Under the aid and authority of the Holy Spirit and in partnership with the full Pastoral Team across the campuses, the Pastor for Global Outreach serves the church by overseeing our Global ministry to make disciples and develop churches, enabling our Global Partners and the church to together carry out our mission and DNA priorities, while embracing the theological teaching of the Elder Affirmation of Faith.
General Overall Church Aims:
Note: The following three items are listed on all pastoral job descriptions. They unify the pastoral staff around care for our congregation, common church-wide priorities outside the pastor’s area of ministry, and our commitment to Bethlehem College & Seminary.
- Congregational Care: Each pastor will maintain a clear focus on congregational care, dedicating a significant portion of his ministry towards crisis care, counseling, weddings, funerals, relationship building, etc.
- Overall priority goals: In addition to each campus and ministry area’s own aims, our pastoral leadership may set regular church-wide, short-term priority goals intended to focus attention on common objectives, unifying the staff in our common mission. Each pastor will lead his ministry team to fulfill these goals.
- Bethlehem College & Seminary: Each pastor will be assigned one or more seminarians to mentor.
Responsibilities for Specific Areas of Ministry:
- Develop strategies, tools and systems that maximize the following at Bethlehem:
- Casting a Vision:
- Of a people gripped by God’s global purpose, serving that purpose with their lives, talents and resources by sending or being sent.
- Among our pastors and elders, other staff, Global Partners, congregation, and those watching us.
- Through use of appropriate means such as preaching, teaching, leadership, prayer, example, meetings, special events, etc.
- To foster a passion for mission among our Bethlehem church plants and other like-minded churches within our sphere of influence.
Be aware of current missions trends and issues, helping the church to formulate positions.
Strive to create Global Outreach systems, policies and procedures that cooperate and coordinate with the other ministries of the church, particularly the other outreach ministries.Collaborates and supports the Global vision at the three campuses.
- Ensure the appropriate Ministerial Coordinator for Global Outreach, along with the pastors from the appropriate campus, are providing pastoral guidance, encouragement, mentoring, training and structure to those with a growing sense of God’s call.
- Ensure the Pastor for Global Outreach Member Care is:
- Keeping the Nurture Program relevant and tooled to the changing needs of our church and our world.
- Seeing that the Nurture Program has the leadership, structure and attention needed to make it helpful to those in it and a service to the GO Teams wanting to know who might become interested in being sent.
- Seeing that those in the Nurture Program are given timely counsel on preparatory resources and potential impediments to future ministry.
- Work to help pastors and elders, other church leadership, Global Outreach staff, Global Outreach Teams, the congregation and our potential Global Outreach Partners to understand strategic growth.
- Ensure that the Pastor for Global Outreach Member Care and the appropriate Ministerial Coordinators for Global Outreach are providing the necessary structure and mindset for moving Nurture Program graduates through an encouraging and suitable application process.
- See that the Global Outreach Teams have the necessary tools needed to decide whom they will send, or endorse, or decline.
- Develop appropriate strategies and criteria (e.g. strategic areas of focus and growth, endorsing well qualified applicants Bethlehem can’t send for other churches to consider support, etc.) to ensure that we send our Global Partners strategically and in a manner worthy of God.
- See that the Global Outreach budget receives proper oversight and attention, striving to maximize its reach.
- Build healthy relationships with credible sending agencies as time allows.
- Partner with the leadership of other TCT churches to awaken and sustain their spreading vision.
- Ensure that the Ministerial Coordinators for Global Outreach are keeping the prayer needs of our Global Partners before the congregation, using all the tools and resources the church provides or the GO Team creates.
- Provide crisis and shepherding care to our Global Partners.
- Ensure the Pastor for Global Outreach Member Care is giving our Barnabas Support Teams needed supervision and encouragement, helping them to understand the valuable and essential role they play in caring for our Global Partners.
- Partner with the appropriate Ministerial Coordinator for Global Outreach and campus pastoral staff to provide pastoral care and oversight to our Global Partners on the field or on Home Assignment, particularly for those who are struggling.
- Foster partnership within the Global Outreach department and other ministries at Bethlehem for the sake of Global Partner care.
- As needed, orchestrate and evaluate field visits to our Global Partners, personally visiting our GPs when feasible.
