Responsibilities and Desirable Skills for the Minister Position
The minister will have the following key responsibilities in the local work of our congregation:
We are first and foremost seeking an experienced minister, who through education, experience, or a combination of both will be proficient in the scriptures and able to clearly communicate God word though traditional Sunday sermons, bible classes, and other venues as the church needs may dictate. Our local congregation views the minister is a humble servant of the Lord and member of our congregation. The Minister will work at the direction of the eldership. It is expected the minister will collaborate with the elders on training and instruction that is needed for the congregation. The Minster is also expected to collaborate with deacons and the ministries they have oversite of to bring about sustainable growth in the church through active outreach in our local community.
Our churches motivation and desire are to evangelize in our local community, the minister will be a catalyst alongside the elders in planning and executing evangelism efforts. Such efforts will culminate in “honest hearts” hearing and receiving the word of God. Our desire is to be “planters of the Word” while God gives the increase (1 Cor 3:6).
It is desirable that the minister be able to work closely with the elders to meet the counseling needs of the congregation and to recognize the need to refer a person to professional assistance in the community.
(a) Five years or more pulpit experience
(b) Ability to preach/teach expository studies of the books of the Bible and “topical” lessons
(c) Well organized sermons and/or lessons with “application” points well thought out and clearly demonstrated
(d) Ability to clearly demonstrate “personal application” in his own life of what he teaches
(e) Teach classes as part of the adult education schedule in coordination with the elders
(f) Previous experience in successful evangelism efforts of the Gospel
(g) Previous experience and ability to teach conversion classes
(h) Previous experience and ability in understanding various denominational doctrines and “leading” a potential seeker of Jesus to an accurate understanding of God’s plan of Salvation
(i) Experience with a wide demographic including families with children as well as retirees
(j) Previous training and experience in counseling members
(k) Compassion and a willingness to visit members, and the sick or shut-ins
(l) Ability to serve and/or assist the various ministries, advising and providing assistance as needed to deacons, teachers, and other ministry leaders