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Senior Pastor

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Senior Pastor
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3252 SW State Road 247 , Lake City, fl 32024
Gateway seeks to reach Lake City and surrounding communities with the message of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As previously noted, we are blessed to be mortgage-free, and can look ahead for the best use of the fourteen acres (2/3’s undeveloped, i.e., cleared but without buildings) and 14,000 square feet of ministry space He has given us. We look to provide a place for believers to grow in their relationship with the Living Lord, strengthened and challenged in their faith to become fervent witnesses for Christ. We hope to continue to help meet the spiritual needs of our culture, to proclaim the Good News boldly and persistently, even in the face of growing animosity toward those who proclaim the Name of Christ. Our desire is to continue to reach those looking for what their souls’ long for, and to commit our lives to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, until He calls us home! Qualifications for Senior Pastor 1. Embodies the qualities of a faith filled leader as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-4. 2. Exemplifies the life of a fully committed disciple of Christ. 3. Faithful to Biblical doctrine and the inerrancy of God’s Word. 4. Spiritual leader grounded in faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. 5. Highly relational with strong people skills. 6. Seeks the Holy Spirit in prayer and His Word for inspiration. 7. God inspired teacher and preacher the Word of God. 8. Successful leadership skills in personnel, financial, and change management. 9. Education and Experience: Preferably, ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Christ by the Southern Baptist Convention. Preferably, holds an undergraduate degree and a Master of Divinity from a Southern Baptist theological seminary or a comparable graduate degree from an accredited, conservative, evangelical institution. Preferably, 8-12 years of pastoral experience in a local church as a senior pastor, associate pastor, or campus pastor with knowledge of multi-staff, multi-generational and multi-campus ministries. Responsibilities: Leadership: Lead and wisely delegate team members in the development of clear plans of action for any short or long-term visions for growth, evangelical endeavors and missions either local or distant. Preaching/Teaching: Prepare and deliver Biblically based sermons for worship services (to include on-line services and podcasts) that are relevant to our current spiritual needs. Approve and invite all guest speakers for worship services. Responsible for scheduling and coordinating revivals and revival speakers. Ministry/Discipleship: Provide leadership in developing discipleship ministries at Gateway. Promote a culture of service in the church that will encourage and give others desire to serve in church, local and state/national/international levels. Provide pastoral care and counseling; Minister to and encourage ministries for the sick and those in need. Missions: Oversee the leadership and direction of church sponsored mission teams. Take an active leadership role in promoting the support of mission work local and distant as well as planting new churches. Accomplish the church’s mission with effective management of church resources in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida Baptist Convention and/or North Florida Baptist Network. Administration: Provide supervision and oversight of the Church. Leader of the Church staff and responsible for the administration and coordination of ministerial and non-ministerial staff, their programs of service and daily activities. Assure all staff efforts and resources are expended consistent with the purposes of the Church. Position is open until filled All information submitted will remain confidential and seen only by the Gateway Baptist of Lake City, Florida Pastor Search Team
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Gateway Administrative Assistant
Close Date
September 1, 2022