation through counsel and prayer in the event of a family crisis.

  • Attend and serve at “all-church events” and visit various other gatherings as much as possible (i.e. GEMS, Youth, etc.)

  • Model to the congregation, staff, and leads one-on-one discipleship.

  • Champion the areas of conflict resolution and disciplinary discussions.

  • Regularly pray for the church families.

  • Shepherd the church under your care through visits, calls, notes, and a regular contacting ministry.

  • Shepherd and serve the congregation by providing Biblical counseling and pastoral care.

Preaching and Teaching

Serve as the primary preacher, teaching the Word of God for the edification, instruction, and discipline of the church body of believers (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Ephesians 4:11-16). Oversee the preaching and teaching ministries of the church to ensure alignment and cohesion consistent with the commandments and instruction in God’s Word, our church mission statement and objectives, inspire, teach, and spur on the church body.

  • Communicate scriptural teaching to the body through exegetical and topical preaching of the Bible with preparation through disciplined study hours, prayer, and research.

  • Provide Biblical guidance to the church body in response to questions, societal and personal issues, etc.

  • Provide the unsaved the opportunity to know Christ personally through preaching, teaching, and evangelism.

  • Oversee the spiritual development of the body – encouraging personal growth and spiritual maturity and challenging the congregation in glorifying God through worship, prayer, and exaltation.

  • Conduct special services (communion, baptism, dedication, wedding, ordination, funeral services, etc.)

  • Collaborate with other preachers and teachers on staff to set up a teaching schedule.

Leadership and Mentoring

  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and delegation of responsibility to members of staff and lay leaders.

  • Lead staff meetings, coordinate communication, and maintain a positive and energetic working environment.

  • Instruct staff and congregation about the vision and ministries of the church, delegating authority and autonomy to staff, providing guidance, as necessary.

  • Establish performance metrics and provide timely and specific performance feedback to staff to help guide and grow ministries and meet overall objectives and continually improve communication.

  • Provide ministry and leadership development opportunities to the staff through training, one-on-one coaching, and resource materials.

    • Encourage the staff and Elders in the area of gift and ministry assessment.

    • Coordinate with staff to discern ministry strengths and weaknesses.

    • Evaluate and update job descriptions so staff is serving primarily in their area of strength.

  • Develop and oversee a plan for Biblical discipleship among staff, lay leaders, and the general church body.

  • Pursue consistent and growing personal spiritual enrichment (through prayer and personal study time) as evidenced by a growing relationship with the Lord.

  • Represent the church at public community church events and functions; develop positive relationships with key community groups, pastors, and leaders in the area.

General Administrative Oversight

  • Coordinate the daily operations of the church office in conjunction with appropriate staff and Lay Volunteers (i.e. Trustees, Elders, Deacons/Deaconesses, Volunteers)

  • Oversee and provide guidance to staff budgets (as necessary).

  • Oversee administrative areas of the church including building maintenance, staff benefits, church facility usage, and calendar through delegation to appropriate staff members or volunteers.

  • Establish and encourage regular days off for himself and staff.

  • Help write and update the Employee Handbook.

  • Coordinate with the Elders in the writing and updating of church-wide Ministry Descriptions.

  • Coordinate with the Elders in updating the church's Organization Structure.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies or ministry-related field is required.

  • A Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies or ministry-related field is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • The Lead Pastor should possess spiritual gifts of Shepherding, Faith, Teaching, Leadership, Administration, and Discernment.

  • The Lead Pastor must possess the essential skills and competencies required for ministry.

Personal Characteristics

  • The Lead Pastor must meet the qualifications of 1Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:6-9

  • The Lead Pastor must demonstrate a clear call to vocational ministry.

  • The Lead Pastor must have demonstrated leadership and ministry experience.

  • The Lead Pastor must be in full agreement with the UBC statement of faith.

  • The Lead Pastor must support the UBC Core Values statements.

  • The Lead Pastor should be involved in a Life Group and the ACE classes.

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What it's Like to Live in Boise, Idaho: 

Boise is one of the most livable and fastest-growing small cities in the country.  It is an outdoor enthusiast's playground and features a small-town feel with big-city amenities.  Many enjoy the unique aspects of Boise's climate, with four solid seasons and long summer evenings due to its location on the Mountain Time Zone’s western edge.  With an elevation of 2,600 feet and an annual rainfall of 11", it has a high desert climate.

As Idaho's capital, Boise is the cultural and educational center of the state.  Boise State University is an up-and-coming, nationally ranked research university with a pretty good football team.  Northwest Nazarene University is located in Nampa, and the College of Idaho is in Caldwell.  The University of Idaho has a presence in the city, and Western Idaho College is a community college in Nampa.  One will find opportunities to explore the Idaho Shakespeare Festival each summer, the symphony, Idaho State History Museum, Boise Art Museum, and many other attractions.  The Morrison Center for performing arts and Extra Mile Arena on Boise State's campus, and the Idaho Center, host many concerts during the year. 

Within an hour's drive, outdoor enthusiasts can ride mountain bikes, hike the many trails in the foothills, fish, hunt, ski, golf, go white water rafting, camp and float the Boise River that runs through the city in the summer.

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