- Provide oversight to the Strategic Short Term Ministry.
- Provide oversight to the Global Diaconate ministry.
- Provide oversight to the Business as Mission team.
- Ministry Departments:
- Global Outreach
- Direct Reports:
- Pastor for Global Outreach Member Care
- Coordinator for Strategic Short Term Ministry
- Coordinator for Global Diaconate
- Coordinator for Business as Mission
- Administrative Assistants for Global Outreach (3)
- Ministry Assistant for Global Outreach (1 per campus)
- Global Partners in Residence
- Ministerial Coordinators for Global Outreach (1 per campus)
- Supervisor Responsibilities:
- Participates in interviewing, hiring, and training employees.
- Participates in job description creation.
- Ensures ministry responsibilities are fulfilled.
- Approves short-term ministry objectives.
- Conducts annual performance evaluations and provides regular performance feedback.
- Facilitates conflict resolution.
- Approves paid time-off requests.
- Ensures appropriate balance between the various ministries.
- The Pastor will carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the church from time to time.
- Model servant leadership and exhibit a helpful, joyful attitude.
- Meet the spiritual, personal, and character qualifications of an elder found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9 and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23.
- Be a man of prayer and a man of the Word, sensitive to what the Spirit is saying to Bethlehem, devoting himself to daily prayer and Bible reading for the sake of guarding himself from sin and stirring up his heart and mind to renewed passion for Christ; he will lead his family in regular times in the Word and prayer; and he will gladly participate in mutual care and accountability with other believers.
- Undertake his duties in the power of the Holy Spirit, undergirded with prayer, guided by the Scriptures, and manifesting the character of Christ for the glory of God.
- Be a member in good standing of Bethlehem Baptist Church or, if not a member when called to the church, become a member as soon as possible, ideally completing the membership process within three (3) months of the date that employment begins.
- Understand, endorse, and teach, without reservation, the church’s biblical and theological teaching as expressed in Bethlehem’s Elder Affirmation of Faith. He must embody Bethlehem DNA.
- Joyfully minister in accord with Bethlehem’s Pastor’s Covenant, in a manner that honors Christ and is a positive example to others.
- While ensuring first loyalty is to God and the Word, support the leadership of the church generally and specifically for area of ministry. Strive to maintain positive and fruitful relationships with other Bethlehem employees, members, and leaders. While concerns or differences of opinion may arise, all employees will communicate in a biblical manner and abide by appropriate supervisory direction and any final determinations of the Council of Elders. Whether leading the congregation or submitting to those in authority, he will do so in a joyful manner. While visionary, he will have his ear to the ground and be a good listener.
- Vision and organizational skills necessary to work effectively, creatively, and flexibly within the context of a large church with multiple staff members and ministries.
- As outlined in Bethlehem’s Elder Affirmation of Faith pastors must be male.
- Strictly maintain appropriate confidentiality according to the guidelines set forth in Bethlehem’s Employee Handbook and Relational Commitments.
- Sign our Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form and comply with all applicable church policies.
- Compelling, gifted public communicator with a blend of humility and zeal.
- The Pastor shall have significant cross-cultural ministry experience.
- Servant Leadership—the Pastor should be able to lead in a variety of contexts (individual, small groups, large groups) in such a way that Jesus Christ and his gospel are central. He should be a self-starter and take initiative. He should be wise and discerning and know when to be decisive, sensitive, tender, and firm.
- Relational—the Pastor should have a heart to care for people. That drive should manifest itself in the appropriate use of time.
- Administrative—while seeking mainly to shepherd people, the Pastor should have the skill set and ability to effectively manage the various administrative tasks associated with the position.
- Teaching/Equipping—the Pastor should be a fruitful, biblical teacher. His teaching should effectively “equip the saints for the work of the ministry.”
- Communication—the Pastor should be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and in a loving and biblical manner.
- Peacemaking—the Pastor should be able to tactfully and winsomely unite people with varying perspectives to advance harmony and love, and to achieve common goals.
- Preaching—the Pastor should be an effective preacher who is able to rightly handle the word of God and joyfully engage in expository exultation personally.
- Reports To: Pastor for Strategic Implementation
- Campus: All Church
- Area/Ministry: Outreach / Global Outreach
- Position Type: Full-time, Exempt
- Hours Per Week: Pastoral