Pastor for Membership & Mobilization, South Campus
- Reports To: Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South
- Campus: South
- Hours Per Week: Full Time
Adult Discipleship Equipping (40%):
- Oversee and Equip Small Group Ministry
- Work with the Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South to create a vision for small group ministries at the South Campus.
- Work with assigned seminary students and volunteers to ensure the South Campus small group vision is clearly communicated to small group leaders.
- Oversee small group leader trainings at regular intervals throughout the year.
- Care for, recruit, and regularly engage with the South Campus small group leaders.
- Oversee the Men’s Ministry, working in close conjunction with the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team, providing pastoral support and care as needed, aiming to create synergy between men’s ministries and other adult discipleship areas.
- Lead the South Campus baptism and membership processes.
- Seek to connect with and help new members find community at the South Campus.
- Be a regular presence in the South Campus ministry of teaching by preaching, teaching at Wednesday Connections, weekend conference and seminars, Sunday school classes, and other opportunities as requested by the Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South.
Outreach Opportunities and Equipping (40%):
- Under the leadership of the Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South shepherd the South Campus toward a lifestyle of sharing their faith and inviting others into the blood-bought family of Jesus by faith.
- Set a personal example as a believer who is moved to cheerful acts of love toward neighbors.
- Teach a Christ-centered and compelling vision for neighborhood outreach which flows from the biblical convictions expressed in our mission statement and our Elder Affirmation of Faith.
- Foster relationships with community organizations by:
- Seeking to understand local needs.
- Building relational capital with community agencies and local law enforcement, justice and mercy ministries, and community service groups with the goal of creating opportunities for Bethlehem to partner in community service.
- Overseeing the cultivation of good relationships between the church and our South Campus neighbors and community leaders.
- Highlighting congregational opportunities for loving our neighbors and seeking mercy and justice.
- Investigate and implement local and global ministry, training opportunities and connections for the South Campus. (i.e. short-term trips, Weekenders, etc.).
Pastoral Care Duties (10%):
- Give pastoral care to South members through counseling, prayer, teaching, and participation in body life.
- Shared Reports:
- Provide direction and feedback to shared Administrative Assistant.
- 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.
Other Duties (5%):
- The Pastor will carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South.
General Overall Church Aims (5%):
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: Pastors 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.
- 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.
- Model servant leadership and exhibit a helpful, joyful attitude.
- 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.
- Seek to 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.
- While ensuring first loyalty is to God and the Word, support the leadership of the church generally and specifically for his 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.
- 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.
- As outlined in Bethlehem’s Elder Affirmation of Faith, pastors must be male.
Organizational Skill and Awareness
- Have the vision and organizational skills necessary to work effectively, creatively, and flexibly within the context of a large church with multiple staff members and ministries.
- 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.
- Give servant-hearted support to specific area(s) of ministry as well as to the broader needs of Bethlehem’s ministry.
Self-Motivated and Dependable
- Demonstrate a commitment to personal growth by attending appropriate training, development, and team-building events.
- Have a good understanding of the people, projects, or ministry under his responsibility and demonstrate faithfulness and good follow-through both in collaboration with other ministry partners and in independent efforts related to his role.
Skilled Pastoral Leadership
- Possess pastoral experience and proven effectiveness, particularly in ministries providing discipleship and mutual care.
- 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 and champion of Bethlehem’s mission and vision. 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.