Bridges Christian Church
|Church/Organization Employee||Average Attendance||Location|
Russell, KY 41169
|Position Category||Position Title||Position Type||Weekly Hours|
|Preaching/Senior||Senior Pastor||Paid Full-Time||30-40+|
Position Senior Pastor Location Bridges Christian Church 1402 Kenwood Drive Russell, KY 41169 Church Summary Bridges is an independent Christian church with a rich tradition dating back to 1921. The church has evolved from a handful of people meeting in a movie theater to a congregation of over 800 members, and a mission statement that reads, “Bridges exists to connect people to Jesus and one another.” This mission is realized through the various outreach ministries designed to touch the lives of people both here and abroad and lead them to Jesus Christ. Bridges is searching for a Senior Pastor of great vision, passion, and maturity whose heart is burdened for the lost souls of this world and seeks to carry out the Great Commission by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Job Description The Senior Pastor of Bridges will serve the Body of Christ through preaching, teaching, witnessing, and shepherding of the Bridges family and surrounding community. The Senior Pastor will be a vital part of the Bridges Leadership Team (Elders) and will serve as both leader and mentor to the Bridges staff. Responsibilities Responsibilities of the Senior Pastor include, but are not limited to: •Will preach sermons which are spiritually challenging and theologically accurate on a weekly basis; •Will plan Sunday services in coordination with the worship team; •Will lend appropriate leadership and support to the Bridges staff and their ministries through shepherding , mentoring, and encouraging; •Will carry out various pastoral functions such as but not limited to weddings, funerals, marriage counseling, grief counseling, etc.; •Will teach from God’s Word in various settings (pulpit, classroom, one-on-one, etc.) in a manner conducive to equipping the saints; •Will act as lead shepherd to the congregation; •Will continuously pursue a life of spiritual growth and piety through personal devotion and prayer; •Will seek to continue growing on a professional level through regular study of current Christian publications and other forms of academia. Basic Qualifications •Baptized believer •Master’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited Christian college or university •Ordained Christian minister •Minimum of 5 years of experience in full-time associate or senior pastoral ministry and church leadership •Satisfies the Biblical qualifications of 1 Peter 5: 1-4; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7 •Committed to the principles and teachings of Christian Restoration doctrine •Intellectually and theologically capable •Possesses a servant’s heart •Passes all required background and credit checks Preferred Qualifications •5+ years of experience in full-time senior pastoral or executive ministry and church leadership •Ability to preach and teach God’s Word with equal passion and authority •Able to lead a church staff by serving with them as part of the team •Able to effectively join the leadership of the church in managing church affairs and casting the future vision and goals of the church •Experience in various forms of counseling, crisis management, and conflict resolution To Apply Candidates interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com by November 30, 2016. Applicants should also include their personal testimony with their resume.