We are looking for a Senior Pastor to lead our congregation to answer Jesus’ call with our lives.
Trinity Bible Church in Lafayette, LA has begun a search for a full-time Senior Pastor to succeed our current pastor who is retiring after 25 years of faithful ministry to our congregation. The Senior Pastor will guide our spiritual development through preaching and teaching, provide pastoral care for the church family as it journeys together, and develop and lead the church staff.
Your Experience and Education Requirements
-Master Level seminary training or equivalent
-Significant experience in ministry with a focus on preaching/teaching
-Experience working with mission partners
-Serve as primary preacher/teacher for Sunday services and other church related events
-Share the Gospel and make disciples through evangelism
-Support the theology of our church doctrine
-Lead/Manage a staff of 10 full time and part time employees
-Be available for one on one discipleship and shepherding of church members
-Participate in small group and church activities
-Accept and honor elder leadership and oversight
-Serve with and develop elders
You’ll be more equipped if you...
-Have lived life as a follower of Christ and had life experiences good and bad that God has used to shape your character and spirit
-Have 10 or more years of ministry and preaching experience. We expect at least three years in a key pastoral leadership role or 5+ years of ministry leadership experience
-Have a character that attracts and motivates the church body into serving others
-Have experience developing and leading teams and volunteers
-Are eager to understand unique South Louisiana culture and willing to be a part of it
-Have served in the role of a Senior Pastor or have a desire to serve as a Senior Pastor
Trinity Bible Church is blessed with a loyal congregation, dedicated staff members, a growing number of ministries in the community, and ample resources. We meet at two services on Sunday morning, with programming for youth and children, and host dozens of weekly small groups in homes throughout the community. We currently have a weekly attendance of 400-500. Our church was started nearly 40 years ago as a small bible study group held in a living room. Others joined, the vision grew, and before they knew it, our church was born. As the congregation grew the venues changed several times, ultimately leaving a local middle school cafeteria for the building we meet in now. Those formative years shaped the heartbeat of our church that still ticks today.
Our Core Values
-We believe in solid biblical teaching and life application that challenges the church into service. We want pastoral leadership that lives Godly and honestly with the church body with great hope in our great God.
-We have a culture of authentic community as we are both mature and broken at the same time; we are a church where it is safe to struggle.
-We are a church that gives to missions sacrificially and are deeply connected to our sister churches and ministries outside our church walls.
Find Out More
Website: https://www.trinitybible.org (see links below)
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to completed applications received prior to October 20, 2019. A complete application includes a letter of intent, a complete CV with all education, experiences and references.
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For any questions or concerns, please contact Shannon Guillory, Search Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org