About the Organization:
ClearView is very fortunate to have a strong and stable history, one that is founded on the principles of God. In 1983, sixteen families caught a vision from God to start a church in an unpopulated area of Williamson County, TN called Cool Springs. One short year later in 1984, the name ClearView was chosen. Today those sixteen families would surely look back and say that their dream became a God-sized miracle, in that only God could have seen the potential of placing a church in the middle of Cool Springs.
Over the years, ClearView has led several building projects to accommodate catalytic growth, and expanded its ministries, adding multiple service times to accommodate the growth. Through these transitions, it has increased its curb appeal, maximized worship venues, planted several churches, developed appealing children’s facilities, and improved its youth services and venues. Today, the campus encompasses about 50 acres and includes three buildings used for church services, adult group space, kids’ education space, and student education space. The buildings cover about 150,000 square feet and include a multi-purpose room used as the main worship center that seats 850 people, as well as a chapel that seats 450 people. The oldest building was built around 1985, the second building was built around 2000, and the third building opened in 2007. There are also three houses located on the campus.
Today, the church is unified and excited around the desire to have a full-time senior pastor who can build on the legacy, teach the Word of God, and shepherd the congregation into the future.
- Weekly Attendance: 1,062
- Location: Franklin, TN
- Denomination & Affiliations: SBC
About the Position:
The Senior Pastor will be a strong shepherd and teacher who loves and cares for its members and will take ClearView to the next level of making disciples who treasure Christ, grow together, serve one another and live on mission. This individual will be an excellent team leader and a team member who is marked by humility and confidence that’s necessary to effectively cast vision and develop the staff of ClearView. They will be a collaborative leader able to work with the many capable lay leaders.
The successful candidate will be an exceedingly strong expository preacher, a gifted speaker, and an engaging presenter, who is authentic and relatable to diverse generations. He will have a heart to continue to grow the church’s outreach efforts through missions locally, nationally and globally. The Senior Pastor’s wife will love serving alongside her husband in areas that align with her gifts and passion, and will be as supportive and excited aboutthe ministry of the church as he is.
What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:
A graduate degree is required for the Senior Pastor position. A Masters of Divinity would be preferable.
The preferable candidate would possess the following experience and skills:
- Strong shepherding gifts.
- Proven high-capacity executive leader.
- Strong biblical teacher with life application.
- Collaborative, team player.
- Has a track record of growth.
- Experience leading and managing a full-time church staff.
- Able to utilize his influence to lead and move the church in a positive, Christ-honoring direction.
- Uses the pulpit to encourage discipleship, spiritual growth and volunteer involvement.
- Familiar with the Bible belt culture—gifted in graciously challenging and moving people from ‘consumer’ to ‘disciple.’
About the Location:
ClearView Baptist Church is located in a suburb of Nashville, a booming city that is a cradle for dreamers, entrepreneurs, and growth. In addition to being known as the home of country music, Nashville is a city that inspires creativity and innovation in almost every aspect of its community. The city offers amenities of larger cities with great shopping, restaurants, and a world-class airport, as well as prominent places like the Grand Ole Opry, Music Row, The Bluebird Café and Opryland Hotel that draw millions to the city on a regular basis.
The Southern Baptist Convention, LifeWay Christian Resources, and the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board headquarters are all located in Nashville and many of ClearView’s members are employed by the SBC, TBC or Lifeway. With a population of a little over 1.6 million people, the city is the capital of Tennessee and home to a number of recognized universities including Belmont University and Vanderbilt University.
Nashville is a model of the American 'melting pot' with diversity being a key component of its past, present, and future. The city is ranked one of the Top 3 Most Affordable Getaways for travel and leisure, which inevitably landed on #3 on Kiplinger’s Top 10 Best Value Cities list. It consistently ranks among the lowest for cost of living in comparable cities across the nation, ranking more cost efficient than major nearby regions. What sets Nashville apart as a great place to live and raise a family, are its outstanding quality of life, solid education, famous southern hospitality, abundant leisure activities, temperate climate, and the country-cosmopolitan vibe.
Interested in this position? Apply here.
Click here for early history of Clearview Baptist Church - https://vimeo.com/105859839