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First Christian Church Starke, FL, Starke, FL - Senior Minister

First Christian Church Starke, FL

This congregation is 140 years old and is a stable church. Financially, we have no debt or mortgage. We have a worship facility that will seat 250 – 300 persons built in 1996. We have a remodeled Sunday School building, which includes a fellowship hall and kitchen as well as office space. We have a building on site, which we use for youth activities and Minister’s office. Currently our staff consists of 1 secretary. Our leadership board consists of three elders and two deacons.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
2 N/A Starke, FL USA

Contact Information

link   https://firstchristianstarke.com/

Mike Appling
mail   [email protected]
phone   (352)478-1098

Mike Appling
5869 SE 1st Ave.
Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Executive/Administrative, Preaching/Senior Senior Minister Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

The senior minister will serve under the oversight of the eldership. The senior minister will provide support and supervision to the church staff.  The senior minister will provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the members of First Christian Church of Starke. This position will require the minister to maintain regular office hours and work evenings and weekends as required.
Essential Responsibilities:
1. Communicate and coordinate with the elders, then carry out that biblically based vision to the congregation.
2. Provide pastoral leadership, preach, teach, visit the sick, officiate funerals, weddings, special events, and provide counseling as needed.
3. Plan worship services and lead as necessary.
4. Set aside appropriate amount of time for accessibility to members of the congregation (via appointments).
5. Provide updates on members, events, and programs to elders at board meetings.
6. Provide leadership on implementing community outreach programs and evangelism.
7. Conduct Bible studies during Wednesday services as required.
8. Provide supervision and support to staff.  Maintain an active calendar of activities.
9. Promote, educate, and advocate responsibilities of biblical stewardship in the congregation.
10.Encourage all ministries of the church to carry out their work with emphasis on     welcoming others to participate in the mission work of Christ.
Non-Essential responsibilities:
1. Attend development conferences as required and approved by eldership.
2. Develop relationships with sister congregations within the local area.


Applicant Requirements

Position requirements: 1) Completed Bachelors from seminary or Bible College or equivalent experience. 2) 7 – 10 years minimum professional ministry experience as a Senior Minister or associate Minister 3) Meet the Biblical requirements (1 Tim 3:1 – 7, Titus 1:5 -9 1 Peter 5:1 – 4) 4) Proof of a clear testimony of personal salvation, baptism, and a commitment to Jesus Christ. 5) Experience in leadership and management in ministry. 6) Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, passion for pastoral care, and effectiveness of personal evangelism. Please include your salary and benefits requirements. If your qualifications meet the requirements and you wish to apply, complete the requests listed below by December 15, 2021. Send a resume and accompanying documents to [email protected]

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