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1 Pastor Vacancy Announcement Position Overview: of Saginaw, Michigan is seeking a full-time pastor called by God to serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation. The pastor s responsibility is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church and to engage in pastoral care of the congregation. The pastor is also responsible for the overall leadership of the day-today operations of the church, services, membership and promoting the spiritual interest and growth of the church. Major Qualifications Ordained Baptist Minister who has through knowledge of all Baptist doctrine and beliefs. The ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound, inspirational, and spirit filed sermons. The ability to provide Bible-based teaching; a very capable teacher of God s Word. A vision for growing church membership that is rooted in the Word of God. Must possess a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of senior level pastoral experience in an established Baptist church. A commitment to and experience with increasing the numbers and spiritual development of youth and young adults in the congregation. A commitment to Christian education, missions, evangelism and outreach. Exceptional standards of personal character, ethics; moral integrity must be above reproach. Strong commitment to providing ongoing discipleship training for ministry leaders including deacons, trustees and associate ministers. Demonstrates competence in leadership, management and communications (oral and written). Works closely with the Deacon Board and directs the ministry of the other pastoral and support staff of the church. The ability to identify and communicate goals and effective strategies for leading the church through change. Strong commitment to local district, state and national missions. Minimum Qualifications Seminary trained, Bachelor Degree in Theology discipline preferred or 2 years toward a Theological Degree from an accredited seminary. Three (3) years previous pastoral experience

2 How to Apply Required Documents All interested and qualified persons must submit an initial candidate package consisting of copies of the following information: 1. A current resume that includes a summary of relevant ministry, professional, and educational experience. 2. Copy of ministerial license and ordination certificate. 3. Copy of degree(s) (certified copy maybe requested at a later date). 4. Four recommendation letters (clergy (2), professional (1), and personal (1). 5. Any other supporting documents you wish to submit. 6. A application requested via at 7. Background check required for all finalist. All information submitted will be treated as confidential. Additional information may be requested and/ or required. Submission Submit the initial candidate package by mail to: c/o Pastoral Search Committee The deadline for all information to be postmarked or submitted is October 30, Any candidate package postmarked after October 30, 2013 will not be considered. NOTE: Missing information may result in automatic disqualification. Final candidates will be notified and asked to provide additional information later in the selection process.

3 Pastoral Candidate Application Association of Churches Affiliation Saginaw Valley District Association, Wolverine State Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. 1) Personal Information Name: Single Married Present Address: City: State: Zip Code: Phone Number: (Home) (Cell) (Work) 2) A. Educational Preparation List in chronological order the names and addresses of undergraduate and graduate institutions that you have attended. *(include seminary studies) Name Address Dates of Attendance Degree Earned B. Publications List any publications that you have authored or co-authored. The publication should include any thesis or dissertation. Date Title General Subject Matter

4 C. Membership and Participation in the Association of Churches Include local, state, regional and national associations 3) Professional License/ Certifications/Ordination ORDINATION: Date of Ordination Name of Ordaining Body 4) Pastoral Experience Name of Church Address No. Members Reason for Leaving 5) Church Membership History May we contact your previous church(s) for a reference? Yes No

5 6) A. Membership and Participation in Educational and Civic Organizations B. List the Honors and Awards you have received 7) Ministerial Question (300 words or less) How do you understand the role of pastor in the ministry? (Write a brief statement describing your views on Baptist doctrine, Bible-based teaching, Christian education, discipleship training, sensitivity to the needs of the congregation, leading the church through change, visions for growing church membership, and commitment to denominational affiliations including local district, state, and national relationships). 8) References (2) Clergy (1) Professional (1) Personal 1) Name: Address: Phone: 2) Name: Address: Phone: 3) Name: Address: Phone: 4) Name: Address: Phone: All applicants advancing to the interview stage will be asked to provide a credit report. Printed Name Signature: Date

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